Sunday, February 26, 2017

2/24 - want BIGGER Trout?






http://www.captdaves.com - time for a TROUT!!!

"JETTYWOLF LIVE" -
CAPT DAVE AND DENNIS DO A AFTERNOON IN FEBRUARY SPECKLED TROUT, HAUL. FLOAT-RIG (aka: SLIP-FLOAT) FISHING WITH LIVE SHRIMP.  GREAT ACTION ON SWEET HEART SIZED TROUT,  CAPT. DAVE'S NICK NAME FOR TROUT THAT REALLY DON'T NEED TO BE MEASURED.

Florida's Trout regs really suck...that's a known fact. So when every fish is a ''keeper'', and going to hit the frying pan very soon after capture.  ''We get excited!!"

CAPT. DAVE'S INSHORE / RIVER / INLET VIDEO PLAY LIST:
 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK-ee3q-bFR1rNSxDMEKOMH9tPAsDY_Tt


















AND DON'T FORGET THOSE ''JETTWOLF MOMENTS'' SHORTER VIDEO'S OF INTERESTING ''MOMENTS'' THAT TOOK PLACE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK-ee3q-bFR1MSm6HJ8X82e3L9jjhrQ2Q























****WHY FISH ON MONDAYS OR TUESDAYS WITH CAPT DAVE???
BECAUSE WEEKDAYS ARE FOR SERIOUS ANGLERS. SEE SPECIAL HERE:  https://youtu.be/FV7tKSeGr3Y



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2/20 - SURPRISE-SURPRISE!










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

CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE FOR MONDAY & TUESDAY SPECIAL RATES FOR TWO ANGLERS. www.captdaves.com



"A JETTYWOLF MOMENT"

2/20 - INSHORE FISHING JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA. SPECKLED TROUT "FLOAT-RIG" FISHING. DYLAN CATCHES TWO WONDERFUL POMPANO ALONG THE MARSH GRASS AND OYSTER BEDS. THEY PUT UP SUCH A GREAT FIGHT AND ARE SUCH A DELICACY FISH.

TOTALLY UNEXPECTED. ALTHOUGH THE WINTER OF 2016/2017 HAS BEEN A WINTER AT ALL.

WATER TEMPS IN FEB. 65 DEGREES IN JACKSONVILLE'S ST. JOHNS RIVER AND COASTAL INLAND WATERS. WHICH IS SUPER WARM FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.

FOLLOW ALONG ON MY REPORTS BLOG: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/

CAPT. DAVE'S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jettywolf

CAPT. DAVE'S FACEBOOK VIDEO'S: https://www.facebook.com/yourfishingg...



Sunday, February 19, 2017

2/19 - the LAWLESS bridge!






"JETTYWOLF MOMENT"

I live at the base of the "Wonderwood bridge". It's 100% lawless every single morning as the thousands and thousands of vehicles "speed" over it, heading straight to the Mayport Navy Base.

NEVER, EVER is there any Police around. I believe there is absolutely zero traffic enforcement via the Sheriffs office.

I know, I hear the drag racing all hours of the night and so do all my neighbors.

Here's what happened to a friend of mine when rear-ended by a speeding bridge crosser at 6am.....and this video doesn't show his Chevy Truck!

I cross this bridge every single morning heading to the boat ramp to do a charter. I have vehicles screaming by me heading straight to the Navy base. Doing 60-80 mph. In such a hurry, "FOR WHAT?"

The Police need to make a presence, tickets need to be issued, something needs to happen. Ever since it was built, the Wonderwood, "Charles Bennett bridge" is a law-less several mile stretch.

It could be a huge revenue producer $$$$!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2/16 - BACK WHEN....

IT USED TO BE COLD AS HELL IN FEBRUARY!!!!


2/13 - blew like hell....

of course the forecast a few days earlier was 5-10 knots....

But of course our day came and the forecast was 20-25 knots out of the N.E.

Only good thing is that it only started at 10am.  So we had a less windy morning.

Fiddler Crabs, on a Sheepshead hunt. 2- Navy "security" guys from Mayport.

And can you believe this; ONE caught all but one of the Sheepshead, I did catch a 10 incher myself.
But poor James. Lots of bites and no score.

Yep, thats the way Sheepshead fishing is folks. If you don't do much of it, it's really a challenge when using the fiddler crabs.




















"getting started   πŸ‘πŸ‘"























"they weren't big fish today, but they were F-I-S-H!!"
























THESE TWO FELLAS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF MY 2 PERSON, $50 OFF MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS SPECIAL.





Sunday, February 12, 2017

2/12 - NEW BOAT STUFF, Ideas for you too!









"JETTYWOLF Tech-tip" - NEW BOAT STUFF!  

Sargent Upholstery: http://www.sargentupholstery.com/

Sargent Upholstery, Jacksonville Fl on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/sargentupholstery/

Lone Star Chain Guard: at Hammer Marine, Texas
 https://hammermarine.com/shop/rope-and-chain/chain-guard/chain-guard/

How to install Lone Star Chain Guard: https://youtu.be/v56Wj3vfWcU

Capt Dave's reports blog: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/

"TELL THESE FINE RETAILERS, YOU SAW CAPT DAVE'S VIDEO ON YOUTUBE"

Thursday, February 9, 2017

2/9 - old, but still very relevant





from fall of 2014:

http://www.captdaves.com

"JETTYWOLF LIVE"

“Don’t’ head out on the water without checking the weather first! Captain Dave walks you through what to listen for on the National Weather Service’s marine forecast and talks about why he loves fishing in Fall weather. It may be challenging out on the water, but don’t let that hold you back. The pay-off can be A LOT better!”



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2/8 - WHY ARE MONDAY & TUESDAYS SO GREAT?






"A JETTYWOLF MOMENT"

THE 2 PERSON, MONDAY OR TUESDAY $50 OFF, HAS BEEN ON MY WEBSITES HOME PAGE FOR 6 MONTHS.

DO YOU WANT CROWDS GETTING IN OUR WAY OF FISHING?
BOATS WAKING US CONSTANTLY, WHILE FISHING?
HOW ABOUT THE PICK OF THE BEST FISHING SPOTS?

THEN YOU NEED TO FISH NOW, AND DO IT ON A MONDAY OR TUESDAY AND GET $50 OFF YOUR CHARTER FOR 2 PERSONS.

NOW IN THE WINTER OR SPRING. 

NOT IN JULY! 

IN JULY, EVEN MONDAY AND TUESDAYS MEANS "PEOPLE ARE AROUND".

OTHER BOATS...not good.

I'M DOING MY BEST. 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. 


*******AND HERE'S PROOF WHAT THE BOAT RAMP LOOKED LIKE ON FEB 6TH AT 7:30AM!!! 




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Friday, February 3, 2017

behind ole little jetties...a perspective

doesnt look good. looks like its ready to fall apart in a few areas plainly seen here.

thanks to: River drone




Thursday, February 2, 2017

2/1 - BEAUTIFUL DAY FISHING IN JAX

























































MMMM......FIDDLER CRABS!









































THE "FISH" THAT CHALLENGES.

PLUS, I CAUGHT TWO!
(no pics of the killer guide these guys had)

Not a EZ tide, not a gang-buster bite, but what a superior days weather.
Sheepshead fishing '''''will'''' test and challenge every aspect of your angling skills.



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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1/29 - whatz up in Winter???








http://www.captdaves.com- ALL CHARTER INFO LOCATED ON MY WEBSITE.

"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - SOME WINTER SHEEPSHEAD FISHING ABOARD THE JETTYWOLF WITH CAPT DAVE, OUT OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. FISHING THE MAYPORT AREA. SHEEPSHEAD TO 8 POUNDS AND A RARE KEEPER SIZE REDFISH - (Red Drum).

SHEEPSHEAD ARE A POPULAR WINTER SPECIES. TABLE FARE IS GOOD, RATIO OF FILLET PER SIZE OF FISH IS TERRIBLE, AND SO IS THE CLEANING PROCESS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE A SPECKLED TROUT ANGLER. (Like me!)

NEWBIES / ROOKIES TO SHEEPSHEAD FISHING MAY THINK IT'S AS EASY AS CATCHING OTHER SPECIES OF INSHORE FISH, BUT IT'S NOT. YOU BETTER HAVE SOME ANGLING SAVVY AND BE ABLE TO FEEL THE SLIGHTEST BITE.

FIDDLER CRABS, LIVE SHRIMP, CHUNKED BLUE CRABS AROUND STRUCTURE IS THE BEST BAITS AND AREAS, AND ALL ARE READILY AVAILABLE IN THE JACKSONVILLE AREA.

DAILY REPORTS BLOG: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/

CAPT DAVE'S TWITTER: https://twitter.com/jettywolf

FISHING A 26' PLATE ALLOY CENTER CONSOLE, WHICH IS SAFEST FOR ALL AGES, AND MEANS BUSINESS!

LIGHT TACKLE INSHORE/COASTAL FISHING CHARTERS FULL-TIME, 365, NOT A PART-TIMER. SINCE 1996 (VETERAN)

ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ONLY (DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS. NOT HOURS) $100 DEPOSIT ALWAYS REQUIRED.

BEST CHARTER FOR "QUALITY", SPRING, FALL, WINTER MONTHS: 2-3 PERSONS MAX.



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Jacksonville Fishing charters,
Jacksonville fishing reports,
Capt Dave Sipler,
Jacksonville Fishing Forecast,
Mayport Jetties

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

1/24 - What's inside that Racor Filter...Any Magic?







http://www.captdaves.com - Mon.-Tuesday 2 person charter Special. Check it out on my website. (advanced reservations required)



"JETTYWOLF LIVE"


Capt Dave was changing out his Racor Filter and wondered, what is in this thing that "separates" the Fuel and Water? Is there some Magic going on?

Come to find out, his well used Racor Filter used before his Suzuki 250 HP Outboard motor was soggy wet inside, and he saw no magic.

In today's world and the gas that's not really "gasoline" as we know it, anymore. The decision was made to start changing these filters out every six months. Believing a year is way too long. Even though his boat doesn't sit much, and new fuel is added to to the tank weekly.

This was part of the maintenance he's doing, a complete "Top to Bottom" go over, while things are slow during the winter ,months.

Next up? Leaning post Upholstery. 

Capt Dave's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jettywolf

Sunday, January 22, 2017

1/20 - A GREAT $35 INSHORE REEL






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

"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - I really like the Shakespeare ATS-15, small High Speed, Graphite, auto-engaging $35 reels for general inshore fishing for my charter boat.
These reels are not new, they've just been "RE-INTRODUCED:. Before they were called the ARSENAL "ARG-15"......so when they re-named them, ATS, I called it: "Arsenal-Try-Secondary", because Shakespeare being the lower end of the PURE FISHING mega Company tackle conglomerate, can't really find it's way in the fishing reel world it seems to me. Ugly Stik rods is the only thing they've ever had going for them.

But these reels fill a niche. They are almost like a Abu Garcia Ambassador size wise, do about all the same thing, and DON'T COST $150!! Like Some Ambassadors have become.

They don't corrode up in saltwater. They are 2-bearing reels. They have a non-disengaging levelwind, they are 5.1:1 gear ratio (which is fast for a reel like this), they have a good drag as long as you "Grease" the drag washers. And for my customers, they just plain WORK" on my charter boat, without taking me to the bank, matched to a Shakespeare Ugly Stik 7' med. Light Action Striper rod.

I love a "combo" I can put together have 6-8 of them, and they just plain work, and I end up liking them way better than many High Dollar reels I have, because of the "work horse" nature of the reels and rods.

Capt Dave's reports Blog:
https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/

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Book your day fishing w/ Capt Dave:
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

JANUARY 17th already!

GUESS WE'RE REALLY NOT GOING TO HAVE A WINTER THIS YEAR.

-PEOPLE ARE SWIMMING
-PEOPLE ARE GOING SHIRTLESS ON THE WATER (not the right people)
-TANK TOPS ARE THE FASHION AT THE JETTIES THIS JANUARY
-I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE CONCERNED OR COMPLAINING

-IF YOUR FREEZING WHERE EVER YOU LIVE, YOU NEED TO GET DOWN HERE, NOW!

PROBLEM IS;

COLD, OVERCAST, BLOWING, GRUNDENS FOUL WEATHER SLICKERS ON IS REAL SPECKLED TROUT FISHING WEATHER. FOR ME ON MY BOAT, IT IS.

I CAN EASILY TRACK THE GREAT DAYS OF TROUT FISHING.....it's EZ, all I have to do is look at my own video's!

I'VE RELENTED.
FIDDLER CRABS, STRUCTURE, JETTIES, "HOPE YA'LL CAN FEEL THE BITE"
IS WHAT I HAVE EVEN TURNED TOO.

YES, SHEEPSHEAD FISHING. MIXED IN WITH PLAIN OLE BOTTOM FISHING.

πŸ‘€ HERE'S LOOKING AT MAYBE THE SPRING BITE, OF GATOR SPECKS?

OR MAYBE ALL THE WAY TO THE WINTER OF 2017/2018, FOR GATOR SPECKLED TROUT?

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OH HOW I LOVED THIS:




IT WAS C-O-L-D!!!!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

1/15 - Jr. Angler steals the show

OUR BIG FISH FROM TODAY.

NO FIDDLER CRABS AT THE BAIT SHOP, THIS MORNING.

SO THAT KYBOSHED MY PLANS TO SHEEPSHEAD FISH TODAY.

MAYBE THATS A GOOD THING SINCE THE BITE, ISN'T SOMETHING 

YOU CAN "PICK UP" IN JUST A FEW HOURS, UNLESS YOU'RE PRETTY SKILLED.

(I'VE SEEN IT HAPPEN, SO I KNOW)




















31'' REDFISH USING 8 OUNCES TO BARELY HOLD BOTTOM IN THE GREAT SALT BAY OVER WHAT USED TO BE THE ""LITTLE JETTIES"".....(that are still there 😲 )


www.captdaves.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017

1/12 - GARMIN ECHOMAP 94SV






"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - You'd about have to follow along from the beginning

Part 1 of my "Sounder Saga" - Raymarine Dragonfly 7 Pro... BEWARE, NOT GOOD   https://youtu.be/PjFxFBzXN6Q

Coming off 10 year old Raymarine C-120 & C70 MFD units with the whole she-bang, exterior GPS antenna, Raymarine DSM 300 ""black box"" under the console........

Then I brain farted!!

And thought, "Maybe the compact Raymarine DragonFly Pro 7 would be my next unit?"  So I bought one and was convinced now after installing it, why it's so popular with the Kayak crowd, or small boater.........It didn't come close to my expectations on a 26' commercial boat!!

So, I then went and bought a GARMIN ECHOMAP  94SV,  and installed it. Pretty Much all this happened in the same week!

Now I'm happy. The Garmin has everything I'd ever want. And I'm 100% pleased with this upgrade.

That's what this video is about.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

1/7 - not good!!







last charter I joined the winter time club....the Sheepsherder Club.
I let the float-rigs and live shrimp on land and took fresh dead shrimp and a folgers can of "fiddler crabs".

Here's the out come;






































Thats it....2 fish. (A Black Drum and one Sheepshead)

I had these bites set the hook and gave the rod to my guys and they reeled them in.
Did they ever feel their own bites? Once, maybe twice....
Yep, the day was less frustrating for me, thats for sure. No running all over trying to find trout over 14 inches, and a spot with no mangrove snappers infested on it.

We stayed at the jetties all day long.

I have to say, sitting on my coolers leaned back relaxing is a sure way of not catching a Sheepshead, unless your name is Capt. Fred Morrow.

You have to activly fish. Stand up and watch your rod tip.

So if you want to Sheepshead fish. Ya need to get with the plan.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

1/2 - too damn warm!!!!!!!!!







really love cold actual winter days...why?

- less people around

- more trout bites

- no jet ski's

- no ladyfish or mini jacks

- no bugs!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

12/27 - the Jetties were a complete "BORE"....

Left the Jetties because it was soooo "boring".  No Float-rig bites, no bottom bites. ( I wasn't waiting till low tide)

Traversed the river slowly in the deep FOG. Hitting a lot of good Trout spots for really slow action.
But managed a handful up to approx. 22 inches.

Here's a nice 19 incher:




The rest of the Trout ended up being fried up for dinner at Singleton's Seafood Shack.

(Yes, you can eat your catch while the fillets are still twitchin' after each day with Capt Dave. Just hurry.....hahahahaha)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

12/22 - MAKE THAT REEL, FUN AGAIN






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

"JETTYWOLF , RODS & REELS ONLY: discussions and reviews " 


The ole Shimano Triton 100G is a great reel. Durable, Non corrosive, Powerful drag, Holds loads of line.....Basically the Timex type reel of my charter fishing arsenal.

But when it comes to the whimpy handle. It just doesn't cut it. So I replace them. With a Shimano Calcutta 400 Power Handle! 

The reel immediately goes from Boring to Jazzy and ready for action!

This can be done with about any bait casting or conventional reel today. Handle replacement is so EZ to do. Just get the power handle that fits, and in 3 minutes. You're done!

To find this reel handle on Shimano's website go to REEL SUPPORT, and scroll down to parts, select "round reels", then click on Calcutta B, then look up the Calcutta 700 and the Power handle part # is 3444 at $24.66 or look up the Calcutta 400BSV and the Power Handle part # is 3369. at $22.00.......the ones used in this video are of course the cheaper at $22 #3369. I believe I've also used the #3444 before and they fit too.

On Ebay search "Shimano Calcutta power handle #3444"
The cheapest seller has just (6) left as of Today: 12/22/16
at $28.99 free shipping.

With Little time, you can find original equipment Power Handles on Ebay, for Daiwa's, Abu Garcia's, Penn, and many others from sellers in Korea and Japan. JUST MAKE SURE YOUR REEL IS LISTED AS ON THAT'LL FIT THE HANDLES. If you have time to wait, those Korean and Japanese sellers are 1/2 price or less of what a Daiwa Power handle sells for in the USA. (I'm waiting on two from Korea, right now for my Daiwa Ryoga reels.)

******Changing out a Daiwa Ryoga baitcaster to the Daiwa Power handle with EVA knobs Video Here: https://youtu.be/b9WKMEoFHtI

*****The Shimano Triton Reel "review": https://youtu.be/Kkz05HsZ6tI

INEXPENSIVE, Shakespeare ATS15 Graphite reels that work, great for the price, are Higher Gear Ratio than the Shimano Tritons, and are smaller than the Shimano Tritons (just grease the drag washers) https://youtu.be/NMvwyfOqPqQ

*****MORE Shimano Triton Reel review":
https://youtu.be/Ncphmou9yUI

Sunday, December 18, 2016

12/17 - It wasn't us!!

Left out early on Saturday morning with two guys and the only fish we could catch was along the,
""US Navy Fish Preservation Zone"" .   The tide was rising and we tried everything. Even sitting anchored along the south jetty on the outside in 4-6 foot FOLDING seas, running float-rigs down the rocks.

Then, we bottom fished, ZERO. Everyone out there was sitting inside the rocks close to Huguenot Park, doing zero, just like we were.

I stopped along the ""US Navy Fish Preservation Zone"" as we left the dock back at 7am. And we caught a few small Trout. So after the whole jetty "go-round" of techniques and different spots, we left and stopped back in there.  More Trout, a Flounder and a Sheepshead. Then, here comes the Blue Lights flashing and siren chirping at us.

I guess they just don't get it. YES, THE CAT AND MOUSE GAME WILL CONTINUE! Our rights as U.S. Citizens are being violated as far as I'm concerned. I will fish those sacred spots I've fished for 30 years, and will continue. When they chase me out......"don't worry. I will be back!"

Hell, it was the ONLY area all morning where we caught fish!!!

So, incoming tide, 10am and the MOON is still in the sky, the full Moon was 4 days prior and it's still kicking our asses, I go ahead and move on into the river and ICW.

More small Trout, and now the BLUEFISH are everywhere!  Eventually, we box a handful of barely 15 inchers.

Making more moves.....I go to a spot that is religiously a dead low-tide only spot in complete desperation, and the tides max high. And just starting to ebb.

Mangrove Snappers, 4 inchers, worse than Bluefish could ever be eating those high dollar live shrimp!  With NO Trout.

Then as my guys fished hard Pat sets the hook.....and brings in a huge Trout. A fat 23 incher at 4 pounds.





















That was about it. The tiny Mangrove Snappers ate up everything after the Big Trout so we packed it in.

Back at the dock I cleaned I think 5 Trout a Flounder and one Sheepshead.  It was so nice of a day in the river, got really too warm, and for some reason the only fish we could catch near the inlet was along the, ""US Navy Fish Preservation Zone"".  The jetties were so off it was incredible.
   

Friday, December 16, 2016

12/16 - It's a sad day. Bye, Bye, Florida Sportsman





-Please, do not inundate me with "app suggestions". It's a personal thing for me. I have a few on my dumb-phone already.

Thursday, December 15, 2016