Fished with Kevin, Zack, Chris, and Ben in the ocean. Completely different day. Flat calm and beautiful. We had over a dozen stripers to about twelve pounds on jigs. The fish were on the surface and under birds. We had sight fishing conditions at times. We were not fly fishing but they would have eaten flies well.
Fished with Peter and friends yesterday. The forecast was marginal but we took the chance and we were rewarded. We had three stripers to 16 pounds on the troll. It was cold and rough but we pulled it out. We also released a flounder as well.
Fished today with Rich and Joe in the ocean. We found the bass and blues under birds on the surface. It was fast and furious at times with several double and triple headers at times. The blues were up to ten pounds and the bass topped out at fifteen pounds. All on jigs. Things are good.
Fished with John, John, and Ed today in the ocean looking for stripers. We were faced with a marginal forecast today but decided to give it a shot. We were glad we did. Things started out very slow and very rough. We searched and searched with no results. Things were looking grim. But we kept at it. Then we found them. Once we did, it was one after another. We caught most of our fish on the troll today but we did have one on a jig. We caught a bunch and our three biggest were over twenty pounds.
Fished with Jim and his son Timmy yesterday in the ocean. We had to look around a bit but we found the stripers blitzing on top. Small soft plastics were the ticket and we tore em up. Great visual bites.
Fished today with the Mikes. As usual their karma made the fish chew. We headed out in the ocean and found the big stripers. We had blitzing fish on the surface in excess of thirty pounds. We caught a bunch on jigs. Our biggest bass was over 35 pounds. We had a 30 pounder and a bunch of 20 pounders as well as some fish in the teens. After the surface action subsided we switched over to trolling and caught several more. All stripers today. No blues. Excellent action.
Patty and I headed out in the ocean today to see if the bass were chewing. It was rough early so we delayed our start. We ended up with bass to about 36" and big blues to fifteen pounds. All on the troll.
Tom, Patty, and I headed out sea bass fishing today. We loaded up. It was great with bites as soon as the bait hit bottom. Every drop. Lots of double headers too. We kept what we needed and let the rest go. We didn't keep our limit but we sure caught it. It was flat. Great day!
Fished with Pat and friends yesterday. We struck out on the stripers but caught an eleven pound stargazer on the troll. Not exactly a target species, but interesting. We switched gears and hit a wreck and caught tog and sea bass to round out the day.
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.