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Fish Art Contest Season Opens

Wildlife Forever and Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops and the Johnny Morris Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, is proud to announce that the 2021 Fish Art Contest is officially open and accepting entries. This free international art and writing competition is a perfect way to inspire learners in kindergarten through 12th grade to discover the outdoors. Young people across the world have the opportunity to highlight their artistic…

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Anglers To Learn & Go Fishing In Keys Oct. 23-25 “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” No-Yelling School

Aspiring anglers can learn, practice skills and go fishing at the award-winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University, Oct. 23-25 in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations, two networking events, hands-on skill practice and optional charter boat fishing. Classes will be held at the waterfront Elks Lodge in Tavernier FL. No equipment or…

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Ladies Learned and Caught at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida August 21-23, 2020

Ladies tackled offshore fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, August 21-23. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offered a virtual classroom presentation, networking, skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip. Seminar replays are available for a donation of $30, where the viewer can see the speakers as well as valuable questions asked by the ladies. Activities launched Friday evening…

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Winners of Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament Aug. 14-16, 2020 Islamorada, FL

Women came from all over Florida to compete in the non intimidating LLGF Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament Aug. 14-16 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament offered a virtual kickoff, informal meet and greet, easy rules for beginners and two days of inshore or offshore fishing. Fishing from eight boats, 20 participants caught 108 fish. Prizes for the two-day tournament were awarded to…

New Anglers Net Fishing Skills at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University June 27-28

Women from all around Florida united to learn fishing skills at the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) Gulf Coast University June 27-28 at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers, FL. The University offered education, fishing skill practice and an optional fishing trip. The “No Yelling School of Fishing” provided classroom presentations by Capt. Jon Fetter/Inshore Fishing, Capt. Debbie Hanson/Fishing Basics, Betty Bauman/Conservation and Capt. Rob Fussnecker/Best Times to Fish. Skill practice…

Ladies with Saltwater Fish

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Hosts the LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament Aug. 14-16, 2020 Islamorada, FL

Women, men and teens are invited to a non intimidating LLGF Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament with education Aug. 14-16 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament kicks off on Friday with a class on offshore fishing and conservation, plus an appetizer contest from 6-8 pm at The Tavernier Elks Club. Saturday and Sunday is fishing, learning on the water and friendly angler competition…

Women with Fishing Poles

Learn How to Fish at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida August 21-23, 2020

Women, men and teens are invited to tackle offshore fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, August 21-23 at the International Game Fish Association, Dania Beach., FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip. Activities launch Friday evening with an informal meet-and-greet at the IGFA from 6-7:30pm. On Saturday…

Women with Saltwater Fish

Women to Tackle Inshore Saltwater Fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Gulf Coast University, June 27-28, 2020

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast June 27-28, 2020 for their saltwater inshore fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing. This date was rescheduled from March due to Covid-19. Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn…

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Record Numbers of Young People Discovering Fishing

Something very strange is happening across the country involving teens and fishing. Though some speculate it may be a result of COVID-19, or perhaps distance learning about angling education, or possibly even Saturday morning television shows about teens catching fish, one thing is clear… today’s teens are suddenly going fishing in record-breaking numbers. For instance, in one week, the Minnesota DNR sold a record 13,369 fishing licenses in to resident…

State-Fish Art Contest Extended to April 30th due to Corona Virus

With thousands of students and families impacted by COVID-19, Wildlife Forever and our team of host organizations have extended the State-Fish Art Contest deadline to April 30th, 2020.  This extension will allow more time for students to compete and participate while schools are shutdown. The Free Fish On Lesson Plan, entry forms and resources are available at www.StateFishArt.org. The State-Fish Art Contest®, supported by Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops, is a…