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“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend Offers Angling Fun in South Florida April 27-29, 2018,

by: Betty Bauman,

2017 Florida Grads
Photo by courtesy "Ladies Let's Go Fishing."
Dawn Young shows off her Amberjack catch
Photo by courtesy "Ladies Let's Go Fishing."
(Apr 16, 2018 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL)

 Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 27-29 at Chaos Fishing, Pompano Beach, Fla. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip.

Activities launch Friday evening with a networking social and appetizer contest from 6-8pm. On Saturday beginning at 9:30 am are presentations on Fishing Basics by Capt. Lee Lavery, Offshore Fishing by Capt. Dennis Forgione, Inshore fishing by Capt. Brian Leibowitz, and Conservation by Betty Bauman. Hands-on skill practice follows, for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, fly casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing, boat handling and more until 4:30 pm. On Sunday is an optional charter fishing trip for sailfish, mahi mahi, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper and more, followed by a filet demonstration.

Ladies have the option to register a male guest and/or teens to include the whole family. Eight thousand women have graduated.    

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, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Future Angler Foundation and Power-Pole. Local partners include Chaos Fishing, Lighthouse Wealth Planning of Raymond James, Raymond James, Free Spool Sport Fishing, Capt. Bouncer Smith, Fishing Headquarters, Capt Brian Leibowitz, Bass Pro Shops, Boat Owner’s Warehouse, HMY Yachts, Lady Pamela and more.

Early Registration of $79 (Regular $99) includes $50 worth of goodies, instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception and fundraisers. Fishing is additional. No equipment or experience is necessary. Membership is not required, however there is a South Florida chapter available for graduates to continue the fishing fun. Chaos Fishing is at 4301 N Federal Highway, Suite 1, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Sunday Fishing is out of Fort Lauderdale.

Other LLGF events include:
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
International Adventures:
Cuba Excursions

Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, fax 954-474-7299, email:, website:

Group of "Ladies Let's Go Fishing " Anglers display their Dolphin catches!
Photo by courtesy "Ladies Let's Go Fishing."