The family and I fished for a few more days down in the keys over Christmas break. The fishing seems just fine. We got lots of stuff including snappers, jacks, tarpon, bluefish, grouper, and several other species. Whilel there has been a lot of damage and you can definitely tell that the hurricane has passed through, overall there has been a lot of progress. Things look much better and even during the week that we were there it was noticeable improvement every day. A lot of the Oceanside properties really took a beating, but the Bayside properties fared much better. Everything that I utilize from lodging to fuel to marinas are up and running 100 percent. I'm looking forward to a fun winter season in the keys.
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.