Venice FL fishing charters and Englewood FL fishing charters with Capt Van Hubbard | For reservations call 941-468-4017

Venice FL and Englewood FL have superb year-round light tackle inshore fishing for Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish.

Family fun fishing trips for kids, and anglers of all skill levels.

Tarpon fishing charters with Capt Van HubbardAre you looking for a fishing charter with fun and excitement? Call Capt. Van Hubbard and Let’s Go Fishin’. Capt. Van Hubbard is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable inshore fishing guides on Florida’s Gulf Coast. He has been a professional, USCG licensed year round guide since 1976, and has been fishing Venice FL and Englewood FL, including Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande since 1981.

Capt. Van is an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) certified captain offering Venice FL fishing charters for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and other seasonal species. Capt Van’s extensive local knowledge makes him a great choice for other “non-fishing” eco-boat tours offered, like: shelling, bird watching, photography, remote island trips and lunch or dinner cruises.




If you’re looking for a memorable fun fishing adventure, you have found it! Fishing is the passion that drives my life. I’ve been blessed to support myself fishing since the early seventies after I finished my tour with the US Navy. I have the experience guiding around the Venice and Boca Grande area since 1981 making the best of whatever opportunities the fish share with us. My enjoyment now is lighting up children’s faces; sharing their beautiful smiles, as they explore new experiences. I enjoy sharing my extensive knowledge with adults too.

My lifetime of fishing local waters, guiding since 1976, provide me insight that few have acquired. I’ve also learned that if we set out to enjoy an awesome day on the water our success is guaranteed! These trips are not intended to fill the freezer with fish to take home, this about enjoyment. As we explore, discovering new adventures, we take advantage of whatever we encounter. Dolphins surfing in our wake, eagles and osprey soaring around us, occasional spoonbills brilliant pink and glowing in the golden sun light, or fish pulling our line.

You’re going to love it!

Looking forward to meeting and fishing with you.
Captain Van

Captain Van offer fishing charters for angler of all skill levels, and has fishing trips designed specifically for kids.. CLICK HERE for more information on kids fishing in Venice and Sarasota Florida.

Here is what Frank Sargeant – outdoor editor Tampa Tribune, editor Florida Sportsman magazine, and award winning outdoor writer – had to say about Capt. Van:

Captain Van Hubbard is one of the best-known and most successful fishing charter guides in Florida. I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with Van both inshore and off, and he has never failed to put me in the fish. And, he may hold the unofficial record for most Snook caught and released in a day—his grand total of 158 marks him as one of the best in the business.

I’m also impressed by the fact that Van pays his dues as a conservationist — he has been a leading voice for habitat preservation and fish conservation for more than a decade.

I’m proud to number him among my friends and fishing partners.

Frank Sargeant

Captain Van Hubbard

P.O. Box 146
Placida, FL 33946



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