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Default Hubbards 39 hr middle grounds trip

Booked a trip to the middle grounds on oct 23, it will be my first time, any advice from you guys that have been on that trip will be appreciated, donít want to take to much stuff but to little either,

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Originally Posted by Grruntt man View Post
Booked a trip to the middle grounds on oct 23, it will be my first time, any advice from you guys that have been on that trip will be appreciated, donít want to take to much stuff but to little either,

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post in the florida section.

as far a gear and prep, see Florida Sport Fishing Seminar on Long Range fishing, he keeps it simple, apply it to your fishing grounds.

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Let Will, one of the mates, know its your first time and ask for his help/attention. Lots of info on the florida sportsman . com forum..west central section...there is a thread about this very subject with good info. If you've never fished for mangrove snapper before the best piece of advice is....as soon as you feel a nibble, reel like hell!! You don't need to take much..sleeping bag or blanket, pillow , toiletries, meds..sunglasses, rain gear if you're inclined to fish in the rain like me. The food plan will get you soda and water as well as meals.
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booked a trip on the 23 rd, it will be my first time with hubbards, any advice from you guys that have been on those trip is appreciated, looks like itíll be a full moon, hopefully mangos will be on fire

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thanks guys, ill keep in mind about the snapper, guess its kinda like fishing for sheepshead right?
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bring some veritcal jigs and slow/octopus style jigs -- speed jigs will be great for amberjack and the slow jigs tipped with squid are great on everything else on the bottom -- just bounce it/pause it on the bottom, a few slow crank and lifts, drop back down to bottom

bait fishing is zzz and i always catch more & bigger fish with jigs

i also hate being near the stern, when anchored most lines will be swept back and under the boat. Lots of entitled people fish the stern too...I'd rather be near the bow.
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bring some veritcal jigs and slow/octopus style jigs -- speed jigs will be great for amberjack and the slow jigs tipped with squid are great on everything else on the bottom -- just bounce it/pause it on the bottom, a few slow crank and lifts, drop back down to bottom

bait fishing is zzz and i always catch more & bigger fish with jigs

i also hate being near the stern, when anchored most lines will be swept back and under the boat. Lots of entitled people fish the stern too...I'd rather be near the bow.
thanks for the advice, iíve never used jigs thought, when u say slow jigs what do u mean or which? i live close to a bass pro so i can pic some things up
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Originally Posted by porcha View Post
bring some veritcal jigs and slow/octopus style jigs -- speed jigs will be great for amberjack and the slow jigs tipped with squid are great on everything else on the bottom -- just bounce it/pause it on the bottom, a few slow crank and lifts, drop back down to bottom

bait fishing is zzz and i always catch more & bigger fish with jigs

i also hate being near the stern, when anchored most lines will be swept back and under the boat. Lots of entitled people fish the stern too...I'd rather be near the bow.
will it say it on the packaging, slow jigs
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Go to Florida Sportsman West Central, an active thread right now and plenty of info. if you do a search.
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Lots of good information also available on TripAdvisor. I've fished with them before multiple times - quality outfit.
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bass pro sells a few, Shimano Lucanus and BWC Roscoe (at least in the NC stores)

There are plenty of options online, I like the Caivo Pit Boss -- find em on ebay fully rigged for $7-$15 depending on weight, usually it takes 1g per 1' water to effectively reach bottom

Caivo store has all sorts of fun options

https://www.ebay.com/str/lbfishingsupplies/

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/shimano-lucanus-jig

really its just a glorified sinker with hooks and a teaser -- supposed to look like a crab or squid eating another fish -- people call em decoy, slow or octopus jigs -- have caught my largest grouper on a pink 4oz Caivo Pit Boss tipped with squid. I am using braid as well cut through the water and have a more vertical presence
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Take plenty of drinks. Take plenty of tackle, including something really big to handle the amberjacks. Go to sleep as soon as the boat leaves, be fresh for the fishing marathon. Lots of fun.
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Originally Posted by Grruntt man View Post
thanks guys, ill keep in mind about the snapper, guess its kinda like fishing for sheepshead right?
Worse...due to the depth. I've had plenty of times where I didn't even think I had a fish on until after several cranks!
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Default Also doing a Hubbard's trip

So, if I got the "tackle" deal from Hubbard's, what do I need to bring as far as tackle goes? It would cost me more to restring my stuff than to rent theirs so i went with the tackle deal. It's the 44 hour trip October 26th
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Originally Posted by Grruntt man View Post
booked a trip on the 23 rd, it will be my first time with hubbards, any advice from you guys that have been on those trip is appreciated, looks like itíll be a full moon, hopefully mangos will be on fire

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Bring extra egg sinkers 4-6-8 oz , extra hooks and leader as well . Sleeping bag and pillow , we bring a cooler with drinks and some of those fruit bowl/platters . The food on the boat is pretty good , take care of the cook and she will take care of you . Also bring a pool noodle to pad the rail . Flip flops to wear in the shower lol
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Originally Posted by Dan Halen View Post
So, if I got the "tackle" deal from Hubbard's, what do I need to bring as far as tackle goes? It would cost me more to restring my stuff than to rent theirs so i went with the tackle deal. It's the 44 hour trip October 26th
If you have quality gear I would bring it , not sure I would want to do one of these trips with a boat rod . That's a long trip to be using an old boat rod .

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