Betty Bauman, Fort Lauderdale Florida
Publication: Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!
Ladies Reel in
the Sails at "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Costa
Rica FT LAUDERDALE , FL , 1/27/2004
A dozen ladies
and guests released 76 Pacific sailfish, 22 yellowfin
tuna and more at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"®
Costa Rica Fishing Tour held Jan. 10-15 at Parrot Bay
Village, Puerto Jimenez. Five of the women had never
before caught sailfish.
such a thrill to release my first sailfish," exclaimed
participant, Fran Adler, Plantation , FL , "and
I never dreamed I would release eight on my first day
fished two days on calm seas from 30' center consoles.
The sailfish ranged from 80 - 110 lbs. each. Double,
triple and quadruple hookups added to the excitement.
In one day, the ladies on Capt. Steve Petra's boat released
21 sailfish and caught 21 yellowfin tuna, providing
sushi for the Parrot Bay Village guests.
Let's Go Fishing!" Founder, Betty Bauman, "Because
we have more than 2,500 graduates of the program in
the last eight years, many of which have attended multiple
seminars, there has been increasing demand for organized,
far-away fishing trips." Bauman explained that
some of the grads have purchased boats and conquered
various styles of fishing in their local areas, and
are now looking for more. She continued, " Costa
Rica offers the perfect graduate crash course to propel
them into the world of big game fishing."
chose Parrot Bay Village because of their proximity
to great fishing, typically calm seas, jungle beach
location, fishing ability and competent staff. The event
sold out in a week, with participants coming from South
Carolina , Virginia and Florida .
that while the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"
weekend seminars are for women only, the ladies voted
to invite men on the foreign fishing trips. Four of
the ladies brought their husbands, some of which also
experienced "first" fishing experiences. Bauman's
husband, Chuck Baldwin, topped off the journey by releasing
his first sailfish caught on fly tackle. Elaine and
Jack Horner, who came to cover the event for Boat U.S.
Magazine, both released their first sailfish. They continued
to release 3-4 each.
Several of the
group also enjoyed jungle tours and horseback riding
in the jungle and on the beach, where they saw 4 breeds
of monkeys, sloths, anteaters and other jungle wildlife.
The women also witnessed crocodile feeding at the resort.
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