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Sunday, August 28, 2016

8/27 - Wind-Rain....it's the season folks.

First trip today was a 2 hr. Kids Trip, with Dad and two little shavers (maybe 4 & 5 years old). At 7am we pulled away and went to White Shell and caught a Puffer, Catfish, and Pinfish. Tide was slack. That was the problem, there.

At 9:30, I had Brian and John coming aboard, for a mid-morning till afternoon trip.


SUN-UP AT DOCK



















HERE IT COMES!




















THE WEAPONRY:  New TRUTH S.S. Reels  /  30# braid





















I anchored up, rigged the first bait, and here it came behind us....like a wall.  B-I-G rain!
I asked Brian and John, "wanna sit thru it, or run for cover?"
We ran for cover, which wasn't much cover at all. The "old" Sisters Creek bridge.
And soon there was 10 of us attempting to hide under it. As the current and winds pushed, making it very difficult to grab a dry spot. "We got soaked!"

The rain passed, the sun popped out, so we headed back to the fishing spot.
"What a way to start the day!"

The wind Blew. ENE, and will blow till at least Thursday because of a "Tropical" item in the Caribbean.  Which is kinda good. I like it when summer slacks and the transition starts, and it usually happens with storms.

(I just don't want any storms to target Louisiana, this year)







































Bull Redbass. While the tide ran right.  24 pounds.







































A Redbass, which was coaxed by my obvious jigging the bottom, when it slammed
the piece of cut Pogie in 43' of water.  19 lbs.






















































































We had a Bonnethead Shark after the tide turned and a few nibblers. But that last of the falling tide was the ticket for us.

We left at 3pm, Brian had a plane to catch to get home, and John had a several hr. ride back to Savannah, Ga.

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Sunday morning:

8-10am  Kids Trip.  "getting the future Junior Anglers started"  

WWW.CAPTDAVES.COM - since 1996, your Full-Time Veteran Jacksonville Fishing Guide

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

8/24 - MY END OF SUMMER SALE
















11 - DAIWA SALTIST HC's
on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331947857907?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649





















4 - FIN-NOR  ST50  REELS
on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331948635514?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


-SUPER DEALS ON CLEAN, READY TO CATCH REELS.

NEED TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW ONES

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS ON EBAY AND DESCRIPTION, IF YOU ARE LOCAL AND ARE INTERESTED, LET ME KNOW.

904-642-9546
8AM-8PM
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED



Monday, August 22, 2016

8/22 - "IN THE END"

Been "Sharkin" as I have been....because the Jetties are DEAD.  How do I know that??

Because every time I try fishin them (for other species besides Sharks) It's a tad futile, despite the very occasional Jack, Bonnethead, or small pupper Black Drum.

The "BIG BAD RB's" should start to fire off by the middle of next month. "I HOPE".

























Sooo, Tourist season is officially over.

I CAN TELL

Reminds me of:   RUSH- In the End   hahahahaha

The end of a good thing!






C'C'MON FALL...
-a whole new chapter to Jax. fishing opens!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

8/17 - BEST INSULATED CHILLER FISH BAG




IT'S ALL ABOUT SPACE SAVING, KEEPING THE CATCH CHILLED, AND MORE FISH FIGHTING ROOM. 

THE CONSTANT QUEST FOR THE BEST FISHING EXPERIENCE, NEVER ENDS.

FIND AT:   WWW.BLUEBOTTLEFISHING.COM

Thursday, August 11, 2016

8/11 - GLOBAL FISHING

In today's world, if you can't find it in your state, you look elsewhere. If you can't find it in your Country, you can easily look elsewhere to outside the USA.

That's just what I did.

I saw this video on Youtube:

Then I saw this video:


Of course for simple Trout fishing I have my Yeti Hopper 40qt.  But what happens when we catch a big Black Drum, or several "keeper sized" Redbass (yeah like that happens all the time) I'll need a larger fish bag!

"But Dave, dontcha have a dang big Cooler"

"Yes, I do. And I'm not using them. I want maximum room, deck space (the reason I had my boat built, because it has more room than any similar boat around here!) and want to stow away my fish storage!

So after a discussion via Facebook with the seller of these flat bottom insulated fish bags, I ordered on off his website.

www.bluebottlefishing.com 













39.3701 inches Long x 15.748 inches Tall x 15.748 inch Bottom Base


The Blue Bottle Fishing website is set up to display US dollars, and you can easily use PayPal.


Why did I purchase one of these particular bags?  The right size, sits flat, has a good drain plug, and stows easily.

Sooo.....when I get it, there's sure to be a Video coming. It has to come all the way from Australia. But that shouldn't take that long.

Even with shipping, the Mini sized fish bag was competitively priced.

8/10 - SUMMER SHARKIN'

THE SHRIMP BOAT FISHING IN THE 78 DEGREE WATER (DOWN FROM 85) WAS FULL OF SMALL SHARKS TODAY. SO WE RAN DOWN THE BEACH, LOADED UP WITH ENOUGH POGIES FOR MY CHUM CHOPPER AND HIT THE SE HOLE AREA IN 50 FOOT OF WATER.

WE HAD INSTANT ACTION! 

HAMMERHEADS
AND BLACKTIP

EXCITING, VERY EXCITING....







































































































































































OLE SCHOOL CHUM FISHING......"still works"











Tuesday, August 9, 2016

8/9 - HOW THE JETTYWOLF....ROLLS

HOW TO SAVE BIG MONEY ON KEEPING YOUR PBR COLD IN THE HEAT
Just incase you ever wondered. read the hype, seen all the comparison videos.
ff of a roto-molded cooler, or the yeti hopper style soft cooler knock off.)

but....

the walmart ss 30 oz. tumbler $9.97 does work just as good as the Yeti 30 oz. ""rambler"" that is almost $30 at academy sports. But you have to order the walmart versions if still available on walmarts website.


I've left out at 7am with ice and seltzer water in the walmart version, sat the tumbler on my boats console all day in the heat, added more seltzer waters all day, but no ice. and when I got home at 2pm still had the original 7am ice in it.

plus, if ya want the handles for the walmart tumblers at a superior price, you can get a two pak on walmarts website for $12.00. these recently went up in price. I paid $7.00 and change w/ free shipping two weeks ago.


talk about saving cash.
-best summer time scolding hot weather thirst quenching deal !!!!

here's the links.

walmart 30 oz tumbler:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-30-Ounce-Double-Wall-Vacuum-Sealed-Tumbler/49772708

2 handle pak:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/EEEKit-2Pcs-Handle-for-Yeti-Rambler-30-oz-Tumblers-Rtic-Sic-Cup-Holder-Tumbler-Rambler-Travel-Cup/158370005



I'm all about """the deal""", its how I've stayed in business for 21 years.

No deal.....no buy!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

8/7 - 1ST REAL SUMMER NASTINESS

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION


TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH
THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GUESS THE SHARKIN, COULD CAUSE THE SEA-FLU. BECAUSE WE NEED TO GET OUT THERE A LITTLE BIT (OCEAN). UNLESS YOU HAVE YOUR SEA-LEGS ON.


HERE'S ONE OF THOSE NASTY DAYS I DID "SOLO" LOOKING FOR A MONSTER SHARK OFFSHORE. 

BUT.....




TRUTH SS - CONVENTIONAL CASTING REEL

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8/2 - GORGEOUS "Bikini" GALS GO SHARK FISHING





http://www.captdaves.com - since 1996, your full-time/365 Jacksonville fishing guide.

"JETTYWOLF LIVE"
in conjunction with GUIDESANDGALS.COM take two of Jacksonville's very own, gorgeous Bikini Gals "run & gun" shark fishing behind Mayport Shrimp boats. It was their first time, and no matter how many they boated, "it just didn't matter". They had a blast, and so did the crew, and Captain.

Special thanks to: Breanne & Deanna

See the full version of this video on www.Guidesandgals.com
or check it out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guidesandgals

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

7/31 - JULY IS OVER!!!!!!!!!

But, just because July is over. Doesn't mean the heat is. Although we are a month closer to NOVEMBER, my favorite month of the year. (which should be my busiest, but isn't. Because it's always something.....too close to the Holidays, is what I always hear)

June and July is official, 'Kids fishing trip' months. So it was good that July goes out with a great 2 Hr. Kids Trip today.

We done lost count of the number of fish caught, and I was told the Sharks counted as 5 other fish.
Let's see... we had, Catfish, Croakers, Spot, Jack Crevalle, Pigfish, Sand Trout, and Bonnet-head Sharks.

Dead shrimp on the bottom, it was that easy. But the "tide" plays alot into the success. We had a great tide this morning at 7am.

Get a bad tide, and it may NOT be "instantaneous gratification". That's the way it is around here.

I had long, long time customer Dave C. and his grandkids. The last time I had them they were much younger. I was shocked when I saw them this morning!! How they've grown.

Here's some before pics from years ago:
















































now here they are (with help from Grandpa') reelin' in some pretty stout Bonnetheads in the deep water of the Jetties:























































 Makes me feel pretty dang old!
    

Saturday, July 30, 2016

7/30 - the story behind "GULP"


Doctor Gulp's Most Frequently-Asked Questions


Remember back in ’88 when a new trout dough called PowerBait showed up? Know anyone that still swears by the original Power Worm? Well, John Prochnow (photo) developed them both, along with thousands of other scented plastics for Berkley. He is, you could say, the king of fish-friendly fragrance. Prochnow actually started his career developing scents for soap and shampoo and other things that your wife doesn’t mind, unlike the Gulp! juice I spilled in the closet the other day. Yes, Gulp! is Prochnow’s baby, too.
Last night I had a rare chance to sit and talk with him, and I wondered, given that he is the brains behind an innovative bait line that garners both high praise and skepticism, which questions anglers ask most about Gulp! So here are the queries you, the angling public, fire at Prochnow on a regular basis. - Joe Cermele

Q: So what are Gulp! baits made of anyway? 
A: “Gulp! is made of a water-based polymer, unlike many other soft-plastics that are oil-based PVC. That allows us to use a wider variety of smells, because our attractant is also water based, and oil and water don’t mix. Naturally, fish can smell water-soluble liquids better than anything else, and the material allows the baits to hold and release much more scent. I liken Gulp! and other scented plastics to eating lunch on a fishing trip. You have a ham and cheese sandwich in a plastic bag. You take it out and eat it and it’s good. Now, if you were to bite it through the bag, all the ingredients would be the same, but you’re going to taste the bag, too.”

Q: Hey, is there really a difference between Gulp! and Gulp! Alive? 

A: “Yes. The liquid in a bucket of Gulp! Alive has a high level of hydrating modifiers…a fancy term for chemicals that allow the juice to get absorbed faster. We say that Gulp! Alive baits are rechargeable because those modifiers are always trying to maintain equilibrium. So if you put a bait back in that’s full of water, the chemicals want to get back into that bait and equalize.”

Q: OK. Then can I put regular Gulp! baits in my Gulp! Alive bucket? 

A: “Sure you can. It may make them a little bit softer, but the Gulp! Alive liquid will get absorbed the same way.”
Q: I think Gulp! baits are too soft. What can I do?” 
A: “Rig a bait and let it air-dry for 15 to 30 minutes. It’ll firm up, and though you might be sacrificing some action, you’ll have a very durable bait. Just be careful not to dry it too long.”
Q: I like lots of action. Any way to give Gulp! Alive baits more of it? 
A: “Put the bucket in the sun. As the liquid warms, the baits will absorb even more and get softer. But just let the bucket warm. If you leave it for hours in 110-degree heat, the baits will get mushy.”

Q: Should I just toss Gulps! that have dried to rock-hardness? 

A: “Well, if they’re completely dry, they’ll never get back to 100% flexibility no matter how long you soak them. But they will rejuvenate enough to be used as chum pieces or dead-stick cut baits for, say, catfish.”
Q: So your baits are biodegradable. How long do they really stick around? 
A: “That all depends on the environment. In a well-run landfill, a Gulp! bait will be gone in 8 to 10 months. In saltwater, they generally last one to two years, and about the same or a little less in fresh, again depending on current, water clarity and temperature.”

Q: You invented these things, what’s your favorite? 

A: “Easy. The 3-inch Gulp! Minnow in smelt color. It just catches everything that swims in freshwater. A Native American friend of mine helped develop the shape. We actually copied the bodies of smelts caught in my home waters, the Missouri River in South Dakota. That same pattern also happens to be our top seller.”

Friday, July 29, 2016

7/28 - Dozen Sharks

Had a crew of two guys and two girls who wanted ACTION.

Well, although it wasn't as hot and humid as other days. We went behind the Shrimp boats and they got plenty of ACTION.

A Dozen Sharks, with several good sized Blacktips with one having a outstanding size and girth.

It was a lot of fun. With a lot of "I.G." - instantaneous gratification thrown in.

By noon, we all were longing for a different species. But the Sharks is all I ever catch behind the Shrimp boats. It would be really nice to get a Cuda at least, or some Bonita's.  But Sharks is all it ever is. So at Noon, we high-tailed it in and back to the dock.

Too much sun, salt spray and fun. Everyone was whooped.
































































































-TAKE NOTICE THE 'BALL ROOM' DANCING SPACE THAT THE 'JETTYWOLF' HAS FOR FIGHTING A FISH.

-YOU DON'T GET ANY OF THAT ON ANY OTHER COASTAL CHARTER BOAT FISHING OUT OF MAYPORT.

-WANNA FEEL CRAMPED AND LIKE A GYMNAST WHILE BATTLING A 100 POUNDER OR EVEN A 2 POUNDER?  PICK THE WRONG CHARTER BOAT!!!! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7/20 - COMING SOON:

I like "comparisons" rather than "reviews".  Video reviews is such a over used term on Youtube.
And really there's just a handful of Youtube creators that actually do super reviews. And it's never on fishing tackle. But rather gadgets, smart phones and electronics.

I'm planning a comparison video, coming soon.

NEW, American ingenuity compared to Japanese ingenuity. And if you don't think there's a HUGE difference, you may want to stay tuned for the video.

Here's a sneak peek:

what's the differences?


















Saturday, July 16, 2016

7/16 - I don't wanna be a, "Head boat"



I'M NOT A HEAD BOAT
as in: "not this"











Sport Fishing, "YES". WHERE LESS IS MORE!




























































































































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