John, Dick, and I headed offshore last Saturday. We were looking for some early season tuna. We did catch two micro bluefin tuna. We also jumped off a large mahi and landed a smaller one. Pro Tip: Preset your drags with a scale when pursuing large pelagic fish like tuna or marlin. A general guideline should be a strike drag setting of 20 percent of the line breaking strength. As an example, for 50 pound line the strike drag should be about ten pounds. This is just a guideline and sometimes you may want more drag (such as for large tuna) or less drag (such as for white marlin.)
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.