Catch The Holiday Spirit With Ladies Let’s Go Fishing
Join us for a special holiday Outpost Angler Academy with Ladies of Let’s Go Fishing! Fishing enthusiasts can Catch the Holiday Spirit on November 23rd by participating in our Surf Fishing Academy with Guy Harvey Resorts Pro Guide Noel Kuhn in the morning and then touring the historic downtown for the kickoff of St Augustine’s famous Nights of Lights. Space is limited!
THE CATCH : Instructions and surf fishing on the beach: 7:00 am – 11:00 am. Limited to 10. Registration of $85 includes a free pack of Fish Bites & coozies! Instructed by Guy Harvey Resort Pro Guide Noel Kuhn.
The Holiday Spirit : Night of Lights Tour Evening Optional Excursion: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Tour the acclaimed Night of Lights to view glistening lights from ground to rooftops on a luxury golf cart, with a stop to grab a beverage! Tour fee of $25 includes a cocktail. Traveling with husband or friend? It’s ok to sign them up for the tour too, please do so in advance! This sells out quickly and is limited to 20 participants.
INSTRUCTOR: Noel Kuhn
LOCATION: Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach
860 A1A Beach Boulevard
St Augustine Beach, FL 32080
Surf Fishing Academy
St Augustine Beach is known for its beautiful beaches being ranked in the Top 10 beaches in the United States by TripAdvisor Travelers. For an angler, it offers some of the best surf fishing in the state of Florida as well! This is an opportunity to enjoy a day on beautiful St Augustine Beach learning from one of the top surf fishing guides, Guy Harvey Resort Pro Guide Noel Kuhn.
Upon arrival, park at lobby, walk to the beach, if you have 4-wheel drive can drive to the beach.
At 7 am, brief instruction by Noel about the bait, rigs and how to cast. We’ll get right to fishing. Noel will help with hands on instructions as you fish and can show how to tie on your rig. He will have rods for you to take turns fishing or bring your own rod combo
Things you will learn
- Surf Fishing Rigging
- How to read the surf
- Baits to use
- How water temperature affects your success
- Species of fish can you expect to catch
- Long distance casting techniques 300’to 600’ and beyond!
- Target whiting, pompano, redfish, black drum and blue fish!
- Rods will be supplied for you to share/take turns.
- You can keep legal fish.
- Equipment and bait (sand fleas, clams, shrimp and blue crab and Fish Bites) supplied unless you want to bring your own rod, 11-13 ft combo spin or conventional, to cast to where the fish are.
- Tip Additional (welcome) for guide.
- The goal is to learn how to fish on your own.
Afterwards, have lunch at the resort to meet each other (additional per person). The afternoon is free, venture to St. Augustine, go back to the beach, keep fishing if you have your own rod or head home to prep for Thanksgiving. Come back for the Night of Lights tour!
Book a room and take a pre-holiday break!
Escape from Thanksgiving preparations for a day, do it Sunday instead!
Shore Fishing License: Unless you are 65 or over you will need a shoreline fishing license. It’s free for Florida Residents, there is a small convenience fee. For information and get the license go to http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing
The Holiday Spirit Tour
Saturday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm take a luxury golf car tour of St Augustine’s Nights of Lights on its opening day. St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – millions of tiny white lights for a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City. Tour historic downtown St Augustine, approximately a half hour with hot chocolate, cookies, blankets if it’s cold, then a stop at a favorite drinking hole. Hop back on the cart or take a taxi back to stay later. Registered participants can sign up an extra person or spouse for the light tour. A great way to start the holiday cheer!
While this is oriented towards women, men and teens are welcome to sign up as well.
What to bring for fishing
Beach chair, cooler, stuff you would normally take to the beach like snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses.
Demo rods provided to share or bring your rod especially if you would like to keep fishing after the class.
“When asked to describe a perfect day of surf fishing he said, “Toes in the sand 30 minutes before sunrise. A 10-mph southeast breeze in your face with three-foot curls breaking in clean water. Sliding some fat Pompano on to the sand. Next a drag screaming six-foot Blacktip going air borne. Then grabbing lunch with fellow surfcasters on the way home. To top it off, dinner that night with my family when I serve them Pompano filets hot off the grill!”
Noel Kuhn: While Noel Kuhn loves all types of fishing, surf fishing has been his passion for 40 years.
He is a founding member, past President and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Surfcasters Club, winning club as well as public tournaments. He speaks at fishing clubs to spark the passion in new surf anglers. He runs a surf fishing guide service from Fernandina south to Daytona. He loves putting his clients in position to slide fish onto the sand as well as teaching conservation, sportsmanship and stewardship of the beach environment.
He also teaches long distance casting and builds high quality sand spikes. Noel said “The look on a student’s face when they first crack 300, 400, or 500 foot casts is priceless!”
Noel’s description of a perfect day of surf fishing is, “Toes in the sand 30 minutes before sunrise. 10-mph southeast breeze in your face, three-foot curls breaking in clean water. Sliding some fat Pompano on to the sand. Next, a drag screaming six-foot Blacktip going airborn. Then grabbing lunch with fellow surfcasters!”
Guy Harvey Resort St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine is the oldest continually occupied European-founded city in the United States, established in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Spain. This “Old City” offers more than four centuries of history, plus a thriving arts scene and unique local culture. At the Guy Harvey oceanfront resort, guests can surf the waves and soak up the sun, minutes away from St. Augustine’s charming historic downtown. Enjoy panoramic ocean views, fresh seafood from Santiago’s Florida Kitchen & Craft Bar restaurant, large outdoor pool with beach access and great Guy Harvey merchandise in the Outfitter Shop. Booking your next kayaking adventure, eco-tour or fishing charter is a sea breeze away with their knowledgeable Adventure Coordinator on site. They look forward to having you at the brand-new resort on St. Augustine Beach!
Book your room early, as this is a well-attended night in St. Augustine!
The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing,” LLGF conducts weekend, immersion-based educational programs in multiple regions of Florida with classroom presentations, hands-on practice, networking and an option to fish from boats or land, depending on the venue. No equipment or experience is necessary. The organization also offers fishing experiences and international trips. LLGF is excited to partner with Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts!
Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. Both Bauman and the University series are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more. More details are on https://ladiesletsgofishing.com.