Popular Mini-University! March 14-15, 2015 – much of what you get at the full universities but do it in one afternoon!


March 14-15 in Matlacha/Pine Island area, just off the coast of Ft. Myers where it gets really pretty!

An afternoon of learning about inshore fishing and practicing skills one on one!

This mini event has a different schedule than the full weekend universities and thus the lower registration rate!

March 14: Event is approx. 12:30-5 pm Saturday followed by an exciting silent auction, raffle and happy hour at Mulletville

If you have anything you would like to place in the auction/raffle or goody bags please email us asap. The Silent Auction is amazing, get ready for trips to the Bahamas, fishing trips, tackle, art prints and more!

You don’t have to get up early on Saturday, just come after lunch or bring it with you, it starts at 12:30 pm. It’s all about learning to fish.

Speakers on Inshore and brief intro to kayak fishing.
Learn about conservation, fish habits and how to dehook fish without touching them!

Learn equipment and tackle to use. Where and when to find fish, then what to do.

No experience necessary and we bring all the tackle to show you.

At Matlacha Community Center on the water

Sunday March 15 Optional Half Day Fishing:

The second day of the University is optional fishing. There are no scheduled classes so you can learn on the water. You need to reserve your fishing the same time you register.

From boats or  guided Kayak fishing! Approx. 8 am to noon. All fishing will be near shore, near mangroves and beaches!

Fish for redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, snapper, grouper, flounder and who knows what else! Rod, reel, lures and bait if the captain opts for it,  provided by the charter guide.  Fishing license may be  provided for some of the boats but some may require fishing license. Fishing license required for kayak fishing.

Fishing Choices (note: all fishing is limited availability. Rates below are per person. Within 2 weeks of the event we recommend you put a second and third choice in the notes section of your registration. You will be contacted if your first option is not available and the charter fee will be adjusted accordingly to the option that is available.):

 $165 Bay Flats boat, 2-4 per boat but mostly 2 Fishing equipment included. In most cases the fishing license is included.

$99 Guided Kayak fishing including kayak and fishing equipment. 4-5 ladies per group with a guide. You will need to get a fishing license.

$95 Pontoon boat. Boats take 4-6, Fishing equipment included. Please note all boats are different.. You will be randomly assigned but we do try to get those requesting to fish together on the same boat. Fishing license will be required.

$115 Deck boat. Boats take up to 4 approx.  Tackle included. Fishing license NOT included. Please note all boats are different. You will be randomly assigned but we do try to get those requesting to fish together on the same boat.

$45 Group Boat Reserve on your own. About a half hour drive from the Matlacha Community Center in your own car, just before you cross the bridge to Sanibel Island. 9 am to noon. Call to book from 9-5 or book online at www.adventuresinparadise.com . YOU WILL NEED A FISHING LICENSE.  $45 plus tax includes, bait, mate and fishing tackle. Limited availability. This is a pontoon boat that holds 20 people and is open to the public too so book directly with them asap. Adventures in Paradise, Inc. Departs from “G” dock at Port Sanibel Marina, 14341 Port Comfort Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Phone: 239-472-8443. Their email is  Audrey@adventuresinparadise.com . This is an unsupervised trip, you are responsible for finding the location and getting yourself there. This option is not retroactive to those who have already reserved.

15-20% gratuity additional on ALL FISHING TRIPS.

Note: Fishing rates are based on full boats. If there is not enough to fill your choice we will notify youAs of Feb. 26 we recommend you put a second or third choice  in the SPECIAL NOTES  section if you are flexible as most fishing choices are wait listed until there are enough ladies to fill a particular fishing vessel. Fishing is never guaranteed and if your fishing choice and second/third choice does not become available you will be refunded the fishing charter fee.

For a last year’s preliminary agenda click HERE.


Regular registration is only $69.00 – a great deal! The Early Entry deal of $59 has expired.

Come join us – Yaks are Back!

Mark your calendars or book it now. For overnight lodging, get moving fast as there is VERY limited availability right in Matlacha but there are other hotels 10 – 15 minutes away.

For General Lodging call: Lee County Sports Housing 239-541-1800 Click HERE to see a list of hotels in Cape Coral and rates!

For discounted hotel rates please call Lee County Sports Housing @ 239-541-1800 or you can book directly on their website.

For Lodging in Matlacha and ideas of places in the outlying areas of Bokeelia and Sr. James City click HERE


Haven’t heard about Matlacha yet? Pronounced MatlaSHAY. Click on this Florida Sportsman article http://www.floridasportsman.com/2011/05/16/regions_sw_060350/

Last year this sold out. Registration is available now.  Sign up for our mailing list (upper right on the home page) so you can be notified of any updates!

New! No Worries Cancellation Policy – Only $20! 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.