Mike Spaeder and son this weekend fished on traveling charters to the Florida Keys with Capt. Joe Hughes from Jersey Cape Guide Service, Sea Isle City, N.J., Joe said. On Saturday they smashed jacks, mangrove snappers and a 17-pound permit. That was Mike’s first permit, and on Sunday the anglers beat jacks, mangroves, mutton snappers and a shark, and jumped a tarpon. The plan was to do more sight-fishing that day for sharks and tarpon, but clouds and wind made that difficult. Still, the trips caught a ton of fish, and fishing for permit and tarpon has been good aboard this season, like it was last year. The trips fish the Keys each winter, mostly on weekends, until Easter, before Joe turns all attention back on fishing from Sea Isle City, after the holiday. See the traveling charters’ page on Jersey Cape’s website. Keep up with Joe’s fishing on Jersey Cape’s Blog. Call: 609-827-3442.