South Florida

Learn fishing skills from the Pros or improve your skills!

South Florida Offshore and Bottom Fishing Aug. 21-23,2020

Now, the seminar is virtual and interactive so you can ask questions – the fishing is real and still offered! Learn from the comfort of your home, network with the other ladies live at our Friday Virtual Happy Hour!

And, you can still go fishing on Sunday!

Attendees will be able to access the replay!

Register early if you want to fish on Sunday!

Check out the photo gallery section for pix

Registration is open! 

Don’t miss this fun, educational event!

Are you ready to learn from the pros? Hands on one-on-one seminars teaching you deep sea fishing, equipment of the sport and much more! Meet new friends and network with an extraordinary group of people- people like you who love the outdoors! No experience needed! 

INTERACTIVE fishing instruction With speakers and great guides, plus an informal Friday virtual meet and greet! Please register at least a month in advance or as early as you can, especially if you want to fish on Sunday for us to reserve the boats! See the photos and catches from BEFORE HERE!

Click HERE to Register!

Add to Calendar HERE!

Registration is now only $45! Optional Fishing on Sunday is $55/party/drift boat and $145 Offshore Fishing Yacht that takes six people. If you just learned to fish, you should go fishing on Sunday! The Offshore choice is the best to go after sailfish, dolphin fish/mahi, wahoo, tuna and more!

Note: if you register it takes you to your confirmation page. If it does not, we do not have your information and you are not registered. We are revising the confirmation. Call 954-475-9068 if this is the case!

Enjoy the super Ft. Lauderdale offshore fishing! Fishing reports from here include tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi, cobia and more!

NEW LOCATION! Your home! 

Fishing is out of Fort Lauderdale from Fishing Headquarters (Seabreeze just south of Las Olas Blvd) and a few other locations.

Each attendee will get a free 1 year subscription to Southern Boating Magazine worth $29! For the goodies we will advise or coordinate a pickup time.

DOOR PRIZES! Many will receive a Reel Girls Fish performance tank top courtesy of HMY Yacht Sales! We will work on a pickup spot and time

To see what happened in the past Check out the photos here and on Facebook here. And the wrapup report!

(rates are per person, please register each person individually)

$45 Regular Registration

Ladies Choice! Register your male guest for the educational portion, plus he has the option to fish! Rates are per person.

$25 Each –  Scholarship for Women bringing teens! The woman and the teen can register for only $25 each! Register each separately.

Guest Speakers (Please note we are revising this)

Chosen professionals in their respective fields, these speakers are passionate about their craft and are happy to share their knowledge and secrets with the class! Imagine one-on-one with a captain, yet not paying for private lessons, that’s what the University is all about!


Jeanne Towne – Accomplished female angler and tournament champion!

Capt. Lee Lavery

Capt. Lee Lavery will help you learn about the equipment, rods, reels, tackle, what it is and how to use. She leads the chapter and sets a great role model!

Capt. Dennis Forgione – (pending) a well acclaimed captain in South Florida! The ladies love Capt. Dennis and may have a chance to fish with him on Sunday!

Agenda (Please note we will revise, it will be shorter)

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida Agenda

Friday, 6:00-7:00 pm: Virtual Happy hour, interact with the other ladies! 

Saturday:  Instruction and skill practice!


9-10 Welcome Announcements, conservation, fishing protocol – Betty Bauman

10-11: Fishing Basics – Capt. Lee Lavery or Betty Bauman

How to: choose and use various rods and reels, slow the fish using drag system, choose tackle. Even if you are already fishing, learn things no one ever told you!

 11 – 11:10 Break

11:10-12:15: Deepwater and Bottom Fishing – Dennis Forgione, Free Spool Sportfishing Charters, Jeanne Towne accomplished angler and tournament champion How to catch or release mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo, sailfish, snapper and other offshore species!

12:15-12:45: Lunch at your home while we continue to network, Virtual raffle! 

Reeling against a human fish and conservation/dehooking, demonstrated by Betty Bauman. Learn what to wear for fishing with fashions from Aftco and Hook & Tackle!

1:30-? pm – Skill Practice TBA to be revised, some options will still be offered virtually!

 1:30-2:45 Outdoor skills such as spin casting, net casting, (trailer backing tentative)

Talk with and learn from your instructors one-on-one! That is why this seminar is so special!

 2:45- 4:30 Indoor skills such as knot tying, ballyhoo rigging, lure usage, dehooking/releasing. Trailer backing may be available outside at this time as well (determined by weather and interest).

4:30-5pm (approx.): Auction, raffle and final announcements.

Skill Stations:

Outdoor Skill Stations (first)

  • SPIN CASTING with Penn Reels
  • TRAILERING TECHNIQUES – Tentative – Practice backing your tow vehicle and trailer, with MAGIC TILT TRAILERS

Indoor Skill Stations (second)


Stay tuned for possibly more! Skill stations may vary depending on availability of instructors.

Sunday Optional Fishing: “Yahoo Let’s Go!” Fishing Adventure (no class instruction on Sunday)

8 am – NOON – Fishing Headquarters Offshore sportfishing boats

8:30 am – 12:30 – Party Boat “Catch My Drift” just south of A1A and Las Olas Blvd., Intracoastal side

Fish filleting demonstration upon boat arrivals.

Fishing Adventure, optional and additional. Followed by fish fillet demonstration.

Fishing Rates (Optional/additional, Rates are per person. Coming alone? Don’t worry, no need to fill the boat, we do it for you! If you register within a month of the event these rates may increase due to availability:

$55 Fishing from Party Boat (8:30am-12:30 pm, $5 gratuity not incl.) Bottom fish for grouper and snapper, perhaps mackerel! Includes use of rod/reel.

$145 Offshore Sportfishing Boat (1/2 day approx. 8 am – noon), gratuity not incl., 6 persons/per boat) Fish for sailfish, kingfish, wahoo, dolphin and more! In a half day you can get right out into the Gulf  Stream and return with fish! Sportfishing boats have a head/bathroom, some have a tower and salon, some are large center consoles with a top for shade and a head. One boat will be captained by Dennis Forgione our speaker and will leave from Haulover Marina. The others leave from Fishing Headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale.

Overnight Accommodations – Book your rooms early as there are times when hotels in this area can be sold out. At this point we do not have a specific hotel, stay where you want or let us know we’ll tell the other ladies. 

New! No Worries Cancellation Policy – Only $25! Not sure about your plans? Click HERE to view this new policy before registering! You will have a chance to accept or decline it when registering.

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Note: Please sign up for University Registration and Fishing Choice at the same time. You will not be able to return to the form for Fishing Choice only. If you need help please call 954-475-9068.


Registration Form Note: if you register it takes you to your confirmation page. If it does not, we do not have your information and you are not registered. Call 954-475-9068 if this is the case!