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Podcast Episode #20 with Leiza Fitzgerald of the CCA!

In a 30-year outdoor career, Captain Leiza Fitzgerald has been instrumental in introducing women to the sport of fishing!


Her two-woman redfish team was ranked among the country's Top 10 ESPN “ALL STAR” Redfish Teams. The Florida Sports Hall of Fame named Leiza a distinguished honoree in its 2022 class, the first angler to receive this distinction, and the list of her awards goes on and on!


Leiza has affectionately been labeled the “Queen of Conservation” for her endless efforts to help improve marine fisheries.


We spent some time chatting with my friend to pull a deep dive into her career and the efforts of the CCA of Florida as their Director of the CCA of Florida STAR Tournament!


Leiza Fitzgerald of the CCA of Florida!
Leiza Fitzgerald of the CCA of Florida!

Now, in our podcast section, you can directly play the section of Flats Nation by clicking here.


You can (also) listen to it simply by clicking below, and it can be found on our Flats Nation YouTube channel.





Plus, you can read more articles on some of the very same conservation and water quality topics discussed in our show here:


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As mentioned, do check out our causal and the newer Flats Nation Technical Wear that is ready to ship here:



After you land some, don’t forget! We are looking to get some pictures of you using yours to fish or other outdoor pursuits, and you can read more about that program by going here:



And we love this tagline of No Fish/No Florida!


So much so that we created Tee Shirts and other items to help bring more exposure to this growing effort. You can view and order your own to wear at public meetings or just around your home or town by clicking Here!




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Many Blessings!

Dave and the Team


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