Info Courtesy: Sport Fishing Magazine
Ladies Let’s Go Fishing
The award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar will be held at Holiday Isle Resort & Marina in Islamorada this November. Held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission the program offers a full weekend of educational fishing activities for women to acquire.
With her sun-kissed locks, you can tell Jenny Born spends her free time basking in the outdoors.
“I love to be on the water and be in the sun, and drink beer. Can I say that? Drinking a cold beer is fun. Catching a fish is just a bonus.”
This North Dakota native, who married a private contractor with a cabin nestled on North Lake Elbow in Waubon, Minnesota normally sticks to the northern aqua.
“We usually fish for Walleye. We do catch all kinds of stuff. Northerns, Large Mouth Bass, Sunfish and Croppie.”
Even though she and her husband typically “stay on our own lake”, Jenny says she can’t help but be lured by an entire weekend in the Florida Keys devoted to ladies and fishing. She’s casting a curious line into Islamorada’s Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Seminar.
Betty Bauman, founder of the series and recently named one of the Top Women in American Boating by Boat U.S. Magazine, comments, “Our Islamorada seminar provides women with a unique experiential vacation getaway where they can learn, network and enjoy the fabulous Florida Keys and all of its remarkable fishing.”
Women like Jenny can:
• Fine-tune Their Fishing Skills
• Learn about Habitat Conservation
• Network with other Female Anglers
The seminar also provides an opportunity for the ladies to use their newly-acquired techniques to fish from a group boat, or go inshore or sport fishing with expert local guides.
Tonie Farace of Fort Lauderdale attended in ’08, “I came to learn to tie knots, learn fish habits and be self-sufficient so I don’t have to depend on anyone else to ‘take’ me fishing.”
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will help educate seminar participants on the importance of marine conservation by showing the habits that can be developed so each person can make a difference, no matter where they fish.
“Conservation is huge, exclaims Jenny! “We need to make the environment and water, lake or ocean, last as long as possible. Make it green, and it’s important to recycle. Everybody should.”
The seminar, presented by Mercury Outboards, will kick off on Friday, November 13, with a Meet and Greet networking social from 6-8 pm with cash bar, raffle and silent auction for registrants and their guests. Saturday’s events begin at 8 am with classroom presentations on offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing, followed by lunch and hands-on fishing skills until 4:30 pm.
Jenny, who fished every weekend she can, says she doesn’t know if she’ll be able to leave her husband at home, “Bill will want to come!”
Early registration is just $115 when made by October 13th. Regular registration is $130 up to a week before the event and $145 the week of the event and for walk-ins. Registration includes instruction, use of equipment, hands on training, networking reception and silent auction, meals, goody bags and more. The Sunday Fishing Adventure with tackle and bait is additional. Phone (954) 475-9068 or log on to keysweekly.com and follow the link!
Captain Lee Lavery
Captain Skip Bradeen
Spin & Net Casting
North Dakota native Jenny Born normally takes to the fresh waters at North Lake Elbow in Minnesota to hook catches like this Northern Pike. Islamorada’s Ladies Let’s Go Fishing! are reelin’ in Northerners for a women’s weekend!
Bill and Jenny
Jenny usually doesn’t leave the dock without her husband, Billy! Betty notes at the seminar they do allow the gents to fish on the flats and party boat! So, you can make it a couple’s weekend.
Jenny with another one of her Northern Pikes surrounded by Sunfish and Crappies. She doesn’t know she’s in for the treat of her life when she sees her first Goliath Grouper!