Fished with Mike in the ocean for sharks on the fly. We had an unusually slow day and only hooked and released one. Normally, we see many more. Pro Tip: Bright flys help the angler see the shark inhale their fly. This is important to setting the hook.
Fished with Lou and crew and partnered with Capt Tyler to do some flounder fishing in the bay. We had a combined seven keeper fluke and released a ton more. The action has been great. Pro Tip: Flounder fishing is a deliberate activity. Good fluke anglers always outperform passive bottom draggers.
Fished with Matt in early June for sea bass when the season was open. We limited out on nice sized sea bass and had drop and reel fishing all day. Pro Tip: Location, location, location is huge for catching keeper sea bass. They don't like baits moving quickly. Also, while this is not true for most species, in general bigger sea bass are found farther farther and offshore.
Took Brady, Alex, Will, and Aiden out in the bay for some windy day fun with sandsharks. Lots of fun when the wind blows. Pro Tip: Lots of fun can be had with lots of fish that are not usually targeted. Keep an open mind, especially with kids. There are no "trash" fish.
Back bay fluking has been great. We had a monster seven pound flounder on this trip. Pro Tip: Bay fishing is usually in fifteen feet of water. Once you hook a fish slow and steady reeling is key. Do not pump and wind!
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.