Florida March Madness

DeeDee

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March Madness Florida Style
The Sunshine state is a 24/7 twelve month tropical sportsman's Paradise. The Rays won the American league Championship; the Lightnings the Stanley Cup; and the Bucs the biggest trophy of them all, the Lombardy trophy. The Tampa bay Bucs became the first team in history to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium. In doing so the Bucs absolutely destroyed the high-scoring Kansas City Chiefs.



Like fishing? In addition to baseball, hockey, and football, Hubbard's Marina has been taking people fishing ever since 1928.

This Madeira Beach Marina Specializes in off-shore fishing.

Traditionally March Deep Sea Fishing in Florida is fantastic.

Come along as together we take a look at yesteryear and today's, 'March Madness Florida Style.'









Florida is now the second most populated state in the nation. With so much pressure how good is Florida Fishing today?

Let's take a look through on the water pictures and video.

Welcome to the fabulous Florida Middle Grounds:

It all begins with...





Fish-Famous John's Pass Bridge:





First anchor drop. Let the fights begin:





























Omar began fishing 1/2 day trips with Hubbard's decades ago:



His boat of choice the Miss Pass-A-Grille ll.

Originally named the Royal Pearl; the Pearl was built in his back yard by Mr. Roy Rumans:



When Captain Wilson Hubbard bought the Royal Pearl he changed the name to Miss Pass-A-Grill ll. The ll was used only for 1/2 day trips. He later sold the boat to commercial fishermen. It sank in a storm.

Let the fights continue:



Decades later Omar is still doing his thing:











The best time of the day:





















'Florida is now the second most populated state in the nation. With so much pressure how good is Florida Fishing today?'

Need we say more?





Omar... Still going strong!





Catch the on-the-water trip video:








Credits:

Tampa Bay Times

Hubbard's Marina
 

One_Leg

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Bob, thanks for the fine reporting.

So glad the Pass-a-Grill II didn't go down to Davey Jones' locker with a group of Florida's finest anglers on board.

Keep on trucking, Mr. Harbison.

P.S. I gave you an upvote, and a Like, because I feel you deserve it.
 

DeeDee

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Thanks! It's a real honor sharing our Florida with you.
August fishing can be great. As an example every August Tim travels over 1,000 miles to fish Florida in August.
 
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r_jones

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Well that certainly looks like a great pile of fish. We are really wanting to tie into some large reef donkeys. Is August a good time to target Amber Jacks?
 

r_jones

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That is certainly a crap shoot.... me and my son decided pulling on AJs would be better than red snappers. We fish outta Jacksonville and catch red snappers every trip out for the last 3 years.... they are definitely rebounding well.