Wednesday, October 18, 2017

10/18 - SHE'S ALMOST A TEENAGER.....




















CHEERS.......we've been thru a lot together in your 11 years.
Born into a unstable world, from the Pacific N.W. all the way into the Florida heat. Made it thru the ''recession / depression'', gained many a scar on the way. But for you, those scars are like Merit Badges. Because you share your lineage with other hard working commercial vessels, made of alloy plate and perfect welds.

THIS P.B.R. IS FOR YOU!



















More video coming soon about using pure 02 in my live wells.

But, in the interim I made a live well / oxygen bottle ''UNIT''.  No more trying to secure the bottle elsewhere. This set up will recirculate water, as well as just refresh, or not. All the while, adding pure oxygen into the water.



















IT'S ALL ABOUT HYPER LIVE SHRIMP & BIG TROUTZ





















WHICH LEADS TO MORE OF THESE BELOW





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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10/17 - Birthdays, Live Bait, and cold fronts....OH MY!

Well, tomorrow is the JETTYWOLF'S 11th Birthday!  Yes, around the Fish Camp we celebrate boat birthdays. Or at least recognize them.

When you have your boat built and delivered. It's a more personal thing than just buying a boat off some sales lot.  I followed the Build with photos from the Builder. Then, knew when it was put on a truck, and was heading my way.

The Jettywolf and I have been through a lot over the last 11 years. And I plan on another 11 more.
























I've hear of this before. What do you think? (click on report title to open this report as a page, and you can comment below)






Had plans to fish today. And had a charter yesterday, too. But at 9pm last night, I knew I made the right call to reschedule till next week.

Yesterday:  1 of Lito's Redfish.  Finally a keeper -"eater"

























Yep, at exactly 9pm last night the wind in my area started to blow hard. And here came today's BIG cold front.  I'd call this the first real one of the fall season.
Temp drops, huge winds, and rain.........WELCOME TO FALL.

I love it! Hopefully NO MORE high 80's days. And I know that's asking a lot. Because last year we never had a winter. And maybe even the year before. Because my Dad and I did some Big Time home renovation here at the Fish Camp two years ago in November (because we thought it might be cooler) but instead we sweat our asses off doing a few weeks of pure manual labor.

Here's today's Marine weather forecast for this week....Not Good!
LINK FOR FULL WKS MAYPORT FORECAST

A strong cold front will push well south of the coastal waters
today. Strong northeasterly winds will prevail today through
tonight with Small Craft Advisory conditions and occasional gale
force gusts expected on all area waters. Small craft advisories
will remain in place Wednesday and winds and seas will still 
remain hazardous the rest of the week.  

My next trip ""scheduled"" is Friday with some great kids.

Friday, October 13, 2017

10/13 - COLD FRONT COMING

10/13/2017 - PUTTING THE SCREWS TO MY SCHEDULE:

MONDAY 
(BOOKED: TRYING TO AVOID WEEKENDS STILL!)
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.
Inland waters a light chop. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT (I'll be sound asleep)
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet
with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Inland waters choppy. Showers
likely and a chance of thunderstorms.


TUESDAY 
(BOOKED: TRYING TO AVOID WEEKENDS STILL!)
REALLY?REALLY?REALLY?
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots
Seas 6 to 9 feet with
occasional seas up to 11 feet. Inland waters rough. Showers likely
and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

video
''THE WORLD'S MOST INTERESTING MAN''

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10/11 - Charters are so cheap, compared to boat ownership

Well, I  know most people think fishing charters are expensive. And I hear this all the time, ''I'm thinking of getting a boat, what do you think of XYZ boats, Capt. Dave?'' From customers.

Let me enlighten you for a minute.

If you think you're in it for the long haul (boat ownership) which most are not!!
More boats do a lot of sitting around, than ever getting used. Just pay attention to a local boat yard, marina, or backyard....''near you'', and you'll see.

The novelty of boat ownership is one that wears out very, very fast.

-you need a tow vehicle
-it's a equipment 'heavy' activity
-add in fishing, and you just doubled the equipment ''heaviness''!
-storing a boat properly, means ''doubled the expense'', if you don't have room.
-everyone is now your friend. But all your new friends are ''broke''.
-most people can't enjoy boating, alone. They need people to go ''with'' them.
-it's like having a in the ground pool at home. Doesn't increase any value to your wealth.
- I could go on and on and on...

If you keep up with anything I do here on my reports blog, or via my Youtube channel, or Twitter writings. (I have no clue to who visits all these. I JUST DO IT! and hope for the best. )

I know my customers barely look at any information I give freely.

You'll know that before and since Hurricane Irma, all kinds of boat related things have happened to me.

-Suzuki water pump
-fuel water separator changeout
-leaking fuel tank
-all new trailer tires

as a few examples.

So, charters are expensive huh?

Yeah, well here's a short list of what I've spent to stay in business in the last 45 days:

(not to include; boat payment / insurance / fuel / oil  or NEW TOP ON THE BOAT!!!!)

$173.82
$25.52
$28.00
$765.07
$24.55
$78.00
$26.47
$49.00
$400.00
$18.00
$10.28
$27.80
$150.00
$435.00

YEAH, AND CHARTERS ARE DIRT CHEAP, IN MY BOOK!

Monday, October 9, 2017

10/9 - JAX RESIDENTS / ANGLERS...FYI

STUFF NO ONE TALKS ABOUT, OR THINKS ABOUT. ESPECIALLY YOUR AVERAGE ''JOE WEEKENDER''.

BUT, AS A ''LOCAL WATERMAN'', I'M ALL EARS!!!!!




MARK WOODS, FLORIDA TIMES UNION COLUMNIST
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/columnists/2017-10-05/mark-woods-i-m-not-scientist-it-ok-us-talk-some-now




















OCT. FULL MOON HIGH TIDE 10/7/2017
WEEKS AFTER IRMA

AND THEY STILL WANT TO AGAIN, DREDGE THE RIVER 10' DEEPER?

10/9 - video from 10/6 Wes, captures monster FLOUNDER!





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"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - 10/06/2017 fishing for Speckled Trout actually. Crew member Wes, of Mayport Florida fishes a "jig-n-shrimp" combo meal near some rocks and hooks up a monster ""door mat"" sized Flounder in the St. Johns River. Jacksonville, Florida while fishing aboard the Jettywolf, with Capt Dave's Sport Fishing charters.

It was the start of the October full ""harvest Moon"", certainly not ideal with the radically high tides. A full 2 feet higher tide than normal in N.E. Florida. After Hurricane Irma passed the river is looking like chocolate soup! And we just stopped by a spot to fish during the "Slack high tide", where Capt Dave's clients have caught back to back 7 pound Speckled Trout before.

Finished up the day with approx. 10-15 short Speckled Trout, another nice Flounder, a short Redfish, a Black Drum and two small Sheepshead, and a Jack Crevalle, all on lead-head Jigs and live shrimp.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

10/8 - OCT. HARVEST MOON // Unfishable tides!

This weeks full moon is the worst of the year. The local high tides are 6 foot. And when all that water floods into the river on a rising tide......LOOK OUT,
when the tide starts to ebb and has to pour out in 6 hrs.





















( I have never seen the river water this high at the Dames Point Bridge. That water is over the top of boulders that surround the bridge pilings, and creeping up over the sign!)


It could be the same scenario that will be  the new "every day", when they dredge the river another 10 feet and destroy it once again.

But of course, every year, people want to go fishing. And the fishing, physically anchoring, and trying to catch decent fish. Can be really tough. I have to search for the least of the flowing current areas. And many of those are the same ones we get kicked out of. Yes, there's many areas we can no longer fish. 

Wes, got really lucky when he was out with me on Friday Oct. 6th. We were at the "old" Little Jetties area the tide was slack, he was pitching a jig & shrimp combo meal and got what he though was a Mangrove Snapper bite.

Well folks, this surely wasn't the usual little pesky Snapper!

A TRUE "DOOR MAT" at 11 POUNDS!
""VIDEO COMING""



We got lucky that day and fished the "US Navy Fish preservation zone", without being harassed for several hours, and also caught approx. 20 small Trout, two Sheepshead a small Redfish another Flounder, and a perfect sized Black Drum!  It's just a "cat & mouse game", because YES, that's where the fish are, and YES I'll play their game.




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

10/3 - CHARTER BIZ DISASTERS....they never stop!




"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - THINGS COME IN 3'S AND EVEN 4'S, WHEN IT COMES TO BAD LUCK.

BEING IN THE FULL-TIME CHARTER BUSINESS, FAST DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE AND WHEN I NEED OUTSIDE HELP, I NEED IT NOW!

FOR THE LAST 21 YEARS EVERYTHING TURNS INTO A DISASTER. WHEN YOUR BOAT IS YOUR "INCOME". AND USUALLY, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES.

HERE'S A L-O-N-G VIDEO THAT EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED...
1-HURRICANE IRMA
2-SUZUKI WATER PUMP
3-HITTING A "ROAD MOUNTAIN"
4-LEAKING 150 GALLON ALUMINUM FUEL TANK
....THINGS CAME IN 4's....

I'VE HAD MY FILL OF STRESS, AND LOSS.
THIS IS A "SHORTENED" STORY. THE ORIGINAL VIDEO WAS 25 MINUTES. SO MANY DETAILS ARE STILL LEFT OUT.

PLASTIC POLY BOAT FUEL TANK, SMALLER, VERSUS, NEW ALUMINUM, AND WHY.

INSTALLING IN MY 26' PLATE ALLOY CENTER CONSOLE CHARTER FISHING BOAT. MODIFICATIONS, AND ADDITIONS.

BUT NOT ALL....IF I HAD TIME, I WOULD HAVE DONE SO MUCH MORE. BUT TIME IS SOMETHING YOU NEVER HAVE IN THE FISHING CHARTER BUSINESS IN JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA!!!!!

MOELLER FUEL TANKS. WELDING, GRINDING, SANDING, PAINTING, LOADS OF SWEAT, MONEY, AND HEARTACHE.

I'M ABOUT OVER IT ALL....

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Video: GoPro Hero 5 Black
Edit: MS Movie Maker






WHY CHARTER FISH??

PEOPLE SAY TO ME ALL THE TIME....''IF YOU WON THE LOTTO, I'D BET YOU'D HAVE A GIANT BOAT, bla,bla,bla''

MY ANSWER TO THEM IS ALWAYS THE SAME...''NOPE, I'D FISH ALL OVER THE WORLD, ON SOMEONE ELSE'S BOAT, SO I COULD ACTUALLY ENJOY MYSELF.''

10/3 - ''''REMINDER'''......'''FYI'''........''HEADS-UP'''




I PERSONALLY WON'T FISH MYSELF ON A WEEKEND, OR EVEN A FRIDAY.

I HAVE A SAYING, "there's nothing like a Monday morning at 7am"

GOTTA LOVE IT.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

9/30 - Yesterday in the wind & rain...

Had one crew member yesterday, Ryan from OK.  The morning started off okay, but as the day went on it degraded quickly. With rain and high winds.

We went west, the water's still very fresh.  LOTS, of Croakers! Good sized ones too. Super fun, hard pullers on light tackle. Like smallmouth bass, for Ryan.

Had lots of Weakfish, aka: yellowmouth trout, not that many specks. We fished jigs and shrimp mostly. No, float-rig fishing, because the shrimp won't stay alive, on the hook.

One small pup redfish, no drum or flounders. But we caught fish, all day long.

The rain, came and went. Sometimes it really poured.

Towards the end of the day we came back to the ICW south, and saw birds going nuts. We casted VUDU mullet swimbaits into crashing fish schools and the hook-ups on Ladyfish were epic. Ryan, got to see a feeding frenzy. and we both even hooked up trout that were in the Ladyfish schools too.

Filled the cooler full of big Croakers and the  largest yellowmouths.

By the time we got back, the river was a soup sandwich, and the wind was nearly unfishable.

But, we had a great time.


BEFORE I COMPLAIN ABOUT THE MAYPORT BOAT RAMP ANY LONGER, I'LL ALWAYS HAVE TO REMEMBER WATCHING THIS:



Friday, September 29, 2017

9/29 - Just a little MERGER.....FYI

the KING OF SPORTING GOODS....Johnny Morris


BassPro & Cabelas have "come together".

If ya don't keep your ear to the tackle industry as I do. Never Fear, Capt Dave is here! With the News.

http://fishingtackleretailer.com/johnny-morris-bass-pro-cabelas-come-together/



And BTW, the GoPro Hero 6 is out, and a killer of all killer action cams, the new FUSION!!






9/29 - trying to FISH!!!!!

Holy Gale Force Winds, Batman!!!!!!!!!

SATURDAY
North northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to
around 35 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to
9 feet. Dominant period 5 seconds. Inland waters choppy. Showers likely in
the morning. A slight chance of thunderstorms. A
chance of showers in the afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT
Northeast winds 25 to 30 knots with gusts to
around 40 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to
13 feet. Dominant period 7 seconds. Inland waters rough. A chance of
showers through the night. A slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight.

SUNDAY
Northeast winds 25 to 30 knots with gusts to around
40 knots. Seas 8 to 11 feet with occasional seas up to 14 feet.
Inland waters rough. Showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms.

SUNDAY NIGHT
East winds 25 to 30 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots
after midnight. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to
11 feet subsiding to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to
9 feet after midnight. Inland waters rough. Showers likely and a
slight chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with
occasional seas up to 10 feet. Inland waters choppy. Showers
likely and a chance of thunderstorms.

MONDAY NIGHT
East winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with
occasional seas up to 10 feet. Inland waters choppy. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms.

TUESDAY
East northeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts to
around 35 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to
11 feet. Inland waters rough. A chance of showers.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

9/28 - the last 10 days!

After the video below in my last report. I found my fuel tank leaking.
(it's a very long story....)

So now about 10 days later and a lot of "dollars". A new fuel tank is in the Jettywolf.

The original tank was 150 gallon aluminum tank. It was very corroded in a corner. I hit a huge bump, which I called a ROAD MOUNTAIN with a manhole cover on it, coming back from the mechanic, because last week the water pump gave out on the Suzuki, and I had a charter on Monday!  So I scrambled to get it fixed.  "It's what we do constantly, in the charter biz. Always under pressure!)

The bump in the road was the straw that broke the camels back. The tank was leaking, in the video below, while were were having a great day.

After that, it was "scramble again". Reschedule charter on Monday, thank goodness.

Then, the fun began. Hire a welder/fabricator. A super father & son team, that does Mobile welding and fab.

Day one: after prepping and taking out 125 gallons of fuel from the tank. Yes, I filled her up practically, because of the Hurricane. Not Good!
Have MS mobile welding & fab come by and assess what needed to be done. Cut deck out of boat, pulled tank out (HUGE & HEAVY!!!)

Days afterwards...I worked my tail off, getting everything ready for them, for the next round.

Day two: Install new tank, that was delivered via Amazon believe it or not! And yes, PRIME, free two day shipping! And a lot of $$$!  Had to go with a plastic tank and only 60 gallons. It was the only Moeller tank that fit in the space.
A new aluminum tank would have to be built at 4-6 weeks and twice the price.

****be warned. No matter what boat you own. Metal or glass. Your tank is probably on the verge of leakage if it's 10-15 years old. Check Youtube. It happens. It'll leak. If it's old.  Mine is 11 years old and road hard. One corner was really bad. And slamming that "road mountain" on JTB, didn't help at all. *****

Thousands of dollars later the tank is in now. The boat is filthy. Loads of grinding took place of aluminum and my hard as concrete deck paint, is a powdery mess every where.

Still need to re-paint deck sometime, after aI recover financially. Which will take months and months.

Yep, all this, to stay in business.
















Monday, September 18, 2017

9/16 - FIRST DAY OUT SINCE HURRICANE IRMA






First day after Hurricane Irma. Headed out to the Mayport Jetties first. BAIT EVERY WHERE! We opted to fish lures. The Egret Baits; Kick-A-Mullet & Vudu Mullet. For fast Jacks Crevalle action.

Headed down the St. Johns River, Jacksonville Florida. To check out how fresh the water was, with all the rain water.
IT WAS FRESH!!! Just what I ordered. The inshore species in this river are starving for some ""brackish" or "sweetwater" normally.

And that's where they were. ESPECIALLY, the Speckled Sea Trout.
My favorite species of all time.

Even caught a Fresh water Catfish. Or live shrimp wouldn't stay alive in the fresh water, so we pinned them on plain jig heads.

We found the Speckled Sea Trout and had our limit for the boat (12 bag limit of Trout, 15-20" with one over 20" per person as your trophy) we had that in a HOUR!

All on Egret Baits; Kick-A-Mullets and Vudu Mullets.
www.egretbaits.com - My prefered Lures.

As promised in the video:

Keep Alive - "the choice of Professionals"
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

9/14 - IRMA VLOG







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"a JETTYWOLF MOMENT'' - 9/10/2017 VLOG

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NO I'M NOT A FRESH WATER CAT FISHERMAN!!

- WE HERE IN JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA, GOT LUCKY. AND I'M COMPARING THIS STORM TO LAST OCTOBER (2016) WITH MATTHEW.

DURING MATTHEW, MY HOUSE AND GARAGE SUBSTAINED 15k IN DAMAGE, BECAUSE OF A TREE FALLING. TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES, EVEN VERY STRONG 'NOREASTERS', MAKE TREES COME DOWN, BECAUSE OF THE SATURATED GROUND FROM RAIN, AND VERY STRONG WINDS.

SO I WAS VERY 'SPOOKED" BECAUSE LAST YEAR'S MATTHEW WASN'T A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. (although, I needed a new roof really bad)

MY PROBLEM CAN BE; 'NO FISHING CHARTERS BOOKED'. EVEN THOUGH, N.E, FLORIDA FAIRED VERY WELL, COMPARED TO THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE.

PLEASE, DO COME SEE ME. AS OF RIGHT NOW, THE FALL SEASON IS KICKING IN BIG TIME.

AS A 21 YEAR VETERAN FISHING GUIDE. ""YEAH, THIS REALLY MATTERS TO ME"".........ALL IS WELL HERE. THE FISHING WILL REBOUND QUICKLY.

THE FALL SEASON MEANS; BULL REDFISH, SPECKLED TROUT, FLOUNDER, AND SO MUCH MORE!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

9/12 - READ THIS REPORT

YES, I WAS STANDING NEXT TO MY BOAT ON AND OFF ALL NIGHT WITH A FLASH LIGHT, IN HAND POINTING UP INTO THE GIANT OAK TREE S THAT SURROUND MY SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD, THE NIGHT OF THE 10TH OF SEPTEMBER.
I WATCHED AS THE 100’ PLUS FOOT TALL OAK’S BOWED BACK AND FORTH IN THE WIND. SCARED THAT A 1000 POUND BRANCH OR THE WHOLE TREE WOULD COME CRASHING DOWN ON MY HOUSE, OR MY BOAT SHED.
IT WAS SCAREY. TO SAY THE LEAST., AND BY NOW IN JACKSONVILLE’S EASTERN SIDE, NEAR THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY.  THE HURRICANE WOULD ONLY BE A TROPICAL STORM.  WINDS SPEEDS WERE IN THE AREA OF 75 MPH, COMING ACROSS THE RIVER AND MARSH, IN TO THE AREA WHERE I LIVE.
I LOST POWER AT 5:30AM THAT MORNING, BECAUSE OF TREE’S FALLING ON POWERLINES. THERE WERE AT LEAST 5 LARGE TREE’S THAT EITHER SHEARED IN HALF, OR WERE UP ROOTED, AND PULLED POWER LINES DOWN AS THEY FELL.
IT’S NOW THE MORNING OF THE 12TH OF SEPTEMBER, AN D POWER WAS RESTORED LAST NIGHT. JACKSONVILLE ELECTRICAL AUTHORITY IS FANTASTIC, ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO RESTORE POWER IN MY AREA FAST. THEY DID THE SAME DURING HURRICANE MATTHEW A YEAR AGO IN LATE OCTOBER. ONLY HAD A LOSS OF POWER FOR NOT EVEN A FULL 24 HRS. BACK THEN.

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THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS; “I’M UP AND RUNNING!”  MY BOAT WAS SAFE AND NEVER EVEN WAS HIT BY A TWIG OR A BRANCH. MY HOUSE WEATHERED THE STORM WELL. NO DAMAGE.
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COMPARED TO SOUTH FLORIDA. WE GOT LUCKY WITH THIS MONSTER HURRICANE.
DO NOT FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO AVOID FLORIDA!  AT LEAST NOT N.E. FLORIDA.
I’M READY TO FISH!!
SURE THE INSHORE WATER’S WILL BE STIRRED UP FOR A LITTLE WHILE.
BUT UNLIKE HURRICANE MATTHEW LAST OCTOBER, THAT PASSED BY JACKSONVILLE AS A CAT 2, 55 MILES OFFSHORE. THAT WAS A OCEAN BASED STORM.  IRMA WAS ON LAND, NOT WATER.
THE FALL SEASON IS READY TO KICK OFF!!
I HAVE MADE THE INVESTMENT IN A COMPLETE OXYGEN SYSTEM, THIS YEAR. IT’S HOW I WILL KEEP MY LIVE SHRIMP IN THE MOST “TIP-TOP” CONDITION.  UNLIKE, JUST RECIRCULATING LIVEWELL WATER.
MY OXYGEN SYSTEM, WILL “SUPER CHARGE” MY BAIT. AND A SPUNKY SHRIMP OR BAITFISH IS THE BEST BAIT TO USE.
BE READY FOR REDFISH - SPECKLED SEA TROUT - FLOUNDER AND MORE!
BEST OVERALL “LIGHT TACKLE CHARTERS”.....2 PERSONS.
EQUALS, BEST VERSATILITY.
THE TYPE OF FISHING I’LL BE DOING FROM HERE ON OUT TILL NEXT MAY, IS NOT A LARGE GROUP STYLE FISHING. BUT RATHER A HIGHLY INTERACTIVE, LIGHT TACKLE SPORT FISHING.
TRY OUT JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA!
WE ALL FEEL TERRIBLE FOR THE LOWER PART OF THE STATE. NO ONE WISHES ANYTHING LIKE A ” HURRICANE IRMA” ON ANYONE.

LIKE AFTER KATRINA, IN LOUISIANA. ONCE THINGS WERE SORT OF BACK TO NORMAL. THE STATE RECEIVED A HUGE AMOUNT OF NATIONAL FOCUS.
FROM TV SHOWS STARTING LIKE, SWAMP PEOPLE TO CAJUN PAWN STARS.  DOCUMENTARIES, TO FISHING SHOWS.
THERE WAS A UP RISING OF INTEREST AND FOCUS ON THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. WHICH IN ALL REALITY, HELPS THE ENTIRE STATE “RECOVER”.
I WATCHED IT HAPPEN.
NOW, FLORIDA NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION.
AND N.E. FLORIDA, CAN BE THAT AREA.
I’M READY TO GET BACK AT IT.
CHECK OUT MY VIDEO’S, PHOTO’S AND WEBSITE’S REPORTS PAGE FOR UPDATES.
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Monday, September 4, 2017

it's been awhile now......

Still mega-satisfied with my mega-top. Best $$ ever spent

-want comfort-protection - SAFETY -loads of room & fishability??

call: Capt Dave's Sport Fishing 904-642-9546 (8AM-8PM)






9/2-3 LABOR DAY WEEKEND....whoa!

if there was a boat that wasn't in the water running around this weekend. The owner must have been outa town on a Golfing trip. Because the river was a ZOO!

Here's a few of our catches. Fishing was tough, tough, tough!!




















big Mangrove Snappers eating Mullet.























the most "Hard Earned" Redfish, I've had on the boat in years!




coming soon:  back to float-rig fishing. With the most sprightly shrimp. Juiced, with pure Oxygen:


























Thursday, August 31, 2017

8/31 - GUESS WHATS ON MY MIND?




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"JETTYWOLF LIVE"

- SHORT VIDEO ABOUT MY PASSION. BIG TROUT. AND I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANGLERS WHO WANT TO PURSUE BIG TROUT....."SPECKLED SEA TROUT THAT IS."

JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA TROUT SEASON REALLY RUNS FROM LATE OCTOBER THRU APRIL AND EARLY MAY. OF COURSE THESE BEAUTIFUL OF FISH THAT SWIM AREA WATERS ARE AVAILABLE, BUT MORE DIFFICULT TO CATCH IN THE DEEP HOT SUMMER MONTHS.

FISHING FOR BIG TROUT, ISN'T A FAMILY OR GROUP AFFAIR. ONE OR TWO ANGLERS, ONLY. LIKE BASS FISHING, THERE'S TOO MUCH GOING ON FOR A BOAT LOAD OF PEOPLE. PLUS, I'VE NEVER SEEN 5 PEOPLE ON A BASS BOAT FISHING.....SAME DEAL HERE.

SERIOUS TROUT HUNTERS OR WANT TO BE TROUT HUNTERS
NEED APPLY....hahahahahaha

this is just one of my many Trout fishing tribute video's

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

8/27 - MARPAC QWICK VIEW FUEL WATER SEPARATOR:






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"JETTYWOLF LIVE"
CAPT DAVE ENDURES THE FLORIDA HEAT AND CHANGES OUT HIS BOATS WATER/FUEL SEPARATOR FILTER, FROM A OLD RACOR SYSTEM TO THE NEW MARPAC SYSTEM WITH CHEAPER FILTERS, AND A SEE THRU BOWL, WITH DRAIN.

ETHANOL IS A HUGE PROBLEM, ABSORBING WATER. KEEPING A EYE ON YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR FUEL IS NOW A CONSTANT JOB.

THE MARPAC FILTER SYSTEM IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT A WHOLE LOT BETTER. BUT THERE'S A FEW CONFUSING ISSUES, THAT GO ALONG WITH "HOW TO PURCHASE" THIS MARPAC FILTER SYSTEM, I THINK.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

8/26 - I fought the weather and the weather won....

Really tried to duplicate yesterday. But boy that was tough. Not that the forecast ever came true...Winds and rain. But yep, the weather change won.

Tried the Jetties, and the Jetties won.

Yeah we caught fish. Just not enough in my book.

Here's the "stud" of the day. Lost others.
"Super Stud", pegging my 30 pound scale!





We had fun, none the less. Turned out the 4th crew member punked out to sleep in.

-Jacks
-Ladyfish
-Mangroves
-Cats
-Giant Rays
-Whiting

were just a few species.

I can tell a tough day by how many times I drop and pull anchor. Today it was a lot.!

Friday, August 25, 2017

8/25 - BULL REDFISH TO MUTTON SNAPPER

TODAY'S CHARTER WAS PRETTY DANG GOOD, I THOUGHT.
FINALLY, WAS BACK TO JUST 2 PEOPLE. (best inshore trip overall, in my mind. and my mind knows all)

STARTED OFF AT THE N. JETTY ON THE FALLING TIDE.....UGH!
WHY I WENT THERE I DON'T KNOW. WANTED TO LOOK AT THE OCEAN I GUESS.

DROPPED DOWN SOME CUT POGIES AND INSTANTLY GOT A BITE.

~~~~NURSE SHARK~~~~
THE BIG UGLY "KITTY KAT"" OF THE SHARK FAMILY. MAJOR DEAD WEIGHT.

NOTHING ELSE DOIN' SO WE BEAT FEET UP INTO THE RIVER, AND GOT SOME REDBASS, BOTTOM FISHING.

1-BREAK OFF.
1-CAME UN-HOOKED RIGHT AT THE BACK OF THE BOAT
1 - LITTLE GUY A 10 POUNDER
1- 35 POUNDER (THAT'S THE WEIGHT I GIVE THEM WHEN THEY SMASH THE BOGA-GRIP ALL THE WAY.)













































































AS USUAL, THE CURRENT ON THE RISING TIDE GOT HEINOUS, SO WE WENT BACK TO THE JETTIES, FISHING THE RISING TIDE.
WE HAD, MANGROVE SNAPPERS, JACKS, BLACK DRUM, SEABASS (OF COURSE) AND A MUTTON SNAPPER.

REALLY? A MUTTON SNAPPER? YEP, I'VE HAD SEVERAL SO FAR THIS SUMMER. THEY HANG OUT WITH THE MANGROVES. AND THERE'S MANY TIMES LITTLE LANE SNAPPERS IN WITH THEM.

JUST THINK. WHEN THEY DREDGE THE RIVER DEEPER AND BANG INTO CHINA ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE'LL REALLY GET EVEN MORE SALTWATER INFLUX OF SPECIES, AS WELL AS CURRENT THAT'LL BE UN-FISHABLE........"OH JOY!!!"  (THERE'S ENTIRE STRETCHES OF THE RIVER NOW THAT THE CURRENT MAKES IT UN-FISHABLE, IN MY OPINION.)



















WE HAD 3 BACK DRUM TO THE BOAT. 2 NICE KEEPERS AND A SMALL THROW-BACK.

WE MAY HAVE HAD MORE. BUT THE SHARKS AT LEAST 5-6 TIMES ATE WHATEVER YOU HOOKED UP THAT WAS A NICE FISH.

YA' GO FROM FIGHTING A NICE FISH TO FEELING A BIG BUMP, AND THEN OFF THEY GO.......DRAG SCREAMING UNDER THE BOAT.
LOTS OF LOST TACKLE, FOR SURE AND FISH.









































SATURDAY:  BACK TO A GROUP OF 4, IN THE WIND?
NORTH-NORTHEAST 15-20 KTS.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8/20 - More Jr. Anglers.

More Jr. Anglers......."killin em" at the big rocks.























the Blacktip hook up's on pieces of dead shrimp is what was killin' me. 
Can ya believe they are that HUNGRY??"


last Saturday turned 1000 hrs on the Suzuki.












Not bad for three years old. Get out of that summer trolling game and save a Outboard, is how I see it. And No Long Boat Rides, needed.
"Keeps me happy", the Suzuki 250 has been good to me so far.