South Florida


Learn how to fish from the Pros, or improve your skills!

South Florida April 21-23, 2017 Completed! Come back for 2018 dates!


Don’t miss this fun, educational event!

Are you ready to learn from the pros? Hands on one-on-one seminars teaching you deep sea fishing, fly casting, equipment of the sport and much more! Meet new friends and network with an extraordinary group of people- people like you who love the outdoors! No experience needed! We even supply the tackle.

Nearly 7 hours of personalized fishing instruction with speakers and great guides, plus a welcome party and cool fundraiser – at the lowest rate ever!


Click HERE to Register!

Early Scholarship of $79 is still available! Optional Fishing on Sunday is $55/party/drift boat and $145 Offshore Fishing Yacht that takes six people. If you just learned to fish, you should go fishing on Sunday! The Offshore choice is the best to go after sailfish, dolphin fish/mahi, wahoo, tuna and more! You get $50 worth of stuff and more for $79! See Below.

Note: if you register it takes you to your confirmation page. If it does not, we do not have your information and you are not registered. Call 954-475-9068 if this is the case!

Enjoy the super Ft. Lauderdale offshore fishing! Fishing reports from here include tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi, cobia and more! For busy people this is perfect, Saturday’s class is now from 10 am to 5 pm!

The University is at I.T. Parker Community Center, 901 NE 3rd. St., Dania Beach, FL 33004.

Each attendee will get a discount certificate to use at Bass Pro Shops – off their already low prices! Plus a free 1 year subscription to Southern Boating Magazine worth $25! AND about $25 worth of goodies from Power-Pole, BoatU.S. and more!

DOOR PRIZES! Each registrant signing up by April 15 gets a chance to win door prizes! More than $300 worth of prizes including a certificate to Weather Routing Inc. For Tournament/weather detailed forecasting with consultation!

To see what happened in the past Check out the photos here and on Facebook here. And the wrapup report!

(rates are per person, please register each person individually)

$79 Discounted Full Registration Scholarship

IMG_3416 Lady Pamela best$99 Regular Full Registration (after all scholarship rates taken)

NEW! VIP Registration – $120

  • Premium reserved seating – Front row/closest seating to speakers
  • Free! Choice of one: Fun fish earrings or buff (head buff based on availability)!
  • First choice to choose which vessel from our lineup to fish on.
  • $10 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 (not included for regular registrations but everyone does get some Flanigan’s goodies)

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

NEW! $39 Each –  Scholarship for Women bringing teens! Second teen free!

Social Angler (for those who have been to LLGF before) – $35.  Does not include the educational day and hands-on skill practice. 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 full registration. This option is for those who just want to attend the Welcome Social on Friday and fish with us on Sunday.

Guest Speakers

Chosen professionals in their respective fields, these speakers are passionate about their craft and are happy to share their knowledge and secrets with the class! Imagine one-on-one with a captain, yet not paying for private lessons, that’s what the University is all about!


Capt. Lee Lavery

Capt. Lee Lavery will help you learn about the equipment, rods, reels, tackle, what it is and how to use. She leads the chapter and sets a great role model!

Capt. Dennis Forgione – a well acclaimed captain in South Florida! The ladies love Capt. Dennis and may have a chance to fish with him on Sunday!

Capt. Brian Leibowitz

Capt. Brian Leibowitz popular for his inshore fishing techniques!

What’s cool is, not only will you hear from the speakers, you will have one-on-one time with them in small groups for the skill stations! That is WHY this event is so special!


Please note – no meals served on Saturday you can bring a sandwich or go in with other gals to order a pizza.

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” South Florida Agenda April 21-23 At I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach

Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm: Welcome Reception and Networking! Sponsored by Cabot Cheese, Sailfish Brewery and Stephens Distributing!

Master Chef Potluck Contest!

Saturday:  3.5 hours instruction, 2 hours hands-on skill practice!

9:00-9:30 am check-in, auction preview time

9:30 am: Welcome announcements – Betty Bauman

First session choose from Room A/Fishing Basics or Room B/Inshore fishing

Room A 10-11: Fishing Basics – Capt. Lee Lavery Room A (Beginners)

How to: choose and use various rods and reels, slow the fish using drag system, choose tackle

Room B 10-11: Inshore/Backcountry Fishing Capt. Brian Liebowitz, Bass Pro Shops

How to fish in shallow water or near beaches

11:00-12:15 All: Deepwater and Bottom Fishing

How to catch or release mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo, sailfish, snapper and other offshore species!

12:15-1:15: Brown Bag Lunch (bring your own sandwich and drink or order pizza) Reeling against a human fish and conservation/dehooking, demonstrated by Betty Bauman. Announcements and details for Sunday Fishing with tips on charter fishing protocol. Learn what to wear for fishing with fashions from Aftco/Guy Harvey and Hook & Tackle!

1:15 – 1:30 Break: class photo

1:30-4:30 pm – Exhibits/Skill Stations

1:30-2:45 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.

2:45-4:30 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!

4:30-5pm (approx.): Auction, raffle and final announcements. Possible networking after at Islamorada Fish Co. near Bass Pro Shops

Skill Stations:

Indoor Skill Stations (first)

  • FINANCIAL FREEDOM, Lighthouse Wealth Planning of Raymond James, Raymond James

Marina and Outdoor Skill Stations (second)

  • SPIN CASTING with Penn Reels
  • LANDING AND RELEASING (Gaffing Grapefruits)
  • BOAT HANDLING WITH RANGER BOATS! (based on conditions)
  • TRAILERING TECHNIQUES – Practice backing your tow vehicle and trailer, with MAGIC TILT TRAILERS

Stay tuned for possibly more! Skill stations may vary depending on availability of instructors.

Sunday Optional Fishing: “Yahoo Let’s Go!” Fishing Adventure (no class instruction on Sunday)

8 am – NOON – Fishing Headquarters Offshore sportfishing boats

8:30 am – 12:30 – Party Boat “Catch My Drift” just south of A1A and Las Olas Blvd., Intracoastal sideFish filleting demonstration upon boat arrivals.

Fishing Adventure, optional and additional. Followed by fish fillet demonstration.

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

$55 Fishing from Party Boat (8:30am-12:30 pm, $5 gratuity not incl.) Bottom fish for grouper and snapper, perhaps mackerel! Includes use of rod/reel.

$145 Offshore Sportfishing Boat (1/2 day approx. 8 am – noon), gratuity not incl., 6 persons/per boat) Fish for sailfish, kingfish, wahoo, dolphin and more! In a half day you can get right out into the Gulf  Stream and return with fish! Sportfishing boats have a head/bathroom, some have a tower and salon, some are large center consoles with a top for shade and a head. One boat will be captained by Dennis Forgione our speaker and will leave from Haulover Marina. The others leave from Fishing Headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale.

Overnight Accommodations – Book your rooms early as there are times when hotels in this area can be sold out.

* BEST WESTERN PLUS Fort Lauderdale Airport South located only minutes from both the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Cruise Port, a few minutes away from the facility.  1900 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004.  Mention LLGF when registering. 

  • $179.99- Room with a King Size Bed
  • $194.99- Second night.

Must call Best Western Plus Sales Manager directly Phone:  954-926-7300 (Note: From one lady, she called this main number, talked to the operator and got an even better rate outside of the LLGF rate so have at it! Or look online.

* Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport/South Cruise Port, 2500 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33020

$209/night plus 11% tax. To get this rate you must call on the phone by MARCH 21 (can’t do online) to: Joanne Mercado 954-922-0011 ext. 153  email

Do it soon as they are very booked! It’s about a 10 minute drive or less to the facility.

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.

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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. If you need help please call 954-475-9068.

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Registration Form Note: if you register it takes you to your confirmation page. If it does not, we do not have your information and you are not registered. Call 954-475-9068 if this is the case!