Female anglers from throughout Florida attended a Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! event from April 21-23 in Dania Beach.
The group’s South Florida University event included networking on April 21. Classes and hands-on skills were taught on April 22, and there was optional charter fishing on April 23.
Presenters on April 22 included Capt. Lee Lavery, who covered fishing basics. Dennis Forgione discussed offshore fishing and Capt. Brian Leibowitz covered inshore fishing. The afternoon featured one-on-one stations to practice dehooking, spin casting, net casting, releasing, knot tying, gaffing grapefruits and ballyhoo rigging.
The fishing on April 23 took place in showers and 4-to-6-foot seas. Participants caught and released species that include sailfish, dolphin, king mackerel, blackfin tuna, amberjack, yellowtail and snapper.
Featured on network television, the series is supported by major partners that include ACR Electronics, the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt Trailers, Penn and Fish Florida.