Merry Christmas from Captain Van Hubbard.

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Merry Christmas from Captain Van Hubbard.


          We are into the Holidays already; please find time for friends and family to share outside too. Life is so busy for many of us, it seems impossible to find the time we need to keep up, much less play. Quality of life is what life is about making your time count; share family time now. Time at meals and inside is fine but nothing compares to a family outing of boating and fishing. Don’t put the emphasis on catching keep it focused on fun.  Let the birds and dolphin entertain you. Watch the kids and guests smile as they encounter all the treasures Mother Nature shows us.

          It is important to consider weather as you plan your outings because she can dramatically alter trip plans. We enjoy awesome weather about half of the Winter season here but the other half can be cold to us. Also consider that we freeze at 50 degrees and our Northern friends are in shorts smiling. We do want to miss the rainy periods but they are actually rare now anyway.

          If you going boating be sure that your guide understands you desire. Communication is critical to your satisfaction. If the operator doesn’t clearly understand your wants it’s not easy to accomplish them! This sounds simple just clearly spell out your perfect trip and let us try to put it together. The fish catching part can be challenging but not impossible if you are realistic. Let us know if you want to go out into the Gulf or stay into the inside waters. We can cruise Lemon Bay or run south into Charlotte Harbor for more natural surroundings. But we are not always great mind readers so please help both of us.

          Fish species available now usually include trout, redfish, ladyfish, sheepshead, pompano and many other possibilities. We can target something or try for the most action. Everyday is unique and some day’s fish bite great, others they keep their mouths shut too much. We can always find something fun to enjoy. Make the best of whatever we encounter and smile a lot; you could be back at work.

          We all want to purchase the best gift we can for loved ones; your time is the most precious gift you can offer. Share it freely with family and friends now! If you are purchasing things try to be sure they are suitable for the recipient? We have many specific styles and types of fish and fishing it’s hard to match their needs. Take them with you shopping and give them your budget to select something they will use. While this lacks the Christmas morning factor it is shared time enjoying each others company; that folks is what we want? Don’t forget the literal gift we all received and be thankful for all our blessings.

          You can purchase a gift trip to be used at a later date if you desire. Email and we’ll work the details out; that’s the entire commercial I’ll do. Thank you all for your support and shard time together. Please have a Merry Christmas and safe journeys. Captain Van Hubbard/Venice Fishing Charters.

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