Great Weather and Catching Action is Hot!

Combine magnificent weather, warmer waters, and we get great fishing.<br />
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We have enjoyed some warm sunny days and our inside waters have warmed up into the mid seventies. Snook are biting along with some nice redfish and trout. White bait is starting to drop in; it's hard to find and catch but fish are looking for the minnows. Thirty years of cast netting minnows really helps in times like these. Captain Van's Magic Chum distributed by Baitmasters of St. Pete. really calls em in for me. When minnows are had to find it helps to have a strong fishy attractant to pull bait with in cast net range. Take your time and let em gather; it means less throws of your net. The slimy "snot grass" it bad so we don't want to pull these heavy nets any extra times, especially as I get older. Look close because some of the minnows are tiny and will gill in ¾ inch mesh.<br />
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Snook are scattered and not going crazy all day but we are getting some active bites. We had over twenty snook including a 29 inch dinner fish yesterday. Jamey Rutherford of Winter Haven landed our keeper. She and her family landed over twenty snook and a nice trout on one bite with minnows. Another angler next to us got a goose egg on shrimp. It is beginning to turn on.<br />
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Out side Gulf temps about to the magic sixty-eight degree mark. Kings have been spotted but not hot yet. We did enjoy hot Spanish action; last week. Some cobia, tripletail, and even a few permit are available if you have the patience to stalk em. We are catching a few pompano but it did slow down after the Full moon. I expect golden nuggets to crank up as we near the New moon on the twenty-sixth. Some sheepshead are still holding locally but it's winding down now. <br />
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We saw a few tarpon last Tuesday but I hear reports that a few are being caught by dedicated captains. Fishing is fine and it looks like some windy cloudy conditions mid week but no cold weather in the forecasts. Let's Go Fishin' soon! Get your reservation now and don't miss out of the Spring action! Captain Van Hubbard <br />
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Boca Grande Fishing Forecast:<br />
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you can almost go for anything now. snook, reds, permit, cobia and kings are close!<br />
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Captain Van Hubbard

P.O. Box 146
Placida, FL 33946

941-468-4017

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