Capt. Alex Hughey

Member since: June 11, 2018



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.

    Tone Down Your Leader & Baits

    January 27, 2021

    The lagoon has been been improving more and more clarity wise, and the fish are on to it, as well! With the cleaner, lower water levels, the fish have definitely been on high alert. Most areas that have any sort of water depth from 2-3 feet have been producing good numbers of fish. The key to getting them to eat has been toning down the size of your leader and bait. Typically, I toss a 25-30lb leader, but with the conditions lately, moving down to 15-20 has definitely been producing more bites.

      BIG Fish!

      January 8, 2021

      Big fish has been the name of the game lately! The Space Coast has had some pretty nice weather lately — a consistent weather pattern can play a huge roll in fishing, and this week was definitely a good example.

        Baby It’s Cold Outside

        December 30, 2020

        This week the Space Coast has definitely been a little on the chilly side! With the cooler temps and windy weather, I’ve spent most my time in the lagoon and Indian River. Most fish have pulled off shallow water flats and are schooling up in deeper mangrove pockets and shorelines with deeper holes. Areas that have that mucky, soft bottom contours definitely have been the ticket. Black drum, redfish, trout and sheepshead have been the main species I’ve been catching.

          Winter has Arrived!

          December 11, 2020

          Winter can be a frustrating time of year. With up and down temperatures, crazy winds, and passing fronts, it’s definitely a hard time to find desirable conditions. Luckily, the black drum love cool weather and this week there was no shortage of action from these big, hulking uglies! From pitching deep in the mangroves to sight fishing, the occasional group of tailing fish, or even pitching baits around bridge pilings there is many ways to catch black drum!

            Black Drum Thriving

            December 2, 2020

            Despite the crummy weather and so far minor fish kills the river has been experiencing lately, there is still some light at the end of the tunnel. By no means are algae blooms and fish kills a normal occurrence, but it definitely seems the river has been in a weird funk the last few years — and to be completely honest, not a single person knows a 100% sure fix.

              Cool Weather and a Hot Trout Bite!

              November 18, 2020

              Spotted seatrout are one of the most popular gamefish in the entire world and definitely a favorite here on the Space Coast. With the cooler temperatures and windy, windy weather, it’s definitely the perfect time to go out and target this species. The entire coast, in every section of the lagoon system, has been very good for trout lately. Anglers can find these fish around spoil islands, channel drop-offs, docks, and mangrove shorelines.

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