Florida Keys

A Fantastic Experience in the Fishing Capital of the World! Nov. 13-15, 2015! Early entry is $125 (regular is $145 until further notice) for a morning of classroom instruction, lunch, an afternoon of one on one hands-on skill practice and two networking  parties. Charter fishing is additional, see rates below. Seminars at Tavernier Elks, Fishing out of Whale Harbor/Islamorada and Robbies.

Save several hundred dollars you would have to spend to get one on one time with these professional captains and join us for the fun!

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NEW! Social angler membership with fishing! If you already know how to fish and can’t attend the full day on Saturday, come to the Friday party and fish with us on Sunday! Bring more, male or female! Only $45 (limited time only). plus fishing, see charter rates below. Does not include anything on Saturday, come to the parties on Friday & Saturday and fish on Sunday.

NEW! Ladies Choice! Bring a male guest for the educational portion plus he has the option to fish!

NEW! $5 Discount for Women bringing teens! Discount applied or the adult woman and her teens!

NOTES: We have space in the class but please register as soon as possible. You can also register on site at the party on Friday night or Saturday morning for the walk in rate of $155.

Book your room now! See below for suggested overnight hotels


November 13-15, 2015!

Learn to fish in the Keys, where inshore and offshore fishing is fantastic! A unique opportunity to learn from the best captains in the world!

Guest Speakers

Captains Lee Lavery/Fishing Basics, Bob Jones/Inshore, Skip Bradeen/Rick Rodriguez/Offshore and many other guides there for the hands-on skill practice.


Agenda: Click HERE to see the full agenda

Friday: Meet and Greet Happy Hour, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Elks, Tavernier, FL MM 82 Bayside. Cash bar and appetizers. Master Chef Home Cooked Appetizer Contest – Bring a dish! Raffle and beginning of Silent Auction. Complimentary entry for registrants. Spouses & Guests may also attend.

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


8:30 am – Classroom presentations on offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing, followed by lunch and hands-on fishing skills until 4:30 pm at the Elks. For a more complete description click HERE. Raffle and conclusion of silent auction. Second party at Redbone Gallery! See Bonus Fishing Rates for Friday and Monday if you are going to make a fishing weekend out of it!


Fishing Adventure, optional and additional. See rates on Registration Form Followed by fish fillet demonstration.

Bonus Fishing Day! Additional fishing offered Friday! If you want to fish on Friday for the Bonus Fishing Day see Rates below. For bonus fishing day (in addition to Sunday fishing) we may allow adult male guests to fill the boats so you can get out fishing. Contact us if you wish to bring a guest.

Keys University Rates

$125 EarlyRegistration

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

New! Couples/Guest Fishing offered on Sunday as well as Friday, upon request! Those who want to bring a male or female guest who is not registered for the seminar for fishing on Sunday, please put  in the notes section name of other person and fishing choice, do not pay for fishing and we will invoice you when we have enough to fill the boat. Our rates are per person so they or you will need to cover the cost of their fishing. Same cancellation policy applies for registrants and fishing guests.

$60 Fishing from Party Boat (9:30am-1:30 pm, $5 gratuity not incl.) Bottom fish for grouper and snapper, perhaps mackerel! Includes use of rod/reel.

$240 Backcountry/Flats Fishing (3/4 day approx. 7 am – 1:30), gratuity and not incl., 3-4 persons/per boat) Fish for snook, tarpon, trout, redfis, bonefish and more. If you are on a boat that only takes 2 you will be advised of upgrade fees.

$225 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!

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.

Bonus Fishing Rates Friday

$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)

For Bonus Fishing you can opt to donate your fish to be served as appetizers for the Friday evening party, or keep it! 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.

WAIT LIST PROCEDURE (For Fishing only, there’s still space in the class):

As it gets close to the event we start a waiting list for fishing until your boat is full and can be booked. Cancellations can either cause you to be on the wait list or take you off the wait list. If you cannot fish your desired  option, we will notify you of your choices or refund your fishing fee if the boats are full. Go ahead and pay for what you want. If you have a second choice, put it in the “Notes” category on your registration. Those who registered early don’t have to be concerned about the wait list UNLESS THERE ARE UNFORSEEN CANCELLATIONS FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED THE NO WORRIES POLICY. In that case you may be moved from “confirmed” to Wait List, applicable to the most recent registrations and how many in your party to fill boats.

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.

MM 80: Breezy Palms Resort 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

MM 86.5: Closer: 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

For all of the above, ask for the “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Rate!

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.


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(Please decide about your fishing first to register for the University and fishing if going fishing at the same time)

Note: Please 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.

Registration Form