Fished with Mike, Mike, Al, and Bob in the ocean for fluke and sea bass. We caught four keeper fluke to over five pounds and we had four keeper sea bass. We had lots of action with shorts as well. Fluke season closes the beginning of September. Pro Tip: if you must break off a jig due to a snag, point the rod directly at the snag so there is no bend. Then cup the spool on a spinning rod or thumb the spool on a conventional rod to create enough tension the line parts at the rig. Never ever cut the line at the reel. This leaves lots of unnecessary line in the water.
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.