Friday, December 15, 2017

12/15 - NEWEST FISHBITES PRO STAFF



''LOVE ME, THE NON-SMELLY, DRY, FISHBITES''
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Life long fisherman from freshwater to salt. Offshore 50 miles, to a foot of water in a back creek.
Capt Dave has done a lot in his 21 year fishing career. From hosting a Saturday morning fishing radio talk show in Jacksonville, to producing two of his own instructional 40 minute how-to tapes on fishing for inshore species. He participated in promoting/selling Carolina Skiff bay boats, for a local dealership. And is a long time member of the Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club, serving on the board of directors for many years.

Capt Dave's charter fishing business is centered around his first love. Fishing the St. Johns River Inlet. After fishing numerous size and style boats through out the years, in 1996 he put in his order to have his present charter boat built. A boat that would be the ultimate "family friendly", but tough as nails, charter boat. One that would never shy away from the big water of the Mayport Jetties, but was equally at home fishing the St. Johns River, Nassau River and Intracoastal waterway. So, it's easy to say, he's probably most known for his boat the "Jettywolf". In this area, it's quite unique. Being a custom built all welded aluminum plate 26 foot center console, fitted with a mega-sized top and "square dancing space" to fish from. Capt Dave's Sport Fishing targets all inshore species 12 months a year, 7 days a week, that are seasonally sought after. His specialty is Speckled Sea Trout, and big ones! Capt. Dave has a extensive Youtube channel, highlighting his customers, techniques, various species, how-to's, and his addiction to fine tackle.




SO, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?  WE'LL BE USING FISHBITES NEWEST BAITS. THE ''FIGHT CLUB SOFT PLASTICS'' A TOUGH, HEAVILY SCENTED, NON-WET, NON SLIMEY BAIT.

I'LL ALSO BE WORKING ON GIVE-AWAYS FOR MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO SUBSCRIBERS, THAT GET NOTIFICATIONS.  MY REGULAR VIEWERS, AND COMMENTORS. 

SO SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL, AND ALSO HIT THAT NOTIFICATION ''BELL ICON'' TO RECEIVE E-MAILS WHEN THERE'S A NEW UPLOADED VIDEO.  https://www.youtube.com/c/captdavessportfishing

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12/14 - ETHANOL, WHERE YOU BUY BOAT FUEL

EXXON GAS STATION, ATLANTIC & GIRVIN ROAD INTERSECTION.
''ETHANOL LEVEL'' 

Been buying all my boat fuel, and diesel there for at least 12 years. Been testing the ethanol level of the regular gasoline for years. Haven't tested in a few years, since I got my Suzuki 250 SS, because it's built for up to E15. But today figured, ''what the heck,'' This station has never tested anywhere near 10% allowed ethanol. HERE'S TODAY'S TEST...ABOUT 6%, SO MY UNSCIENTIFIC TEST SHOWED.
ETHANOL TESTING IS SUPER EZ.

Beware!!!!!! Not all gas stations are below the 10% allowable. Years ago, I tested the reg. gas at the SHELL STATION, at ATLANTIC blvd & SAN PABLO rd.
That fuel tested at the max of 10% Ehanol. Never been back since. Same as Walmart gas, at Atlantic & Kernan road.

12/14 - CATCHIN & CLEANIN.....HUGE WINDS, STILL EZ FISHING



http://www.captdaves.com - (904) 642-9546 Book your charter Today! PLEASE READ VIDEO DESCRIPTION "JETTYWOLF LIVE" - 12/13/2017 Started out calm and cold. By mid-day it was warmer and gusting to 25 kt winds and the TROUT didn't care! Caught approx 20 Trout from 14" to 17", boxing our 12 fish for 2 persons Florida limit, easily. DON'T BE A COUCH POTATO.....the fish love winter in Jacksonville, Fl. It's the best time of year for inshore fishing. Period. Especially on a weekday......NO, Friday's are not a weekday in the fishing world. They are Monday thru Thursday's. Trying out the NEWEST Filletzall blade with my Makita 'one hand' reciprocating saw. WAY BETTER, STRONGER than any electric fillet knife. Especially for tough, SALTWATER species. WITH the Filletzall blades. Trying out the newest blade, the Freshwater Plus, blade. For smaller, lighter fish. But still.....Speckled Trout not being a tough fish in any way. It was a great trial. They are delicate, have no large tuff scales. Are slimey as all hell, and their bodies are sort of soft. But once I got the hang of it. The Filletzall "freshwater PLUS" blade worked like a charm. NO real need to use such a fish cleaning machine on Speckled Trout. BUT, I wanted to see how it would work , anyhow. https://www.filletzall.com -check out the full line up of Reciprocating saw fillet blades. ''I FEAR NO FISH'' , Cleaning Sheepshead with FILLETZALL video: https://youtu.be/W4teOl1jR-c ------------------------------------------------------------ TO MY SUBSCRIBERS: I'm really wanting to take my Youtube channel to the next level, (if I can manage to) I want to do more product tests for you. Offer "give-aways" of products. Add if possible interviews with others. That's why I'm asking for your help. You may have noticed the help support my channel / reports blog graphic at the end of this video. Because to start a new year with new idea's it going to take some funds. Funds I don't have. But with my subscribers help. I can do it. And make this Youtube channel more interactive with my subscribers. I have plans!! You can help out with any donation here: https://www.paypal.me/captdaves there's no fee's. And you don't even have to be a PayPal member. -I'd like to review substantial products for you and then have a contest to win the product. -Ask manufactures to donate samples for you to try. -I'd like to do "interview" video's. Thank you for being a subscriber. Visit my daily reports blog here: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/

12/14 - my JAX BOAT CLUB, fishing forecast:

The Multi-Species, "Relaxation Method"

HUH?  
Is what you're probably thinking, after reading that title.
Well, that's how I feel about my favorite way of winter fishing. And I do a lot of it. Right Now.
"Float-rig fishing", aka: a slip float fishing. With a bait well full of frisky winter Shrimp.

Anchor up along any rocky, shell covered, area. Or between some docks with lots of old pilings.
Set your depth of your float, pin on a live shrimp, and drop it behind the boat and let N.E. Florida's St. Johns River, or Intracoastal waterway's unnatural abundance of tidal current drift your float near the structure.
-Float goes down..."FISH-ON". And start reeling!  NO, precision casting needed. 
NO, loosing rigs, sinkers and hooks.  NO, trolling motor needed. 

Right now you can catch; Speckled Sea Trout, Yellowmouth Trout (weakfish), Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Croakers, and even the fall & winter seasons most popular fish of all time. Sheepshead!  By simply fishing one rig, and hitting some structure spots, anchored up. Chilling out. Staying clean, no messy baits, all in the 4 to 20' depths. 

I find it a very relaxing way to fish. And many of my customers "get hooked" on it. Calling to request a day of Float-rig fishing.  Yes, it's known as a great way to Trout fish. But, believe me. If it eats a shrimp. You can catch it. It's a technique that's rooted in tradition, and has been catching multiple species of fish. From the Carolina's through Ga. basically south to Daytona. Where ever, the tide can be made useful. Rather than be a aggravation.  

Lately, for myself and customers. It's been limits of Speckled Trout, mixed with Sheepshead.

Here's what I'm talking about. Youtube Video link:  https://youtu.be/VoXeQjULdHk  On a burning cold ''double hood'' Dec. morning.



Don't let the cold and wind fool you into being a couch potato. No one ever caught a ''Trophy fish'', eating chips, watching TV.  Right now, is some of the best inshore fishing of the year!

Want to learn the fine art of ''relaxing, and Float-rig fishing?''  Give me a call or shoot me a e-mail and reserve a day aboard the Jettywolf.

-obviously ''cold'', but productive, float-rig fishing

Monday, December 11, 2017

12/11 - RARE FIND / FOR SALE:

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR FISHING RODS, THEN YOU'LL KNOW HOW POPULAR THESE WERE....

RARE FIND / BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR YEARS:

4- UGLY STIK ""ORIGINAL"" LITE(S), 7' CASTING, CORK HANDLES, SS GUIDES, NO LONGER MADE.

2-med. 2- med. heavy
ALL 4 BRAND NEW. BEEN HORDING THESE FOR YEARS.  IF INTERESTED IN THESE RARE INSHORE RODS, CALL DAVE AT 904-642-9546

$45.00 FIRM









Sunday, December 10, 2017

12/10 - 1/2 the best inshore season is OVER ALREADY!!!

DO YOU REALIZE, THAT BY DECEMBER EACH YEAR, THE BEST INSHORE FISHING SEASON IS OVER ALREADY?

NO, THE FISHING ISN'T THE BEST IN JACKSONVILLE WHEN IT'S 100 DEGREES, AS VACATIONERS THINK IT IS.

THEY FISH DURING THE HEAT, BUT WANT EVERYTHING ON A SILVER PLATTER. WHEN IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!

THEY STEP OFF MY BOAT, TURN AROUND AND ALWAYS ASK, ''WHEN IS IT THE BEST??

I REPLY, ''WHEN YOU WON'T COME HERE. OCT. THRU APRIL."

SO RIGHT NOW, YOU'VE MISSED 1/2 OF IT ALREADY!!!!!!!





JETTYWOLF LIVE
A bit of R&D, St. Johns river out of Mayport Florida. Foggy, breezy, cold and rained too.
Common winter weather. (Footage of 1 out of 6 Black Drum.)
Just because its winter, doesn't mean you can't fish.

The BEST INSHORE, RIVER , INLET FISHING of the year, isn't when it's 100 degrees outside, as most northerners think. INSHORE FISH, hate the heat as much as I do!
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Friday, December 8, 2017

KIDS OFF SCHOOL FOR HOLIDAYS?

I believe this says it all:

ARTICLE:  https://www.visitjacksonville.com/blog/kids-fishing-trips-in-jacksonville/

JUST $200 / 2 HRS. UP TO 4 PERSONS.




NEW WINTER RATES
All St. Johns River / Inlet / Coastal Fishing Trips: (based on 6 hrs)
2 passengers $350
3 passengers $450
4 passengers $550
(single person’s call for rate)

River / Inlet / Coastal Species:

Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Chum fishing, Drifting fishing, Shark fishing, “per seasons”
ALL ICE, COOLERS, BAIT, SAFETY GEAR, LICENSES, PROVIDED.
*** If you want to go in the next 3 days do not email me. Call me: 904-642-9546 as soon as possible, 8am-8pm. I may be busy, but I always hear the phone ring. And, tomorrow may be open with perfect weather and tides.

St Johns River Boat Cruise/Sight-Seeing Charter (non-fishing)

$300 FOR TWO HRS. $100 FOR EXTRA HR.
(UP TO 6 PERSONS MAX.)

Kids Trip:

$200 Inshore, 2 hour fishing trip.

Up to:

4 passengers, for small kids under 8 years of age that cannot do a longer day.
Extra hour: $50.

12/8 - Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club

Went to the JOSFC meeting last night.  ''Clam chowder night!'' yum, yum.

I haven't been to my ''Alma Mata'' in months and months. But a cold, rainy night made for a perfect time to attend.

There was a election in October, so the reigns have been passed on, once again.

The club house was packed. And the evenings emphasis was on a raffle to generate funds for a family in need. And indeed the membership stepped up.
Last count was $3000 plus dollars in just a few hours.  (that's more than all my bills for 2 months! Wonder if they could hold another raffle for really poor fishing guides named Dave?)

So many faces have changed. But there's still a few folks that were members 25 years ago, in attendance. Not many, but they were there.

Good ole Capt. George Strait (of Miss Mayport & Mayport Princess local party boat fame) was there, to say a few words. ''A few words he did.'' Which was, unlike him. But he did start off with a good joke.  I was a bit surprised that it was 10 years ago when he was club president. Wow, does time fly!

One change I noticed and was very surprised about, was the club's President asking everyone to stand, face our U.S. flag, a repeat the Pledge of Allegiance.

I couldn't have been more impressed.
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

ANOTHER CHRISTMAS IDEA FOR A ANGLER

As a pro-staff fishing guide now, for FISHBITES. (if you're a local and you don't know what Fishbites (St. Augustine Florida) are, shame, shame, shame, on YOU!)

I'll be posting some deals. And right now it's all about the new Fight Club line of baits.

And just in, HERE'S  GREAT IDEA FOR THE FISHERMAN IF NOT YOUR SELF.


4 bags of Fishbites Fightclub lures, two of the Fight Club jig heads and free shipping in 50 states for just $21.99.

check these new Fishbites baits out
 https://fishbites.com/saltwater/ffc-stocking-stuffers/



Soon, I'll be doing a new Video all about the ""new"" Fight Club line of baits.  I have a rigging method and even a species and a area I'm wanting to use them.




12/7 - the ''INSHORE'' cross-over boat?

GLASS AND ALUMINUM?
pontoons? 
hmmmmm. I'd like to see this first hand, myself.

real unique?
worth it?
or
Disaster?

probably less of a Atlantic coastal boat. More of a Gulf coaster boat, in my opinion.

interesting though. has a few features that regular glass boats should pick up on.



just a Capt. Dave's fishing report's ''find'', I'd thought I'd share. 




ALL GLASS VERSION:




Here's my next "Bay Boat".....really. Isn't a bay boat one that you can beat up on a Oysterbed?  Bump a dock you're tying up too? Beach it on a rocky shoreline?

Or is that just the way I'd treat a bay boat?  hahahahahaha

I tell everyone IF I wasn't in the people carrying business, this is all I'd have.
TWEAKED of course. But here's the standard model 20 footer of a "mini-me".
Just add a Jackplate!

 

12/6 - EVEN SMALL SHEEPS... NO MATCH FOR THE FILLETZALL BLADE




















YES, WE ROBBED THE CRADLE AT THE NURSERY, WITH A PILE OF SHEEPS (photo was missing a few) RELEASED MANY A 12 INCHER.


THE JETTIES WERE NOTHING BUT BAIT-STEALERS AND SMALL TROUT.
WWW.FILLETZALL.COM


SEE VIDEO HERE:  https://youtu.be/W4teOl1jR-c

what a gorgeous morning it was today.see what you're missing?
besides fishing on a wonderful "weekday" with no one to bother us
MY OFFICE VIEW!!!!

There was "twin" Rainbows as we left the dock, actually.




Had two Channel 12 Local News weather folks on the boat this morning, doing video and interview (of your's truly) for a Feb 2018 Story about the river after Hurricane Irma.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12/5 - I'm a recovered Sheepshead hater



http://www.captdaves.com - 904-642-9546 Book your charter Today!

"JETTYWOLF'S HOW-TO"
Sheepshead, the one inshore fish that must yield the least amount of fillet of them all.  Love them or hate them. I've never met anyone who says how much they love cleaning them.

With the most rediculous limit of all inshore/coastal regulated fish in the state of Florida at 15 per person at 12 inches. I usually don't have to worry about my customers "limiting out" on them, since not many people are prepared for the light bite of a Sheepshead. Especially when dangling a Fiddler Crab into structure with current!

But there is those days, when we get our fair share, along with a Black Drum or two, or a actual "keeper sized" Redfish. I used to DREAD having to fillet a bunch of Sheepshead, especially.

Hunters, I think you can benefit too.
There's even a special 'FRESH WATER', fish cleaning blade.
Offshore fisherman
Party boat Captains
We all wish for a better solution

I've have sheepshead dorsal fin's stab me between the fingers. Have them twitch and fall off the cutting table, "dorsal fin down" and have their dorsal spines, go right thru my rubber boot and into my foot!!

They maybe fun to catch. But that's where the FUN has always ended for me!

MY LIFE HAS JUST CHANGED!!

https://www.filletzall.com
Dexter Serrated edge, high carbon Stainless Steel blades, for your one handed reciprocating saw. Tell Capt. Paul, that Capt Dave sent ya!

On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=w_bl_hsx_s_sp_web_0?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Filletzall

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/jettywolf

My 'Jacksonville Fishing' G+ Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100792488494253960703

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

12/2 - why wait till the last second???

EVERY YEAR, EVERY HOLIDAY WEEK, I'LL BE HEADING OUT IN THE MORNING WITH A CREW ABOARD AND AT 8AM, THE PHONE WILL RING AND IT'S SOMEONE ASKING TO GO ON A CHARTER, RIGHT THEN.

MY RESPONSE IS ALWAYS, ''ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ONLY, AND I'M ALREADY OUT HEADING TO THE FIRST SPOT.''

NEVER AM I SITTING AT THE DOCK ALL DAY, ICED, BAITED UP WITH A BOAT LOAD OF TACKLE, JUST WAITING FOR THE CELL PHONE TO RING!

WITH THAT SAID, IF YOU PLAN ON FISHING ANY OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS.

RIGHT NOW.....YES, RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO RESERVE FOR:



THANKSGIVING WEEK



CHRISTMAS


NEW YEARS EVE



NEW YEARS DAY


EVEN VALENTINES DAY!!!!




I'VE SAID THIS EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS!!

WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF CRAZY?  DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME??

YEP. 

E-MAIL DATE, NUMBER OF PERSONS TO

CHARTER@CAPTDAVES.COM 


Thursday, November 30, 2017

11/30 - my JAX BOAT CLUB fishing report

every few weeks I do a report for Jax boat club's website.
thought I'd share it with you.


Ez - P'ezy fishing! I love this time of year! Not only are the fish very willing participants in my favorite activity.  But, it can also be so "low-tech".

An old mentor of mine was Capt. Fred Morrow. You may have known of him or seen him in his small blue and white boat at the Mayport Jetties with plenty of St. Johns River camouflage on the bottom and sides (aka river tannin stains). His motto was; "Low tech fishing at its’ finest". Which can pretty much sum up this time of year in the river, ICW and at the Jetties.

As a general rule, I never leave the dock without "pounds" of fresh dead shrimp, along with a live well with dozens of live ones too. Lately, I've been doing a lot of jig-n-shrimp fishing. Worked around the Mayport Jetty rocks. Either a ¼, ⅜, or ½ ounce un-painted ball lead heads… and to that, we add a shrimp [hooked, of course, in a certain fashion that I will explain in a later report.] Either pitched up in the jetty rocks or along structure in the river. It’s the "inshore staple".

B-u-t… the 'low tech" thing about it is, we've been catching just about as many fish on dead shrimp and a jig head as we are on the expensive live shrimp. And that's what I love about this time of year. It's, ez-p'ezy!

Here's a day earlier this month where we dropped anchor once all day and stayed hooked up all day on dead shrimp, and various size jig heads.



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NEXT WEDS. I'LL BE DOING A STORY ON CHANNEL 12 NEWS IN JAX ABOUT THE RIVER SALINITY AFTER THE HURRICANE.  YES, A BIT LATE BUT MY KIND OF SUBJECT MATTER FOR SURE.

I'LL KNOW MORE LATER.  


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

11/29 - I used to recommend this as a perfect x-mas present, NO MORE!




THERE'S A SAYING I BELIEVE IN 100%.

''LIKE A NUCLEAR BOMB, JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN BUILD IT. DOESN'T MEAN THE WORLD NEEDS IT.''

THAT'S EXACTLY HOW I FEEL ABOUT TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING BS ON CARS AND TRUCKS, 
INFOTAINMENT COMPUTER SCREENS IN A TRUCK DASHBOARD, STUPID 'START-STOP' ENGINE SYSTEMS, AND SMARTPHONES AND ALL THE BULLSHIT APPS.  

I USED TO ALWAYS SUGGEST THE F.S. TIDE PLANNER BOOK FOR A GREAT FISHERMAN'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT.

NOT ANY MORE!! 

11/29 - do customers ever read these blog reports? ''NO''

EVERY SINGLE HOLIDAY WEEK, I'LL BE HEADING OUT IN THE MORNING WITH A CREW ABOARD AND AT 8AM, THE PHONE WILL RING AND IT'S SOMEONE ASKING TO GO ON A CHARTER, RIGHT THEN.

MY RESPONSE IS ALWAYS, ''ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ONLY, AND I'M ALREADY OUT HEADING TO THE FIRST SPOT.''

NEVER AM I SITTING AT THE DOCK ALL DAY, ICED, BAITED UP WITH A BOAT LOAD OF TACKLE, JUST WAITING FOR THE CELL PHONE TO RING!

WITH THAT SAID, IF YOU PLAN ON FISHING ANY OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS.

RIGHT NOW.....YES, RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO RESERVE FOR:



THANKSGIVING WEEK (you missed this already)



CHRISTMAS


NEW YEARS EVE



NEW YEARS DAY


EVEN VALENTINES DAY!!!!





I'VE SAID THIS EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS!!




WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF CRAZY?  DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME??




YEP. 



E-MAIL DATE, NUMBER OF PERSONS TO
CHARTER@CAPTDAVES.COM 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

11/28 - ''as usual, you're missing the best of the year!''



THE BEST WHAT?

WEATHER & FISHING

I KNOW, YOU'RE WAITING FOR TOUGH FISHING AND 100 DEGREE TEMPS, RIGHT?

WELL, WHEN YOU ASK IN JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBERS EXTREME HEAT, WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR FOR THE TROUT, REDFISH, BLACK DRUM, & SHEEPSHEAD. 

I'LL CHUCKLE AS I USUALLY DO AND ANSWER WITH THE STATEMENT I'VE MADE FOR OVER 20 YEARS...

''NOVEMBER THRU APRIL WITH MY FAVORITE BEING NOVEMBER!
 BUT YOU WON'T COME FISH THEN. IT'S LIKE IT'S AGAINST THE LAW. BECAUSE IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON...'' 

AND GUESS WHAT?

I'M ALWAY RIGHT!





















































Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/21 - BEST GIFT FOR A ANGLER



Yes, I highly recommend one of these knives for the Angler.

I have been using these for over a year now and these ARE without a doubt, the last fillet knife I'll ever need.

The magic is they do not rust and corrode!  As you've seen in my other video's. I use them on my boat. After cleaning fish all I do is wipe them down. And store them.

Yes, you'll still have to sharpen them. They aren't forever sharp. But then again just follow the instructions to sharpen on just one side.  (the side that it says so.)

Made in Florida!
Not China like all the rest. Support Floridians, not the Chinese!

They range in sizes and styles.

Check out:  www.titanknifetech.com 
and tell them Capt Dave sent ya. 

Their website has loads of info and how-to on it. Plus a shopping page.

I'll post another Christmas gift idea if I can figure out something that's as well made and ""useful"" as these are, as we go along.

Use the ""CONTACT FORM"" on the right side bar of this blog if you'd like to massage me.

WWW.CAPTDAVES.COM to reserve your private inshore/Inlet light tackle Sport Fishing charter.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

11/18 - CAST-JIG-CATCH.......EZ, P'EZY!




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Book your charter Today!

"JETTYWOLF LIVE" 

- MAYPORT JETTY FISHING. THE ST. JOHNS RIVER INLET, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. LIVE SHRIMP- FRESH DEAD SHRIMP, ON A JIGHEAD...... C-A-T-C-H-E-S F-I-S-H!

1/4, 3/8, 1/2 OZ. BALL HEAD OR OTHER SIMPLE DESIGNS. NO COLOR NEEDED. I PLAYED WITH A SWINGING HOOK DESIGN FOR AWHILE IN 3/8THS OUNCE.

HAD JOHN ABOARD WITH ME, FROM NEBRASKA. THIS WAS ALL BRAND NEW TO HIM. THERE'S NO 10 TON GRANITE BOULDER PILES WITH DEEP CURRENT IN NEBRASKA! HE CAUGHT THE YELLOWMOUTH TROUTS (AKA: WEAKFISH) THAT WERE VERY WILLING.

REDFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, MANGROVE SNAPPERS, SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS, TARPON.

EVERYONE EATS A SHRIMP, AND EVERYONE EATS A SHRIMP ON A JIGHEAD.

I HAVE MY PREFERED TYPES WITH A CERTAIN HOOK SIZE. NO NEED FOR A MONSTER HOOK! I FIND THE EAGLE CLAW GOLD 630 HOOKS STRONG ENOUGH. SIZE HAS TO BE RIGHT FOR "ALL SIZE FISH", IS THE KEY.

AND WHEN CASTING INTO SNAG FILLED BOULDERS. THE RIGHT WEIGHT IS KEY ALONG WITH HAVING "A LOT OF JIGS".

20-30LB. SUPER BRAID LINE IS ANOTHER KEY TO SUCCESS. MONO SUCKS!!!! BUT, I DO USE 90% OF THE TIME A 20# SACRIFICIAL LEADER ABOUT 6 FEET LONG.

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND LEARN!

GET AHEAD OF THE JACKSONVILLE FISHING
20 YEAR LEARNING CURVE. (FOR THE NEW WEEKEND FISHERMAN)

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*****DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE TO RESERVE FOR ALL HOLIDAYS WEEKS!!!******  

THE REPORT / STORY LINK:  HERE

Sunday, November 12, 2017

11/12 - as always.....don't wait till last minute

EVERY SINGLE HOLIDAY WEEK, I'LL BE HEADING OUT IN THE MORNING WITH A CREW ABOARD AND AT 8AM, THE PHONE WILL RING AND IT'S SOMEONE ASKING TO GO ON A CHARTER, RIGHT THEN.

MY RESPONSE IS ALWAYS, ''ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ONLY, AND I'M ALREADY OUT HEADING TO THE FIRST SPOT.''

NEVER AM I SITTING AT THE DOCK ALL DAY, ICED, BAITED UP WITH A BOAT LOAD OF TACKLE, JUST WAITING FOR THE CELL PHONE TO RING!

WITH THAT SAID, IF YOU PLAN ON FISHING ANY OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS.

RIGHT NOW.....YES, RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO RESERVE FOR:



THANKSGIVING WEEK



CHRISTMAS


NEW YEARS EVE



NEW YEARS DAY


EVEN VALENTINES DAY!!!!




I'VE SAID THIS EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS!!

WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF CRAZY?  DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME??

YEP. 

E-MAIL DATE, NUMBER OF PERSONS TO
CHARTER@CAPTDAVES.COM 



Saturday, November 11, 2017

11/9 - BEFORE THE BIG BLOW!!!





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Float-rigging how-to - ""The Float-Rig Show"" as mentioned in this video: https://youtu.be/q2zulhtKnfY

Same exact spot, different year: (a week earlier) https://youtu.be/Z7chZNICn6U

The Reels: DAIWA BAITCASTING REELS, the ''Super Dynamic's''
https://youtu.be/z7UwEuZ3xqU

My favorite Ugly Stik: https://youtu.be/tlSl7JSQ35w

"JETTYWOLF LIVE" 11/9/2017

Out and about with buddy Nick, aboard my "JETTYWOLF". Getting in a days fishing, (and hoping for some keepers, for dinner) before the weekend cold front with big winds.

Plan was to go light tackle, and either pitch jig & shrimp combo meals, or do some Float-rig Fishing (slip-floats) with live shrimp.

Would have loved to get into the heaps of Black Drum, like I caught in this video just 6 days prior (last week): https://youtu.be/U1kHaqiknTY

But the Croakers were so thick. And the Redfish, were either
"TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG"" to be kept for a dinner in the state of Florida.

So, we went at high tide up into a shallow area, hoping for "keeper sized" Speckled Trout, and Black Drum.

We had a good time anyhow. And did box enough Speckled Trout, Yellowmouth Trout (weakfish) and a small but over legal sized Black Drum for us to split, so we could have fish dinners.

Moral of the story here folks is. When you go out on a charter even, "keeper grocery fish??"".....I'm not in charge of what size fish bites!

SURE, we could have filled a cooler with Croakers while we were out there. But that's not what we were looking for.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

11/3 - MAYPORT JETTIES, DROPPED ANCHOR ONCE!





WWW.CAPTDAVES.COM  - 11/3, WITH AARON, ABOARD THE JETTYWOLF.

FISHING MEGA-LIGHT TACKLE, FOR F-U-N!


REMEMBER, CHARTERS LIKE THIS IS; ''LESS IS MORE''. 
BEST DAY IS 2 PEOPLE. AARONS WIFE COULDN'T MAKE IT, SO HE CAME ALONE.

JACKSONVILLE'S MAYPORT JETTIES. OUT OF THE MAYPORT BOAT RAMP. ABOARD THE BEST, THE ''JETTYWOLF''. LIGHT TACKLE SPORT FISHING CHARTERS.

"HOW TO BOOK A CHARTER"" - https://youtu.be/FdRpidkgAYc

""COOLER / LIVEWELL/ OXYGEN COMBO - https://youtu.be/uMwSdrGh_wI

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

11/1 - ONE MORE GORGEOUS DAY!

IT'S OFFICIALLY MY FAVORITE MONTH!!
(ONE OF THEM AT LEAST) 

FROM HERE ON OUT TILL LATE APRIL, IT'S ALL ABOUT....
''INSHORE BONANZA TIME''

I HOPE WE HAVE A COLD WINTER. LAST YEAR, WE DIDN'T AND THE FISHING SUFFERED BIG TIME.

ONE MORE ''BULL REDFISH'' SPECIFIC TRIP COMING UP ON SUNDAY. AND AFTER THAT, IF I GET A CREW THAT'S JUST A FEW. I'LL BE BREAKING OUT THE FLOAT-RIG RODS AND THE JIG FISHING TACKLE. WITH MY NEW LIVEWELL / OXYGEN / COOLER COMBO, FULL OF LIVE SHRIMP.

RIGHT NOW IS ALL I LIVE FOR, ALL YEAR LONG. AND EACH YEAR , I DISLIKE SUMMER TIME, JUST A LITTLE MORE.  

ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME, KNOWS THAT.

TODAY, ANOTHER COOL GORGEOUS MORNING AND A PILE OF BIG REDBASS UP TO 24 POUNDS.





























Mike's mini Spanish Mackerel, heading back south.














''HELP DAD!!''














Rachel looks like a ''natural'' at this.








































HAD REGULAR MIKE D. AND HIS SON BRANDON, AND GUEST RACHEL. (RACHEL WAS THE NEWBIE, AND CAUGHT HER LARGEST EVER FISH TODAY. CONGRATS!)

-IT'S REAL SIMPLE, AS I ALWAYS SAY; "SEE US IN JACKETS? THAT MEANS IT'S GO-TIME"

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