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  1. Native Floridian

    Any oldtimers still on this forum?

    Been on the forum for many years. Was through this forum that I became a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association
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    Dorian and the Bahamas

    Dorian and the Bahamas Our prayers go out to our neighbors in the Bahamas. Many years ago the Bahamas looked a 'little' different from the Bahamas we know and love today: My good friend Lonnie owns this state of the art fishing machine: I have caught Red Snapper from it. To say that she is fast would be an understatement: Lonnie lives near Tampa, but also has a very nice home in the Bahamas. On August 31, 2019, Dorian, the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, intensified into a Category 4 major hurricane. On the following day Dorian reached Category 5 with sustained winds of 185 mph. Dorian targeted the Bahamas: First hand report directly from the Bahamas: "Here is a few pictures my good friend and contractor took of our house at Freeport Grand Bahama. His name is d'Sean Smith and owns a company called Spartan Builders. So far he has been credited with saving over 100 people with his Jet ski from the house roof tops. If you are wotching the new he is the one the news groups have been taking pictures of. I believe he got the Prime Minister off of the roof of his house also. Things are bad there, I can not get on the Island, everything seems to be shut down. "Helicopters only" The main power generation system was underwater. I don't know how true but I have "heard" up to three months to get power back." Lonnie Lonnie lives near Tampa, but also has, HAD, a very nice home in the Bahamas. Next stop: We in Florida have so much to be thankful for: Our prayers go out to our neighbors in the Bahamas. Bob Harbison Florida Outdoor Writers Association
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    Fishing before Dorian

    Often fishing before a storm can be very good. Dorian is as bad as it gets: That's looking better for us, terrible for the Bahamas. Our Florida fishing can be absolutely fantastic; so are the real sportsmen/women who visit the Sunshine State. Representing the great state of Missouri: Why would anyone travel so far... To fish with us? The answer is simple: Our new friends from the 'Show Me' state are ever so proud, proud for good reasons: Let's go catch some fish. When Will talks, we listen: Thank you, Will: Wow! Our friends from Missouri took, 'Show Me' to heart: Challenge the Red-White-Blue? BIG MO says...NO WAY! We who call Florida home also have a great deal to be proud of... Many who fish also like to hunt. Even if hunting is not your thing, our Florida's woodlands can be a sightseers 'PARADISE' on earth. Like to view wild game? Bear Bridge Ranch is the place to be. Scott make sure we will see plenty of the Sunshine State's best: Stunning: Like to stay in a state-of-the art lodge? How about fishing in a very remote private well stocked lake? As the weather cools Bear Bridge Ranch will be my home for many three day fishing/hunting adventures. The wild boar hunting is fantastic. I will be looking for another trophy: 'Catch' the video of the 8/30/19 thirty nine hour Florida Fisherman ll adventure: https://youtu.be/Z-mZPd28-1M Video and fishing pictures by: And a very special congratulations to the family of Captain Dylan Hubbard:
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    Conserving Florida's Outdoor Heritage

    Conserving Florida's Outdoor Heritage We who call Florida home have so much to be thankful for. Ever wonder why so many live or want to live in our Tropical Paradise? Florida is now the third most populous state, and the eighth most densely populated state, in the entire country, and for good reason. Our tropical weather is the envy of the entire nation, and the avid sportsman/woman can find woods/swamps loaded with game, and our fishing is some of the best in the world. December 8, 1941: Bob is born, born to hunt and fish. In the late forties my fishing career began fishing the far-off Tampa Bay Mangrove Snapper Banks, 1/2 mile off Port Tampa, in a boat just like this one. In 1961 I graduated from Jesuit High School and then the University of Tampa. By that time hunting and fishing had become a passion with me. In the early sixties I met Mr. Bobby Hicks, sports editor for the Tampa Tribune. We became good friends. Bobby was my mentor. He taught me the importance of 'Conserving Florida's Outdoor Heritage.' We wrote many columns together. I fished the waters of Tampa Bay and the close to shore Gulf until 1976 when I met a man who had become a legion in his own time, Captain Wilson Hubbard: Under the guidance of Captain Hubbard I was fishing the far off Florida Middle Grounds instead of the Port Tampa Snapper Banks. Captain Wilson's boat of choice was the Florida Fisherman l: In 2004 Captain Wilson's son, Captain Mark Hubbard, took over as President and General Manager. What an honor fishing with Captain Mark Hubbard on the Florida Fisherman ll: Hunting, as well as fishing, has always been a passion with me. In 1970 I married Thelma. This lady loved to hunt; she was very good at it. She harvested this beautiful deer in the high snow covered mountains of Maine: Together we hunted all over the country: What a thrill calling in this Alabama turkey from hundreds of yards away: Thelma, my wife, my fishing-hunting partner for 39 years, is now fishing and hunting in heaven. Our daughter Dee: Years ago I was sponsored by the OnLineFisherman as an active member of the prestigious Florida Outdoor Writers Association. FOWA is made up of the outdoor industry's top communicators, conservationist, and industry-related companies who are dedicated to 'Conserving Florida's Outdoor Heritage!' What an honor! The Heritage continues: Today Captain Dylan Hubbard (Capt. Mark's son), generation number 4, runs Hubbard's Marina. In the not too distant future we will be fishing with generation number 5, Captain Dylan's son, Captain Jack Wilson Hubbard: Join me in, ' Conserving Florida's Outdoor Heritage.' When in the field or on the water always have that camera ready: This is our Florida... That perfect shot can come at any time: Bob Harbison Florida Outdoor Writers Association
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    Friends Food and Fishing

    Friends Food and Fish Many decades ago Captain Wilson Hubbard initiated headboat fishing to the far off snapper/grouper banks: These extended hours trips were, and still are, a dream come true for dedicated sportsmen/women to spend quality time with new and old friends, enjoy the finest of food, and catch some of the best eating hardest fighting fish the Sunshine State has to offer. 3:00 P.M. Friday, August 23, 2019: We are ready. Strangers? Not for long; soon we will all be good friends spending quality time together. Let's go: Hungry? Not for long. Between the best of meals Tammy makes sure we always have plenty of snacks, ice cold bottled water, and cold, very cold, can drinks. Looks like Mountain Due is the favorite of most. We are out of here: We will be targeting the elusive, hard to catch, hard to fool, Mangrove Snapper. Our fishing coach, Mr. John Martin, and first mate, Will, makes sure we are ready for the challenges sure to come: Before we visit our comfortable bunks it's You will not believe what those mild, cooked to perfection, peppers do to Italian sausage. And that red-skin potato salad is simply the best-of-the best 1:00 A.M. Mangrove Snapper time. Did you know that Mangrove Snapper, also called Gray Snapper, can be found in a wide variety of habitats from deep sea to brackish and even fresh water. This eat-and-run expert is native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. Talk about excitement... This young man was thrilled: When I snapped his picture with his prized Mangrove Snapper he asked that it be put on the 2020 Hubbard's Calendar for all to see. What an honor having these young men fishing with us. Drugs? No Way! I have too many fish to catch: In addition to their dads on these over-night trips our young anglers will find many excellent rote models to follow; men like Mr. Dan Jackman. Dan has been fishing on the Florida for many years. He is a real man, a man to be admired: Will is also a good role model. He is a dedicated family man with a young daughter. I have not known Jason that long. But I have learned to admire him greatly. To say that Jason and Will are a strong team would be an understatement. Next in line... Food! Tammy calls this her, 'Tam-Slam!' Hot blueberry pancakes, hickory smoked bacon, and eggs, 100 miles off Madeira Beach at 5:00 A.M. is an early morning breakfast that is appreciated more than words could ever tell. Thank you, Tammy! Our bait of choice for Mangrove Snapper... Threadfin Herring and live Pinfish: Jason, that's one BIG smile: Come Saturday morning Jason is still smiling: And for good reason. He knows what comes after the catch: Way to go Dan: Looks like it could get a 'little' wet: No problem! You haven't had a burger until you have demolished a: Stuffed full and ready for a nap. Our bunks are calling us: OK! That Florida Sunshine is everywhere; we are well rested and ready for a fight: Bring them on! Always a pleasure to see others enjoying what our state has to offer: Trolling can be very productive. Good thing that rod was secured: Like to shark fish? All sizes, small to huge, have been following us all night and day, and they are hungry: Want a real fight? Try Mr. Amberjack. That looks good, really good! We have been catching, venting, and releasing American Red Snapper all night & day. If they were any more 'endangered' they would be jumping in the boat: Late Saturday evening: Jersey Girl saves the best to last. Yellow rice, black beans, and a slow cooked, seasoned to perfection, pork roast is not hard to beat; it's impossible: Back at the dock: By our standards the fishing was a little slow, but we still ended up with a nice catch. Friends Food and Fish This is our Florida And now the mystery fish. This is an easy one. Hint: It's not a Trumpetfish: Catch the action packed video of our trip: https://youtu.be/miPkWOoaQTE
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    Rough water Amberjack FIGHTS

    Rough water Amberjack FIGHTS Fishing the Florida Middle Grounds and vicinity at night during full moon periods can be absolutely fantastic. Last year's August 44 hour full moon Florida Fisherman ll trip was an adventure never to be forgotten: This year the August full moon is 8/15/19 @ 8:31 A.M. We will be fishing all night Friday and all day Saturday the night/day after the full of the moon. Should be the best of times featuring spectacular fishing. Only one little problem: Rough & wet... So what! Night Mangrove Snapper fishing for the really big boys has been good: Regardless, the weather this Friday night was so bad many decided to stay in their comfortable/dry bunks. Some fished: Saturday morning... Nice: Hated missing the full moon night snapper fishing, but now we are well rested and ready to fight: Will & Jason are getting plenty of gaff-work: Late Saturday evening. It's been a rough/wet one, but the fights were outstanding: Thanks to Captain Garett Hubbard & crew the Florida has all but limited out, two day limit, on big Amberjacks. All good things must come to an end: Dry/comfortable bunks are really appreciated. Wet outside... So what! Early Sunday morning: Was 'Rough water Amberjack FIGHTS' an adventure worth remembering... What do you think? Be sure to 'catch' the following short, action packed, video. You will be amazed at 'Amberjack-power.' Nothing can fight, pull, that hard. https://youtu.be/o1dATegUpC4
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    Following the tradition

    Following the tradition For a sportsman one of the greatest joys of life is watching our offspring 'Follow the tradition.' To many of us hunting and fishing is a family tradition that is passed on from generation to generation. Yesteryear my wife and daughters were part of that tradition. My youngest, Betty, was a little on the 'foxy' side: Later on... I am so proud of my daughter, Dee: Talk about proud, Dee's daughter, Danielle, and my great grand kids: Danielle and family now live in... Danielle taught the kids how to hunt & fish. They learned their lessons well: Little sister scouts for the boys: Dee and Danielle vacationing in... You know what the boys are doing: Fresh caught Mangrove Snapper for lunch: Followed by a true Florida tradition: "Little sister scouts for the boys" Even scouts take some time-off: For a sportsman one of the greatest joys of life is watching our offspring 'Follow the tradition.'
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    Amberjack on FIRE

    Amberjack on FIRE What an honor being a Florida Sportsman who has been fishing and hunting in our Paradise for well over half a century. For many years I fished the waters in and around Tampa Bay. Old timers would often talk about a place so far away that offered fishing far beyond anything they could ever imagine... A place known simply as The Florida Middle Grounds. Finally, in 1976, I could stand it no more; I had to see for myself. Hubbard's Marina had just moved from Pass-A-Grille to John's Pass. When I first saw the Florida Fisherman l I could not believe it... 'This thing is HUGE! ' To talk about HUGE is to talk about the man who had become a legend in his own time, Captain Wilson Hubbard: Our Captain for my first Middle Grounds trip was a man I admired ever so much... Captain Wilson Hubbard. The fishing was absolutely fantastic. Mangrove Snapper, huge Grouper, and the mighty Amberjack covered the Florida l from bow to stern. However, to my amazement, absolutely NO Red Snapper. To say I was 'hooked' would be an understatement. Next in line, following the family tradition, was Captain Wilson's son, Captain Mark Hubbard. Captain Mark was, is, as serious about fishing as was his Dad: Today Captain Garett Hubbard is well on the way of becoming a living legend. The only thing more important to this young Captain is his family: Did you know that Captain Garett is also the galley supervisor. He and Tammy have been working together for years to make absolutely sure the meals served on the Florida are not just good, but OUTSTANDING! Captain Garett and Captain Bryon Holland alternate running the overnight trips. Captain Bryon, as those before him, is one of the best of the best: This year's American Red Snapper season saw both Florida Perfect weather days as well as many we would rather forget: In addition, the Mid-Summer days in Florida tend to be a 'little' on the warm side. Tammy, those ice-cold drinks are life-savors: Thanks to Captain Holland, Captain Garett, a strong support team, and many extremely dedicated anglers, the 2019 American Red Snapper season was 'OUTSTANDING!' In our Florida when one season closes, another opens. Like a good fight? Welcome to August; welcome to... Mr. Amberjack. Are you man/woman enough to challenge the might of the fighting Amberjack? Can you stand up to... Only one way to find out. Oh No! Will misses the great line toss: The night Mangrove Snapper bite was very slow. But still... Talk about BIG boys: Talk about GOOD eating: As can be expected during the heat of the Summer the Gag Grouper fishing is slow: As the weather cools Gag fishing will become HOT! The American Red Snapper fishing is still HOT. But now it's strictly catch-and -release: Catch-and release Amberjack time is over: Captain Garett Hubbard hard at work: Watch Captain Garett and Son battle the mighty Amberjack 8.42 minutes into the video at the end of this report: Saturday evening: It has been a long, fish catching, night & day. Let's go HOME! Back at the dock: Catch the short action packed video: https://youtu.be/81_iN11kQt8
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    Wahoo & a lot more

    Wahoo & a lot more Many of us who fish form bonds that last a lifetime. We are family! Sometimes that lifetime ends way too soon. When we loose a good friend it hurts with a hurt that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Rest in peace my bother... Rest in peace... We are family Friday, July 26, 2019, if it's a fight you want... Look no more: And now the rest of the story... Late Friday: Saturday morning The Florida's fishing coach, Mr. John Martin. leads the way: The deep water American Red Snapper are on fire: And they are getting bigger And the best of the best... Scamp Grouper: Speaking of Grouper, Omar is an expert's expert. As far as I know Omar is the only one who has been fishing with Hubbard's longer than I have. This proud Tampa Catholic grad began his fishing career Gag fishing with the man himself, Captain Wilson Hubbard, on the Miss-Pass-Grille ll. I am honored to call this man-among-men a friend. Today Omar is still fishing with Hubbard's. The Gag fishing is HOT! It will get even hotter as the weather cools. Late Saturday evening. Time to start thinking about going home: Back at the dock: Looks like Omar needs a bigger fish box: Nothing like 'back at the dock' in the money: Watch Ohio Bob fight the great Wahoo on video: https://youtu.be/WvaLw3Xsywo Subject: ready to publish I think Date: 7/7/2019 9:33:50 PM Eastern Standard Time From: [email protected] Reply To: [email protected] To: [email protected] Cc: Bcc: Deep Sea Florida Fishing July forth is a very special all American Holiday. We celebrate the one thing that means more to us than life itself. Our... Many of us celebrated on the waters of our great, FREE, country: July fifth, 2019, Will the celebration continue? Let's go see: Late Friday night... Talk about nice Mangrove Snapper: Saturday: One of the best eating fish that swims, the Scamp Grouper: The Mangrove Snapper bite continues. Mangos, as they are called, are hard to fool. They like nothing better than to eat and run. And the best part... We can challenge the elusive Mangrove Snapper twelve months out of the year. Even if we catch nothing else, our two day possession limit of 20 Mangos is a very good catch: American Red Snapper A few months ago Red Snapper were easy to find. Now they are much harder in waters under 180.' This is common... "I just spent about $300 to get just 1 Saturday in my own boat." In addition, the weather can really be a problem: Some are even reporting problems with: Unfortunately most cannot safely travel 75+ miles off shore. For many head/charter boats are the answer. Can't afford a private charter boat? May want to consider a head boat. These large vessels, even in bad weather, are extremely safe and the tremendous cost is shared among many. And the best part... On federally permitted head boats that fish for over 24 hours, every angler can legally keep a two day possession limit of 4 American Reds. In addition, the season last until August 2. Like to challenge Gag Grouper? Deep-water Gags tend to run a 'little' large: The Gag season last until December 31. As cooler weather approaches, the Gag fishing will get even better. Great fishing and the best of friends: It just does not get any better than that: Sundown, time to go home: But first: Back at the dock: July fifth, 2019, Will the celebration continue? What do you think? 'Catch the action in this on the water video by Mr. John Martin: https://youtu.be/7PR0XM3cjjQ  Photos by: And a very special thanks to Captain Dylan Hubbard and Captain Sig: On a very solemn note... Just off John's Pass Friday: We can only hope and pray that no one was injured. If anyone has any additional information, please share.
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    ACCOUNTABILITY

    ACCOUNTABILITY: For the commercial fisherman fishing means making a living. It means supporting one's self and and family. Commercial fishing adds jobs to our economy while providing fish for those not fortunate enough to be able to catch their own. It's a hard, dangerous, way of making a living: Accountability: The commercial fisherman works under a very strict IFQ System. Every fish is accounted for. In addition, a working VMS is required. The vessel monitoring system (VMS) is a satellite-based monitoring system which at regular intervals provides data to the fisheries authorities on location, course and speed of the vessel. NOAA knows every move. For the commercial fisherman it's most often not a question of getting rich, but surviving. Properly managed there is a place for both commercial and recreational fishing. To the avid recreational fisherman/woman fishing is... A major problem facing the recreational fisherman today is the lack of accountability resulting in short seasons and un-realistic possession limits. Dock surveys and random phone calls provide little to NO real accountability. NOAA can interpret the data to show whatever it is they want to show. Sector Separation separated the private boat owner from those who fish on paid for hire boats. On federally permitted head/charter boats the accountability is there. Grouper Snapper tally sheet: I was on board when the FWC boarded the Florida Fisherman ll one hundred off Madeira Beach, Florida. The FWC officers were interested and extremely pleased with the Florida's on-going fish count: This accountability is why the for-hire 'sector' 2019 Gulf of Mexico American Red Snapper season last from June 1 until August 2. Accountability proved that the 2018 quota was not reached. Many suggestions have been discussed as to how to increase accountability for the recreational fisherman. One idea calls for a 'tag' system. This could possibly lead to realistic catch numbers. But they are inherent problems... How and to whom would the tags be distributed? Would the $$$'s generated go back into the fishery, or in the pockets of those who buy & sell tags? This continues to be a problem with the commercial IFQ system as IFQ's are bought and sold for profit. Hopefully these problems can be worked out allowing real accountability resulting in a better fishery for one & all. .
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    Plenty of fish

    Hubbard's Friday 39 hour trip Tuesday's Florida Fisherman ll over-night trip returned with a picture taking catch: Friday, July, 19, the Florida is ready to go again. Can Captain Bryon Holland, Tammy, Will, Jason, and the Florida's anglers do it again? What do you think? First things first... The Great Line Toss: The best of times... Friends on the water. It just does not get any better than this: Or does it? Perfection: At depths approaching 200+ feet the American Red Snapper fishing is HOT! Cuda attack: Nice Red Grouper: Federally Permitted head/charter boats American Red Snapper season ends August 2. This is our Florida. There are always plenty of fish to be caught 24/7 every month of the year. August, 2018, the Gag fishing was very good: The Amberjack fishing was also good last August: Talk about a fight: Are you man/woman enough to break the Florida's record? And then there is always the fun/hard to catch Mangrove Snapper. Think Mangos are hard to catch in the Bay? Try it in 125+ feet of water. The Florida's Fishing Coach, Mr. John Martin, is an expert: On these overnight trips the Mangrove Snapper two day possession limit is 20. Want to catch your limit? Talk to John. He is always more than willing to share his vast knowledge. The best part of Mangrove Snapper fishing does not end with the catch: Can Captain Bryon Holland, Tammy, Will, Jason, and the Florida's anglers do it again? What do you think? Red Snapper fishing has been challenging this season. Fishing has been good in waters of 200+ feet. Shallower water has been more of a challenge. Adding to the challenge was/is the weather. This is what the Florida is facing today: Hopefully the many challenges will lead to a Fall ARS season for recreational anglers. 'catch' the on the water video of the trip: https://youtu.be/cOwBnCeVXcY
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    Hot July full moon CATCH

    Hot July full moon FISHING 6:00 A.M. Tuesday morning: The Florida Fisherman ll returns to Madeira Beach, Florida, with a catch that put huge smiles on serious anglers and angleretts. Check out the video from the trip: https://youtu.be/BHxEhc2gRfU 3:00 P.M. Tuesday afternoon: The Florida leaves again on a 39 hour trip to the far off snapper/grouper banks. Will the 'smiles' once again be huge? Only one way to find out... Come along as we fine out together. What an honor welcoming Mr. Richard Rose and friends to the state of Florida. Think people from far away states are not interested in our Florida Fishing? Think again! Mr. Rose and friends, Biloxi, Mississippi, had all they could take of watching our Florida fish catching videos without seeing for themselves what the Sunshine State is all about. Before the fishing begins... Welcome to 'Tammy-Land' Want the best of really fresh fish but don't have time to to cook? Welcome to Florida hospitality. Before the long journey back to Biloxi the Friendly Fisherman Restaurant will be glad to cook our new friend's catch for them. Served with all the trimmings, this is as good as it gets. This is our Florida: Looks like our friends will be dinning on Mangrove Snapper: The night bite is not fast, but ongoing: Wednesday morning: Real problem with the hot off the grill pancakes... Way too many fresh blueberries. Another early morning problem... That hickory smoked bacon is way too flavorful: Some how, some way, we will survive; survive to fish again: Lunch time... Another bigger-than-life problem! The lettuce & tomato on that huge 'Tammy burger' is way too fresh. Once again, some how, some way, we will survive; survive to fish again: Subject: ready to publish I think Date: 7/7/2019 9:33:50 PM Eastern Standard Time From: [email protected] Reply To: [email protected] To: [email protected] Cc: Bcc: Deep Sea Florida Fishing July forth is a very special all American Holiday. We celebrate the one thing that means more to us than life itself. Our... Many of us celebrated on the waters of our great, FREE, country: July fifth, 2019, Will the celebration continue? Let's go see: Late Friday night... Talk about nice Mangrove Snapper: Saturday: One of the best eating fish that swims, the Scamp Grouper: The Mangrove Snapper bite continues. Mangos, as they are called, are hard to fool. They like nothing better than to eat and run. And the best part... We can challenge the elusive Mangrove Snapper twelve months out of the year. Even if we catch nothing else, our two day possession limit of 20 Mangos is a very good catch: American Red Snapper A few months ago Red Snapper were easy to find. Now they are much harder in waters under 180.' This is common... "I just spent about $300 to get just 1 Saturday in my own boat." In addition, the weather can really be a problem: Some are even reporting problems with: Unfortunately most cannot safely travel 75+ miles off shore. For many head/charter boats are the answer. Can't afford a private charter boat? May want to consider a head boat. These large vessels, even in bad weather, are extremely safe and the tremendous cost is shared among many. And the best part... On federally permitted head boats that fish for over 24 hours, every angler can legally keep a two day possession limit of 4 American Reds. In addition, the season last until August 2. Like to challenge Gag Grouper? Deep-water Gags tend to run a 'little' large: The Gag season last until December 31. As cooler weather approaches, the Gag fishing will get even better. Great fishing and the best of friends: It just does not get any better than that: Sundown, time to go home: But first: Back at the dock: July fifth, 2019, Will the celebration continue? What do you think? 'Catch the action in this on the water video by Mr. John Martin: https://youtu.be/7PR0XM3cjjQ  Photos by: And a very special thanks to Captain Dylan Hubbard and Captain Sig: On a very solemn note... Just off John's Pass Friday: We can only hope and pray that no one was injured. If anyone has any additional information, please share.
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    Hunting in Florida

    Sounds really good. Please share pictures when you hunt.
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    Good time to reflect on dove hunting

    Good time to reflect on dove hunting. July 12, 2019, American Red Snapper season ends for recreational fishermen. The entire season has been hampered by terrible weather. The end of ARS season, Madeira Beach, Florida: Good time to reflect on dove hunting Some of my fondest memories center around dove hunting. Many years ago dove flocks were huge: For many dove hunting was a social event beginning with a huge cook-out: The food, as well as the hunt, were enjoyed by both young and old alike: Women were always welcome: That created a huge problem... Was really embarrassing when the girls out-shot us: After the hunt another hard to beat feast. Hickory Smoked Bacon and... Also did a lot of snipe hunting: Still don't know which is harder to hit... Dove or snipe. What do you think? For many of us it's always a 'Good time to reflect on dove/snipe hunting.' Any fond memories of dove/snipe hunting? Please share! Bob Harbison Florida Outdoor Writers Association
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    Best Fourth of July Celebration EVER

    In the money: Best Fourth of July Celebration EVER You had better believe it! 'Catch' the action packed video of our trip: https://youtu.be/JVB078alf84 Bob Harbison Florida Outdoor Writers Association Special thanks to 'Jersey-Girl' Tammy for bringing that special touch to our home-cooked meals, and for providing photography assistance. And to fourth generation owner/operator Captain Dylan Hubbard for making it all possible.
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