Lady Anglers To Learn, Tackle Fishing And Win Fishing Fever Tournament Prizes At Keys Oct. 18-20 Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing

Lady Anglers To Learn, Tackle Fishing And Win Fishing Fever Tournament Prizes At Keys Oct. 18-20 Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing

Aspiring anglers can learn, practice skills, go fishing and win prizes at the award-winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University and Fishing Fever Tournament, Oct. 18-20 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, optional charter boat fishing and the friendly Fishing Fever Tournament. Classes will be held at the waterfront Elks Lodge in Tavernier FL. No equipment or experience is necessary.

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 fish from their own boats.

Activities launch Friday evening with a networking social and fundraiser 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, podcaster, fishing book author and fishing guide and Betty Bauman. 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.

182 fish were caught at the 2023 Fishing Fever event, including mahi, tuna, snapper, grouper, snook, tarpon, redfish, trout and amberjack up to 46 lbs.

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, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation and Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Costa, 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 are Sunset Inn, Islamorada and Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Supporters and other contributors are listed on the website.

Online early registration rate is $125 per person. Regular entry is $145. VIP registration of $180 offers special gifts and discounts. A women with teens discount if offered. 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.

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

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 and Fishing Fever Tournament, Islamorada, FL

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

Azores Fishing: Aug. 6-11.

For early 2025

Jan. 31-Feb. 2 Islamorada Womens Sailfish Tournament

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

The “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Keys saltwater fishing university and casual Fishing Fever tournament will be held Oct. 18-20 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 with a disount for women with teens. 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. Ladies can also fish on their own boat. Reservations made far in advance are recommended. Contact: phone (954) 475-9068; email; website