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‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ University returns to Bass Pro Shops March 26-27

By Staff | Jan 25, 2022

Janine Neuschwander adnd Marian Iglecia with a black drum. PHOTO PROVIDED

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 26-27 for the saltwater inshore fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers.

Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing.

Perfect for women, men and teens who want to learn local fishing, this “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers an immersive fishing educational experience on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sessions begin with presentations by Captains Jon Fetter, Debbie Hanson and Rob Fussnecker on inshore/backcountry fishing, equipment usage and conservation. In the afternoon are hands-on fishing skill practice for releasing, dehooking/conservation, knot tying, lure usage, fly, spin and net casting, fish fighting techniques and more conducted by local guides.

On Sunday, participants can opt to fish from flats charters or a group boat.

Bass Pro Shops is located at Gulf Coast Town Center, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913.

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, Magic Tilt trailers, Shearwater Boats, Power-Pole, Penn, TACO Metals, Lowrance, Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite and Future Angler Foundation.

Registration of $89 early entry, $99 regular and $44 each for mothers bringing teens includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, fundraisers and gifts worth $20. No equipment or experience is necessary. Class size is limited. Sunday inshore fishing is additional.

To register for the local event or for additional information about the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, please visit www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.