Saturday, December 31, 2011


Fished Flamingo and Cape Sable today. We caught around 20 redfish and a bunch of speckled trout. We sight fished some of the reds on the flats while poling. We finished off the day catching some nice jacks before heading home. The weather and the fishing was fantastic.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Redfish and Specks

Headed back towards Flamingo today. Caught a ton of fish including redfish, speckled trout, jacks, ladyfish, and a small grouper. I had some help from my crew landing the flyrod redfish. We had a blast sight fishing on the flats.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Unusual Critters in Islamorada

Top pic is one of the blowfish we caught. The bottom three are of a salt water crocodile we saw sunning himself today.

Windy in the Keys

Woke up to strong northerly winds. Luckily, even when the wind blows there are fish to catch. We bent the rod today on barracudas and nice sized jacks. We also had a Spanish mackerel and a bunch of snappers, too.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Arrived in Florida yesterday for the winter. Exhausted but exited we went out for the afternoon. We ended up jumping a small tarpon and catching a bunch of nice mangrove snapper and jacks.

Today we went back to Flamingo. We caught a bunch of speckled trout, some over 20 inches. We also had a really nice redfish. Also, as usual, the jacks and ladyfish came out to play as well. The last pic is of a pufferfish.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Openings Next Week

I have a few openings next week for single day trips in Islamorada. If you are interested give me a call.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Florida Trips this Winter

We will be fishing around Islamorada, Florida Keys all winter.  There are two main places we fish down there, the reef and Everglades National Park.  Where we fish depends on your preference and the weather.  There is always something to catch somewhere!

The reef fishing is close to where we stay and tons of fun.  We begin by setting out a chum slick and rig in a variety of ways to capitalize on the variety of fish that may show up in the slick behind the boat.  We regularly catch cero, Spanish, and king mackerel, groupers, jacks, false albacores, blackfin tuna, and sharks.  While we are anchored we also catch ballyhoo for live bait.  If the conditions permit we will slow troll or kite fish for sailfish and blackfin tuna.  The water is clear and the fishing is very visual.

Everglades National Park is one of the wonders of the world.  Even if you were not fishing, the ride and the sights are worth the trip.  The fishing is fantastic as well.  Variety is the word in the Everglades.  It is very common to catch several different species of fish in the same location.  We catch redfish, snook, tarpon, speckled trout, jacks, snappers, ladyfish, sharks, catfish, and black drum to name a few.  To catch these fish we throw soft plastic lures on jig heads or we can use live shrimp or pilchards.  Fishing can be done poling the flats or staked off in the channels.  We can also catch any of these fish on the flyrod!  This is a great way to get out of the cold at home. Daily and weekend packages available.  Any questions give me a call at 609-827-3442 or email me at

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cold Weather Fishing

Fished Sunday with Dave G and family. We went out in the ocean jigging. We caught a striper, a few blues, and a bunch of fluke. Too bad the fluke are out of season! The weather was cold but beautiful. The season is winding down but there are still fish to be caught.

Joe Hughes