WON Landing Page OCT 2022

Ladies Nail the Bass at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy

Ladies came from around Florida to tackle bass fishing at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy, held Sept. 22-23 at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina and RV Resort in Lake Wales, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF), the tournament kicked off on Friday with a bass seminar by Capt. Scott Taylor, followed by a huge burning bass bonfire, dinner and entertainment. Women released eleven largemouth bass up to 20.5 inches in a half day of fishing from two boats. Everyone had a chance to fight a fish, with many releasing the first bass of their lives.

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Joanne Salvador shows her Top Fish at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy

Top Fish Winners:

  • Joanne Salvador, Pompano Beach, FL for 20.5 inch bass with Capt. Scott Taylor
  • Samantha Spaulding, Key Largo, FL 20.5 inch bass with Capt. Reno Alley

“What an amazing experience to release my first bass ever and meet other ladies who like fishing!”

Rita Bennett, Surfside, FL

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 and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM America, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation and Preferred Marine Sales Group, Inc. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation, Egret Baits/Vudu, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, Sandbar Tackle, Danco, FishBites, Hobie Eyewear, Reel ‘em Up Lures, Measure Net and Brella. Bass event sponsor was Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts.

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Samantha Spaulding with her Top Fish at the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Bass Academy

2023 LLGF remaining events, with optional or included fishing are:

  • Nov. 18-19 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy, Guy Harvey Outpost Resort
  • Virtual meetings with education TBA

Contact: Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, email: fish@ladiesletsgofishing.com, website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing

Contact: Betty Bauman info@ladiesletsgofishing.com

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