Fished yesterday with Mark and AJ in the bay. They wanted to experience different types of angling in the back bay. We started off catching fluke and the bite was good first thing in the morning. We switched over to jigs and the bite was tough but we caught a bluefish. Then when the wind picked up we anchored up and caught some nice sandsharks on clams.
Fished with Joe and Jason in the bay. The wind was cranking but it was a very nice day. We had a steady pick is 2-4 pound blues on jigs. The bite was tough and we missed a bunch but we caught a bunch too. The fish of the day was a six pound blue and a 25" five pound fluke.
Fished with David and Rich in the bay yesterday afternoon. We caught and released a bunch of blues in the 2-4 pound range on jigs. The bite was good but technique was needed. Luckily, we had some technique and we caught a bunch. Fun afternoon.
Fished with Rich Sunday morning. The bluefish bite slowed from the previous day and we ended up with one or two. We changed gears and ended up finding a few stripers on poppers later in the trip. We missed a few and landed two.
Fished with Rich, Shane, Devon, and Jake Saturday evening. We picked bluefish throughout the trip but we ended very strong with a flurry of ten pound plus blues at sunset. Shane caught the biggest fish of the trip: a SIXTEEN pound 37 inch bluefish. What a monster! That is a trophy fish anywhere but catching it in the back bay in the spring made it extra special!
Fished with the Mikes Saturday morning. We had a mix of fantastic fishing and slow fishing throughout the morning. We ended strong and caught blues to 14 pounds on jigs. Hard work ended up paying off and we had a great time as always.
Fished with Matt and Matt on Wednesday in the bay. The bluefish bite continued. The blues bit well but the average size went down to a more typical size. We had one monster that was around 11 pounds but the others were in the 3-4 pound range. We also had a small striper in the mix.
Fished with Tim, Tiffany, and Zeph in the bay for day three. We were primarily flyfishing and we crushed them. Big blues were tailing in shallow water and we had a pure sight fishing experience. See the fish, cast to the fish, hook the fish, all while watching the whole thing! These bluefish are in the 8-11 pound range. We also caught and released two stripers on the fly as well. We caught them on poppers and subsurface flies alike. A tremendous visual experience...it doesn't get any better.
Fished Monday with Tim, Tiffany, and Zeph in the bay. We ended up finding the big blues again on the surface, laid up like tarpon, and tailing. Classic sight fishing. See the fish, cast to the fish, and watch him eat from start to finish. Crazy stuff. Accurate casts caught fish. We then switched to fishing deep and caught more blues to ten pounds on the fly and on the jig. Super cool.
Fished Sunday afternoon with Tim, Tiffany, and Zeph in the bay. We started out sight fishing on the flats for blues. We found them sunning themselves and tailing. Accurate casts produced blues to ten pounds. See the fish, cast to the fish, and watch him eat was the program. Stuff like this usually happens in Florida but it's happening here right now! We also found big blues with sinking lines too and caught a bunch on the spinning rods too.
Fished with Mike, Mike, Al, and Zach in the bay Saturday afternoon. We caught blues to twelves pounds all afternoon on jigs. We also caught and released some nice fluke as well. That's good news for the upcoming fluke season!
Fished with Doug yesterday afternoon in the bay. Things started off a slow pick of big blues and gradually progressed into an all out slugfest of every other cast monster blues. All big. The average fish was 7-10 pounds. The biggest was close to twelve. We also had a few nice fluke that we released. These are big, fall blitz quality fish in the bay. Jigs or flies. Don't wait...
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.