Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tarpon Part Two

Tonight at sunset we caught a ten pound jack and released a nice tarpon. It was a great end to a fun day.

More Snook

Jodi, Patty, and I headed back to Cape Sable today. We caught a bunch of nice snook, redfish, black drum, speckled trout, jacks, sheepshead, and several other species. It was a ton of fun. One the way home we released a tarpon at sunset. Pictures to follow.


Yesterday we stopped at sunset to catch a tarpon. We went one for three, jumping two off and releasing one boat side. All in 30 minutes. The picture is of Patty bowing to the king.


We headed back to Flamingo again yesterday. The snook had traded places with the redfish. We released around 15 snook, plus a bunch of reds, speckled trout, jacks, black drum, lady fish, and others. It was a great day. We finished off the day by jumping three big tarpon and releasing one boat side. It was a great day.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Backcountry Slam

Patty and I headed back towards Flamingo today. We had a great day catching redfish, speckled trout, snook, jacks, barracuda, black drum, and snappers. The biggest redfish was over eight pounds. The biggest jack was close to ten pounds. We stopped for tarpon on the way in and hooked a tarpon only to break him off after five minutes or so.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Arrival in Florida

We arrived in Islamorada today after driving straight through. Just a bit tired but we fished anyway. I hooked fish on my first three casts. We caught a bunch of jacks and jumped a tarpon. Need to get some rest.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone enjoys their holidays. Thank you for a fun season!

Joe Hughes

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Dusty and I went tog fishing on Sunday to mix things up. We had a great day catching tog to five pounds and nearly limiting out. It was a fun change of pace and we had a blast.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

It Ain't Over...

I snuck out this morning for a rare solo trip. I headed out and jigged up a striper. I had a few other bites but that one was the only one I was able to shake hands with. The water is cold and it's almost over. It was a beautiful day. I'm off to Florida next week. So there are a few still around.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stripers in the Fog

Fished today with Kevin, Kevin, and Craig. We headed out this morning in zero visibility. We made our way to our spot and started jigging. After a move or two we located some fish. We ended up catching eight stripers and we dropped a few more. The wind came up and we called it a day by noon.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gift Certificates

Happy holidays to all! I wanted to let everyone know that I have gift certificates for charters available. These gift certificates can be for full or partial trips and can be in any amount you wish. Gift certificates are also available at any time of year for purchase. Just email me or give me a call. 609-827-3442 or

Joe Hughes