Hubbard’s Marina Fishing Report 11/10/17

Fishing report

 

Inshore- The snook action picked up a little during the day seeing some nice over slot fish being pulled up on the dock early in the week. Apparently the night bite remains steady on the peak tides for snook too. The free lined live baits have been the hot choice lately. The sheepshead are showing up more and more. This week’s calm conditions brought clearer waters and it was apparent the sheeps have come out to play. Pompano have been caught this week from the Johns Pass jetty using docs jigs. Mackerel are still around the jetties but have dwindled inside the pass. However, there’s still a good number being landed on Gotcha plugs and white bait.

 

Near shore- Big triple tail around still near shore especially on the weed lines and crab buoys. Cobia hanging around too, been catching quite a few on near shore charters using flat lines and pitch baits. Flounder action picking up as well were seeing big ‘doormat’ flounder coming in while drifting on our half day fishing trips. Hogfish still steady and will only continue to improve. While trolling the kings and mackerel are still pretty thick around the near shore artificial reefs and near shore bait schools. The ten hour this week even caught a nice blackfin tuna on a flat line.

 

Offshore- The 39 hour fishing trip has been more of a catching trip lately. The gag grouper bite has been out of this world multiple trips have come in with more than 50 gags! The red grouper and scamp grouper are biting well too. The 12 hour extreme trips have gotten on great grouper action too. It’s a killer time of year to get offshore when weather will allow. Kingfish still coming up while trolling on the way out during our 39 hour. Tuna being caught while flat line fishing or trolling between spots once out in the blue water. Mangrove snapper and yellowtail snapper action still going very well for how much the waters have cooled off.

 

Want to read the past reports? Check out this link: https://hubbardsmarina.com/hubbards-marina-fishing-reports/

 

Tampa Bay Ferry and Taxi news

 

Come to Egmont Key State Park on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th and join the Egmont Key Alliance “Discover the Island” fundraiser while you enjoy one of Tampa Bay’s gems!

The 159-year-old lighthouse is still working to guide ships into Tampa Bay. Come see its majestic spiral staircase and participate in the many activities sure to enlighten all ages.

See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on our self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature, wildlife, military and history. There will be children’s games, a silent auction each day and a viewing of the lighthouse. This year we will have live birds of prey from Boyd Hill Nature preserve on Saturday only. Live music will be by singers performing period music and sea shanties.

Food, drinks and souvenirs will be available for purchase on the island. Shuttle ferries will be leaving Fort DeSoto Park from 9 am to 2pm, with the last ferry returning to Fort DeSoto at 4 pm.

Ferry ticket prices: Adults $18, Youth 6-11 $9, and Children 5 and under are free. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more adults. Tickets can be purchased at the ferry departure site at the Bay Pier parking lot. Follow the brown ferry signs to the location.

Discover The Island is the 18th annual fundraiser for the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Citizen Support Organization of Egmont Key State Park, dedicated to protecting, restoring, and preserving the island. To get more information please go to www.EgmontKey.info. If you still need additional information, call 813-361-7563

 

Madeira beach Water taxi is running Friday-Sunday 10am-10pm right now and now that the weather has cooled down it’s a great time to enjoy a relaxing boat ride around the bay!

 

We are very pet friendly on the Madeira beach water taxi, plus you can pack your cooler with your favorite drinks too! It’s always a relaxing ride, and you can enjoy it how you see fit with as few or as many of your friends as you want the boat can hold up to 49 passengers. In addition, we even offer private party taxi service for your next dinner party we can come to the house or hotel and pick up your entire group to take you to the after party or on the water for a relaxing cruise.

 

And you can’t beat the price. Eat, explore, shop, or cruise, all for one low price! Don’t miss the most affordable boat ride in town.

 

There’s tons of stuff to do while catching a ride with the Madeira beach water taxi, check out all the things to do: http://www.tampabayferry.com/things-to-do/

 

 

 

Captain Jack’s dolphin corner

 

Come to Egmont Key State Park on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th and join the Egmont Key Alliance “Discover the Island” fundraiser while you enjoy one of Tampa Bay’s gems!

The 159-year-old lighthouse is still working to guide ships into Tampa Bay. Come see its majestic spiral staircase and participate in the many activities sure to enlighten all ages.

 

See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on our self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature, wildlife, military and history. There will be children’s games, a silent auction each day and a viewing of the lighthouse. This year we will have live birds of prey from Boyd Hill Nature preserve on Saturday only. Live music will be by singers performing period music and sea shanties.

Food, drinks and souvenirs will be available for purchase on the island.

 

Shuttle ferries will be leaving Fort DeSoto Park from 9 am to 2pm, with the last ferry returning to Fort DeSoto at 4 pm. Ferry ticket prices: Adults $18, Youth 6-11 $9, and Children 5 and under are free. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more adults. Tickets can be purchased at the ferry departure site at the Bay Pier parking lot. Follow the brown ferry signs to the location.

 

Discover The Island is the 18th annual fundraiser for the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Citizen Support Organization of Egmont Key State Park, dedicated to protecting, restoring, and preserving the island. To get more information please go to www.EgmontKey.info. If you still need additional information, call 813-361-7563

 

Want to learn more about dolphins this winter? Check out the new great Johns Pass dolphin facts series on our Hubbard’s Marina YouTube channel to check out to see them all watch our dolphin playlist here: https://goo.gl/2mYjX2

 

 

Upcoming up at Hubbard’s Marina

 

We are moving to a new booking software in the coming weeks, that will mean a new look to the online booking system and it will be SOOO much easier plus confirmation emails will begin, plus were hoping to have reminder emails and even thank you emails as well. Plus, better communication and ease of use for our staff. We will also finally be able to split payments with ease! We are all very excited but it will take a lot of training and some hard work to get it running smooth so please bear with us over the coming weeks as we settle into our new software and work through any kinks.

 

Want to learn more about offshore and nearshore fishing? Join Capt. Dylan Hubbard and Capt. Mike Anderson on November 14th at the Gator Ford fishing conversation on November 14th from 7-9pm there will be free food and drinks and great fishing fun. Plus, Capt. Dylan Hubbard will be raffling off a FREE 10 hour all day and a FREE 5 hour half day at this great event to anyone who attends the whole fishing conversation.

 

Last but not least, don’t forget about the Reel Animals fishing show the weekend of November 17th! Captain Mike Anderson will be at the helm for this show, but Capt Frank Sergeant will be there as an advisor and will be there to meet and greet all weekend like the good ole days! This show is a can’t miss, and Hubbard’s Marina will have their booth set up all weekend raffling off that FREE 39 hour. PLUS, Capt Dylan Hubbard has a 1:30pm seminar on the 17th and a 1pm seminar on the 18th.

 

Want to book a fishing trip for 2018? The schedule will be released for bookings early December! We will finalize the date soon and give you all plenty of advanced notice as to what day you can go online or call us to start booking

 

We have changed around a lot of stuff on our website, you should check out the added material on our FAQs page to further explain bait options, best spots on the boat, rod rental options and lots more helpful information to hopefully help first time anglers with us have a more quality experience. To see the changes, check out the FAQs: https://hubbardsmarina.com/faqs/

 

Gag grouper also open up June first and remain open until the end of 2017 so get ready for some big grouper fishing action with us at Hubbard’s Marina.
 

Regular’s club

 

2018 Club signups will begin around 1st or 2nd week of Nov this year. Keep in mind, if you are a paid member you will get a call and/or email automatically when it is your turn to renew your membership. You don’t have to renew when we call, but the earlier you pay the earlier you are able to start making 2018 bookings. If you are NOT a paid member, but would like to become a Regular’s club member in 2018 then please email Dylan your full name and best phone number (preferably a cell number) at the email below. Then your info will be added to the 2018 potential new member list and once were done offering renewals we will call you potential new members to see if they want to sign up or wait. There is no rush to join or sign up or renew there is no cap on how many members we have, but again the earlier you sign up the sooner you can book for 2018 but you must become a PAID member with receipt before bookings and you will be contacted when it’s your turn to pay if you so choose. Please do NOT contact us until you have got the green light to sign up by receiving a personal call or email from Capt. Dylan Hubbard.

Captains Mark and Dylan Hubbard

Vice president and Regular’s club manager Hubbard’s Marina
(727)393-1947 ext 306

CaptHubbard@HubbardsMarina.com

 

 

Hubbard’s Marina Preferred Partner Showcase:
Friendly fisherman restaurant – http://www.GoFriendlyFisherman.com/

 

FRESH GROUPER COUPON

$3.00 off a Grouper meal or

Grouper sandwich

October 30th – November 15th

(please print and present to server when ordering)

 



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