Fished with the Mikes this weekend in Islamorada. We had a great day Saturday sight fishing bonnet head sharks and lemon sharks. We caught and released several. We moved on and caught some snappers, jacks, and speckled trout. We finished off the day with big Mike releasing a tarpon. Great day. Pro Tip: Sometimes the bite window is very small. Make sure you are there and ready when it happens. We were and it paid off!
Darryl, Ryan, and I headed out on Sunday. It was epic. January fishing can be awesome. We released a bunch. Lots of triple headers. All on jigs. Pro Tip: Every year is different, but stripers after the new year are always a possibility.
Fished with John and Colin in the ocean for bass. We started out jigging and caught a few shorts. We then switched over to trolling and we caught several more including two keepers. Last weekend we got blown out entirely. I'm done in New Jersey for this year. Off to the Keys and warmer temperatures for the winter fishing. Pro Tip: Staying dry is the key to cold water fishing. Assume you're going to get wet. A water proof outer layer is key.
Fished last Saturday with Rick, Grant, and Matt for stripers. We jigged up a bunch of bass. I think we had around 25. We had good action but most were shorts. Pro Tip: Casting up current allows you to get deeper with lighter jigs.
Captain Joe Hughes -USCG Licensed 100 Ton Master-IGFA Certified
Joe Hughes has been working in the fishing business since he was eleven years old. Starting at Gibson's Tackle at that age, Joe's passion for the sport of fishing has steadily increased. Joe is a versatile angler who is comfortable poling a flats skiff as well as at the helm of a
sportfisherman competing in big game tournaments. During his years as a professional fisherman Joe has been featured in books and
magazines. His main passion is for salt-water fly-fishing. A teacher by trade, he enjoys sharing his knowledge about fly-fishing, fly-tying, and
fly-casting with his clients.