Captain Van Hubbard

Capt Van HubbardCaptain Van Hubbard specializes in beach and harbor fishing for Boca Grande tarpon.

Captain Van Hubbard started guiding full time in 1977 and relocated to Boca Grande in 1981, and began guiding the area year round. He fishes tarpon off the beaches or into Charlotte Harbor; anywhere but the Boca Pass in season. He enjoyed Boca Grande Pass but it’s a last resort until we regain respect there for tarpon and other fisherman. Captain Van has guided for beach and Charlotte Harbor tarpon full time every year since 1981; no one still fishing has more experience beach tarpon or snook fishing! He introduced live bait to Charlotte Harbor; none of the other guides were whitebait fishing when he came down from Tampa Bay! He also excels at Spanish and king mackerel, pompano, permit, redfish, trout, etc… everything inside and near shore.

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Charter Details

Pick-up Location(s) and/or Boat Dock Location
Stump Pass Marina is primary pick up site
Don Pedro/ Little Gasparilla/ Palm Islands
Boca Grande
other custom picks can be arranged.

Maximum Passengers/Anglers
4 Anglers

Trip Lengths
4 Hours
6 Hours
8 Hours

Trip Time Offerings
Hill Tide

Other Fishing Charters
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Near to Shore Fishing
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Contact the Captain

Please contact the Captain directly for more information or to schedule your tarpon fishing charter.

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About the Boat

Boat Type & Size
Dorado 23 with T-Top

Tarpon Fishing Capt Van


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