Explore the lovely waters around Placida in Florida and have a first-class fishing experience with Family Traditions Charter Co. Captain Will Hubbard is a cordial and skilled angler who’ll take you to inshore and nearshore waters and help you make a good catch as well as have lots of fun. Join him and meet Placida’s marine world in a great way.

You’ll fish from a 23’ Hanson center console that’s powered by a 150 HP Suzuki engine. The boat can carry up to 6 anglers. Thanks to its quality GPS, fishfinder, and radio systems, you will reach the fish safely and quickly. The boat uses a wireless trolling motor for a more tactful approach to the fish, is equipped with a fighting chair, and has got a livewell to provide live bait. There will also be a first mate on board to give you any help you might need.

You can chase a variety of fish in this area. There’s Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Sheepshead, Snook, as well as many other interesting species. Using light and heavy tackle, you and the captain will catch by trolling and bottom fishing. You can choose the amount of your catch that you will take home, or, if you prefer, you can release it.  Kids of all ages are welcome to join aboard and there can be no smoking during the trip.

The captain will cover you with all the fishing equipment you’ll need as well as with licenses. He’ll also clean and fillet your catch so you can easily take it home. What you should bring before you arrive are just some food and drinks.

Come visit Family Traditions Charter Co. and have a wonderful fishing experience on the waters of Placida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Spend 6 hours fishing the nearshore waters off the coast of Little Gasparilla Island and Boca Grande, targeting Tarpon!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    On a 6-hour trip, you will have the time to experience some different types of fishing. For example, trolling, bottom fishing, and casting. There will be time to do multiple types of fishing both inshore and nearshore. This will be up to the captain's discretion based on the weather and bite!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Goliath Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Wrestle with one of the heaviest, toughest fighters out there! You'll target Goliath Groupers in the range of 150 to 300 pounds so get ready for an exciting time on the water and muscle soreness the next day!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    On a 4-hour trip, you'll be fishing inshore or nearshore. You'll be targeting Snook, Trout, Redfish, Snapper, Sheepshead, and many other species.
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About the Captain

Will Hubbard
Placida, Florida, United States
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17 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2021
Captain Will welcomes you to his fishing headquarters in Placida. Join him and delve into inshore and nearshore waters in search of many prized species, and also enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings this area has to offer.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hanson (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki DF150 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Placida to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Paul S.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 7, 2021
Myself and 4 other people had an awesome time. My crew and I signed up for a 6-hour excursion; however, Captain Will left the...
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Great Day, Great Guys

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 10, 2021
We could not have had a better day of back country fishing than we did with the guys. They had us catching snook within ten...
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San Juan
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 2, 2021
First time fishing together as a family of four and they took great care of us!! They made sure that we kept bait on our hooks...
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Family/Kids on February 16, 2021
The day was against us to start but turned out to be a great time. We woke up to rain but it stopped moments before we got...
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VERIFIED   Tarpon Fishing on May 14, 2021
Captain Will and Peyton were very knowledgeable, fun to be around, took us to beautiful spots with lots of fish and were very...
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FAQs about Family Traditions Charter Co.

Family Traditions Charter Co. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Goliath Grouper (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Family Traditions Charter Co., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Family Traditions Charter Co. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Family Traditions Charter Co. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 5 miles offshore. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Family Traditions Charter Co. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Used for inshore)
  • Heavy Tackle (Used for nearshore)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (Near Shore )

Top targeted fish species with Family Traditions Charter Co. include:
  • Black Drum
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail