The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 23-25, 2018 for their saltwater 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.
Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn local fishing, this “No-Yelling School of Fishing” begins with informal networking on Friday evening. On Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm are speakers on conservation, inshore/backcountry and kayak fishing, equipment usage and more, followed by a hands-on fishing skill practice for releasing, dehooking/conservation, knot tying, lure usage, fly, spin and net casting, fish fighting techniques and more. Speakers include Capt. Jon Fetter and Craig Timbes, the Snook Cowboy, with more local guides at the skill stations.
On Sunday, participants can opt to fish from flats charters, a group boat or from kayaks with guides and tackle provided, followed by fish filleting.
Bass Pro Shops is located at Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913.
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, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt trailers and Fish Florida. Annual sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Coastal Conservation Association, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Future Angler Foundation and Power-Pole.
Registration includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, fundraisers, gifts worth $20, Bass Pro Shops discount and door prizes. No equipment or experience is necessary. Sunday fishing is additional. Registration and information is on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.
Other LLGF events include:
Feb. 10 Gulf Coast/Fort Myers Freshwater Seminar
March 23-25 Gulf Coast/Fort Myers Saltwater Weekend Seminar
April 27-29 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar
May 12 Juno Beach Surf Fishing Seminar
June 22-23 Keys Fishing Adventure Learning on the Water
Oct.19-21 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar