Florida Keys Ladies Saltwater Fishing Seminar Moves to December 5-7 Due to Forecasts

Tropical weather in South Florida forces fishing school for ladies to reschedule date.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 06, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Concerned about the impact of this year's active hurricane season on participants, “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® has rescheduled its Islamorada, FL seminar from Sept. 19-21 to Dec. 5-7, 2008. Held at Holiday Isle Beach Resorts and Marina, Islamorada, FL, this award-winning fishing seminar series for women, hosted by Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and presented by Mercury Outboards, kicks off with a networking reception on Friday, Dec. 5 from 6-8pm. The seminar is on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 7:20am-4:30pm. Attendees will be treated to a reception on Saturday night at the Keys to Life Studio of Art, hosted by artist Pasta Pantaleo. An optional, full day of fishing out of Whale Harbor is on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 7:00am 3:30pm, followed by fillet demonstration.

LLGF made this socially responsible decision in response to concerns that the active hurricane season could impede travel. Betty Bauman, Founder explained, "No matter where a hurricane hits, plans go out the window when people hunker down. Storm systems are rolling across the Atlantic at us like bowling balls and we're all in the alley."

On the bright side, she adds, "In December, the ladies can combine fishing and holiday shopping at our fundraisers, Pasta's gallery and Worldwide Sportsman. Plus, sailfishing should be hot and the weather should be cooler. What could be better?"

The class session starts at 7:20am on Saturday where fishing techniques are taught at beginner and intermediate/advanced levels. Topics and respective speakers are Offshore/Capt. George Mittler, Bottom/TBA, Inshore/Capt. Mark Johnson, Basics/Capt. Lee Lavery and Fly Fishing/Sandy Moret. Moret is the eight-time grand champion of the Keys’ most prestigious fly tournaments and is often featured on the Walker’s Cay Chronicles, The Reel Guys and Andy Mill’s Sportsman’s Adventures.

After lunch, the women will participate in several “hands-on” fishing stations, such as conservation techniques, spin casting, net casting, knot tying, gaffing grapefruits, boat handling, trailer backing, ballyhoo rigging and reeling against pressure, until 4:30pm. Performing as the "fish" for the demonstration is Larry Kahn, Editor of the Florida Keys Keynoter. On Sunday the ladies go fishing, followed by fillet demonstration. The event is open to the public.

Featured on Inside Edition, NBC’s Nightly News and more, the series is partially supported by the FWC through the Sport Fish Restoration Program and by partners such as Mercury Outboards, Bass Pro Shops, Ranger, Boat U.S. ANGLER Insurance, Gulfstream Int’l Airlines, and Shimano. Other partners include Magic Tilt Trailers, Eagle Claw Hooks, Minn Kota and more.

A limited number of scholarships for seminar registration and party boat fishing are available for teachers as well as women in a low income bracket. Those interested can email a short paragraph about their situation, why they want to take the course and contact information, with “scholarship” in the subject line. Requests will only be accepted via email and must be submitted no later than two weeks in advance of the seminar. This is provided by the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling. “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” also offers memberships in local chapters in Florida.

Registration of $160, includes instruction, use of equipment, meals, T-shirt, goody bag and more. The full-day fishing adventure from charter boats, with fishing tackle and bait provided, will range from $55 to $330 in addition. It's best to reserve at least one week in advance at the latest to allow for securing a fishing spot. Contact: phone: (954) 475-9068; email: info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com; MySpace: www.myspace.com/ladiesletsgofishing; Blog: http://ladiesletsgofishing.blogspot.com/.


Calendar Information: “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® saltwater fishing seminar for women, Dec. 5-7, 2008 Islamorada, FL. $160 registration includes Welcome party, beginner/advanced-level classes, lunch, hands-on skill stations, T-shirt, goody bag and more. Fri./Sat. events held at Holiday Isle. Sunday fishing adventure out of Whale Harbor ranges from $55-$330. Contact information is: phone: (954) 475-9068; email: info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com; MySpace: www.myspace.com/ladiesletsgofishing; Blog: http://ladiesletsgofishing.blogspot.com/.

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"Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"
Betty Bauman