Ladies Learned, Released Freshwater Fish at South Florida Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing University

Ladies from Florida plus other states learned skills and released fish at the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 26 at Bass Pro Shops Dania Beach, FL. Classes and fishing were conducted from 9:15 am to 3 pm.

Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the educational event offered classroom instruction, conservation, hands-on fishing activities, networking, a guided fishing experience from land and gifts. The featured speaker was Capt. Brian Leibowitz, Florida Bay Fishing. The class was filled with 18 participants from Florida, Ohio and Georgia to allow social distancing and space to fish.

In two and a half hours of fishing, the ladies released 20 fish, mostly peacock and a couple largemouth bass.

Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn techniques for targeting Peacock Bass and other freshwater species, the program offered rod and reel basics, lure usage, casting techniques, fish retrieval, fish release, strategy and conservation, followed by hands-on fishing skill practice for rod rigging, spin casting, releasing, fish fighting techniques and more.

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, Shearwater Boats, Power-Pole, Penn, TACO Metals, Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Lowrance, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite and Future Angler Foundation. Largest donors and class-specific contributors are listed on the website. Local sponsors were Bass Pro Shops Dania Beach and Islamorada Fish Company.

Online information is on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.

2022 LLGF Dates, with additional fishing, include:

March 26-27 Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Inshore Seminar Fort Myers, FL

May 6-8 Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar Fort Lauderdale, FL

June 24-26 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water Islamorada, FL

Sept. 23-24 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL

Oct. 7-9 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Islamorada, FL

Nov. 19-20 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy

Virtual meetings TBA

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