The Ultimate Fishing Package

The Ultimate Fishing Package
The only thing that beats time spent on the water is more time spent on the water. First up a 44 hour full moon snapper trip; followed by 63 hours with New York, New Jersey's, REEL KINGZ fishing club. This is serious fishing for serious fishermen/women.
As always, the ladies are well represented. Fishing out of Oldsmar, Florida, Ms. Evelyn Wellhausen:
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Representing Riverview, Florida, Mrs. Jamie Hill. Mr. Gary Yarbrough, Jamie's father, is so proud of Jamie. This is her first time at the helm:
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This is what we came for:
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Jamie, proud wife of a U.S. Marine, & mother of two young boys, can do a lot more than drive the boat:
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Night fishing 100 miles off Madeira Beach, Florida is the Ultimate Fishing Experience:
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Morning! Things are still looking good:
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Oh No! A major shark attack:
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Mr. John Martin, the Florida's fishing coach, managed to get this beauty past the attacking sharks. John teaches by example:
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Master fisherman Mr. Brendon Baldwin. Brendon, Sarah can be proud of her man:
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Quality time on the water with friends is hard to beat:
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Back at the dock:
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In the money mangrove snapper 6.8 pounds; grouper 10.5
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Be sure to 'catch' the short, action packed, video of the 'Ultimate' 44 hour full moon trip:

https://youtu.be/j0jMrxgfCJ0

Up next 63 hours with the 'REEL KINGZ's' Fishing Club, the Ultimate Fishing Team:
Captain Mark Hubbard welcomes us:
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Soon Madeira Beach will be just a distant memory:
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Captain Garett Hubbard (L), and Captain Mark Hubbard represent decades of experience:
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Captain Mark tells us how it's done:
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We listened:
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Sun-up brings fish and:
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Let's go deep, really deep. That huge wreck is covered with fish:
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Ever see a queen snapper? Not too many caught in Central Florida waters:
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How about gray tile fish?
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Mr. Roy Bess, NYC, REEL KINGZ leader, shows us how it's done:
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Trolling on the way back home has been outstanding:
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BIG Problem: The 'endangered' American reds refuse to leave us alone: (all ARS & Amber Jacks were properly vented and returned to their watery homes)
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Our new Northern friends will go home with memories to last a life time:
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Back home it's 'in the money' jack pot winners:
Tuna: 18.0 pounds; Grouper: 19.0 pounds:
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Be sure to 'catch' The 'REEL KINGZ' on video:

https://youtu.be/yXHXw8E_GM0

Hope you enjoyed 'The Ultimate Fishing package' as much as I enjoyed bringing it to you. Leaving 8/26 for another on the water adventure. Come September, it's hog hunting with Perry, Florida's Two Guys And A Hog Outfitters.
This stand has my name on it. It overlooks two very active corn feeders sitting in the middle of 1,000 acres of the prettiest woods you have ever seen.
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This is Our Florida!
Join me on the water & in the field. We will have a blast together.
Bob Harbison Florida Outdoor Writers Association

Replies

  • TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 308 Deckhand
    Were the queen snappers caught on that wreck? Nice to see some finally caught!
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 2,964 Captain
    Yes! In 600 feet of water. Dave, only two more trips before the Florida goes on dry dock for two months. During that time the Flying HUB ll will be running 12 hour trips every Wednesday & Saturday. Can be fishing the Middle Grounds in 2 hours. Join us !
  • TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 308 Deckhand
    Was wanting to catch amberjack in August as that seems to be when they get their 100lb + sized ones, but with the closure that was out of the question. Also wanted a deep drop in Oct/Nov but that won't happen either with the dry dock situation. I'll probably wait till January when AJ season opens. I miss seeing you out there. Reading your reports makes the waiting easier!
  • nofishtodaynofishtoday Posts: 1,134 Officer
    Nice pictures Bob
    Keep it up
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 2,964 Captain
    Thanks guys! Here is a preview of the 8/26 trip:

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  • bigfishrossbigfishross Posts: 122 Deckhand
    great report bob
    bigfishross
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 2,964 Captain
    Thanks! That means a great deal to me. Hope to CU soon & often.
  • jackobeetsjackobeets Posts: 82 Deckhand
    Are there any fish left in the gulf?
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 2,964 Captain
    NOAA says NO!
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