Snappers were the hit at the Key Largo, Fla., “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” event on Jan. 8-9.
The weekend began on Jan. 8 with Bill Kelly’s radio show at Whale Harbor, Islamorada, co-hosted by LLGF founder Betty Bauman. On the following day the women went fishing, departing early to catch live pilchards at Lower Matecumbe Key.
Everyone caught yellowtail snapper, and a few of the anglers caught 5-pound mangrove snapper.
The group then exhibited at a non-profit expo in Key Largo, and some went fishing on Sunday. They trolled for a while and caught some bottom fish, but the winds made it tough to go far offshore for sailfish and wahoo.
The “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” non-profit foundation conducts educational events for women and families to learn fishing.