Fished last weekend with Mike in Islamorada. We fished for three days. Mike is primarily a fly fisherman do that was our focus. We jumped three tarpon, one each day, but unfortunately all three came unbuttoned. We eased our pain with good sized jacks and snappers. We had a bunch of shots at sharks on the flats but they were not interested in the fly. I'm sure at least a few would have chewed on bait. But that's the chance you take to catch them on the fly. Pro Tip: Shark takes on the fly are very subtle. Rarely do you "feel" a strike. Watch the fly and the line. If the line moves and the fly disappears, it's time to strike.
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.