Capt. Alex Hughey

Member since: June 11, 2018

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Captain Alex Hughey is a 25 year old Florida native to the Space Coast. This being said, Alex has been able to focus his attention on the three main lagoon systems, the Indian River, Banana River, and Mosquito Lagoon which are home to a variety of species including the most popular redfish, black drum, sea trout, snook, and tarpon. Alex has had a p

    Focusing on the Hot Nearshore Bite

    December 6, 2018

    The nearshore bite is still hot so that’s where I’ve been focusing full attention this week! Despite some windy weather and unfavorable seas, we have still managed to get some good fishing done! Whether you’re looking for large bull redfish and sharks to tripletail and pompano, the bite remains to be pretty consistent all the way from Ponce Inlet down to Sebastian. Every drop off along the edge of the channel or trough along the beach has been full of large breeder redfish and some really good numbers of pompano which are awesome for the table!

      Hot Nearshore Action

      November 25, 2018

      What a week! This week has been very productive! With several fronts and cooler weather we have been experiencing a really good bite. This week’s hot bite has been nearshore. Despite the occasional blow out where the winds are just too heavy to get out the bull redfish, snook, and even some cobia and tripletail have made for quite the week.

        Inshore & Freshwater Crappie Fishing

        November 14, 2018

        The inshore bite remains strong! This week we have still been seeing good numbers of redfish and some nice trout! Most the fish this week have been anywhere from 17 inches all the way up to 47 inches which is pretty typical this time of the year. With the approaching cold front we will probably start seeing less numbers of large fish and more slot sized fish. Typically, we will see a better trout bite with the cooler temps as well! Most fish are reacting well to small pieces of cut mullet and ladyfish fish along the grass flats of Mosquito Lagoon around the Tiger Shoals area. If you’re looking for an artificial bite, a Gulp jerkshad in pearl white fished weedless has been getting the job done! The Bull reds have been biting well along the beach and jetties. A large chunk bait has been the ticket, anything from mullet and ladyfish to bluefish and mackerel — if it’s bloody, they’ll eat it!

          The Bite’s Gone Dirty

          November 6, 2018

          Dirty water has been the ticket! This week has been some really great fishing and the fish are finally getting into their fall patterns. We really can’t complain about the bite this week, the redfish and trout bite has been pretty fantastic to say the least! Several 20+ days on redfish with some nice trout mixed in as well. Oddly enough, the pattern this week has been finding dirty water with a good amount of black mullet.

            The Drums Are Pounding!

            October 30, 2018

            As expected we have finally got our first taste of fall! Cooler temps, windy weather, and mullet — and lots of it! Overall this week has been some good fishing, some days have been a little tougher than others, but with a little more time and effort we have still managed plenty of nice fish! Big schools of black drum are being found around large sandbars and shorelines with docks in all three lagoon systems. Targeting these fish, my favorite bait of choice is a rotten stinky shrimp. The more they stink the better they work! Half a blue crab or a gulp shrimp have been doing the trick as well.

              The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

              October 22, 2018

              We are finally starting to see some cooler weather! Although we haven’t seen any drastic changes with the weather even the few degree temperature change can really make a difference. Cold fronts and the weather have a huge impact on fishing in general, I have found the fishing right before a front can be absolutely insane with numbers into the double digits, but after the front with the sudden change fishing can be down right brutal! This time of the year I prefer a little later start,I like to get started around 8 or 9 just as the water starts to warm up a little.

                Fishing the Wind to Your Advantage

                October 15, 2018

                We have been experiencing some very windy conditions lately. For most people this comes off as a bad thing, I can’t tell you how many customers or even friends that have backed out on a trip simply because “it’s too windy.” I personally love the wind, when fishing on windy days it definitely makes it very hard to fly, or sight fish, but staying tucked up in tight coves or residential canals, the opportunity to catch still exists. My favorite way to fish the wind hands down is by using it to my advantage.

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