2013-10-11 web report by Captain Van Hubbard
Finally everything comes together; fish and weather.
This is it the bite is on. Wednesday the weather started to settle and bait was hard to find at first but we finally found minnows down by Boca Grande. We caught some trout down around Charlotte Harbor but they were small so we cruised back up to Lemon Bay. We caught a few slot trout and almost big enough snook on our way North and got some fish in the box. We finally got a redfish bite just before low water and landed four, twenty-five in redfish to send my guests home with a nice mess of fish. They enjoyed a great redfish lunch at the Grille before heading home.
Thursday I joined some friends on their beautiful new thirty-five Ray Hunt. Beautiful boat! We found a big school of striking redfish in front of Boca Grande; they we too big, over slot but an awesome site. It was so colorful with the brilliant bronze redfish running on the surface right by our boat. We finally got some minnows and went kingfishing. We found sharks, Spanish and king mackerel and a few tarpon up by Venice. The bite was not red hot but we constantly saw feeding fish and action. I believe we could do well targeting the tarpon.
It’s time to get ready for today’s trip and it’s inside today. This is the action we have waited for and we have great weather forecast for almost a week at least. Let’s go Fishing. I have Sunday thru Wednesday AM open. Don’t miss this action. Captain Van Hubbard. www.captvan.com cell 941-740-4665 evenings after I get off the water.