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‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ University returning June 27-28

Bass Pro Shops in Fort Myers to host event

May 15, 2020
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The popular "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University returns to the Gulf Coast June 27-28, for its 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 local fishing, this "No-Yelling School of Fishing" offers an immersive fishing educational experience on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sessions begin with presentations by Capts. 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.

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G. Sara Reynolds of Fort Myers prepares to release a snook she caught on Capt. Brian Lynch's Sea Shift charter boat at the Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Gulf Coast seminar March 23-24, 2019.

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 Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

Registration of $79 early entry, $89 regular and $44 each mothers bringing teens includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, fundraisers, gifts worth $20 and door prizes. No equipment or experience is necessary. Sunday fishing is additional. Registration and information is on

About "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"

The Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation 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. More details are available on



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