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Reel Ladies Sportfishing to Crown Ms. Reel Lady PCB

March 3, 2023 – Panama City Beach, FL – On June 29, 2023, one bright young female angler will win the title of Ms. Reel Lady Panama City Beach, becoming a year-round Community Ambassador of fishing and fishing events taking place all over Bay County, FL. The Reel Lady PCB Pageant is being held at the Bay Point Yacht Club (3822 Hatteras Lane in Panama City Beach) on the Thursday evening of the Bay Point Billfish Open (June 28-July 2, 2023), taking place at Point South Marina at Bay Point (www.baypointbillfishopen.com). To apply for the Pageant, and to view Pageant rules and details, please visit reelladiessportfishing.com.

In 2013, local Panama City Beach resident Suzy Nichols created Reel Ladies of Panama City Beach (later named Reel Ladies Sportfishing to allow nonresident ladies the opportunity to participate) as a means of encouraging more women to fish. The club was made official in 2018 and launched in June 2021. “We are a diverse group of ladies who enjoy fishing, boating, and the great outdoors,” says Suzy. “We all share the passion to promote and educate sustainable fishing with special attention to encouraging other ladies to give fishing a try.” Nichols’ mission of empowering women is a component of the Pageant, which will award the winner an academic scholarship for furthering her education.

Nichols is also passionate about promoting conservation and sustainable fishing through education. The club connects with today’s youth by offering fishing clinics and providing starter kits for kids consisting of a fishing pole, tackle, and a fun-filled day of fishing lessons. “We’re all about inspiring outdoor activities and encouraging children to get outside and get online with a fish,” says Suzy. To date the club has held three children’s fishing clinics, two Reel Kids Tournaments during the fall PCB Fishing Rodeo, one Reel Lady Sportfishing competition, and numerous surf fishing ‘fun-aments.’ “Let’s get kids off their devices and out fishing and boating!” she says.

For more information on Reel Ladies Sportfishing and the Ms. Reel Lady PCB Pageant, visit www.reelladiessportfishing.com.

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