Women’s fishing event set this weekend in Florida

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A full boatload of dolphins always brings smiles.

A full boatload of dolphins always brings smiles.

Female anglers can learn, practice skills and fish at the Ladies’ Let’s Go Fishing Keys University today through Sunday in Islamorada and Tavernier, Fla.

The program offers classroom sessions, two networking events and hands-on skill practice. Optional charter fishing is available today and Sunday. Classes will be held at the BPOE Elks Lodge in Tavernier. Fishing trips will leave from Islamorada.

Activities start with a networking social from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Saturday presentations begin at 10 a.m. and cover offshore, inshore and bottom fishing, angling basics and conservation.

Speakers include Stu Apte, tournament champion Allison Stattner, Capt. Gary Ellis and Capt. Lee Lavery.