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South Florida News: Snappers Were Snappin’ at LLGF Event

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Snappers were Snappin’ at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® Event
Key Largo/Islamorada – Snappers were the hit at the Key Largo “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® event January 8 – 9. The weekend began with Bill Kelly’s Radio Show at Whale Harbor, Islamorada co-hosted by LLGF Founder Betty Bauman. On Saturday the women went fishing, departing early to catch live pilchards in Lower Matecumbe. Bottom fishing was kicked off by Margie Plaxton, Punta Gorda, with a 16 lb. mutton snapper. Everyone caught yellowtail snapper and a few caught 5 lb. mangrove snappers. The group was thrilled by aerobatics from occasional fighter jets.

With unusually calm seas for January and temperatures in the 80’s, the group went spotting for sailfish and cobia in 25 feet of water, then kite fishing in 150 feet of water. Even with winds not conducive for sailfish, they did well and had fun.

The group then exhibited at the nonprofit expo event in Key Largo. Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation is a non profit 501 (c) (3) charity which conducts educational events for women and families to learn the sport. Major sponsors include NMMA, Discover Boating, Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Mercury, Freedom Boat Club, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort to name a few.

Upcoming LLGF events include:

South Florida   April 29 – May 1
Ft. Myers/Matlacha May 12 – 13
Cuba  May 18 – 22

For a full list of sponsors and events go to http://ladiesletsgofishing.com/

 

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