Ladies Hook 100 Fish at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 24-26, 2022 Islamorada, FL

Ladies Hook 100 Fish at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 24-26, 2022 Islamorada, FL

Ladies came from as far away as Georgia to learn fishing and compete at the non intimidating LLGF Screamin’ Reels tournament June 24-26, 2022 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament kicked off on Friday at the Tavernier Elks Club. On Saturday and Sunday the ladies learned fishing skills off Islamorada, FL on the boats, catching a total of 100 fish on flat calm seas.  

            Susan Anthony, Fort Myers, FL clinched First Place Offshore with a 25 lb. blackfin tuna caught on Caribsea. Second place offshore went to Lynda Traverso, St. Augustine, FL for a 19.8 lb. blackfin tuna. Top Private Boat went to Deb Salvi, New Smyrna Beach, FL for an 8 lb. mahi. Some ladies caught their first mahi ever.

            $1,000 prizes included Penn combos, art prints, shirts and more, presented on Sunday upon the return of boats at Whale Harbor.

            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 and Future Angler Foundation. Annual and class-specific contributors are listed on the website. Local sponsors were Breezy Palms, 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. 7-9 with full day fishing seminar, two days of fishing and casual prizes.

            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

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: Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, phone 954-475-9068, email: [email protected], website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing  

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Ladies hook 100 fish at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Keys LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament, June 24-26, 2022 Islamorada, FL

Ladies hooked 100 fish at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament June 24-26, 2022 in Islamorada, FL.

Susan Anthony, Fort Myers, FL clinched First Place Offshore with a 25 lb. blackfin tuna caught on Caribsea. Second place offshore went to Lynda Traverso, St. Augustine, FL for a 19.8 lb. blackfin tuna. Top Private Boat went to Deb Salvi, New Smyrna Beach, FL for an 8 lb. mahi. Some ladies caught their first mahi ever.

The kickoff was held at Tavernier Elks with fishing out of Islamorada, FL with $1,000 in prize awards at Whale Harbor Marina on Sunday.

LLGF offers a second keys event Oct. 7-9 with full day fishing seminar, two days of fishing and casual prizes.

Contact: (954) 475-9068; email [email protected]; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing

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A Caribsea ladies with mahi and tuna 2 – Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL; Lynda Traverso, St. Augustine, FL; Susan Anthony, Ft. Myers, FL; Robin Christian, Sanibel, FL, Maryanne Vontertann, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

B Caribsea ladies with mahi and tuna – Maryanne Vontertann, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Lynda Traverso, St. Augustine, FL; Susan Anthony, Ft. Myers, FL; Robin Christian, Sanibel, FL and Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL.

C Caribsea Susan Anthony 1st place offshore, Ft. Myers, FL, to left is Maryanne Vontertann, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

D Caribsea ladies with mahi – Maryanne Vontertann, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Susan Anthony, Ft. Myers, FL; Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL; Lynda Traverso, St. Augustine, FL and Robin Christian, Sanibel, FL.

E Caribsea ladies with tuna – Lynda Traverso, St. Augustine, FL; Susan Anthony, Ft. Myers, FL and Robin Christian, Sanibel, FL.

F Sea Horse gals with mahi – Lynda Traverso, St. Augustine, FL; Cheryl Craig, Key West, FL; Robin Christian, Sanibel, FL; Susan Anthony, Ft. Myers, FL; Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL and Carmella Brazzle, Suwanee, GA.

G Sea Horse Lynda Traverso, Robin Christian – Lynda Traverso, St. Augustine, FL  and Robin Christian, Sanibel, FL.

H Lion Tamer Deb Salvi Mahi 1st place private boat – Deb Salvi, New Smyrna Beach, FL with her winning mahi.

I Sea Horse Carmella Brazzle first mahi – Carmella Brazzle, Suwanee, GA caught her first mahi ever.

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. 

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