Women to Catch Fishing Fever at “Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"® Gulf Coast Seminar, Naples, FL March 11-13, 2011

Naples, FL, January 19, 2011 --(PR.com)-- It starts with a tug on the line. The excitement ensues...What is it? How big? Now, women can be prepared with fishing skills to build their confidence when tackling a sport dominated by men. Women of all angling abilities are invited to learn or fine-tune fishing skills at the award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® seminar, March 11-13, 2011 in Naples, FL. Held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the program will offer a weekend of educational fishing activities at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, with hotel accommodations at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites.

The seminar will kick off with the Harbor Financial networking happy hour at the beautiful Naples Harbor Yacht Club on Friday evening, March 11, from 6-8 pm. The classroom portion starts at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 12, where fishing techniques will be taught at beginner and intermediate/advanced levels in the morning. Fishing topics and speakers will be Capt. Kevin Merritt/Rod and Reel Basics, Capt. Jon Fetter/Inshore, Capt. Will Geraghty/Offshore-Bottom and Capt. Roan Zumfelde/Fly Fishing. After lunch, the women will participate in several “hands-on” fishing stations, such as conservation techniques, spin casting, net casting, landing and releasing, trailer backing, fly casting, knot tying, gaffing grapefruits, boat handling and reeling against pressure, until 4:30 pm. On Sunday, March 13, participants have the option to practice their newly learned skills from either a bay/backcountry or group boat, followed by a fillet demonstration.

Year after year, participants praise the program and share the experience with fellow female anglers. “Being able to pick, choose, and move between skill stations was terrific! I loved the flexibility,” commented Mary Hackney, Naples, FL. Georgia Allen, Bonita Springs, FL added, "I learned more about fishing in two days than from my dad in 20 years!"

Featured on national network television and more, the series is held in conjunction with the FWC through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, with major partners such as Ranger, Mercury, BoatU.S. ANGLER Insurance, Gulfstream Int’l Airlines, Minn Kota, Humminbird and Magic Tilt Trailers. There will be opportunities for local businesses and area anglers to take an active role in the seminar.

Early registration is just $99 when made by Feb. 25, then $135 thereafter. Registration includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception, silent auction, lunch, goody bags and more. The Sunday Fishing Adventure, with tackle and bait provided, is additional at $99 for Party Boat and $140 for bay/flats fishing. Graduates are invited to join the LLGF Naples Chapter, offering monthly meetings, networking and fishing opportunities.

The beautiful Naples Harbour Yacht Club is located at 475 North Road, Naples, FL 33104; www.wetanddryslips.com. The overnight hotel is Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites, phone 239-261-3500. Hotel rates are $119 per night. Participants are encouraged to book their overnight rooms as early as possible. In addition to the Naples workshop, the 2011 schedule includes additional workshops: Ft. Lauderdale, April 15-17 at IT Parker Community Center, Dania Beach; Stuart: May 20-22 at Pirates Cove Resort & Marina and Keys/Islamorada: Nov. 11-13 at Holiday Isle Resort & Marina. Contact: phone (954) 475-9068; email info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.


Calendar information: “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Seminar, Naples, FL March 11-13, 2011

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® saltwater fishing seminar for women, March 11-13 at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club. Hotel accommodations at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites. Early registration is $99 when made by Feb. 25. Regular registration is $135 thereafter and includes networking reception and silent auction, classes at beginner/advanced levels, lunch, hands-on skill stations, goody bag and more. Fishing adventure fees for Sunday are additional. Other 2011 dates are Ft. Lauderdale: April 15-17, Stuart: May 20-22 and Keys/Islamorada: Nov. 11-13. Contact: phone (954) 475-9068; email info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing
Betty Bauman