Lady Anglers To Learn Plus Tackle Fishing at Keys Oct. 13-15 Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing No-Yelling School

Lady Anglers To Learn Plus Tackle Fishing at Keys Oct. 13-15 Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing No-Yelling School

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Lady Anglers To Learn Plus Tackle Fishing at Keys Oct. 13-15 Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing No-Yelling School

Learn from the pros in Islamorada and Tavernier, FL plus fishing, rigging, conservation and a fun Fishing Fever competition for beginners!

            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. 13-15 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. Presenting sponsor is Plantation Boat Mart & Marina with others listed below.

            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, Rob Modys 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.

368 fish were caught at the 2022 Fishing Fever event, including mahi, tuna, snapper, grouper, snook, redfish, trout and first-ever bonefish and tarpon releases.  

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, Hobie Eyewear, Reel ‘em Up Lures and Brella. Keys-only sponsors include Presenting Platinum Sponsor Plantation Boat Mart and Marina as well as Island Arms & Indoor Range, Sunset Inn, Jeanne Towne of Fidelity Real Estate and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.

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 Sunset Inn, 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.

            2023 LLGF remaining events, with optional or included fishing are:

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

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

Nov. 17-19 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy

Virtual meetings with education TBA

In Progress:

Sept. or Nov. Tampa Area Bottom Fishing and Bimini Bahamas

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

About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing,” LLGF conducts weekend, immersion-based educational programs in multiple regions of Florida with classroom presentations, hands-on practice, networking and an option to fish from boats or land, depending on the venue. No equipment or experience is necessary. The organization also offers fishing experiences, virtual meetings and international trips.

Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has generated more than 9,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. The effort is supported by sponsors and donors. Both Bauman and the University series 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. More details are on

Brief Release or Calendar information:  Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Announces Florida Keys University and Fishing Fever Tournament, Oct. 13-15, 2023

The “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Keys saltwater fishing university and casual Fishing Fever tournament will be held Oct. 13-15 at the Tavernier Elks Club, 92600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL 33070, MM 92 Bayside. Online registration starting at $125 includes two networking receptions, classes, hands-on skill practice and gifts. Men and teens welcome. No equipment or experience is required. Optional offshore or inshore fishing charters are on Friday and Sunday out of Islamorada, with prizes awarded for the LLGF Fishing Fever tournament. Reservations made far in advance are recommended. Contact: phone (954) 475-9068; email; website

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