Fished with Kevin and Zack yesterday in the bay. The wind had really come up and the fluke bite was off for us so we switched gears. The guys wanted to catch some of the big sand sharks that are in the bay this time of year so that's what we did. The biggest ones were over twenty pounds. Pro Tip: The less glamorous species can be great day savers and lots of fun. In addition, they can provide a low risk practice session for important skills. We practiced using circle hooks with these fish. The skills we used are the same ones that we use hooking while marlin in the canyons. Just a lot less pressure.
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.