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Ladies, Learn to Catch Freshwater Fish at South Florida Ladies, Letís Go Fishing University

Published: Friday, December 6, 2019

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University will conduct a freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and Bass Pro Shops, Dania Beach, FL from 10:00 am to 3 pm. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the educational event offers classroom instruction, conservation, hands-on fishing activities, networking, a guided fishing experience from land and gifts. The featured speaker is Capt. Brian Leibowitz.

Perfect for women, men, and teens who want to learn techniques for targeting Peacock Bass and other freshwater species, the program offers rod and reel basics, lure usage, casting techniques, fish retrieval, fish release, strategy and conservation, followed by hands-on fishing skill practice for knot tying, spin casting, releasing, fish fighting techniques and more. After the lunch break will be an all-release fishing experience from the shore of a private lake known for its elusive peacock bass, as well as networking.

Equipment and bait is provided. Attendance is limited to 25 people. IGFA is located at 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004. Fishing will be held behind Bass Pro Shops, 200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004.

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, Scout Boats, Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Power-Pole and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are CCA Florida STAR, TACO Marine, Freedom Boat Club, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Seaguar and Future Angler Foundation.

Registration of $65 Early Entry, $79 Regular Entry includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, guided fishing from land, bait, networking, gifts worth $40 and door prizes. No equipment or experience is necessary. Participants must register in advance. Online registration and information is on

2020 LLGF event plans include:
  • Jan. 18 Shrimping/Bully Netting Keys
  • Feb. 8 Freshwater seminar South Florida
  • Feb. 27 Fish Cooking Class South Florida
  • March 21-22 Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Seminar
  • April 24-26 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar
  • June 5-7 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water
  • Sept. 12-13 Tampa Inshore Seminar
  • Oct. 23-25 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar
  • Nov. 21 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Seminar

Call (954) 475-9068 or contact at [email protected]; or on Facebook @ladiesletsgofishing.

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 8,000 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. 

tags: Education, Fishing, South Coast, Women In Boating

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