Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Hosts the LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament May 19-21, 2023 Islamorada, FL


Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Hosts the LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament May 19-21, 2023 Islamorada, FL

No Boat? No Problem! Inshore or Offshore!

Novice anglers are invited to fish the non-intimidating LLGF Screamin’ Reels tournament May 19-21, 2023 in Islamorada, FL for inshore and offshore species. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament kicks off on Friday with a presentation on fishing rules and conservation, plus a meet and greet from 6:30-8 pm at The Tavernier Elks Club.

Friendly fishing competition ensues Saturday and Sunday on inshore and offshore charter boats or private boats, departing from Whale Harbor Marina, Islamorada, FL and other locations.

$1,000 in individual angler prizes include Penn combos, art prints, shirts and more, presented on Sunday upon the return of boats at Whale Harbor. Awards include Top Offshore and Inshore Fish, Releases, Wild Card prizes and more.

This tournament offers easy rules designed for novice anglers, where anglers learn skills as they fish. Those with no boat can secure charter boat slots, which fill quickly so early registration is encouraged. Registration is $95 early entry, $119 regular per adult angler, $55 for teens and includes about $20 in gifts. Optional charter boat slots are extra. Women may register their males and teens.

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, Lowrance, Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM America, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation and Preferred Marine Sales Group, Inc. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Lady Pamela, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation, Egret Baits/Vudu, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, Sandbar Tackle, Danco, FishBites and Brella.  Local sponsors are Plantation Boat Mart, Island Arms & Indoor Range, Sunset Inn, Jeanne Towne of Fidelity Real Estate and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Class-specific contributors are listed on the website.

LLGF offers a second keys event Oct.13-15 with full day fishing seminar, two days of fishing and casual prizes.

2023 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:

March 4 Freshwater Bass Seminar South Florida Dania Beach, FL

March 18-19 Gulf Coast Inshore Seminar Fort Myers, FL

April 14-16, 2023 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar Fort Lauderdale, FL

May 19-21, 2023 Keys Fishing, Screamin’ Reels Tournament / Learning on the Water Islamorada, FL

Sept. 22-23, 2023 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL

Oct. 13-15 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Islamorada, FL

Nov. 18-19 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy

In Progress:

Sept. or Nov. Tampa Area Bottom Fishing

Bimini Bahamas

Additional: Several Virtual Meetings and more events in the works. The Tavernier Elks Club is located at 92600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL 33070, MM 92 Bayside.

Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, email:, website:, Facebook:

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About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a national charitable 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing and encouraging conservation and responsible angling LLGF promotes networking among women anglers and emphasizes mentorships. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 9,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women and families to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series – dubbed “The No-Yelling School of Fishing” – are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more.

Contact: Betty Bauman 954-475-9068 For easily downloadable high res photos click here:

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Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Hosts the LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament May 19-21, 2023 Islamorada, FL

No Boat? No Problem! Inshore or offshore!

Fish Islamorada, FL Keys offshore or inshore to win prizes at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament, a non-intimidating, fun competition from charter boats or your own boat!

Friday: Kickoff with rules and fishing presentation from 6:30-8 pm at Tavernier Elks.

Saturday and Sunday: Fishing, with $1,000 in prize awards at Whale Harbor Marina on Sunday. No experience required.

Species are legal inshore and offshore fish. Registration starts at $95 per angler, $55/teens plus optional charter fishing.

Early registration is recommended as charter boat slots are limited. LLGF offers a second keys event Oct. 13-15 with full day fishing seminar, two days of fishing and casual prizes.

Contact: (954) 475-9068; email; website; Facebook