Fishing in South Florida Captain Jim Hobales
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Coast Guard Licensed Charter Fishing Captain
Florida Met Tournament registered Captain
National Park Permitted Florida fishing Guide
Angler on the Redfish Cup and FLW/
in the I.G.F.A. Inshore Championships and RedBone Trilogy.
Country Cousin /Yamaha Redfish Team
Jim Hobales was
born and raised in South Florida. In the early years he learned
to fish his home waters of Miamis Biscayne Bay and the Florida
Keys. In the early 1980s he was introduced to Flamingo,
at Everglades National Park, it was a life changing experience.
Captain Jim became obsessed with the fishing in both Florida Bay
as well as Whitewater Bay in the backcountry, no matter if it
was sight casting on the flats to tailing Redfish, plugging a
shoreline for Snook or casting a fly at rolling Tarpon.
Jimbo and Partner Captain Tim Shabareck doing seminars in
the Yamaha Flats Room during the Miami Boat Show.
earned the title of Master Angler coming up through the ranks
of the Miami Sport Fishing Club, a club that is rich in history,
tradition and a leader in conservation in South Florida. As a
member in good standing for 16 years he believes in the clubs
roots and conservation measures, usually taking them to an extreme.
Being a competitive angler he has competed in tournaments winning
several events over the last ten years.
is an Everglades National Park permitted guide and a Met registered
guide, the largest free tournament in the world. As a past winner
he knows how to target the species it takes to win.
is also well known for Peacock Bass and was quoted in, South
Florida Peacock Bass by the author Carlos Hidalgo. A
world record Butterfly Peacock Bass weighing 6.7ounces was caught
on fly he created.
Yamaha/Maverick/Flanigan's Pro "Redfish Team"
has fished on the professional Redfish Tours since 2001 for team
McDonalds, he also has guided in the Redbone trilogy in the Florida
keys since 2002. In 2005 Maverick Boat Company and Yamaha offered
him and his partner a position on their Redfish team. Keep an
eye open on Fox net's FLW shows or the ESPN Redfish Cup
for this team.
will arrive at the fishing grounds in comfort aboard a Pathfinder
22 Tournament. Being part of Team Yamaha, I am constantly using
different products Once there you can choose to fish Spin, Plug
or Fly tackle using live bait or artificial lures. Rods are custom
made by Biscayne Rods and are matched to Okuma spinning reels
and Billy Pate fly reels. Take advantage of my good fortune and
try out some of these fine products.
Everglades National Park
- Snook -Barracuda-Shark-Trout
Government Cut and the Inshore Beaches
Captain Jim Hobales @ firstname.lastname@example.org
(305) 362 6460 or C(305)333-8149
n.w. 174 terrace, Miami, Fl. 33015
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