Fishing with Captain Garett Hubbard

Fishing with Captain Garett Hubbard
I am a proud Florida native who has been fishing and hunting in the Sunshine State ever since the late forties.
I fished from my own boat when we did this on a very regular basis:

I have hunted all over this big, beautiful, wonderful country of ours. My den looks like a zoo:

In my early years I keep hearing about this almost mystical place know as the Florida Middle Grounds. Unfortunately the Grounds was far beyond my reach. In 1976 I decided to try an overnight serious fishing trip with Hubbard's Marina to the Grounds. The fishing was spectacular; I was hooked. I sold my boat and began fishing with Hubbard's. I have been doing so ever since.
Unfortunately, due to age and failing health, I must give up what has been part of my life for so many years. But I still am passionate about sharing Our Florida with fellow sportsmen/women. But how?
Thanks to Mr. John Martin, and Jersey-Girl Tammy:

I will now be sharing through their eyes.
Follow me, us, as together we continue the adventure.
First up, the mob of Black Friday:

There must be...

The 2018 Black Friday Florida Fisherman ll catch was indeed a better way:

On Black Friday, 2019, we will be sailing with one of the best, Captain Garett Hubbard. Captain Garett is a family man who had become a legend in his own time:

What you probably do not know is that Captain Garett is also galley supervisor. He and Tammy work hand-and-hand to make absolutely sure only the best meals are served:

Black Friday, 2019, let's go:
Seldom do we see this... Not a cloud in the Gulf:

The weather is picture Florida perfect.
But, unfortunately, a severe cold front is approaching. Look at that huge drop in Sunday's temperature:

Some how, some way, we will survive:
First up... Can Will once again hit the gold as he attempts:

Our first-mate receives a standing ovation as he hits the GOLD!
As the Florida Fisherman ll crosses under John's Pass Bridge the weather is:

Talk about Florida Sunshine, Will is getting a sun-tan, end of November, inside the cabin:

1:00 A. M. Saturday morning. Captain Garett has taken us deep into the very heart of the Florida Middle Grounds.
A 'well-tanned' Will leads the...

Thanks Captain; thanks Will... This is looking fantastic:


Talk about a Mangrove Snapper to be proud of.
Talk about being proud. Check out these Gags:


The Florida's huge #1 fish box is filling fast, and we have just begun:

They are getting BIGGER!



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  • harbisonharbison Posts: 3,726 Captain
    Saturday morning. Will the bite continue?
    It's looking good:

    This is turning into:


    We do not see too many Muttons in our waters:

    Late Saturday evening, we are fished-out tired.
    Look at that huge smile on Captain Garett's face:

    Let's go home.
    Once again Will 'Leads the charge'!

    Sunday morning, after a good, restful, night's sleep we are:

    Back at the dock:



    We are welcomed back by the lovely ladies of Hubbard's Marina:

    Catch the action packed, on the water, video: 

    https://youtu.be/6p1CJGEgBpg 


    Next up how better to celebrate BIG birthday # 78 than chasing after:

    The first Florida wild boar hunt of the season.
    Full report to follow.


  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,102 AG
    harbison said:
    Fishing with Captain Garett Hubbard
    I am a proud Florida native who has been fishing and hunting in the Sunshine State ever since the late forties.
    I fished from my own boat when we did this on a very regular basis:

    I have hunted all over this big, beautiful, wonderful country of ours. My den looks like a zoo:

    In my early years I keep hearing about this almost mystical place know as the Florida Middle Grounds. Unfortunately the Grounds was far beyond my reach. In 1976 I decided to try an overnight serious fishing trip with Hubbard's Marina to the Grounds. The fishing was spectacular; I was hooked. I sold my boat and began fishing with Hubbard's. I have been doing so ever since.
    Unfortunately, due to age and failing health, I must give up what has been part of my life for so many years. But I still am passionate about sharing Our Florida with fellow sportsmen/women. But how?
    Thanks to Mr. John Martin, and Jersey-Girl Tammy:

    I will now be sharing through their eyes.
    Follow me, us, as together we continue the adventure.
    First up, the mob of Black Friday:

    There must be...

    The 2018 Black Friday Florida Fisherman ll catch was indeed a better way:

    On Black Friday, 2019, we will be sailing with one of the best, Captain Garett Hubbard. Captain Garett is a family man who had become a legend in his own time:

    What you probably do not know is that Captain Garett is also galley supervisor. He and Tammy work hand-and-hand to make absolutely sure only the best meals are served:

    Black Friday, 2019, let's go:
    Seldom do we see this... Not a cloud in the Gulf:

    The weather is picture Florida perfect.
    But, unfortunately, a severe cold front is approaching. Look at that huge drop in Sunday's temperature:

    Some how, some way, we will survive:
    First up... Can Will once again hit the gold as he attempts:

    Our first-mate receives a standing ovation as he hits the GOLD!
    As the Florida Fisherman ll crosses under John's Pass Bridge the weather is:

    Talk about Florida Sunshine, Will is getting a sun-tan, end of November, inside the cabin:

    1:00 A. M. Saturday morning. Captain Garett has taken us deep into the very heart of the Florida Middle Grounds.
    A 'well-tanned' Will leads the...

    Thanks Captain; thanks Will... This is looking fantastic:


    Talk about a Mangrove Snapper to be proud of.
    Talk about being proud. Check out these Gags:


    The Florida's huge #1 fish box is filling fast, and we have just begun:

    They are getting BIGGER!



    harbison said:
    Saturday morning. Will the bite continue?
    It's looking good:

    This is turning into:


    We do not see too many Muttons in our waters:

    Late Saturday evening, we are fished-out tired.
    Look at that huge smile on Captain Garett's face:

    Let's go home.
    Once again Will 'Leads the charge'!

    Sunday morning, after a good, restful, night's sleep we are:

    Back at the dock:



    We are welcomed back by the lovely ladies of Hubbard's Marina:

    Catch the action packed, on the water, video: 

    https://youtu.be/6p1CJGEgBpg 


    Next up how better to celebrate BIG birthday # 78 than chasing after:

    The first Florida wild boar hunt of the season.
    Full report to follow.


    If your getting ready to celebrate your 78th birthday, how could you have fished in the forties? 

    You weren't born yet. 


    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 3,726 Captain
    Born December 8, 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor.
    The day we declared war on Japan:

    Was fishing the 'Tampa Middle Grounds' when I was 7 in a boat just like this...

    Had a 2 1/2 HP 'kicker'.  Tried a 10 HP.  Forget it... Way too much power. 
    The trout, flounder, mackerel fishing was fantastic. 

  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,102 AG
    edited December 4 #5
    You're going to be 78, you said that yourself. Your year of birth would be 1941.


    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • restlessnativerestlessnative Posts: 2,141 Captain
    Mango your math is wrong, 2019-78=1941, but I get what your saying.
  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 11,102 AG
    Yep, wrong date but the rest ...


    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 3,726 Captain
    edited December 4 #8
    Wish there was a way I could get back those 10 years. Could do a lot more then than now. 
    I love to share our Florida, but offshore fishing has become too hard on me. Will still be sharing deep water adventures but through the eyes of John Martin & Tammy. 
    Hunting: Can no longer do it on my own; must depend on an outfitter. 
    To me sharing is pay-back for living, fishing/hunting a life time in Paradise.
    Will continue as long as I can. 


    "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

    Abraham Lincoln

    Sad but so very true! 
  • sandflea763sandflea763 Posts: 11 Greenhorn
    Thanks for all you have done.  We are glad you will continue posting of the trips.  You have become an icon of the middle grounds.  Have a Merry Christmas.
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 3,726 Captain
    edited December 7 #10
    Thank you so much. 
    It really hurts not going anymore. Age has caught up with me BIG time. 
    Love the Middle Grounds:

    The Florida Fisherman ll is on the Grounds as we speak. Thanks to John & Tammy hope to have  a full report with video. 
    May be a little late with the report; going hog hunting with Two Guys and a Hog first thing Monday morning. Will furnish full report in the hunting section. Title: A birthday hog hunt to remember. 
    Thanks again. And a Merry Christmas to you & yours.  Bob
  • Reel-LuckyReel-Lucky Oldsmar, FLPosts: 3,170 Moderator
    Happy 78th, Bob.
  • harbisonharbison Posts: 3,726 Captain
    Thank you so much. 
    Had a great birthday celebration:




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