Casting Practice for Let's Go Fishing
Casting Practice for Let's Go Fishing

Women Let’s Go Fishing Tampa Bay!

 at Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!

Women came from as far as Ocala to attend the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Learn to Fish event at the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ on Sept. 9. The educational event featured instruction on fishing strategy and techniques, hands-on skill practice with guides and more. Optional fishing for the “No Yelling School of Fishing.” was available for Sept. 10.

Held at the Tampa Convention Center on Sept. 9 from noon to 6 p.m., the clinic was preceded by a Freedom Boat Club cruise.

Let's go Fishing
Let’s Go Fishing Class of 2018

Speakers and instructors for the “No Yelling School of Fishing.” were Betty Bauman, Founder of Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, Capt. Leiza Fitzgerald, Misty Wells, Capt. Rachel Nobbe, Capt. Scott Keith, Alice Trautman and Pam Wirth.

Registration included show admission, inshore/bay fishing instruction, hands-on practice for knot-tying & casting skills practice, lunch, Freedom Boat Club networking event, swag bag plus a voucher for a Freedom Boat Club Sunset Boat Cruise for up to 6 people.

On the optional Monday charter fishing trip, ladies fishing with Capt. Rachel Nobbe released 8 trout, 4 jack crevalle, 3 snook, a bluefish, flounder and 7 catfish.

“We thank the boat show for their attention to women, who represent 45% of all new anglers and offer tremendous potential for fishing industry growth,” commented Betty Bauman.

The final 2018 LLGF event is Oct.19-21 in Islamorada with a full day of inshore and offshore instruction by fishing legends, hands-on practice, networking and two days of optional fishing.

Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Take Me Fishing, Vamos a Pescar, Mercury, Magic Tilt trailers, Scout Boats, Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Power-Pole and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina and Future Angler Foundation. Local sponsors were Freedom Boat Club, Harbor Financial Services and MirrOlure.

For information contact: “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” at 954-475-9068; email: [email protected], website:, Facebook:

About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing, while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing,” LLGF conducts weekend, immersion-based educational programs in multiple regions of Florida with classroom presentations, hands-on practice, networking and an option to fish from boats or land, depending on the venue. No equipment or experience is necessary. The effort is underwritten by sponsors. The organization also offers fishing experiences and international trips.

Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Betty Bauman LLGF has over 8,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. Both Bauman and the University series are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more. More details at


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