Forestville, WI: Dr. Aracely Llanos, San Juan, Puerto Rico clinched First Place Offshore at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 22-23 in Islamorada, FL. Fishing on Caribsea, Llannos landed a 10.7 lb. mahi to win a Penn Squall combo valued at $199.00. Second place offshore went to Kim Livingston, Key West, FL on the FinFreak for a 9.4 lb. mahi. Jill Whitcombe, Naples, FL won the Inshore division with a 15 inch blue runner.
Forty anglers caught a total of 108 fish, including 77 mahi, 16 tuna, two wahoo, plus inshore fish to win $1800 in prizes, including reel combos, art prints, lures, line, jewelry and sunglasses. Commented Betty Bauman, LLGF Founder, “It didn’t take a huge fish to win this tournament, with simple rules designed for beginners who don’t normally compete. Our goal is to bring business to the Keys and encourage novice anglers to fish. In addition to Puerto Rico and Florida, ladies came from Texas, Missouri, North Carolina, Arizona and California to experience fishing in the Keys.”
The event included a class on offshore fishing conducted by Capt. Skip Bradeen at Seaside Glass Works, followed by a day of fishing and friendly competition on Saturday.
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The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a national charitable 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing and encouraging conservation and responsible angling LLGF promotes networking among women anglers and emphasizes mentorships. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women and families to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series – dubbed “The No-Yelling School of Fishing” – are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries.