Friday, September 30, 2011

Montauk Day Two

Fished with Mike R. On Mike's first cast to what we thought were albies (they were by the way) Mike hooked a 37 inch 18-19 pound striper on the fly. It was a really nice fish. On Mike's second cast he caught and we subsequently released a nice albie. By days end we had brought about 14 albies to the boat, all caught in the fly. What a blast.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Montauk Pics

Albies on the fly.

Montauk Albies

Fished the first day in Montauk with Dusty. Lots of fog but lots of fish. We found the false albacore in short order. They were busting on the surface in pods under birds. We released about 7 or 8 albies on the fly and another 10+ on spinning rods. We also had a few nice blues mixed in. Great day. Back at it tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Good Times and Tides

Fished with Tom and Dale last evening. Great conditions. We had light winds and fog. The fish cooperated. We had 10-12 stripers and 2-3 nice blues. One of the blues was over three pounds. There were tons of micro blues as well. All of the fish were caught while poling the flats on poppers. We had fish throughout the tide. Plus we missed a few as well.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Topwater Stripers

Fished tonight with Greg and Dale. Greg had never caught a striper so we fixed that. We fished the flats with poppers and brought three stripers to the boat. We also caught a nice bluefish as well. We missed a few fish as well.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Montauk Mayhem

By request, here is a video from one of our Montauk trips last October. Pretty insane. Just click on the link.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Keeper Striper

Fished today with Chris and John in the bay. Conditions proved to be much better than forecasted. We poled the flats and had several bites on poppers. We brought three stripers to the boat. We lost one boatside that was to be released anyway and released another short. The fish of the day was a 29" 11 pound striper that was caught in about 12" of water. The rain and wind finally came and we called it a day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunset Stripers

Fished tonight with Dave and Mike. We headed out to fish the flats for stripers. At first it was slow going until the tide came up and the sun began to go down. We scratched our way in water so shallow I was dragging bottom as I poled. As the sun set the fish began to chew. We ended up bringing five or six bass to the boat, broke another off, and missed three or four other stripers that didn't come tight. Let the fall begin.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Stripers are Back!

Fished the morning high tide with Dusty. We fished the flats with poppers. There are a bazillion micro bluefish in the back and tons of bait. The stripers are happy again and bit well. We released three bass and missed four others that came unbuttoned. Included in those numbers was a double header. One of the stripers we hooked was sight fished. I saw the fish and Dusty made a nice cast and hooked the fish. Water clarity is improving and the temps are coming down. The fishing in September should get better and better.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Very Cool Tarpon Video

Check this out. Short but amazing.

Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service

Slow Week

Fished Wednesday night with Tom S. We fished the flats with poppers for stripers. It was a beautiful evening but the water is still murky from the hurricane. Things should improve as the water cools.

Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fun Afternoon

Fished yesterday with Chase and his daughter Katie. Katie wanted to catch a bunch of fish so we did. We caught sea bass and sharks one after the other.

Family Fun Fishing

Fished yesterday in the bay with the Mikes. We had a blast catching sea bass and sharks. The water is still a little dirty.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Wreck Fishing

Fished today with Dusty and Dan. We tried some inshore wreck fishing. We caught some keeper sea bass and some monster trigger fish and a croaker or two. Water is still dirty.

Hurricane Recovery

Fished Wednesday with Peter R and crew. We tried sharking after the storm with minimal expectations. The water was still dirty and we didn't have a bite. Things still need to settle down.

Captain Joe Hughes
IGFA Certified
Jersey Cape Guide Service