Fished with Gary, Trevor, and Jack in the ocean for sharks. We had several releases and had mostly brown and dusky sharks. Pro Tip: Sharks are very tentative creatures. Never let them see you move a bait or they will be unlikely to eat it.
Fished with Jim, Pete, and Hugh last Tuesday. We hit the ocean for sharks. We had four or five including a 125 pound sandbar shark and a spinner over 100 pounds. Pro Tip: Learn to identify the local sharks. We have several different species. They are not all "brown" sharks.
Patty and I headed out to catch some dinner yesterday afternoon. We ended up finding a few mahi not too far from home. We caught two and missed two others and called it an evening. Pro Tip: There are many ways to rig baits. Learn as many as possible. Sometimes only one of the ways will work in a situation.
Fished with Amon, Michael, and Shamus yesterday. We fished in the bay for fluke. We caught them and lost a nice keeper just before he was reachable with the net. Pro Tip: Never pump and wind with fluke. There is a good chance you will just shake them off.
Fished with the Shallows today in the bay. Amon, Michael, and Tom joined me for a morning of fishing. We caught several fluke and had fun despite the breeze. Pro Tip: You should be able to feel the bottom when you pick up and lower your rod. If not you have seaweed, too much or not enough line out, or there is a fish on your line.
Fished with Grant and Max in the bay. It's was Max's first fishing trip on a boat. He caught his first flounder and many more. It is always a blast watching a child catch their first fish! It never gets old. Pro Tip: Make fishing about spending time together. Not about filling a cooler. Memories last longer than dead fish.
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.