Novice anglers are invited to fish the non intimidating LLGF Screamin’ Reels tournament June 24-26, 2022 in Islamorada, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the tournament kicks off on Friday with a presentation on offshore fishing and conservation, plus a meet and greet from 6-8 pm at The Tavernier Elks Club.
Friendly fishing competition ensues Saturday and Sunday on inshore and offshore charter boats or private boats, departing from Whale Harbor Marina, Islamorada, FL and other locations.
$1,000 in individual angler prizes include Penn combos, art prints, shirts and more, presented on Sunday upon the return of boats at Whale Harbor. Awards are made for Heaviest Fish Overall, Offshore Billfish Release, Junior Angler, Longest Inshore Fish, Wild Card prizes and more.
This tournament offers easy rules designed for novice anglers, where anglers learn skills as they fish. Those with no boat can secure charter boat slots, which fill quickly so early registration is encouraged. Registration is $89 early entry, $99 regular per adult angler, $45 for teens and includes about $20 in gifts. Optional charter boat slots are extra. Men and teens are also welcome to register and fish.
Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Take Me Fishing, Vamos a Pescar, Mercury, Magic Tilt trailers, Shearwater Boats, Power-Pole, Penn, TACO Metals, Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Lowrance, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite and Future Angler Foundation. Annual and class-specific contributors are listed on the website. Local sponsors are Breezy Palms, Jeanne Towne of Fidelity Real Estate and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. Class-specific contributors are listed on the website.
LLGF offers a second keys event Oct. 7-9 with full day fishing seminar, two days of fishing and casual prizes.
Remaining 2022 LLGF events, with optional or included fishing are:
- May 6-8 Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Fort Lauderdale, FL
- June 24-26 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water and Screamin’ Reels tourney Islamorada, FL
- Sept. 23-24 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL
- Oct. 7-9 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar, fishing and Fishing Fever tourney Islamorada, FL
- Nov. 19-20 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy
Additional: Several Virtual Meetings and more events in the works.
The Tavernier Elks Club is located at 92600 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier, FL 33070, MM 92 Bayside.