Friday, January 15, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
https://www.captdaves.com/rates/ - no one ever looks here anymore. Websites are so 1999.
CURIOSITY, I GUESS. I NEED TO QUIT THAT!
Sunday, January 10, 2021
oh no....another tackle video!
-wanted to do some R&D on Monday morning high tide. But damn it's gonna be a cold one. Not 100% liking the temp I like my PBR's at being the same as the fishing temp.
-the R&D being '''trollin' for Trout''
& trying out my new CRANKA CRABS.
SINCE, ON THE 7TH, THE BAIT SHOP FINALLY GOT 25,000 FIDDLER CRABS
BUT SOLD OUT IN 2 HOURS. ''while I was out float-rig fishing for Trout.''
SEEMS TO ME THE CRANKA CRABS WILL WORK AROUND SOME PILINGS, BUT WITH A SLOW CURRENT, SINCE THEY ARE NOT REAL HEAVY.
SLATHERED IN SAUCE, LIKE PRO-CURE GEL SCENT.
I'm really looking forward to playin' around with the 2-styles, I have.
OF COURSE A VIDEO WILL FOLLOW.
I JOINED 'RUMBLE'. A DIFFERENT VIDEO PLATFORM.
NO SUPER PLANS FOR MY PAGE YET. OTHER THAN SAYING TO MYSELF,
''Youtube/Google'', is a suppressor of free speech. And that doesn't sit well with me. So, I support a open platform.
JOIN ME ON RUMBLE I'M JUST TRYING TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT MYSELF.
MAY USE IT TO VOICE MY PERSONAL OPINIONS, WHERE IF DONE ON YT, I GET ATTACKED BY THE LEFTIST .
Friday, January 8, 2021
https://www.captdaves.com/rates/ - 6 hr. DAYS STANDARD, IN WINTER
Today wasn't all that cold. And despite the forecast, wasn't all that windy till late in the day. It was pretty pleasant.
W-A-Y, too many people around for a Thursday!! Guess, no one really works anymore. Wait till ''socialism'' hits. Oh my gawd. You'll be out of a j-o-b, or you'll just get free money to sit on your butt, next.
We departed at 7am. And the first spot was d-e-a-d. A spot that would in years past that would be a tournament winning Trout spot!! But, have watched it go into decline over the past few years. WHY? I have no idea. RIVER DREDGING/DESTRUCTION?
SPOT #2: 20 plus Trout, to get 4-5 keepers in the ''fish bag''. And they only ranged from 15 to a max of 16-1/2 inches.
Too make a long story short, we fished all day for a 2 person limit of 10. So many throw back ''shorts''. Had one yellowmouth and threw back only a few nuisance mangrove snappers and a potato chip Flounder.
-so many, at just 15-16''
This trip with Paul and his son Travis was on it's 5th ''re-schedule'' do to them wanting to Sheepshead fish with fiddler crabs. But, there has been any fiddler crabs, and each day we discussed going was 20 plus knots of wind. (they are local)
Non-locals, will get the day they pick. I'm tired of bouncing people around and loosing days. So, if you don't care about the weather. Neither will I. We'll just have to do the best we can with what we're given, and the date you choose.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR WINTER FISHING:
- GO ON A WEEKDAY, IF YOU CAN. MONDAY THRU WEDS.
- BOOK IN ADVANCE AT LEAST A WEEK, SO WE CAN LOOK AT THE WEATHER
- SHOW UP ON TIME!
- DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Monday, January 4, 2021
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⏳TIME WAS UP...COULDN'T TAKE LOOKING AT THAT BEAT-UP DECK PAINT, FROM MULTPLE, HURRIED RE-COATS, AND AFTER FUEL TANK REPLACEMENT YEARS AGO.
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Monday, December 28, 2020
REALLY GREAT TO HAVE MIKE M. BACK IN THE BOAT. HE ALWAYS SAID, ''WHEN MY BOYS GET OLDER, I'M BRINGING THEM''
WELL, I BELIEVE THEY WERE 13 & 16. AND WERE GREAT TO HAVE ABOARD.
THE ORIGINAL DAY WE WERE GONNA GO WAS ON 12/26, BUT THE ''WEATHER GUESSERS'', SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE 15 KTS FROM THE NW, AND BURNING C-O-L-D.AS IT TURNED OUT, THE WEATHER GUESSERS WERE WRONG. AND 12/26 WASN'T THAT BAD AT ALL.
SO WE SHOVED OFF AT 7AM ON SUNDAY INSTEAD. IT WAS COLD, 30 DEGREES AND VERY LIGHT WINDS, AND SUNNY.
MIKE SAID, HE'D LIKE TO TRY FOR SHEEPSHEAD.
BEING THERE'S NO FIDDLER CRABS IN THE COLD WEATHER. I OPTED FOR $20 WORTH OF BLUE CRABS TO USE, AND BROKE OUT THE CLEAVER AND CHUNKED THEM INTO PIECES.
WE MADE A LONG RUN TO A FAITHFUL SHEEPSHEAD SPOT......
AND NEVER HAD A SHEEPSHEAD!!!!! ONLY TOADFISH. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
THEN WE WENT TO A AREA WHERE I'VE BEEN CATCHING BLACK DRUM AND SHEEPSHEAD.
OH, WE HAD DRUM ALRIGHT. TWO 10 INCHERS!
AND MORE TOADFISH. WE STILL HAD PLENTY OF CRABS, AND IT DIDN'T SEEM TO MATTER IF THEY WERE PURE GOLD. NO ONE WANTED THEM, BECAUSE NO ONE WAS THERE?
OKAY, ON TO A SPECKLED TROUT SPOT, A GOOD ONE....''THAT HASN'T PRODUCED MUCH, BUT IT WAS CLOSE TO USE.''
HOURS, OF FLOAT-RIGGING LIVE SHRIMP. HARDLY A BITE, SHRIMP DYING OF BOREDOM. A MANGROVE SNAPPER......
THEN FINALLY, A B-I-G 5 POUND SPECKLED TROUT.
VIDEO COMING....BUT NOT ALL VERY EVENTFUL.
OUR TIDE DIED OFF LIKE A LIGHT SWITCH, SO N-E-X-T ? BECAUSE WE STILL HAD A WELL FULL OF SHRIMP.
WENT TO WHAT SHOULD BE A YELLOWMOUTH TROUT SPOT. IT WAS A CATFISH SPOT, WITH ONE BLUEFISH. TOSSING KNOCKER-RIG 1/2 OZ. EGGS WITH A SHRIMP PINNED ON.
DIDN'T GO TO THE JETTIES, SHOULD I HAVE? MAYBE. BUT LAST TIME I WAS THERE IT WAS PRETTY DEAD ALSO.
NEXT UP: A 1/2 DAY ON TUESDAY.
YOU CAN'T TELL ME THE COLD DID THIS. I'VE HAD DAYS COLDER, WHERE IT WAS A BANNER DAY. PROOF IS ALL OVER MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
Thursday, December 24, 2020
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, and or HAPPY HOLIDAY❗
YESTERDAYS ''BIG FISH'',CAUGHT BY A DEAD SERIOUS LOCAL 10 YEAR OLD ''ANGLER'', WHO REMINDED ME....OF ''ME''.
HE WAS ALL BUSINESS. NO FOOLING AROUND. A 100% PLEASURE TO HAVE ABOARD THE JETTYWOLF.
THANK GOODNESS WE HAD HIM. WE STRUGGLED ALL DAY TO GET INTO TROUT, SHEEPSHEAD OR BLACK DRUM. THIS WAS HIS FIRST SHEEPSHEAD EVER.
WOW...WHAT A WACKO ENDING TO 2020.
ON THE 21st, I BOOKED A TRIP FOR 2 PEOPLE AT 10AM IN THE MORNING WHILE GOING TO THE BAIT SHOP TO DO A BAIT CHECK.
''THEY WERE FROM CALIFORNIA''
I RECEIVED THEIR $100 DEPOSIT, HAD A FUN CONVERSATION WITH THEM.
AND GENERALLY WAS EXCITED, BECAUSE IT WAS TO BE A GLORIOUS WEATHER DAY. COLD IN THE MORNING, BUT LIGHT WINDS AND LOTS OF SUN 🌞😎
SENT THEM A CONFIRMATION E-MAIL, WHEN I GOT HOME. WAS AT THE BAIT SHOP THE NEXT MORNING, BEFORE THEY OPENED. AND AT THE RAMP AND IN THE WATER AT 6:10am.
OH...IT WAS NICE. COLD BUT NICE. 7am CAME AND WENT, OUR DEPARTURE TIME. I CALLED THEM 3 TIMES! THE 3rd TIME LEFT A MESSAGE.
NO CALL BACK, NOTHING!
THE 1st '''NO SHOW''' I'VE HAD IN 10 YEARS❗❗❗
IT'S KINDA FUNNY HOW I GET TREATED. A PRIVATE, PERSONAL FISHING CHARTER IS JUST THAT, A PERSONAL SERVICE.
YOU AND I ARE GOING TO SPEND THE WHOLE DAY TOGETHER. I'M NOT SAYING WE'LL BECOME LIFE LONG BUDDIES, PEN PALS OR ANYTHING.
ALTHOUGH, I DO HAVE CUSTOMERS THAT FEEL LIKE FAMILY TO ME.
I THINK ABOUT THEM OFTEN, AND PAST CUSTOMERS THAT MOVED AWAY, THAT I STILL TALK TOO.
THE CONCLUSION IS...I FELT VERY DISRESPECTED. AND FROM HERE ON OUT WILL DO A 1/2 UP FRONT, THAN 24 HOUR NOTICE DEPOSIT, MAKING ANY CALLS/BOOKING LESS THAN A 24 HOUR NOTICE, A MORE ''SKIN IN THE GAME'' SITUATION. THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE THIS!
TILL THE ''SPRING SEASON'', OR MAYBE NOT, I'LL SEE.
ALL CHARTERS WILL BE 6 HR DAYS. THAT'S HOW I ALWAYS DID IT IN THE PAST.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO ''FISH'' FOR 6 HRS. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO OR CAN'T. BUT THAT IS WHAT YOUR DAY WILL BE BASED ON.
TOO MANY TIMES, THE WEATHER, THE TIDES, THE ''WHAT-EVER'', JUST ISN'T WORKING WITH US. AND 4 HRS. IS GONE IN A FLASH, AND IT'S A STRUGGLE.
WE NEED MORE TIME❗❗ BECAUSE, YOU MAY HAVE A EXPECTATION. BUT ONLY WANTED TO FISH THE LEAST COST TYPE OF DAY.
I'VE HAD THIS HAPPEN 3 TIMES THIS MONTH ALREADY. BUT WE NEEDED MORE TIME.....''BECAUSE YOU PICKED THE DAY, NOT ME''
SO, I HAVE NOW ROUNDED OFF EVERYTHING, TO A 6 HR. DAY. THE WAY I'VE DONE IT IN THE PAST. AND ANYTHING AFTER 6 HRS. IS $100 A HOUR, AFTERWARDS.
MAX. 4 PERSONS. A ONE PERSON TRIP? CALL ME FOR RATE.
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ON ANOTHER TOPIC
I KNOW MOST OF MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL SUBSCRIBERS ''DON'T FANCY'' THE TOPIC.
BUT IT'S ONE THAT I HAVE INTEREST IN AND THAT IS KNIVES.
MY BUDDY ''OROWOCK'' AND YOUTUBE SUPPORTER SENT ME THIS FOR CHRISTMAS❗❗❗❗❗
HAVING THE SHARPEST FILLET KNIVES, EDC KINIVES, MY BOAT CLEAVERS, AND MORE WILL BE A 🔪'HOT TOPIC'🔪 FOR ME.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
WOW......10am and not a decent fish in the boat❗❗❗❗❗
it was cold, it was windy as hell, we float-rigged, we bottom fished, we cast jig-n-shrimp, we even went to the jetties. We did have a handful of small specks at the jetties and a 10 inch black drum and a few cigar sized whiting.
AND NOW AS I WRITE THIS....SUNDAY IS CALM AND WARM. Y-E-S, THIS IS MY FISHING LIFE. ''I DON'T PICK'EM!''
But as we sat there with WAVES busting over the rocks, hanging on anchor by a thread and a hope, getting covered in salt spray, barely being able to stand straight as the boat bobbed all over...
It was JETTYWOLF fishing at it's finest, (NOT from a lack of trying) with not much going on.
So, Marcos my one crew member for the day from Minnesota didn't seem to mind the weather at all.
I was about at my "wits end!"
With the tide finally slowing we went back up in the river at 1pm and I said, ""this is it...doo or die!""
I wanted him to at least have a fish fry, for him and his wife and who every else. He said he'd like to have some fish to eat.
We pulled up on the spot, and it was
Speckled Trout, and Yellowmouth Trout...almost every cast!
Most of the Specks were short, that's why I love me some good ole Yellers.
So tired of the specks always being 14 7/8ths inch long. And we didn't have all the damn bait stealers we had earlier this morning.
59 degree water and the shit fish are still on the rampage in that river.
Holy smokes it gets old, just feeding pinfish after pinfish.
I got myself another fish bag just like the other one I have. It came super fast and is a bit different. But that doesn't matter. It's almost identical.
If you've kept up and wanted to learn what I do to conserve space and weight, you'll subscribe-comment and join the team on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
Pressed this one into service❗
Cause we quit catching these (again) and headed in because Marcos had to go.