EP. 272 NPAA Conference and Women’s Kayak Fishing Meetup Recap
Special thanks to Lieza Fitzgerald, Gabriella McGrath and Debbie Hanson for sharing their thoughts.
Wow! Hard to believe we've hit 250 episodes!
This week I'm excited to welcome Captain Debbie Hanson back to the show. Debbie was a part of putting the 2022 Women in Fishing Meetup together at iCast along with other past podcast guests Bebe Harrison and Dee Kaminski. I thought it would be fitting to wrap up with a series of episodes from iCast with a recap of how the event went and to discuss some of the wonderful retention ideas that were shared at the meetup.
Last week was iCast week down in Orlando, FL. Many of us have been chomping at the bit to get back to business, see new products, network with new friends as well as get reconnected in person with some old ones.
Before the big week officially kicked off, Captain Debbie Hanson, Gabriella McGrath and myself has a little Women Making Waves breakout session to go visit a local waterway outside of Orlando. Captain Debbie got the inside scoop from one of her friends (Jim Sweatman) who works for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission on a great place we could rent a few kayaks, get out on the lake and have a good chance landing some largemouth bass.
This week we have a special episode of The Woman Angler & Adventurer podcast. I was recently an in studio guest on Reel Talk Radio ESPN 99.3 in Southwest Florida hosted by Captain Debbie Hanson. They were kind enough to let me share clips from the show on the podcast so all of you can check it out if you missed it.
Debbie and I had so much fun catching up. We also had some really cool call ins including Amy Lockhart from Lady Vets Fishing and Betty Bauman from Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Amy will be a guest on an upcoming episode so you can hear her full story and I've wanted to have Betty on the show for some time, so this works out great. You're going to hear all the latest goings on with the Ladies, Let's Go Fishing organization.