Captain Jaime Hughes
Thank you for visiting my website, I'll see you on the water!!
~Captain Jaime Hughes
I'm captain Jaime Hughes, aka "Catfish Queen." USCG Licensed Captain, Owner and guide of BreakLine Charters. "Catfish Queen" is not a self given nick name, its a good story...we'll save it for on the boat. My dad got me addicted to fishing when I was just a little girl. We would spend night after night and day after day scouring the river catching great numbers of channels and smallmouth. Then as time went by, flatheads appeared and they weren't just rumors anymore. The flathead catfish became my new target. Between the flatheads, channels and smallmouth bass we have a great fishery here. However, I'm not only a freshwater angler, I enjoy bay fishing a lot. I fell hard for Chincoteague and made it my second home. I'm very exited to offer special limited trips there to my clients officially in 2019!
The state of PA does not make it mandatory to have a captains license to be a fishing guide, only a state guide permit. However MD and VA do. The training, the sea time, attending and graduating SeaSchool, the medical training requirements, all of which necessary to become a licensed captain have made me a far more experienced, knowledgeable, alert person on the water. When you and your family are out with me, you can feel at ease knowing that my certifications meet and well exceed the state minimums, and your boat, the Mad Catter is safety checked annually. Safety is always my #1 concern.
Followed very closely by boating fish of course!!
I love what i do. nothing makes me happier than seeing my clients catch their own river monster...however.... I still enjoy catching fish myself every now and then......I have fished all over for so many species, Hawaii, Mexico, Florida, up and down the coast, the Great Lakes.
And at my place in Chincoteague, where I target flounder, bluefish, shark, and various other species. Crazy enough, my favorite fishing though is ice fishing! I'm a fanatic for it! Fishing is my full time passion and my full time career!
Frozen water, fresh water, salt water...I fish it all.
When I'm not guiding or fishing you can usually find me doing seminars or camps, stores, shows, schools and similar organizations. Sometimes events for adults, but usually for children. I've got 4 of my own, I strive to put as much time into getting my children and others educated about our fishery.