Fished with Mike and Ryan in Islamorada. We had tough weather on Saturday. Lots of wind but we persevered. We caught a bunch of mutton snappers and jacks. However, the main event was a double header tarpon hookup. We jumped one off after a spectacular aerial display and proceeded to chase the other. After a prolonged fight we released the tarpon boatside. We also jumped a third tarpon but lost it after several jumps. Pro Tip: Remember to not pull back on tarpon in the air.
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.