Sunday, February 26, 2012

More Islamorada Variety

Fished again with Brooke and Jason. Variety was the word of the day. We caught redfish, jacks, grouper, barracuda, snappers, speckled trout, spanish mackerel, cero mackerel, lizardfish, and more tarpon. We hooked two tarpon today and brought one to boat side. Jason did a great job fighting the fish as it dragged us through a bridge, between pilings, around crab traps, and finally across a flat where we were able to get the release. Lots of jumps. Sorry no pictures. I was running the boat and had my hands full. There may be a video as Brooke was filming.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Fished today with Brooke and Jason. We had a great day catching redfish, speckled trout, snook, jacks, lady fish, catfish, black drum, mangrove snappers, barracudas, and other fish. We also hooked two nice tarpon and released one around 80 pounds. The other threw the hook after it jumped.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ace's Tarpon Video

This is from a couple weeks ago down in Islamorada. This is a video of little Mike's first tarpon. He did a great job.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Joe Hughes

Monday, February 20, 2012

Islamorada Fun Fishing

Fished today with Mike. We had a limited amount of time so we stayed close. We had fun catching mangrove snappers, jacks, lookdowns (aka moon fish), and grouper.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Fished with Mike again today. The morning was very slow. But things picked up in the afternoon exponentially. We had a couple of nice shots at redfish on the flats early but no takers. Then we moved on a caught over twenty speckled trout and a bunch of ladyfish on the fly. When high tide came around we finally could get to the place I really wanted to fish. Mike caught well over twenty barracudas on the fly. They were not huge but it was every cast for a awhile. There was a school of redfish that repeatedly refused the fly so we switched over to jigs. That was the ticket. We had a blast watching the redfish swim over and eat the jig. We ended up with over ten nice redfish. We finished up the day looking for tarpon. We saw a bunch but no takers.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Islamorada Flyfishing

Fished with Mike R today. Our primary focus was flyfishing. We caught speckled trout, barracudas, and jacks. We had a few shots at redfish but couldn't come tight. We finished up the day with a nice tarpon that we released. The tarpon was on a live bait.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Snook in the Everglades Video

Here is a short video of one of the nice snook we caught last weekend. It looks very windy in the video but believe it or not it wasn't.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Joe Hughes

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More Islamorada Pics

More pics from this weekend. The redfish chewed well. Dan caught some nice ones. We also saw a bunch of flamingos grazing the flat at low tide (last pic). Pretty cool to see them in the wild.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Everglades Snook

Fished again with Dusty and Dan. We fish the Everglades and caught snook, redfish, black drum, and jacks. In addition to the ones that we landed, we also broke a bunch of big snook. Some of them were over ten pounds. We also had a big croc show off his dental work as well.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Super Day in Islamorada

Fished with Dan and Dusty in Islamorada. We crushed the fish today. We had both numbers and size. We started off the day slaying the speckled trout. We moved into the Everglades and caught several big snook and some nice redfish. We finished off the day jumping off a big tarpon, breaking off a huge tarpon, and finally releasing a 70 plus pound tarpon. We caught and released 11 different species of fish. More pics to follow.