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  1. Hey TOF Crew, Got an invite from Dylan Hubbard to go Hog Hunting with the Mighty Hubbard's Marina team, so it's time to head to Madeira Beach for some offshore action. The weather was perfect as we headed out for our next NBJ adventure. Capt. Frank had us on the fish from the first stop to the last. Joining me today is new NBJ Colorado Pro-Staffer Tim Conner Tim was off to a strong start scoring Red Grouper, Jolt Head Porgies, Key West Grunts and even our FF #60 File Fish. We landed ten different species on the trip, but it was the Hogfish and Mango's that were the center of attention. It wasn't long before the 1st Hog hit the deck, then another and another! The rest of the boat was scoring too, lots of mangrove snappers, a very nice gag and even a Kingfish were caught on a flat line. Met several of the Hubbard's regulars, who scored with NBJ and even converted a few from knocker rigs too. We caught and donated to the boat lot's of tasty Porgies & Grunts, but the Hogs and Mango's came home for dinner. Want to thank Capt. Frank & his first rate crew for their excellent service and can do attitude. Dylan Hubbard and Hubbard's Marina run a great operation from the back office staffers to the pros they have in the Capts. chair. Thanks Guys.... Looking forward to my next Hubbard's adventure. Cheers TK
  2. Landed a couple of One Spotters..... But no, No Spotters Here's a couple of Multi Spotters Cheers NBJ
  3. Congrats Lloyd, Let's get out soon .. ... Cheers TK
  4. Contact FWC ASAP Fish and Wildlife Health Group Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (727) 896-8626 Fish Kill Hotline 1-800-636-0511
  5. Pac Blue vs. Rusty Bellies ! Looks like Todd Randa is putting on a clinic with the Jumbo RG's. He has been on a Serious Roll lately with these end of season beauties. Judging from the size of those plump nuggets, we are going to have a great fall fishing season!. "My friend Brian Willis and I went fishing. he got his first keeper grouper weighing around 15lbs. great day.. I also caught a keeper grouper and we also caught around 10 shorts ... Also caught a squid. all caught on the miracle jig.. Nekid Ball Jig. Even the squid couldn't resist it. My friend Todd, the owner of the patent really created an awesome jig. Works on pretty much any fish. Its unique design triggers the bite. Everyone needs to try it. Even my friends in MN. I'm serious.. All my poles have those jigs on them.." TR Thanks for the offshore field report Todd, Nothing more satisfying than seeing the results of a great day on the water with friends and family. Cheers TK
  6. Hey TOF Crew It's been a little while since the Fooled Fish List added a new member. Fooled Fish #59 - African Pompano! Congratulations to Chris Taylor "Doing a little tackle testing yesterday. Nekid Ball Jigz showed some promise. Caught this nice little African Pompano with it." "Thanks guys. I like the jigz. Can't wait to use the deep drop jigz!!!!!!" Chris Taylor Great Job Chris! We are looking forward to your deep drop report. The FF List keeps Growing! Cheers TK
  7. Great Catch Lloyd! I remember fishing with you before you were famous.... Cheers TK
  8. Congrats Capt. Steve, Did you get any pics of your Hogs? Can you tell us a little more about the trip? Get in touch and we will get you some bigger Nekid Ballz for deeper water. Thanks for "Fishin' Nekid" Cheers TK
  9. Hey TOF Crew, Just got this near shore report from Todd Randa.. "Hello, I have to report on this amazing lure. Yes, I said amazing. I went fishing with 2 friends of mine about 16 miles out of Clearwater in 65 feet of water. I have fished with the nekid ball jig, but only the smaller version and was sold on it.. I kind of made an assumption that it was great for smaller reef fish, but not grouper. so I never pulled out the larger one and tried it. My bad.. Boy was I wrong. It caught 4 to one with your regular knocker rigs for reef fish which includes grouper. Yesterday, I pulled out the large jig that was given to me by the designer of this rig and let me tell ya. I am going to go out and buy a bunch of them. I caught many grouper, and even a large Spanish mackerel. I was chumming and got lucky enough to lure in a large school of sardines, which must have felt the shadow the boat cast was a safe place to be cause they pretty much stayed under the boat all day. I believe the nekid ball jig was getting hit by large Spanish mackerel but those critters are hard to hook. I also free lined live sardines and set them on balloons and the mackerel were pounding them. I could watch them swoop in and grab the bait but they would hit just below the head thus avoiding getting hooked. The sad part is I could have filled a cooler with those guys, but couldn't hook them. I know in the past I have been told a hook with a stinger works great.. Not sure, but I thought I remember hearing that's not legal.. but I could be wrong. Can someone tell me how what would have been the best way to get these guys keeping in mind they were swarming the sardine bait ball and would attack any sardine we through in the water.. Any help would be appreciated.." TR Hey Todd, Thanks for a great report. Regarding stinger hooks, they are legal in Florida, but be sure to check your local regulations. Spanish Mack's can be tricky, try a quick, erratic jigging retrieve, the action of the NBJ will drive them crazy. Cheers TK
  10. Hello Called In Sick, Jack is correct, 1oz & 2oz Hot Pinks are the ticket, Chartreuse Yellow close second. Cheers TK
  11. Hey TOF Friends, Just got this report from Manwich710 Personal Best Gag Grouper caught on NBJ. "This is the only photo I have of fish caught on NBJ, but we have caught mangrove snapper, grunts and small grouper on your 1 oz jigs. This day was first morning after a full moon 40 feet off of Egmont this summer. Went out solo fished a NBJ and 2 flat lines, caught nothing but sharks on flat line, caught best personal grouper on NBJ, only hit on bottom that morning. Had a nice prize to show off when I picked up wife and kid for sandbar fun. Little cutie is my 2 year old girl Brooklyn Rose" Congrats Manwich710... Nothing better than fishing with a Little Angel & catching your Personal Best Grouper on NBJ! Cheers TK
  12. Barracuda Bob's Scores..... Just got this offshore report from our great friends at Barracuda Bob's. "Team Hootie who did it again! Caught their limit of red grouper in 18 minutes! All of with Barracuda Bob's Bait bait and another little secret weapon called the nekid ball jig! Thanks yet again guys for the super fresh fillets helping us who can't go fishing... Hootie who!" BB Big Thanks to Capt. Joe & Crew! Wow... RG Limit in 18 MIN.! Cheers, TK Just got off the phone with Marc Bonanno, he said that they not only caught the fish pictured. but released 15 more that were over 20". Marc had one RG that went over 15lbs and his partner landed One Big Fire Truck Over 18lbs.! They were limited out and on the way back to the dock by 9:30 with a boat load of grouper sandwiches. Marc is headed out again tomorrow and the guys will be banging the NBJ's off the bottom for more non-stop action.
  13. Hey TOF Crew, Got this video in my feed and thought you guys might enjoy it. If you have ever fished the Inlet pier and wondered what it looked liked underwater, Well here you go. Here are a few pics from our last visit to the inlet. These Bruiser sized Jacks kept us busy for hours. Also landed some nice Blues and a couple of decent Pomps. All fish caught on 1/2oz Polar White NBJ Cheers TK
  14. Hey CR, When it comes to the Hogs, if your anchored over structure try casting the NBJ away and then skip it back in. Each time the ball hits the sand it will make a puff, like a shrimp or crab trying to escape. We have Go-Pro footage of the Hogs, Grouper and Snappers leaving structure and coming over for an easy meal. Either way will work, so try them Nekid 1st. Here are a couple of pics from Jay Lehman for motivation Looking forward to your report. Cheers, TK
  15. Hello TOF Crew, Just got this offshore report from Marc Bonnano " Tough day today, got 5 keeper reds, lots of short reds, remora, snake fish and grunts all with the big jig... Multiple red grouper all on nekid balls... They rock!." Marc Jay Lehman - "Most amazingly productive artificial lure I've ever used." Congrats to Marc Bonnano & Crew for scoring some Big RG's. Nothing Better than "Fishing Nekid !" Cheers TK
  16. Love to see the Baby Bones. The bigger ones are already here..... Nekid Ball Jigz Pro-Team Member John Masters at the Anclote River Outflow Caught on 1/4oz Polar White NBJ
  17. Congrats Gary! You have been a tireless advocate for the site and sustainable fishing. Best wishes on the new venture. Looking forward to the 1st GHTOF Meet & Greet! Cheers, TK
  18. Hello TOF Crew, NBJ in the Tampa Tribune http://tbo.com/south-shore/im-so-glad-to-be-fishing-now-20150624/ Want to thank Capt. Larry Malinoski, aka the Fish Hawk, Cheers TK Have a Safe & Happy 4th!!!!
  19. "Thanks guys - the fish was in season and was grilled up! The fish was trying to go crazy, so she was bear hugging it as hard as she could..She was a little scared that it was going to get loose" Mike Wilhite Thanks for the info, she looked excited and scared at the same time. I felt the same way with that big snook on the beach. Congrats TK
  20. Hey TOF Crew, Every so often we get a photo that says it all.... Without saying a word! Just received these pics and fishing report from Emerson & Michael Wilhite Featuring Her Fantastic American Red Snapper ... WOW! Caught on 1oz Pink NBJ. "Hi Todd - I used your jigs during AR season.. My daughter loved them. Emerson's ARS on NBJ - pink of course We fished in 120ft. Experimented with your pink and green jigs. The pink worked best. Looking forward to some more experimenting on Mangs and Hog Snapper." Thx Mike Congrats Emerson & Michael, Nothing Better than Catching the Fish of a Life Time with Dad! Cheers TK Michael with another NBJ Red Beauty! Michael is President of Release Offshore Gear 'Performance Offshore Apparel and Gear'
  21. Hello TOF Crew, Glow Tail Snapper Field Test Results Want to personally thank Dylan Hubbard and the entire Hubbard's Marina family for the chance to test our new glow tails in Florida's cool summer darkness. I was joined by NBJ Pro-Team Member John Masters. Capt. Garrett & his knowledgeable and friendly crew put us on some nice shows of fish, time to have some fun. Had the pleasure of meeting and fishing with Marc Bonanno. He has had some seriously good luck fishing NBJ. The glow tails charged quickly and illuminated the dark, so down they went. It wasn't long before the fish started coming over the rails. . Scored several undersized Red Grouper including one that Shattered my previous record. This RG stretched the tape out to 3-1/2 inches and almost covered the entire length of my palm. Landed some very nice sized Grunts & Porgies plus Scamp & Lane Snappers. The rest of boat were landing some keeper sized Gags that were quickly released, see you soon. Some very nice sized Mangrove Snapper were also thrown in for good measure. It was cool watching Dylan fish, every time I turned around he was putting the boots to another one with his 2 speed. Never says anything, all you hear is the sound of fish meat hitting the deck and then see the crew adding another one to his stringer. Our fishing partner Marc Bonanno scored the Big Daddy Mango with his late scoring & Prize Winning Mangrove Snapper. Congrats Marc. We had a great time with great people. Made some new friends and got to test the new glow tails. We have more field tests to follow and if your interested I will continue to post our results for all to see. Thanks, Dylan & Mark Hubbard, Capt. Garrett & Crew, Marc, John and Team Hubbard's. Cheers TK
  22. Great Catch Congrats Guys. Just got back from our 12 hour Night Snapper Trip with Dylan Hubbard Cheers, TK
  23. Hey Andy, Looks like your back in the groove. Cheers, TK
  24. Congrats Ron, on relaunching your lure company, They look very "fishy" I know how tough it is to create something and then follow thru. Keep up the hard work and you will find success. Best of luck, Cheers TK
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