Fished this weekend with Mike in the ocean for stripers. Mike wanted to fly fish for the bass. The trolling bite has been much better but we decided to catch them the way we wanted to catch them. We ended up catching and releasing five stripers. Mike caught two on the fly and we had three others on jigs. Pro Tip: Surface feeding bass sometimes respond better to floating lines rather than sinking lines. Even a few inches below the surface can cause refusals in certain situations.
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.