Monday, February 28, 2011

Islamorada Weekend Video

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr6JmUWUj7o&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service
www.captainjoehughes.com
609-827-3442

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Islamorada Weekend

Fished with Joe R and Bob the Builder in Islamorada. Saturday we fished the reef and Joe fought a 15 pound false albacore to the boat that he hooked on a live ballyhoo. After the trip to the reef we made our way into the backcountry. Back near Flamingo we caught over 100 fish including: specks, ladyfish, jacks, Spanish mackerels, and bluefish. We also hooked and briefly fought a huge tarpon that was well in excess of 100 pounds. Unfortunately, the tarpon threw the hook after a brief fight. It was a great day that included a 150 pound tarpon that tried to eat a ladyfish right next to the boat.

Islamorada Part Two

Fished Sunday with Joe and Bob in the backcountry. We had another banner day with over 100 fish. Specks, jacks, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, and bluefish were all on the menu. For added excitement we live lined ladyfish for the tarpon and sharks in the area. No tarpon today but we hooked, fought, and released three blacktip sharks to 65 pounds. In addition to the fish we saw rays, sharks, millions of birds, and manatees. We left the backcountry and made two stops on the way home catching some bigger jacks and barracudas to finish out the trip. At the second to last stop we had a bull shark pushing 200 plus pounds show interest in a hooked jack before fading into the depths.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Jack Attack Video

videoLittle Mike with one of his dozens of jacks.

Jacktastic

The Mikes had a few hours in the morning before they had to leave so we headed out to catch a few fish before they left. Our first stop netted up two cudas and a small grouper, both released. The final stop of the trip found us in the mother of all jack blitzes. We must have released over 30 jacks. It was every cast for at least a half an hour. When Ace caught his biggest we decided to call it a day. What a great way to end the trip. As an added bonus it was little Mike's birthday! I couldn't think of a better present. Happy birthday Mike!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Flamingo

Fished with Mike and Ace in Flamingo. We easily caught a hundred fish. We had redfish, bluefish, ladyfish, jacks, pompano, speckled trout, and catfish. Ace had a fish on his first cast of the day.

Islamorada Half Day

Mike and Mike Jr. (AKA Ace) joined me in Islamorada for the weekend. Our first day was short due to our arrival but we had a blast with mangrove snappers to warm up. We had a monster barracuda eat one if the snappers on the wind up. Then we moved to catch some cudas on purpose. Ace had the hot hand as usual and released five nice cudas. We also released several others.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Inshore Sharking 2010 (3)

Check out these three videos from last summer's inshore sharking action. We usually catch dusky and brown sharks less than 10 miles from the beach. The fish range anywhere from 10 to 80 pounds. We also have other visitors that appear from time to time such as great white sharks, hammerhead sharks, and black tip sharks. Inshore sharking is a great opportunity to pull on really big fish on light tackle close to home. It allows you to experience the thrill of big pelagic fish without a long ride to the canyons.

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvzwxAd6Xr8&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service
www.gibsonstackle.com
609-827-3442

Inshore Sharking 2010 (2)

Check out these three videos from last summer's inshore sharking action. We usually catch dusky and brown sharks less than 10 miles from the beach. The fish range anywhere from 10 to 80 pounds. We also have other visitors that appear from time to time such as great white sharks, hammerhead sharks, and black tip sharks. Inshore sharking is a great opportunity to pull on really big fish on light tackle close to home. It allows you to experience the thrill of big pelagic fish without a long ride to the canyons.

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=904_D-bOWsg&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service
www.gibsonstackle.com
609-827-3442

Inshore Sharking 2010 (1)

Check out these three videos from last summer's inshore sharking action. We usually catch dusky and brown sharks less than 10 miles from the beach. The fish range anywhere from 10 to 80 pounds. We also have other visitors that appear from time to time such as great white sharks, hammerhead sharks, and black tip sharks. Inshore sharking is a great opportunity to pull on really big fish on light tackle close to home. It allows you to experience the thrill of big pelagic fish without a long ride to the canyons.

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHYlpAYMQzw&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service
www.gibsonstackle.com
609-827-3442

Everglades Shark Attack

This shark came out of nowhere and tried to eat a ladyfish we had hooked. We were only in three feet of water.

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrAwNxq_GY&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service
www.gibsonstackle.com
609-827-3442