Keys University Oct. 21-23, 2016!
A Fantastic Experience in the Fishing Capital of the World! With an All-Star Lineup of Speakers!
Click HERE to register, be sure you have decided about fishing first!
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.
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.
NEW! $300 worth of DOOR PRIZES! 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. Good till 4/2017. 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!
Add the event to your calendar! Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Keys University
(rates are per person, please register each person individually)
Registration – $99 Internet Special (4 of these left)
- Morning of classroom instruction
- Afternoon of one-on-one hands-on skill practice
- 2 Networking parties, one Friday night, one Saturday night
NEW! VIP Registration – $180 – 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, necklace or or LLGF dolphin buff-like neck protector!
- 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 2016!
Start the weekend early! Arrive Friday for some fishing and you can be the one telling the stories at Happy Hour!*
Friday Oct. 21: 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. Oct. 22 9:30 – 4 or 4:30:
9am – 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.
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
Captains Lee Lavery/Fishing Basics, Capt. Gary Ellis/Inshore, tephanie Osgood Choate/Offshore 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
World Champion Stephanie Osgood Choate will inspire you for offshore fishing! Here is the Review as Top Female Anglers on the Globe from Marlin Magazine
Quote from Stephanie:
“When someone who doesn’t fish asks me how I am able to catch a fish seemingly 10 times my size, I go straight for what I live by: It’s all in your head. The people who have truly taught me how to fish never questioned my size or strength. If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to do it, and with the support of the people who love you, it becomes that much easier.”
Keys University Fishing Rates
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:
$60 Party Boat (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.
$220 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.
$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 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.
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!
THIS WILL BE A VERY BUSY WEEKEND IN THE KEYS SO DON’T WAIT VERY LONG TO BOOK YOUR OVERNIGHT ROOM!
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!
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.