39 Hour Overnight Fishing Trip
Friday – Departs 3:00 PM returns Sunday 6:00 AM
Tuesday – Departs 3:00 PM returns Thursday 6:00 AM (Tuesday trips are scheduled as special trips only)
Sunday – Departs 3:00 PM returns Tuesday at 6:00 AM (during red snapper and beginning of gag season)
Fare: $369 + tax for trip
$25 +tax for rod and reel rental
39 hr. Overnight Trip Meal Package:
$38.50 + $3.18 (tax) + $6.93 (gratuity) = $48.61 each
Includes: 2 dinners, 4 sandwiches (breakfast & lunch), 4 bags of chips, 4 candy or granola bars, 8 sodas, unlimited water with $2.25 Happy Hour Beer prices with the package
Times for meals: Lite dinner at 5pm, lite sandwich at 12am, breakfast at 6am, fish fry at 12pm and dinner at 6pm
Since 1954 – The first and ONLY party boat to withstand the test of time running to the Florida Middle Grounds 100 mi. NW of Tampa Bay.
Hubbard’s Overnight Middlegrounds trips catch more fish than ANY other party boat on the West Coast of Florida!
Average running time 8-9 hrs. out – 8-9 hours back.
Approximately 20 Hours Fishing Time with 2 day bag limit or twice the fish you can catch on a day trip.
Distance: Cruising out up to 100 miles to the Florida Middle Grounds elbow, and surrounding areas , home to pristine coral ledges, hard bottom, potholes and natural springs that hold large numbers of hard fighting , quality game fish.
Cut bait (sardines & squid ) provided on board.
Live Pinfish may be reserved up to 48hrs ahead of your trip for $9 per dozen. (3-4 dz recommended) Private live bait wells included free in your ticket price and they are able to hold up to 4 dozen live bait.
Live Shrimp: You can order live shrimp the day of your trip for $4 per dozen. They work well for mangroves, hogfish, yellowtail, scamp and others. 2-4 dozen recommended to the most advanced anglers – because shrimp is easily taken off the hook.
For smaller snapper like mangrove snapper, vermillion, yellowtail and porgies, you want a 4ot reel with a super high gear ratio. You want 40lb mainline with a 4oz led and a 40lb fluorocarbon leader with double snelled 3-5ot hooks. Baits: small chunks if squid for grey snapper, vermillion, porgies… For mangroves or red snapper use cut sardines.
For average sized grouper and large snapper: you want 6ot reel with a medium gear ratio with 60lb mainline a 6oz led and a 60-80lb leader with a single 6-8ot hook!
Bait: you want a live bait, squid strips or doubled sardines.
For the monster fish like big Amberjack or monster grouper: you want a 9ot reel with a super low gear ratio, 80-100lb mainline and a 8-10oz led with 100-125lb test and a 10-14ot circle hook
Bait: you want a large live bait.
Trolling gear if you have it, for info see the FAQ’s page
Notes: Fishing time begins around 12-1 a.m., lasting until about 8-9 p.m. This trip is like a two day camping trip, so don’t forget to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, towel, and change of clothes. Bunks and hot showers included; meals available in the “Galley”.
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