Fished Wednesday with Jim and Dave in the ocean for sharks. We slammed them and had 10 dusky shark releases and several other bites. The fish were between 30-50 pounds. The water conditions were fabulous. Once they are here this fishing typically remains consistent throughout the summer. Pro Tip: Watch the lines and rod tips. Slack line means you either lost your bait or a fish has picked up your bait and is swimming at the boat.
Fished with Jack, Andrea, Kyle, and Aiden. We hit the bay yesterday and had a blast catching fluke. We ended up with two keepers. Pro Tip: I've said it before but it's worth repeating. Dark colors, especially black, attract greenheads.
Fished with Fulton and Will in the bay. We caught and released a bunch of fluke and a bluefish. Great day! Pro Tip: Avoid touching plastics with anything that contains Deet. Deet melts plastic upon contact.
Fished with Rick, Chase, and Mia on Father's Day. We had a great time catching fluke. We had one keeper. Chase also hooked and released a huge cow nosed ray. Pro Tip: Hook your minnows up through the bottom and through both lips.
Went to the canyon on Saturday with John, Jay, Patty, Luc, and Aiden. We had three yellowfin tuna and a few skipjacks. It was flat calm and beautiful. Pro Tip: the fleet tends to be where they were, not where they are. Don't be afraid to get away from the crowd.
Fished with Doug in the bay for fluke and stripers. We started off with a slow pick of fluke and transitioned into striper fishing as the sun began to set. The bite was excellent and we released over a dozen stripers up to 26" on poppers. Pro Tip: Stripers nite all summer. As the waters warm, they become more selective feeders and feed best during low light conditions.
Fished with Monica, Greg, and friends in the bay. We had a great evening catching flounder from the first drop with consistent action throughout the trip. We had a double header and the fish of the day was 4.5 pounds. We ended up with three keeper flounder. Pro Tip: Lift your jig up off the bottom regularly. You should feel it hit bottom when you drop it back down. You should always feel something...if you don't feel anything there are a few possibilities: 1. Seaweed. 2. Too much line out. 3. You have a fish. Many times the flounder just pick up the bait and swim with the jig.
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.