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Keep on Fishing
 
Per Captain Dylan Hubbard
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"It is with a very heavy heart that we are reaching out to let you know that we have made the tough decision to CLOSE our doors starting tomorrow for two weeks. We will plan on re-opening Tuesday April 7th at 6am .    This decision has been super tough, but we feel its best for the safety of our staff, crew, captains and our families. Plus, the health and safety of our guests and fishing friends! At Hubbard’s Marina we are family owned and operated and we feel as though our guests, clients and friends that frequent us are as much apart of our family as our staff, crew and captains and that is why we feel this decision is best. Despite being outside in the open air on our boats we feel the danger is just too high to spread this awful virus if we remain in operation."
Scientist all over the world are working to curtail this "awful virus." Let's all say a little prayer that the end comes quickly and we can get back to...
Keep on Fishing
Friday, March 20, 2020, the Florida Fisherman ll is ready to go, ready to challenge the mighty fish that call the Florida Middle Grounds home. 
The fast, tricky, Blackfin Tuna is no match for Justin:
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'Catch' Justin in action at the very beginning of the video at the end of this report. 
Justin is anxious to...
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The Great Line Toss
OH NO!   Will misses:
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Will's daughter, Madison, has agreed to teach Daddy how to 'toss the line'!
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Midnight, 100 miles off Madeira Beach, Florida:
Rich leads the way:
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The 'hit-and-run' specialist are on fire:
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Think it's just a man's world?  Think again!
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The Florida's fishing coach, Mr. John Martin, not only tells us how, he shows us:
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The grill is not the only thing Tammy has mastered:
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Nice night's work:
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Saturday...
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Mr. Richard Gollis is taking pictures for us to see, first hand, the action up close and personal. 
Rich does a lot more than take pictures:
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Middle Grounds Mangrove Snapper tend to be a 'little' on the LARGE size:
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We can keep 20 each, and there is NO closed season:
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Beautiful!   Bet Madison would love to see grouper like these beauties:
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BIG Guy... See you in June:
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Now these we can keep
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One of America's best, Mr' Leo Smith, representing the United States Marines.
I am proud to call this man-among-men a friend:
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No matter how hard we try, we cannot get away from the 'endangered' American Red Snapper:
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And now, the fish of the day, a huge Graysby Grouper:
Graysby Grouper are common in our waters, but not this size. This is one of the largest ever caught on the Florida Fisherman ll.
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The Grasby Grouper can be found from North Carolina to southern Florida, Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Typical size is under 10 inches, with a maximum size of 16.5 inches. 
The All-Tackle World Record is 2 pounds 8 ounces, caught March 2, 1998, Stetson Rock, Texas. 
What a trip:
Picture Florida Perfect Weather, Southern Hospitality, and plenty of fish. 
Late Saturday evening. We have been fishing ever since midnight Friday:
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After a hot shower, a fantastic meal, and a good night's sleep, we are...
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Back at the dock:
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Nothing like coming home in the money:
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Scientist all over the world are working to curtail this "awful virus." Let's all say a little prayer that the end comes quickly and we can get back to...
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Sunday morning... Tammy returns home to her
'little-man'.  
Say hello to Dingo:
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A very special thanks to Mr. Richard Gollis for sharing the trip in picture with us, and for showing us how to catch really nice fish.  Thank you Sir!
 
'Catch' all the action in the 'Keep on Fishing' video:
 
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