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Ladies-focused fishing event scheduled for late April

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! is offering its second seminar series of 2018 on the weekend of April 27 at Chaos Fishing in Pompano Beach, Fla. The nonprofit organization is inviting women and guests to a conservation-minded weekend that offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skills practice and an optional charter fishing trip.

The graduates of one of the 2017 Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing events. 2. F. Dawna Young and the monster Amberjack she reeled in.   

The graduates of one of the 2017 Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing events. 2. F. Dawna Young and the monster Amberjack she reeled in.   

The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a networking social and appetizer contest at 6 p.m. Saturday starts at 9:30 with presentations on fishing basics by Captain Lee Lavery and offshore fishing with Captain Dennis Forgione. Captain Brian Liebowitz will cover inshore fishing and Betty Bauman will conduct a presentation on conservation. The balance of the day will cover hands-on skills and participants can work on releasing fish, tying knots, dehooking, rigging baits, spin casting, fly casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing, boat handling and more until 4:30 p.m. During Sunday’s optional charter trip, anglers can test their skills going after mahi mahi, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper and more. There will be a filet demonstration at the end of the day.


The organization says that 8,000 women have graduated from the program. To get the whole family involved, ladies who register have the option to bring a male and/or teen guest.

The series is supported by a number of partners including the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Take Me Fishing, Vamos a Pescar and many more.

Early registration costs $79 while the regular fee is $99. The price includes the Friday and Saturday events, while the Sunday charter trip brings an additional cost. Membership is not required, but there is a South Florida chapter of Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! for graduates who want to continue to be involved with the program.

Other upcoming Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! events are listed below:

•May 12, Juno Beach Surf Fishing Seminar

•June 22-23 Keys Fishing Adventure Learning on the Water

•Oct. 19-21 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar



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