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Ladies Nailed Peacock Bass At South Florida Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Freshwater University, March 2, 2024

Ladies came from all over Florida and as far away as Maryland to learn skills and release fish at the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on March 2 at Bass Pro Shops Dania Beach, FL. 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 Michael Coleman.

In two hours of fishing, participants released ten fish including peacock and largemouth bass as well is cichlids.  

The program offered rod and reel basics, lure usage, casting techniques, fish retrieval, release, strategy and conservation, hands-on fishing skill practice for rod rigging, spin casting, releasing, fish fighting techniques and an on-water fishing experience. 

“I came to learn so I could fish with my son,” commented Tawni Blambie of Hollywood, FL. 

 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 and 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, Future Angler Foundation and Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation, Egret Baits/Vudu, Hobie Eyewear, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, The Fish Grip, Engel, Danco, Flambeau, Guy Harvey and Outpost Resorts, FishBites and Brella. Supporters and other contributors are listed on the website.

Participants must register in advance for all events online at  

 2024 LLGF upcoming events, with optional or included fishing are: 

March 23-24 South Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Inshore Seminar Fort Myers, FL 

April 19-21, 2024 Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 17-19, 2024 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water Islamorada, FL

Sept. 20-21, 2024 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL

Oct. 18-20 2024 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Islamorada, FL 

Nov. 23-24, 2024 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy Guy Harvey Resort

Additional: Several Virtual Meetings and more events are in the works.

About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing,” LLGF conducts weekend, immersion-based educational programs in multiple regions of Florida with classroom presentations, hands-on practice, networking and an option to fish from boats or land, depending on the venue. No equipment or experience is necessary. The organization also offers fishing experiences and international trips.

Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 9,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. The effort is supported by sponsors and donors. Both Bauman and the University series are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more. More details are on

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