Fished with Darryl, Jim, and John on Friday. Awesome. Each of them caught a permit with Darryl's weighing in over fourteen pounds. We also sight fished barracuda, lemon and bonnet head sharks on the flats. In addition, we caught jacks, mangrove snappers, yellow jacks, surgeon fish, blue runners, and a few more I left out. We also jumped three tarpon. It was a busy day. Fishing in Islamorada has been terrific. Pro Tip: Minor changes in jig weight can make a huge difference. Sometimes going up or down 1/8 of an ounce can make a huge difference. The golden rule of jigs is the lightest jig that you can get away with in a given set of conditions usually produces best.
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.