Fished with Butch yesterday in the ocean for mahi. We had perfect conditions and we made the most of it. We caught four mahi up to 12 pounds. We also jumped off a few others. It was a blast of a day. Pro Tip: Nothing beats naked ballyhoo for mahi. Learn to rig them so they swim.
Fished with Dennis and Dennis in the ocean on Thursday morning for sharks. We were plagued by variable winds that dropped out on us. We had very little drift. We did release one brown shark and we had an epic battle with a huge stingray. Pro Tip: Ideal Sharking conditions include steadily increasing wind.
Fished with Jackie and crew on Thursday afternoon in the bay. We had fun catching fluke, sea bass, sea robins, and even a bluefish. Pro Tip: During the dog days on summer, you can find clean water closer to the inlet. The fish will be there too.
Fished with Joe, John, Caroline, and Brendan in the ocean on Wednesday. We had some short fluke and one keeper fluke. Check out the whole squid the keeper threw up. Pro Tip: Fluke usually eat the jigs on the fall.
Fished with Jerry and crew on Tuesday in the ocean for sharks. We had six releases. We had dusky and sandbar sharks from 80-130 pounds. It was a very good day. Pro Tip: Drift is very important in shark fishing. No wind equals no sharks.
Fished with Jason, Tiana, and Sierra in the bay for fluke. We caught some short fluke, sea bass, and some sea robins. Pro Tip: Crabs love gulp. Make sure you bring more than you need in the warm water months.
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.