Patty and I arrived in the Keys yesterday and we fished today. We had a great day. We started off on the flats and caught three bonnet head sharks and broke off a nice lemon shark sight fishing. We changed tactics and moved. It turned out to be a great idea. We had seven tarpon bites. We jumped four tarpon and released a fifth. We also caught lady fish, mutton snapper, jacks, and Spanish mackerel. It was a great way to start off my Keys fishing season. Pro Tip: Current is important to success. Too little and nothing happens. Too much and presentation is difficult. Finding the productive window of just the right flow makes all the difference.
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.