63 Hour Pelagic/Deep Drop Fishing Trip
18 Person Max
2 day bag limit, MONSTER FISH
Trip Cost: $840 + tax
Rod & Reel Rental NOT AVAILABLE on party boat deep drop unless private charter.
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Average running time 12-13 hrs. out –12-13 hours back, during which you can troll for sailfish, marlin, tuna, waho, kingfish.
Approximately 30-35 Hours hours bottom fishing time in 300-1,200 foot for gags, snowy, yellowedge, tilefish, and more!
Distance: Cruising out up to 120-150 miles to the Florida Middle Grounds, and surrounding areas , home to pristine coral ledges, hard bottom, potholes and natural springs that hold large numbers of hard fighting , quality game fish.
Catch: Includes Grouper, Amberjack, Mangrove, Mutton, Cubera, Hog and Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Dolphin, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna and Cobia.
Cut bait: (sardines & squid ) provided on board.
Live Pinfish may be purchased up to 48 hours in advance of your trip. 2-3 dozen per person recommended for this trip since you only use them at beginning in the 300-400 foot range. Private live bait wells included free in your ticket price and they are able to hold up to 4 dozen live bait.
Frozen Bonita: Great bait when deep dropping offshore due to it’s oily fatty tissues – we have these frozen in the shop or you could catch fresh ones while trolling out.
Rigged Ballywhoo: We have these in the shop if you would like specialty trolling baits, we also have tons of trolling plugs, spoons, skirts, mauraders, and more!
Frozen Large Squid: Great bait for swordfish chunking, bring your glowsticks and strobes!
Tackle- you MUST have heavy leads we recommend an assortment of the normal lead for the shallower 400 foot drops then you want 1lb, 2lb and 3lb weights and plenty of each – we sell these in our shop. The best set-up is a swivel on top, lead on bottom, and then 2-4 small 1-2foot drop leaders with 10-14ot hooks. The line should be 125lb fluorocarbon, and we sell these rigs pre-made in the shop you just have to add you own weight.
You might also want a light tackle pitch rod, we did run across chicken dolphin and triple tail
Also, a flat-lining set-up might be a great option if tide allows
63 HR Trip Meal Package:
$57.20 + $4.73 (tax) + $10.30 (gratuity) = $72.23 each
Includes 3 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
Have a party of 10 or more? Group Discounts Available
Notes: 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”.
For more information on tackle and a list of what to bring with you check our – Frequently Asked Questions – “Things to Know Before You Go !”
Electric reels are not required just highly recommended, those without electrics didn’t hit their limits but those with electric reels easily limited out with ease!
You MUST bring your own rod for this trip we will NOT rent tackle for this trip – only trip at Hubbard’s marina we don’t offer tackle for because we want to ensure only the most experienced and committed anglers get on board
Also there will be NO DISCOUNT on this trip for ANYONE including regular’s club guys
Only 18 anglers will be allowed, and spots don’t really matter since we generally adjust their positions based on currents and what type of fishing were doing
MUST supply own power source for their electric reels – we will NOT supply power for good reason: if we had chords running to their electric reels and one of the many monster grouper we catch hit the chord and pierced the jacket it would cause their expensive electric reel to short out – this is why we say they must bring their own power supply in water tight container whether it’s a square bucket or official batter box
Braid is a MUST on this trip, we recommend 60-80lb braid on your electric reel with NO top shot… just straight braid to your swivel to ensure the tide won’t affect your line heavily
Trolling- you can troll anytime boat is underway. We recommend large capacity two speed reels for this. Braid backing is a must in case you hook sailfish or marlin. Trolling close to shore we use spoons behind planners, offshore we use cedar plugs, skirts and marauder lures – all of which we sell in shop so come down and we will show you what works! We will have rigged bally-who available too in the shop. Many guys used their electric reels for their trolling set-up just requires a wind-on leader to be applied on top of your braid.
Rental Rod for 63 hour
We do NOT rent rods on our 63 hour trip. This is the ONLY trip at Hubbard’s Marina that we don’t rent rods for. There’s two main reasons we don’t offer rod and reel rentals on this trip. The first reason is the pure cost of doing so. The electric reels we use and recommend are the Diawa Tanacom 1000’s that retail for $675 in our shop and with your 10% off for booking a 63 hour they are around $605 but with the cost of the rod included that’s around a $750 asset to rent out, also at Hubbard’s Marina we include tackle with rod rentals and on this 63 hour you must use LARGE sash weights that are very heavy led weights. With tackle and rod and reel costs the rental price would be in the 3-500 dollar range. This is the main reason we can’t offer rentals it just wouldn’t be practical for our guests or for us since the fish we catch on this trip truly put our tackle to the test.
The second reason we don’t offer rental tackle is to ensure we only have the most experienced, dedicated, extreme anglers on board. This 63 hour is our LONGEST and MOST unique fishing experience we offer at Hubbard’s Marina and we do our best to ensure a high quality experience. When we offer rental gear it allows someone to pay a bit more and to get on any trip they want if they have the money but not providing this option it helps us to ensure a higher quality experience.
However, if you are interested in going and don’t have electric reels we do have them in our office for sale and we can even order you other models if your interested. Keep in mind we recommend electrics but they aren’t required. Some guys use two speed reels and do okay as well but the electrics definitely make fishing in 1,000 foot of water much easier. If you want to use a two speed, lets be sure it’s big enough! Email Dylan Hubbard at info@HubbardsMarina.com to discuss the finer specs of the reels required. You need some serious line capacity to fish 1,000 foot of water. We use 60-80lb straight braid on our tanacom 1000’s to hit and hold bottom in that super deep water.