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. "I think it is important for female anglers to be recognized for their talents in a male dominated sport," says Suzy.
Reel Ladies announces inaugural Ms. Reel Lady Panama City Beach 2023 Pageant. Apply now!
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
2023 Ms. Reel Ladies PCB Pageant