Anglers to Learn from Legends at Keys Oct. 21-23 Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing No-Yelling School

One-on-One Opportunities with the pros in Islamorada and Tavernier, FL plus fishing, rigging, conservation and more.

Islamorada, FL, September 21, 2016 --( Aspiring anglers will learn skills from fishing champions at the award winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" Keys University, Oct. 21-23 in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Presenters for the nonprofit weekend conservation-minded university include fly fishing legend Stu Apte, offshore tournament ace Stephanie Osgood Choate, world class IGFA Hall of Famer Capt. Gary Ellis, accomplished female angler Capt. Lee Lavery and others. The program offers classroom presentations, networking events, hands-on skill practice, door prizes and optional charter fishing trips on Friday and Sunday. Classes will be held at the waterfront BPOE Elks Lodge in Tavernier FL and fishing is out of nearby Islamorada.

Activities launch Friday evening with a networking social and appetizer contest from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Saturday morning indoor presentations begin at 10 am, including Offshore, Inshore and Bottom Fishing, plus Fishing Basics. 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, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing, boat handling, reel maintenance and more until 4:30 pm. A second party will be held afterwards at Seaside Glassworks.

On Friday and Sunday are optional inshore and offshore fishing trips out of Whale Harbor and Robbies, followed by a fillet demonstration.

Ladies may register a male guest or teen to include the whole family.

Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Mercury, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt trailers, Penn, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Fish Florida. Annual sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Future Angler Foundation, Seaguar, Harbor Financial Services, Wear Video Badge and All Rite Grading.

Remaining 2016 LLGF events include FL Keys/Tavernier/Islamorada Oct. 21-23, Costa Rica Nov. 11-16 and Chokoloskee/Everglades National Park Nov. 19-20. Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, email:, website:, Facebook:
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing
Betty Bauman