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Ladies Lowdown 2018

May 11-12
28th Annual Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament
Captains Party at The Crowninshield Community House and Tourney at The Boca Grande Pass
A portion of the proceeds go to Pretty Packages. These packages are intended to empower women battling cancer. To help them feel strong, beautiful, and fierce.
Go to www.ladiestarpon.com or call 941-964-0568 for more information

May 11-12
39th Pensacola Ladies Billfish Tournament
Cash & Prizes at WCI Lost Key Marina 
For registration and information go to www.pbgfc.com
Or call 850-453-4638

May 12
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Palm Beach Surf Fishing Workshop
Near Loggerhead Park at Juno Beach. Parking at First United Methodist Church
Conducted by patient and capable Pompano Rich - Going directly to fishing, where you learn by doing!
For more info go to ladiesletsgofishing.com

May 18-19
10th Annual Sweetheart Couples Tournament
Registration for this unique tourney includes welcome dinner for 2 at Laishley Crab House, after tourney BBQ dinner for 2, T-shirts, Boat Bag, of course the tournament, and a whole lot of fun!!
Many Cash prizes including: 1st place for $1,500, 2nd place gets $1,250, 3rd $1,000. Other cash prizes down to the 25th place and largest ladies trout, largest ladies red, and lighest combined weight in Punta Gorda, FL.
Check out flatsmasters.com/ for additional info.

May 31-June 3
33rd Annual Ladies Fish Off!
May 2nd Pre-Tournament Party at BrewFish Bar & Grill in Pompano Beach, FL
The Top 10 boats and Top 3 lady anglers receive cash & prizes. Benefits for this great tournament go to The Ronald McDonald House, The Billfish Foundation, and the NSU Oceanographic Center Fisheries.
Go to www.ladiesfishoff.com to check for updates and information.

 June 8-9
9th Annual Nauti-Girls Tournament
Prizes for multiple species and a Fishing Tips & Tricks Clinic with Saltwater Angel Captain Bobbi Cannon herself in Steinhatchee, FL. Other events going on with this tournament this year include Shoot Straight Concealed Weapons Classes, and a Paint.Party.Pour. event.

June 9
Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinic - St. George Island
Free Day long Clinic requires advanced registration. You can register Here.
Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod & reel rigging, marine fish & habitat identification, catch and release techniques, and more! If weather permits, ladies will be able to practice their skills by fishing from shore.
Email Heather.Sneed@MyFWC.com or call 850-487-0554 for more information

June 12-14
Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament in Islamorada, FL
Email heidinute@yahoo.com or keep tabs on www.facebook.com/keystarpon for info.

June 21 & 23
30th Annual Old Salt Ladies Fishing Tournament
at The Club Treasure Island, FL 
Over $9,500 in prize money. Benefits the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation
This tournament has the Captains Party - live & silent auctions - arts & crafts vendors - and much more!
See oldsaltfishing.org for more information.

June 22-23
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Islamorada
Learning on the Water AND Offshore/Inshore Anyone Can Win Tournament
Register on the website and Book your Room soon as this event will fill fast!
Friday enjoy a home cooked BBQ dinner with beer & wine provided at a private house with an education presentation on fishing by the famous Captain Skip Bradeen. Saturday is the tournament rom Whale Harbor with prize awards presented at Seaside Glass Works. Go to ladiesletsgofishing.com to register and for additional information.

End of June
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Fishing Fever Tournament
Submit pictures of you holding your catch to be in a quarterly prize drawing! It's FREE to enter! There are 4 divisions.
Top winner can choose from a $50 certificate for Frogg Toggs or a Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Certificate for 2018 seminar or event of their choice!!
Go to ladiesletsgofishing.com for all the details!

July 18-22
Mississippi Gulf Coast Big Game Fishing Club
is hosting their Ladies Tournament in Gulfport, MS
Information can be found at www.mgcbgfc.com or email info@mgcbgfc.com

July 27-28
Saltwater Sweeties Annual Fishing Tournament
is being hosted by Coastal Bend Guide Association at the Aransas Pass Civic Center in Aransas Pass, TX
Trophies - Raffles - Calcutta Pot - Giveaway - Silent Auction - Music - Food - Drinks - And A Good Time!
Over 200 Lady Anglers!!
More info at www.saltwatersweeties.com or email cbgatx@yahoo.com or call Geoff Austin 361-463-2550

August 3-5
41st Annual Mobile Big Game Fishing Club Ladies Tournament
in Orange Beach, AL
This is a Catch & Release BillfishPlus Meat Fish Categories tourney.

August 11
Offshore Anglers of Pompano Beach are having their Ladies Pelagic Tournament

August 18
FREE Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Apollo Beach, FL
Learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety, & the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
Call 850-487-0554 for more information or email heather.sneed@MyFWC.com

Flytying classes on the last Saturday of each month at Harry Goode's in Melbourne, FL

August 24-25
5th Annual Hooked Up For TaTa's Fishing Tournament at Plantation in Crystal River, FL
FREE Registration until August 1st.
$10,000+ in cash & prizes. More than 100 boats and 500 anglers in this tourney for a great cause; benefiting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer & local women fighting breast cancer.
Call Plantation at 352-795-4211 and mention the tournament for a discounted rate on rooms while available.
Go to www.reelactionpromotions.com to register now and get more information or call 352-304-1323 or email info@ReelActionPromotions.com

Ladies Only Boating & Fishing Clinics
Wednesday Evenings at Rick's on the River Marina & Grille in Tampa, FL
Instructed by professional licensed captains.
Boat Trailering & Driving * Boat Launching * Docking * Boater Safety * Marine Navigation * Tactical Seminars
* And Guided Inshore Fishing
For more information and exact dates call 813-244-4682 or go to www.fantasyfishingcamp.com

September 9-10
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! Ladies Day Seminar at the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show
Fishing, Fun, & Networking! Learn fishing strategy and techniques, practice skills, and meet other women who like to fish at this "No Yelling School of Fishing". Everything you need will be supplied.
Hosted by Betty Bauman, Founder of Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!
Speakers and instructors include Captain Leiza Fitzgerald, Misty Wells, Captain Rachel Nobbe, & Others!
Check out www.ladiesletsgofishing.com for all the info.

September 14-15
33rd Annual Saltwater Sisters Tournament
Enjoy Pre-Tournament Party Fun on August 25th at Manatee Island Bar & Grill in Port Salerno, FL.
Sept 14 - Team Costume Party, Decorated Bra Contest, Captains Meeting, Cocktails, Light Food, Music, & Dancing!
Sept 15 - Shot Gun Start at 7AM, weigh-in, auctions, awards ceremony, drawing for street legal golf cart, more cocktails, buffet, music, & dancing!
Funds from this tournament benefit Friends in Pink; an organization that has assisted more than 300 people survive the financial, emotional, and psychological burdens of breast cancer. Also benefited is the organization Windsor Community Angels; they host fundraisers throughout the year to provide free mammograms to women in the community.
Go to www.stuartsailfishclub.com for more information. 

September 14-16
9th Annual Florida Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival in West Palm Beach, FL
From used fishing rods to new boats, this thing has it all! Over 300 booths of nautical & marine related merchandise & services!
This event also includes The Florida Boat Show & The Marine & Wildlife Art Festival & Craft Show

September 15
Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Ocala
This free, 9-5 clinic is for women 18 & older with no prior saltwater fishing experience needed. This session includes learning the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety & the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Lessons include knot-tying, rod & reel rigging, cast netting, marine fish & habitat identification, catch & release techniques, and more.
Contact Tonya Hanna to register. Call 352-622-7757 or email Tonya@MillersBoating.com

October 5-6
10th Annual Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure Tournament
Florida's largest, most talked about female angler fishing tournament benefitting local breast & ovarian cancer patients in need.
Boat Decorating Contest & Water Gun Fights - Teen Babe + Team Costume Contest - Tito's Cocktail Contest - Plus tons of other contests, prizes, and awards!
Go to www.bluewaterbabes.org for a lot more info.

October 6
5th Annual Racks & Reels Ladies Fishing Tournament 
The "Breast" Tournament Ever at Port Sanibel Marina. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fee and silent auction go to The American Cancer Society.
Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 21st place teams with a total of $5,000!
Any questions can be emailed to Rachel.Beasley@bbgi.com or check out racksandreels.com for more details.

October 19-20
Casting for Cats Ladies Backcountry Fishing Tournament
What began as a fun day of fishing has become a major fundraiser to help many needy animals.
There is an 18' Waterman skiff by Hells Bay Boatworks to be awarded to the first angler to catch all six backcountry species during the tournament. Also a 10' Custom Stand Up Paddleboard by Dragonfly Boatworks is up for grabs.
Call 305-664-2012, email sharellen@netzero.com, or go to www.castingforcats.org for more information.

October 19-21
Ladies, Let's Go Fishing! University & Fishing Fever! in the Florida Keys
Booking boats now so register soon. 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 - Inshore/Offshore/Party Boat Bottom Fishing + Friday Bonus Fishing
Fishing Fever Tournament with prizes is a non-intimidating event designed for beginners! Learn, Fish, & Get Prizes!
Lots more information available at www.ladiesletsgofishing.com 

October 21-25
Islamorada Backcountry Tournament by the International Women's Fishing Association (IWFA). 
A group of women who love to fish & enjoy the camaraderie of the sport!
Adult-member only 3 Days of Fishing event! 
Go to www.iwfa.org for all the details and organization information.

Women on Water (WOW) has many limited size classes available in many locations! These courses are designed to get women behind the helm and enjoy the boating lifestyle. Many are FREE! They are meant to build confidence by presenting info in an active, fun, and supportive environment. 
Courses cover: Boat Terminology & Anatomy - line handling - safety & "Rules of the Road" - knot-tying - docking - boat operation & handling - hands-on experience On The Water - Much More!
Whether you are new to boating or you've been on the water a while, MarineMax "WOW" classes can help you gain confidence & even make some new friends in the process.
September 12 - Naples, FL contact: Jennifer.Miller@marinemax.com or call 239-262-1000
September 12 - Sarasota, FL contact: 941-388-4411
September 22 - Panama City Beach - FULL
September 26 - Fort Myers, FL contact: Jamie.Fautz@marinemax.com or call 239-481-8200
September 29 - Twin Engine Class Jax Beach, FL contact: Paige.Crane@marinemax.com or call 904-338-9970
September 29 - Single Engine Class Jax Beach, FL contact: Paige.Crane@marinemax.com or call 904-338-9970
September 29 - Wrightsville Beach, NC contact: Victoria.Tinney@marinemax.com or call 910-256-8100
October 10 - Clearwater - FULL
November 3 - Orlando, FL - FULL
November 8 - Charleston, SC  contact: Diana.Decarvalho@marinemax.com or call 843-747-1889
November 10 - Cocoa, FL  contact: Miller.Barry@marinemax.com or call 321-636-3142
November 10 - Miami, FL  contact: Taylen.Garcia@marinemax.com or call 305-758-5786
November 14 - Clearwater, FL - FULL
November 17 - Downtown Fort Myers, FL  contact: Jamie.Fautz@marinemax.com or call 239-481-8200
December 12 - Naples, FL  contact: Anna.Gilbert@marinemax.com or call 239-262-1000
December 15 - Palm Beach Gardens, FL  contact: Tiffini.Karczewski@marinemax.com or call 561-494-7267
Also check out https://www.marinemax.com for the variety of classes they have available! 

November 9
Old Salt Kids Fishing Slam!
This is a Free event at ROC Park in Madiera Beach, FL. They ask that anglers just please sign up online.
There will be 4 age groups from under 5 up to 17 and will have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes available to each age group! Fishing rods from 13 Fishing will go to the first 500 youth anglers! Bait & Tackle provided, but bring your own rod if possible.
Go  to https://oldsaltfishing.org for more information.

November 17-18
37th Annual Yankeetown Arts, Crafts, & Seafood Festival
Free Admission! - Free Parking!
Food - Beverages - Entertainment - Fine Arts - Crafts - Games - & Unique Merchandise!

November 30 - December 2
Women's Deer Hunt: South Prong Plantation in Glen St. Mary, FL
An exceptional opportunity for 6 women to go on a guided white tail deer hunt. The plantation is over 2400 acres in Baker County. Site in firearms and go over rules on Friday afternoon. Hunt Saturday morning/evening and Sunday morning.
Contact:  Ashley.Lawson@myfwc.com or call 386-623-3780 for more information.

December 1
22nd Year of Youth Fishing Derbies!
Ages 5-15 in Plant City, FL
For information, go to https://www.plantcitygov.com

December 1
Jingle Bell Kids Seawall Fishing Tournament at Johns Pass
Tournament - Awards - Raffle - Santa Arrives!
Go to https://anglerarmory.com for more information

December 14-16
54th Annual Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament
For kids ages 16 & under! Email fishnbully@msn.com for entry registration & information.