“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University

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“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Gulf Coast University

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 26-27, 2022 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.

Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn local fishing, this “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers an immersive fishing educational experience on Saturday from 9:30 am to 4 pm. The sessions begin with presentations by Captains Jon Fetter, Debbie Hanson and Rob Fussnecker on inshore/backcountry fishing, equipment usage and conservation. In the afternoon are hands-on fishing skill practice for releasing, dehooking/conservation, knot tying, lure usage, fly, spin and net casting, fish fighting techniques and more conducted by local guides.

On Sunday, participants can opt to fish from flats charters or a group boat.

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, Magic Tilt trailers, Shearwater Boats, Power-Pole, Penn, TACO Metals, Lowrance, Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite and Future Angler Foundation.

Registration of $89 Early Entry, $99 Regular and $44 each for mothers bringing teens includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, fundraisers and gifts worth $20. No equipment or experience is necessary. Class size is limited. Sunday inshore fishing is additional. Registration and information is on www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.

2022 LLGF Dates, with additional fishing, include:

  • Feb. 26 Freshwater Bass Seminar South Florida Dania Beach, FL
  • March 26-27 South 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