Aspiring anglers can learn, practice skills and go fishing at the award-winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University and Fishing Fever Tournament, Oct. 7-9 in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the “No-Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations, two networking events, hands-on skill practice and optional charter boat fishing. Classes will be held at the waterfront Elks Lodge in Tavernier FL. No equipment or experience is necessary.
Optional offshore or inshore charter fishing out of Islamorada, FL is offered on Friday and Sunday with prizes awarded for the LLGF Fishing Fever tournament. Participants can also choose to fish from their own boats.
Activities launch Friday evening with a networking social 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Saturday morning indoor presentations begin at 9 am, covering Offshore, Inshore and Bottom Fishing, plus Fishing Basics and Conservation. Speakers include Captains Lee Lavery, Jeanne Towne and more. Setting this program apart from typical fishing classes are the hands-on fishing activities taught by several guides for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, cast netting and more until 4:30 pm. A second networking party will be held afterwards at Seaside Glassworks.
269 fish were caught at the 2021 Fishing Fever event, including mahi, tuna, wahoo, snook, redfish, trout and a first-ever sailfish release.
Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Take Me Fishing, Vamos a Pescar, Mercury, Magic Tilt trailers, Shearwater Boats, Power-Pole, Penn, TACO Metals, Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Lowrance, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation and Future Angler Foundation. Annual and class-specific contributors are listed on the website. Local sponsors are Breezy Palms, Jeanne Towne of Fidelity Real Estate and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Class-specific contributors are listed on the website.
Online early registration rate is $125 per person. Regular entry is $145. VIP registration of $180 offers special gifts and discounts. The registration fee includes instruction, the use of equipment, a welcome reception, lunch, Saturday party and $20 in gifts. Reservations made far in advance are recommended. The host hotel is Breezy Palms Resort, Islamorada, FL. The Tavernier Elks Club is located at 92600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL 33070, MM 92 Bayside. Ladies may register a male guest or teens to include the family.
Remaining 2022 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:
Sept. 23-24 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL
Oct. 7-9 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar, fishing and Fishing Fever tourney Islamorada, FL
Nov. 19-20 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy and Night of Lights tour
Check the website for Virtual Meetings and more events.
Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing