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Articles By Captain Van Hubbard


Johns Pass Fishing Report: Cold Fronts and Hot Bites
Johns Pass Fishing Report: Cold Fronts and Hot Bites
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 8:41AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Inshore- Tom McDowell, a Madeira Beach local, reported catching and seeing tons of Sheepshead... Read More


Johns Pass Fishing Report: What A Great Time To Be Right Here
Johns Pass Fishing Report: What A Great Time To Be Right Here
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 9:16AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Around the Pass- Ezekiel Senter, from Clearwater, reported catching lots of nice Whiting... Read More


18th Annual Young Anglers Fishing Tournament
18th Annual Young Anglers Fishing Tournament
Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:03PM by Captain Van Hubbard

The 18th Annual Young Anglers Fishing Tournament at John Pass Village will be held Saturday, May 24, 2014,... Read More


Now Is Prime Time Tarpon Action On Our Gulf Coast
Now Is Prime Time Tarpon Action On Our Gulf Coast
Thu, May 12, 2011 at 11:02AM by Captain Van Hubbard

My home port is Boca Grande and Summer fishing revolves around our red hot tarpon fishing. Many anglers don’t... Read More


Hot Spring fishing.
Hot Spring fishing.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 11:23AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Folks it doesn’t get any better than April and May fishing because the migratory fish enhance our abundant... Read More


Summer Heat Offers Fishing Challenges
Summer Heat Offers Fishing Challenges
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 2:08PM by Captain Van Hubbard

It is hot down here in Florida now but we still have fishing opportunities. Our best bet is to get out early... Read More


June fishing is hot and that's great.
June fishing is hot and that's great.
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:17AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Of course summer gets hot on Florida’s Gulf coast; but we have plenty of fish and no oil, except in... Read More


Let's Go Fishin' Soon - April 2010
Let's Go Fishin' Soon - April 2010
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:06AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Springtime means boat shows, warmer weather, and much better fishing. Mackerel migrations will charge in... Read More


March 2010 Fishing Report  by Captain Van Hubbard
March 2010 Fishing Report by Captain Van Hubbard
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:46AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Our weather will start to warm and our waters will fill with hungry migratory fish. Snook fishing will be... Read More


February 2010 Fishing Report  by Captain Van Hubbard
February 2010 Fishing Report by Captain Van Hubbard
Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:04PM by Captain Van Hubbard

Some ideas for winter fishing and fishy things to do if it get too cold again. We did get some serious winter... Read More


Make The Most of Those Winter Days
Make The Most of Those Winter Days
Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 9:28AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Weather controls our Winter fishing; it can be warm and sunny one day then cold, wet and windy the next.... Read More


September Is The Opening of Snook Season, A Very Big Deal
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 7:53AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Snook are the inshore target species in my Charlotte Harbor neighborhood, and I remember well from my youth... Read More


Making The Best Of The Summer Conditions
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 9:43AM by Captain Van Hubbard

July is going to be hot and our winds have blown backwards for so long they seem stuck from the westerly... Read More


Sight Fishing Silverkings;  It’s Tarpon Time
Sight Fishing Silverkings; It’s Tarpon Time
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 9:49AM by Captain Van Hubbard

With lengths of over 8 feet long and weights of more than 280 pounds, it is easy to see why Tarpon are one... Read More


Fishing Opportunities You Can Try For Julys Hot Weather
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:05AM by Captain Van Hubbard

It’s no secret that we are in for hot times this month, so here are some ideas to work around the heat.... Read More


Summertime is Prime Tarpon Time in Boca Grande
Tue, May 19, 2009 at 9:29AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Of course, we have plenty of other fishing available around here now; but Silver Kings are the bright shinning... Read More


May Offers Several Great Fishing Opportunities
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:52PM by Captain Van Hubbard

Of course, we have to start with Tarpon since my home port is around Boca Grande with thousands of hungry... Read More


Early March Fishing Was Good
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:25AM by Captain Van Hubbard

March winds backed off for the week of the full moon and we enjoyed some good fish catching. It was not consistent... Read More


Hot Springtime Fishing Will Help Our Attitudes, Whatever The Economy
Hot Springtime Fishing Will Help Our Attitudes, Whatever The Economy
Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:38AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Our colder weather is not done, but the worst should be over and we can expect to enjoy some warm periods... Read More


We Are Thankful for the Good Fishing and Everything We Have
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 8:31AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Winter fish can hold more challenges but offers plenty of bright spots. Trout and Snook are closed but Redfish... Read More