Fished with Gary, Trevor, and Jack in the ocean for sharks. We had several releases and had mostly brown and dusky sharks. Pro Tip: Sharks are very tentative creatures. Never let them see you move a bait or they will be unlikely to eat it.
Fished with Jim, Pete, and Hugh last Tuesday. We hit the ocean for sharks. We had four or five including a 125 pound sandbar shark and a spinner over 100 pounds. Pro Tip: Learn to identify the local sharks. We have several different species. They are not all "brown" sharks.
Patty and I headed out to catch some dinner yesterday afternoon. We ended up finding a few mahi not too far from home. We caught two and missed two others and called it an evening. Pro Tip: There are many ways to rig baits. Learn as many as possible. Sometimes only one of the ways will work in a situation.
Fished with Amon, Michael, and Shamus yesterday. We fished in the bay for fluke. We caught them and lost a nice keeper just before he was reachable with the net. Pro Tip: Never pump and wind with fluke. There is a good chance you will just shake them off.
Fished with the Shallows today in the bay. Amon, Michael, and Tom joined me for a morning of fishing. We caught several fluke and had fun despite the breeze. Pro Tip: You should be able to feel the bottom when you pick up and lower your rod. If not you have seaweed, too much or not enough line out, or there is a fish on your line.
Fished with Grant and Max in the bay. It's was Max's first fishing trip on a boat. He caught his first flounder and many more. It is always a blast watching a child catch their first fish! It never gets old. Pro Tip: Make fishing about spending time together. Not about filling a cooler. Memories last longer than dead fish.
Fished with Kevin, Zach, Chris, and Ben. Despite the wind, we caught a bunch of fluke and had one keeper. Plus, we found Nemo. Pro Tip: Casting our from a boat, even a little, tangles everyone around you on a drifting boat. Just drop it straight down, let the drift do the work.
Fished with Joe, Kelly, and friends on Friday afternoon. We caught a bunch of fluke and had a great time. Pro Tip: A slight hesitation before setting the hook on fluke greatly increases your chances of hooking fluke.
Fished with Jay, Tom, and JJ in the bay for fluke. We caught a bunch and we had one keeper. Lots of action. Pro Tip: Tides in our area vary from less than four feet to more than five feet. Bigger tides have a cooling effect on the back bay.
Fished with Amy and Heather and friends in the bay for fluke. The action continues to be good. We had fish all afternoon. Good numbers of fluke. Pro Tip: Tides are stronger on the new and full moons. Increased current can make drifting tough. Compensate with your engine.
Fished with Alfredo and Pete in the bay on Thursday for fluke. We had consistent action all morning. The bite has been good. Pro Tip: Not all tides are created equal. Evening tides tides are usually stronger than morning tides.
John, Mike, Ryan, and I headed out to do some sharking. We caught spinner, dusky, brown, and hammerhead sharks. John had a spinner over 100 pounds and a hammerhead shark on the fly! Epic. Mike had a dusky well over 150 pounds on bait. We had several others. It has been very good. Pro Tip: To increase your chances on the fly, don't put any bait in the water.
Fished with Joe, Colin, Kelly, and friends. We hit the bay for the morning in search of fluke bee caught well over 50 fluke in four hours. We had four keepers to four pounds. We had constant action all morning. Pro Tip: Lift the rod tip occasionally when flounder fishing. Many times flounder bite and the angler doesn't feel it until they lift the rod.
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.