Anglers Learn Fishing Skills at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing”

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Brynn Wolcott casts a net at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing" clinic in Fort Meyers, Fla.

Fresh off a course aimed at getting more women into fishing, the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing” Foundation is offering four more courses in southern Florida through mid-May.

The class teaches hands-on skills such as hook removal/release techniques, knot tying, fly casting, spin casting, net casting and live shrimp usage. The day-long course at the Bass Pro Shops in Fort Myers, Fla., in late March was followed by an optional on-water boating excursion where students caught/released snook, snapper, redfish and other species.

“Women (attend) for many reasons, some to learn so they could take their children fishing, others to learn how to fish on their own boats, some to network with other women interested in fishing,” said Betty Bauman, executive director of “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing” Foundation.

The course is called “No Yelling School of Fishing” with Bauman, Capt. Rob Fussnecker and Capt. Jon Fetter teaching the seminars. Subjects included conservation, best time to fish and inshore fishing. The even concluded with a fundraiser.

The foundation courses for women for the next two months include: Fort Lauderdale fish cooking class, April 11; South Florida saltwater weekend seminar, April 26-28; Palm Beach surf fishing seminar, May 11; and Treasure Cay fishing/island hopping, Abaco, Bahamas, May 16-20.

The fishing series is sponsored by major partners include Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Take Me Fishing, Mercury, Scout Boats and other organizations.

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