Fished with the Mikes on Monday in Islamorada. The wind was blowing so we stayed close. We caught more jacks and blue runners than we could count. We then hit the flats and missed a few bonnet head sharks and released another shark. It was a blast!
Fished with the Mikes again yesterday. We hit the flats first. Big Mike started the day off with a lemon shark that was pushing 100 pounds. We caught it sight fishing in less than a foot of water. He landed the fish on ten pound test. A great catch! We also caught a few bonnet head sharks and we broke off a bigger lemon shark that was well over 100 pounds. Then we went to Flamingo and caught snook, redfish, black drum, speckled trout, jacks, and lady fish. We finished up the day around Islamorada and live baited big jacks to 13 pounds and pulled the hook on a tarpon. Beautiful day!
Fished with the Mikes in Islamorada yesterday. We started out first thing in the morning catching more jacks and blue runners than we could count. We moved on to the back country and caught ladyfish, speckled trout, and a snook. We finished out the evening catching two big jacks on live bait. One was almost ten pounds.
I have a minor cameo in this month's Saltwater Sportsman. (Minor cameo is redundant isn't it?). That's me holding one of our spring weakfish. I'm hoping for another spring with more big trout! My picture does not necessarily mean I agree or disagree with the article.
Today Patty and I fished with our friends Lindsey and Jody in Islamorada. We went out on the reef and Patty caught her first sailfish. The top picture is the remora that fell off the sailfish that I stuck on her arm. Great fight with lots of jumps.
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.