Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Hosts the LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 24-26, 2022 Islamorada, FL

Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Hosts the LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 24-26, 2022 Islamorada, FL

Novice anglers are invited to fish 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 kicks off on Friday with a presentation on offshore fishing and conservation, plus a meet and greet from 6-8 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 are made for Heaviest Fish Overall, Offshore Billfish Release, Junior Angler, Longest Inshore Fish, 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 $89 early entry, $99 regular per adult angler, $45 for teens and includes about $20 in gifts. Optional charter boat slots are extra. Men and teens are also welcome to register and fish. 

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 are 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:

May 6-8 Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Fort Lauderdale, FL

June 24-26 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water and Screamin’ Reels tourney Islamorada, FL

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: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, email: [email protected], website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing  

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Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Hosts Keys LLGF Screamin’ Reels Tournament, June 24-26, 2022 Islamorada, FL

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 6-8 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. $89 per angler/adults (men welcome), $45/teens plus optional charter fishing.

Advance registration required, sign up early as charter boats slots are limited. This is prime mahi (dolphin) season! 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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Sat Costa Morada 1: Melissa Ritchie, Stuart, FL; Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL; Annabelle Goulart, Belle Isle, FL; Betty Bauman, Davie, FL; Noelle Goulart, Belle Isle, FL and Debbie Decker, Rotunda West, FL.

Sat Costa Morada 2: Melissa Ritchie, Stuart, FL; Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL; Annabelle Goulart, Belle Isle, FL; Noelle Goulart, Belle Isle, FL and Debbie Decker, Rotunda West, FL.

Sat Costa Morada 3: Melissa Ritchie, Stuart, FL; Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL; Annabelle Goulart, Belle Isle, FL; Noelle Goulart, Belle Isle, FL and Debbie Decker, Rotunda West, FL.

Sat First Choice: Ronda Trajbar, Key Largo, FL; Sam Levine, St. Pete Beach, FL; Vicki Hogan, Marathon, FL; Imilsy Gatell, Miami Springs, FL and Jessidee Valdes, Miami Springs, FL.

Sun Costa Morada: Vicki Hogan, Marathon, FL; Andrea Mills, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Paul Doehring and Tamara Doehring, Naples, FL and Pamela Ford Weston, FL.

Sun Sea Horse: Jennifer Evans, Daytona Beach, FL; Robin Krueger, Parkland, FL; Annabelle and Noelle Goulart, Belle Isle, FL; Ronda Trajbar, Key Largo, FL and Jolene Chandler, Jacksonville, FL.

Debbie Decker, Rotunda West, FL First Place Offshore with her red grouper on Costa Morada.

Annabelle Goulart, Bell Isle, FL Second Place Offshore and Top Junior Angler with her mutton snapper on Costa Morada.

Maryanne Vondertann, Ft. Lauderdale, FL with mahi on Costa Morada.

Ronda Trajbar, Key Largo, FL with mahi on Sea Horse.

Debbie Decker, Rotunda West, FL Snook with Capt. Chris Hanson Scales2Tales.

Pam Ford, Weston, FL Snook with Capt. Chris Hanson Scales2Tales.

Tamara Doehring, Naples, FL Snook with Capt. Chris Hanson Scales2Tales.

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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