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Ladies Reel in Fishing Skills and Fun at South FL LLGF University April 17-19

Loving life and fishing aboard Big Game: Margaret Plaxton, Punta Gorda, FL, Kathy Trainer, Wilton Manors, FL, M.E DePalma, Wilton Manors, FL, JoAnn Gonzalez, Pembroke Pines, FL

Did we have fun or what! It was cool to see ladies coming from as far away as Alexandria, VA to learn fishing skills at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" South Florida University April 17-19 in Dania Beach, FL. Known as the "No-Yelling School of Fishing," the event offered a networking party on Friday, classes and hands-on skills Saturday and optional charter fishing on Sunday.

Master Chef appetizer contest winners Linda Galyo, Hollywood, FL and Audrey Ferdinand, Ft. Lauderdale with Betty Bauman, Davie, FL 

Activities launched Friday evening with a networking party and appetizer contest, won by Lynda Galyo, Hollywood, FL for Finger Salads and Audrey Ferdinand, Ft. Lauderdale, FL for Green Gumbo.
            Thanks to our Saturday, presenters - Capt. Lee Lavery/Fishing Basics, Capt. Mike Genoun/Offshore Fishing and Capt. Brian Leibowitz/Inshore Fishing, plus all the guides and donors who came! They are all recognized in the links provided below, on our website.

            In the afternoon were one-on-one stations to practice dehooking, spin casting, net casting, releasing, knot tying, reel maintenance, gaffing grapefruits, ballyhoo rigging, Magic Tilt trailer backing and boating on the Ranger boat.

              On Sunday the charter boats put the participants on blackfin tuna, bonito, king mackerel, golden tilefish, torro snapper and more.We had a couple lucky guys fishing too with the new Ladies Choice program so couples can learn fishing together. We had teens, too! 

Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Discover Boating, Miami International Boat Show, Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Mercury, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt trailers, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Fish Florida.

Annual sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Old Bahama Bay, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Valentine's Resort & Marina, Penn, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Harbor Financial Services, Wear Video Badge and All Rite Grading.
Click HERE to see the sponsors on our website. Click HERE to see all of the contributors.  


We really appreciate those who helped on site and those who contributed!  We have photos on our website.  Check them out here!  Links to Sponsors, Donors, Master Chef winners and committee pics all on one page! 


            Upcoming LLGF events are May 29-31/Treasure Coast, Sept. 11-13/Bimini, Bahamas and Nov. 13-15/Florida Keys. Contact: (954) 475-9068;;,

South Florida LLGF University Fishing Report, Sunday, April 19, 2015 half day:


The ladies enjoyed calm seas and beautiful weather. Every boat caught fish. "Caught" can indicate either landing or releasing.


New Lattitude:The group caught an incredible amount of fish in the four hour trip including six bonito and six blackfin tuna up to 6 lbs. and a 10 lb. king mackerel. Leslie Messina, Boynton Beach, FL was excited to catch her first fish, a bonito which gave a good fight.


Big Game: The ladies caught two blackfin tuna and two golden tilefish, all up to 5 lbs. After trolling for tuna, they went deep dropping in 700 ft. of water, producing two golden tilefish. The first fish was a bonito caught by Bruna Carincotte, Alexandria, VA. Carincotte works for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and wanted to learn the sport which she spends her days promoting. The second fish, a blackfin tuna was caught by Johana Reyes, Alexandria, Va, also of the RBFF - her first fish ever. M.E. Depalma, Wilton Manors, FL said it was a life changing experience and a chance to get back into the sport that she and her husband had enjoyed in the past.


Catch My Drift - The group caught toro snapper and a blue runner. They also enjoyed seeing playful porpoises. 

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Comments from Participants:

"Life changing experience! I will do it again!" - M.E. Depalma, Wilton Manors, FL

"This was on my bucket list, now I CAN!" - S. Wood, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

"Finally got my knots perfected!" - G. Olin, Apopka, FL

"I have been looking for this a long time and learned so much!" - J. Cochran, Boca Raton, FL

"Speakers were articulate, knowledgeable, humorous and patient!" - K. Trainer, Oakland Park, FL

"Course is great for beginners! Thanks for making fishing easy to understand!" - J. Reyes, Alexandria, VA

You are invited to Live filming of Chevy Insider Florida Fishing Report TV Show, North Miami, April 29 - FREE and you get a FREE T-shirt!

If you happen to be in South Florida Wednesday, April 29...  Meet famous Capt. Rick Murphy and the crew! 


The Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report TV show has invited the Ladies, Let's Go Fishing women to a special ladies night at their next LIVE filming on Wednesday, April 29 off NE 163rd St. in North Miami.   It's FREE and you get a free T shirt too! The topic is LADIES! 


We had a blast last year and some of the audience ended up on TV! Afterwards we had a chance to go back stage and take pics with the crew.  


Be there approx 6 pm - filming starts at 7 pm, they will confirm the exact time. This will give you time to chat with the other ladies! Please make sure if you RSVP that you can go. First come, first served.

This is ladies night! Wear a LLGF shirt if you have one. For guys, ask them if they have room. Check the TV Show's website. The show is on Fox Sunsports Network and airs multiple times. 

All filming takes place at: WPBT Comtel Studios, 14901 NE 20th Ave. Miami, FL 33181.

To RSVP, email your name and shirt size to If you have any questions, contact the event office and ask for Kelly 305-246-0673.
IMPORTANT - The Ladies, Let's Go Fishing office is closed April 25 - May 8 so email them as we may not have access to emails.

Sign Up for Our Upcoming Events!
LLGF Treasure Coast, Stuart May 29-31 At the beautiful Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club! Super offshore and inshore/river fishing!  Learn More....

LLGF Keys, the Fishapalooza of the year Nov. 13-15! The best captains and fishing, whether inshore or offshore! Make it a fishing vacation! Learn More...

Bimini Bahamas Sept. 11-13!
Starting at less than $300 per person including r/t transportation Miami/Bimini via 10 deck ship, meals and lodging! Many options! We need people to sign up fast to fill minimums to guarantee the rate. We are working on other international programs, soon to be announced. As there's a premium for people coming solo, we have a room share page so you can find someone to share your room! Fishing is additional or explore the quaint island of Bimini on your own! Men welcome! Learn More...
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