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Offshore fishing on a sport fishing boat


Casting instruction is part of the hands-on one-on-one instruction

Fish caught from one of our charter boats Oct. 13, 2017 the mahi are biting!


Stu Apte Fly Fishing Instructor – a legend around the world! Meet him in person and work with him one-on-one!

 Keys University Oct. 20-22, 2017! YES, IT’S STILL ON!

Sign up ASAP, the offshore mahi bite is off the charts! They are catching tuna and snapper too. Inshore the snook bite is on and the mullet run which brings great fishing is going on! Don’t go by the media, many restaurants and hotels are are already reopen in the upper Keys except for some resorts on the ocean side. B Keys 15 class shot_resize

A Fantastic Experience in the Fishing Capital of the World!

Click HERE to register, be sure you have decided about fishing first! Book ASAP if you want to go fishing so we can secure your boat!

If you’ve never been to LLGF this is the ONE not to miss! You will also meet several alumni who come to this one year after year as it’s so much fun! The fishing captains here are some of the best in the world.

Last minute notes: We are booking boats now so register soon to secure a fishing spot. We have one lady who wants to share a room so contact us if interested.

  • More than 7 hours jam packed with classes and personalized instruction on Saturday!

  • Fun Friday Kickoff Social with Appetizer Contest!

  • Saturday evening party at Seaside Glass Works!

  • Sunday fishing plus Friday Bonus Fishing, Inshore, Offshore or Party Boat Bottom Fishing!

Learn to fish in the Keys, where inshore and offshore fishing is fantastic! A unique opportunity to learn from the best  in the world – these anglers are people you would rarely meet in person! Get one on one time with these professional captains that would cost hundreds of dollars if you booked privately – if you could even do it.

Seminars at Tavernier Elks, waterfront, bayside, Fishing out of Whale Harbor/Islamorada and Robbies.

FISHING REPORT UPDATE: OFFSHORE: Decent tuna and kingfish, sailfish have shown up early, some mahi and wahoo around. INSHORE: Snook, tarpon, trout snapper and permit are biting.

$300 worth of DOOR PRIZES, PLUS EVERYONE GETS A 10% OFF CERTIFICATE TO USE AT WORLDWIDE SPORTSMAN AND A 10% OFF CERTIFICATE FOR FLORIDA KEYS OUTFITTERS NEXT TO GREEN TURTLE! PLUS A $39 MEMBERSHIP TO FISHWITHME.NET! Win a $300 package from Weather Routing Inc. Good for one written forecast for a tournament or event, one verbal consultation, and a month of SeaWeather trial. Winner can only redeem one coupon and must be a first time user of Weather Routing.  www.wriwx.com  Plus some great items from Star Brite, Flanigans Certificate and more!

NEW! Ladies Choice! Register a male guest for the educational portion, plus he has the option to fish! Rates are per person.

NEW!  Discount for Women bringing teens! Discount applied for the adult woman and her teens – see it on the Registration link! Second teen free!

Add the event to your calendar!  Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Keys University


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Registration – $125 Online special!

Regularly $145.

  • Morning of classroom instruction
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon of  one-on-one hands-on skill practice
  • 2 Networking parties, one Friday night, one Saturday night

NEW! VIP Registration – $160 – Everything the regular registrants get plus:

  • Premium reserved seating – Front row/closest seating to speakers
  • First in line for lunch, then sit with the other VIP’s !
  • Free! Choice of one: Fun fish earrings, or necklace!
  • First choice to choose which vessel from our lineup to fish on, based on availability.
  • $20 off any future LLGF seminars you attend and $10 off for your friends (taken within a year)
  • Receive contact info on the other VIP’s
  • 10% discount on souvenir purchases (max. of $100)
  • 2 Raffle tickets for Saturday Raffle
  • Goody Bag

Social Angler – $55.  This option is ONLY for the Welcome Social on Friday, party on Saturday and signing up for fishing with us on Sunday. If you took LLGF before or a few times and cannot attend the Saturday events, this may be for you. Does not include the educational day and hands-on skill practice but does include TWO parties. To get one -on-one time with these captains during the skill practice would normally cost hundreds of $. For that you need to sign up with the early registration of $125 or regular registration once early registration expires.  Same cancellation policy applies.

Make this weekend a mini vacation of learning, networking and fishing. Come down for some fishing on Friday before everybody else heads to the keys for the weekend, then stay till Monday to continue fishing!

Register for the Class of 2017!
Start the weekend early! Arrive Friday for some fishing and you can be the one telling the stories at Happy Hour!*


Friday: 6:30-8:30 pm Kickoff Party and Appetizer Contest – Meet the other ladies and see who is on your boat! Cash bar and appetizers. Master Chef Home Cooked Appetizer Contest – Bring a dish to share and maybe win a prize. The first of our two raffles and beginning of Silent Auction- get your bid in early or buy it now to beat out the competition. Complimentary entry for registrants. Spouses & Guests may also attend. At the Elks, Tavernier, FL MM 82 Bayside.

Sat. 9:30 – 4 or 4:30:

9am check in, 9:30 – 1 pm Indoor speakers for Fishing Basics, Inshore and Offshore, lunch, stand up fish fighting, conservation, dehooking.

1:15-2:30 Indoor skills such as knot tying, ballyhoo rigging, lure usage, dehooking/releasing, rod/reel repair and maintenance. Boat handling and trailer backing available outside at this time as well. Boat handling determined by weather and tides. Fly casting with Stu Apte begins.

2:30-3:30 or 4 Outdoor skills such as spin casting, net casting, fly casting, boat handling, trailer backing, gaffing grapefruits. Talk with and learn from your instructors one-on-one! Times are approximate due to movement of people. Stations may vary due to staff.

For more description click HERE. Raffle and conclusion of silent auction.

Afterwards – early evening party at Seaside Glass Works MM 82 Bayside 5 or 5:30 – 7pm.

Sunday  3/4 Day Fishing 7 am to 1 or 1:30 Inshore/offshore. 9:30-1:30 Party Boat – optional/additional (no classes, continue your learning on the boat!) Followed by fish fillet. See charter rates below.

Optional Extra Bonus Fishing day available on Friday, choose from Inshore or Offshore, See Bonus Fishing Rates

Guest Speakers

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LLGF Founder Betty Bauman and a 58 lb. mahi recently caught off Islamorada, FL Keys – join us and catch your own!

2017 lineup – Captains Lee Lavery/Fishing Basics, Capt. Gary Ellis/Inshore, Allison Stattner/Offshore, Stu Apte/Fly and many other guides there for the hands-on skill practice.

Legendary Stu Apte will be working with you for fly fishing!

Internationally recognized Hall of Fame Angler, tournament champion, prior Navy Pilot 69, a Fly Fishing celebrity! Stu’s website

Keys University Fishing Rates

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Offshore fishing

Optional/additional, Rates are per person. Coming alone? Don’t worry, no need to fill the boat, we do it for you! No equipment is necessary.

Sunday Fishing Rates, includes tournament entry for Anyone Can Win Tournament:

$60 Party Boat 

NO LONGER AVAILABLE (9:30am-1:30 pm, bring gratuity of $5 not incl.) Bottom fish for grouper and snapper, perhaps mackerel! Reserve on your own. Includes use of rod/reel. Captain Michael out of Robbies, it goes drift/bottom fishing. There is public on the boat and we try our best to get our gals fishing close together. The boat takes about 40 people.

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Fishing from back country/flats boat, fish shallow water, catch redfish, snook, trout. On an inshore boat you are busy casting and have 3-4 people per captain – lots of individual attention! This is a good bet for people who get seasick as that usually doesn’t happen on an inshore boat.There are no bathrooms on this choice but they can usually take you to a bathroom.

$240 Backcountry/Flats Fishing (3/4 day approx. 7 am – 1:30), gratuity and not incl., BASED ON 3-4 persons/per boat) Fish for snook, tarpon, trout, redfish, bonefish and more. If all the boats that take 3-4 are booked and you are on a boat that only takes 2 you will be advised of upgrade fees. ON this choice you are busy casting and interacting versus sitting while trolling on a sportfishing boat.

$230 Offshore Sportfishing Boat (3/4 day approx. 7 am – 1:00), gratuity not incl., 6 persons/per boat) Fish for sailfish, kingfish, wahoo, dolphin and more! You may troll offshore, catch bait, go bottom fishing and more! It is up to the captain and what is biting and where.

For all fishing we may have to combine women and couples to fill a boat.

Friday Bonus Fishing Day! Once you have secured your fishing for Sunday, you are eligible to add a BONUS FISHING DAY on Friday. You do not have to do the same type of fishing. You can go offshore fishing on Sunday and inshore for bonus fishing day to have an awesome fishing experience! Note: Cancellation terms apply the same for bonus fishing days. Come early, stay late! FULL DAY FISHING! Rates based on full boats.

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*Bonus Fishing Rates Friday Full Day of Fishing.

$260 – Offshore Sport fishing Bonus Fishing (6/boat) 7 am – 3 pm. For this trip you can opt to donate your fish to be served as appetizers for the Friday evening party!

$250 Inshore Bonus Fishing (3-4/per boat)

Note: Our form allows you to sign up for the regular fishing on Sunday and only one day of Bonus Fishing.  For Bonus fishing we may have to combine women and couples to fill a boat. Note: If you are not sure about fishing on Friday be advised we have the same boat on hold that caught the fish shown to the right plus the 58 lb. mahi caught by LLGF Founder Betty Bauman. While it’s quite a rare catch, your chances are good on this boat and this crew is quite capable. The photo is of a June catch, you can catch mahi and other species, perhaps sailfish release in the fall, too.

Reservation and Cancellation Terms and Conditions

New! No Worries Cancellation Policy – Only $25! Not sure about your plans? Click HERE to view this new policy before registering! You will have a chance to accept or decline it when registering. Deadline to utilize No Worries is  2 weeks before event.

Already registered? Click HERE to see your confirmation page with directions and tips!

Overnight Accommodations


The Tavernier Elks is Mile Marker 92 (MM 92). this is where the Friday party and the Saturday educational day will be held.

Hotels: Due to Hurricane Irma some hotels may not have phone nor internet yet so try calling first. If there is no answer if does not mean they are not open, only that their phone lines may have not been reconnected yet. BREEZY PALMS WILL HAVE ROOMS BUT THEIR PHONE LINES AND INTERNET ARE NOT BACK YET. JUST SIGN UP AND YOU WILL FIND A ROOM.

MM 80: Breezy Palms Resort – Book at this one first, please as they have helped Ladies, Let’s go Fishing so much over the years! THEY HAVE ROOMS. Our Host Hotel on the ocean with marina! Nice rooms most have kitchens!  Pool. Limited availability! We have stayed there for years and the ladies love it!  www.breezypalms.com 305-664-2361  12 miles from the Elks at MM 80 Oceanside. $69 – $179 Reference Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing.

MM 86.5: Closer: (not sure about rooms) Ragged Edge! On the Ocean side, quaint cottage-style rooms and efficiencies with kitchens too, plus a marina that can hold up to large center console boats.  Rooms sleep 2 – 6 people. Only 4.5  miles from the Event. They will start taking room reservations in September but you can go on their website and email them with how many people and what dates and they will notify you when reservations are available. Rates range approx.  from $119 for studio to $179 to 2 bedroom apartment that can sleep up to six.  243 Treasure Harbor Road Islamorada, FL 33036 (305) 852-5389, reservations only:  800-436-2023 At Mile Marker 86.5 Oceanside.  www.ragged-edge.com

May have rooms: Pelican Cove Resort:  305.664.4435,  La Siesta Resort:  305.664.2132, Amara Cay Resort: 305.664.0073

We know of other hotels who have rooms too. Coconut Cove Resort & Marina MM 84 approx. Islamorada bayside. La Jolla Bayside. The Sands next to Breezy Palms are a possibility. For more Keys hotels that have rooms please contact us.

Closed, don’t even try it – Post Card Inn, Islander

Or go online from link below to see other hotels

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Note: Sign up for University Registration and Fishing Choice at the same time. You will not be able to return to the form for Fishing Choice only. Make sure you type in your name as you want it on your name tag. If you need help please call 954-475-9068. If you get a confirmation and your payment did not go through you can try to re register, contact us or pay by check.