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Capt. Daniel B Hubbard Lead Guide & Owner, Anthracite Outfitters LLC Licensed PA Guide:

       USCG Capt. Dan, owner and lead guide for Anthracite Outfitters, has been fishing for 30 years, having started out in grade school with a surf rod on the New Jersey shore. Dan spent his formative years fishing for every type of Mid Atlantic Marine Trophy fish imaginable. He has rubbed elbows with surf and boat angling legends. Dan has spent countless hours in small crafts in harsh marine environments, white water kayaking and skiing the west coast. He has fished from Northern Quebec to the US Virgin Islands and many places in between for a variety of species including Striped Bass, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Bonefish, Redfish, Sea Trout, Large and Smallmouth bass, walleye, pike. He has his Captains license and has worked on boats from the islands to Barnegat Bay. He started Anthracite Outfitters, a fully insured and registered Pennsylvania river outfitter, after years of kayak fishing. The result is a homegrown company that showcases Dan’s desire to share his love for the sport and his experience with others. Dan feels the Susquehanna River is one of the most consistent fisheries in the northeast, and that kayak fishing the river is the greatest way to experience and preserve this beautiful resource. Now a full time North Eastern Pennsylvania resident, Dan has been focusing on showcasing Pennsylvania’s majestic rivers. Clients can enjoy a half-day paddle or a fantastic multiple day camping trip, rigged from soup to nuts.

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Hank Hewitt III Bio Guide- Anthracite Outfitters L.L.C.

       Hank, or Fishtank as everyone knows him, began fishing at age 5. He bagged his first trophy large mouth bass at age 11. He delved very deep into stream fishing when he started fly casting for trout at age 10 and tying flies by 12. Fishtank was proficient in the taxonomy of lotic water macro-invertebrates, namely mayflies down to Genus level in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As a teenager, Fishtank became even more involved in fisheries by performing benthic macro-invertebrate surveys in the Lackawanna River for the Lackawanna River Corridor Association under grant from the Chesapeake Bay Authority. By age 16 caught first 18” trout on home made dry fly and was released. At 18 years of age caught first 24” fly caught trout on home made fly and released. The time arrived when Hank realized trout don't speak Latin, and went to the salt with a kayak and fly-rod. Much of the rest is internet history. Throughout the formation of Hank’s angling career he has successfully targeted most freshwater species of fish indigenous to North Eastern Pennsylvania. Those species being trout, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, channel catfish, bullheads, walleye, pickerel, muskellunge, calico bass, perch, and bluegill. While my focus, and often preference, is to the fly rod, he is equally proficient with spinning and casting reels, as well the use of artificial lures. “On average, providing open season, and fishable water levels, I average 4 to 5 hours a day angling. Most of my angling occurs after dark, and I am as successful at night, as during the day.” Fishtank has been kayaking on current for 12 years, now brings his considerable fish-speaking talents to Anthracite Outfitters. His philosophy dovetails perfectly with Anthracite’s when he says, “The only thing that overshadows my desire to catch fish is my desire to help others catch, in whatever capacity I may serve them.”

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