Fished with Joe and Ryan in the dark for stripers on the fly. Fishing was excellent for schoolie stripers and we also caught weakfish and hickory shads. It was nonstop action. Pro Tip: Match the hatch. Be aware of what the fish are eating and choose your lures or flies accordingly.
Fished with Johnson and family in the bay. We scored with a bunch of fluke, sea bass, and sea robins. There was lots of action. Pro Tip: Sharp hooks are essential. Small hooks can save the day when fun fishing with the kids.
Ryan, Mike, Chris, and I headed out to catch mahi. We scored with a bunch on the flyrod and on live bait. Fishing has been on fire. Pro Tip: A fast, happy retrieve is important to get a strike from Mahi.
Fished with Kevin and Zach for some inshore Mahi. We trolled up a bunch of Mahi and had a blast. It's awesome to catch blue water species like Mahi in a six hour trip. Pro Tip: A free spool drop back is important when Mahi bite. They need to be able to eat it without feeling the line.
Fished with Jackie and friends in the bay. We had a blast catching a variety of fish. Sand sharks, sea bass, fluke, and sea robins all pulled on the line. Pro Tip: Not only are sea robins edible, they are delicious. However, you need big ones to get any meat off of them.
Fished with Grant, Max, and Rick in the bay. While keepers have been scarce, we caught a ton of flounder, sea bass, and sea robins. Pro Tip: Make sure to celebrate every fish with kids. There is no such thing as a trash fish to them.
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.