Ladies Hook 180 Fish at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament

Ladies Hook 180 Fish at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament

Ladies came from as far away as Texas to compete at the non-intimidating Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels tournament May 17-19, 2024 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF), the tournament kicked off on Friday at the Tavernier Elks Club, followed by friendly fishing competition on Saturday and Sunday out of Islamorada, FL. A total of 180 offshore and inshore fish were hooked by women fishing from private or charter boats.


First Place Offshore: Tatiana Andronik, Indian Trail, NC 4.75 lb. Mahi on KK IV

Second Place Offshore: Kyllene Carter, Miami Shores, FL 4.4 lb. Mahi on Big Dave

First Place Jack Division: Penny Jacobis, Pinecrest, FL 48.5 lb. Amberjack on Sea Horse

First and Second Place Inshore: Elizabeth Palma, Key Largo, FL 26 and 22 inch Redfish on Uno Mas

Top Teen: Isabella Chandler, Jacksonville, FL 35.5 lb. Amberjack on Sea Horse

Some ladies caught their first of their lives. There were three mother/daughter teams and for one pair the event was a mother’s day gift.

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

Commented Betty Bauman, LLGF Founder, “Screamin’ Reels is a different breed of tournament, where it’s game on for almost every legal offshore or inshore species in the sea. It’s perfect for novice or average anglers and those who never caught a fish nor would dream of entering a fishing tournament.”

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 and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation and Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Egret Baits/Vudu, Hobie Eyewear, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, The Fish Grip, Engel, Danco, Flambeau, Guy Harvey and Outpost Resorts, FishBites and Brella. Local sponsors were Sunset Inn, Islamorada and Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Supporters and other contributors are listed on the website.

LLGF offers a second Keys event Oct. 18-20 with full day fishing seminar, two days of fishing and casual prizes.

Participants must register in advance for all events online at

2024 remaining LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:

June 21-23 South Florida Offshore seminar and fishing Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Sept. 20-21, 2024 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL

Oct. 18-20 2024 Keys Saltwater Weekend seminar and fishing plus Fishing Fever Tournament, Islamorada, FL 

Nov. 23-24, 2024 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy Guy Harvey Resort

Azores Fishing: Aug. 6-11.

Contact: Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, phone 954-475-9068, email:, website:, Facebook: