> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World

 

Sail-World.com : Look out! The ladies are going fishing

Look out! The ladies are going fishing

'Pretty happy group here, and it looks like dinner that evening was most enjoyable. - ladies go fishing'    Ladies Let's Go Fishing    Click Here to view large photo

The fabulous Florida Keys have a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s 'hot spots' when it comes to angling, with marlin, sailfish and all manner of supreme table fish hunted in the nutrient-rich waters by the Caribbean and South Atlantic.

One of the first stops when heading down to the keys from Miami Beach is Islamorada, one of the highly favoured ‘ports of call’ along the keys.

Islamorada actually comprises six islands, including Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Lower Matecumbe Key and the offshore islands of Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key.

It’s right here at Islamorada where the action will be fast and furious over the weekend of November 11-13 when more than 6000 ladies will be on hand for the award-winning ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing’ seminar.

The gala event is supported by Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, with a range of other sponsors helping out throughout the weekend.

An astonishing array of different classes have been established for the contestants with a line-up of highly experienced guest speakers, among them some of the Florida Keys best-known sport fishing skippers.

Why wouldn’t Lisa Karnes be smiling? If you have never dined on the fabulous Mahi Mahi (sometimes called Dolphin fish), then you have a treat in store. - ladies go fishing -  Ladies Let's Go Fishing   Click Here to view large photo

The ladies will learn ‘hands-on’ fishing skills in offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing techniques, no matter whether they are rank beginner, intermediate or advanced levels.

Additionally, student anglers will be taught proficiency in marine and habitat conservation and hone their skills at knot tying, bait rigging, spin and net casting, stand-up fish fighting techniques, such as reeling under pressure, use of the gaff and safe removal of hooks.

Even boat and trailer handling will be extensively covered.

The action is staged out of Islamorada’s Holiday Isle Beach Resorts and Marina, with classroom sessions followed by lunch and hands-on activities on the Saturday (November 11) through to late afternoon.

On Sunday morning, the ladies can test their newly-acquired skills in a variety of ways; they can take an optional offshore or inshore fishing adventure, fish the shallows from a drift boat or try their hand at inshore flats fishing.

So, what does a lady do when she lands a succulent catch?

No need to ask if these ladies tasted success. - ladies go fishing -  Ladies Let's Go Fishing   Click Here to view large photo

Easy, this great event also hosts classes on filleting and preparing fine table fish.

Last year, the ladies turned out in force for the tournament, which is also known as 'the No-Yelling School of Fishing.'

In 2010 contestants came from as far away as New Mexico, Massachusetts and Missouri and organisers said they ranged in age from 21 to 80!

A common explanation for the attendance from several women was along the lines of 'I like to eat fish, so I should know how to catch them.'

Makes sense to me.

Obviously, the Florida Keys is the place to be in November – not only the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, but the world-famous World Offshore Powerboat Championships scheduled for Key West the previous weekend.

We can only hope the offshore racers don’t scare all the fish away.

Lori Stampley (left) watches Arleen Damico 'taste' her catch. Could Arleen have been trained by Australia’s famous 'fish kisser' Rex Hunt? - ladies go fishing -  Ladies Let's Go Fishing   Click Here to view large photo

Ladies Lets Go Fishing website




by Bob Wonders

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=89842

7:35 PM Fri 21 Oct 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Power Boat News







Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,






























Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),


Dangerous conditions for boating on entire NSW Coast by Transport Roads and Maritme Services,


Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,












AYSS PacificNet/Tahiti voted a success! by Asia Pacific Superyachts,














Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters
APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD
Whale freed from rope at Byron Bay
Tidal current installations will increase boating hazards
Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday
World premieres and national debuts for Sydney International Boat Show
Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature
Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers
Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt
Zodiac at Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – Australian
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast
Ceramic coated exhaust manifolds reduce engine bay temps on superboat
Reminder of safe distance requirements for whales
Changes to Australian bass closed season
Fusion achieves industry-wide acceptance of FUSION-Link
BSE Brisbane Slipways open for business as normal
Honda’s everywhere at Sydney International Boat Show!
Fifth round of XCAT World Powerboat Series moves to China
Sly 43 - Making her Australian premier
Maritimo full of confidence following recent wins
Australia event cements its position as hosting 'the' marina party   
Up close and personal with whales on the Gold Coast   
SA Marina Day encourages South Australians to enjoy their marinas   
Southport Yacht Club raffle: Dusit Thani, BRIG Falcon, Marriott stay   
Enjoy the whale spectacle, just keep your distance   
The Dinghy Nav Light Solution- a brilliantly dumb idea   
Extension granted for salvage of a paddle steamer on the Murray River   
Sydney International Boat Show set to embrace new location   
Thermal imaging helping bulk carriers avoid collisions in port and in   
Third CYCA Solas Trusts grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard   
CruiseCraft adds Explorer 595 Hard Top   
Severe weather warnings prompt reminder to boat owners   
Be won over by the new Azimut 50   
Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts   
Tammy Wolf and Mercury's Formula 2 Powerboat on to Divisional Champion   
Monaco Yacht Show 2014 - the biggest superyacht show ever   
Biggest Display ever and 18 launches at SIBS   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo helps Sailability grant FREEDOM   
Exhibitors heat up for Cannes Yachting Festival   
Benetti 108 tri-deck Tradition Supreme will launch in Cannes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT