The tournament is perfect for novices while offering experienced lady anglers a chance to polish their skills. All participants can practice responsible angling and apply learned fishing skills in nonintimidating offshore and inshore competition.
Friday kicks off with an educational class on offshore fishing and conservation conducted by longtime Keys charter boat Captain Skip Bradeen, plus a 6-8 p.m. appetizer contest at the Tavernier Elks Lodge, mile marker 92 bayside.
Saturday and Sunday (optional) are fishing days, learning on the water and friendly angler competition. Charter boats depart at 7 a.m. from Whale Harbor Marina, 83413 Overseas Highway, and anglers can fish until 3 p.m. Participants can fish from their own boats or utilize the charters supplied by the event organizers.
Prizes for inshore and offshore species and releases include Heaviest Fish Overall, Offshore Billfish Release, Party Boat award, Longest Inshore Fish, Wild Card prizes and more.
"Our popular Keys events offer a unique vacation getaway where women can learn, network and enjoy the fabulous Florida Keys and its remarkable fishing," said Betty Bauman, LLGF founder.
Bookings for charter guides and boats fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged. Spaces remain for an online rate of $89 per adult and $45 for teenagers age 13 and up. Charter fishing is additional.
Event information: ladiesletsgofishing.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or Betty Bauman at 954-475-9068
Islamorada visitor information: fla-keys.com/islamorada or 800-FAB-KEYS
Florida Keys fishing information: fla-keys.com/fishing
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