Tuesday, September 18, 2018

9/18 - SAVE $$ ON SUZUKI ANODE MAINTENANCE...DIY

https://www.captdaves.com - the FALL MULLET RUN is on, now!

"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - it's that time again!  9/18/2018

My big Suzuki 250 Outboard gets annual maintenance, by changing the internal anode zincs. It's easy to do, and I can't run to the dealer everytime something needs to be done.

I can not drop my boat off and pick it up, MAYBE a week later!!  That's probably the toughest part of being in the charter fishing business in Jacksonville, FL.

I save thousands of dollars doing simple maintenance procedures
myself, on ''''my''' down days. On my schedule.  You can too, with simple hand tools, and a little bit of mechanical skills.  I have just that...''a little''. And lots of old hand tools.

I SHOW YOU ON MY DF250 SUZUKI HOW TO CHANGE THESE SUZUKI PARTS:

ANODE PROTECTION: INTERIOR ANODES (8) 
SUZUKI PART # 55321-87J01
LIST PRICE PER UNIT: $5.62 EACH

O-RINGS D: 1.9 ID - (8)  
SUZUKI PART # 09280-22019
LIST PRICE PER UNIT: $1.97

TOTAL COST FOR MY DF250: $60.72 PER YEAR

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Friday, September 14, 2018

9/14 - more EDC REVIEW....Best pen ever!!

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"JETTYWOLF TOOLS OF THE TRADE" - 9/14/2018

My ''tools of the trade'' Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK-ee3q-bFR0f7kxRz9o8M9NCZh4VcY8p

CAPT DAVE DISCUSSES HIS ON THE GO, NOTE TAKING DILEMMA. WHEN A CHARTER CUSTOMER CALLS, THE NEED FOR A WRITING
UTENSIL IMMEDIATELY, AND SOME KIND OF ALL WEATHER NOTE PAD, IS ESSENTIAL TO JOT DOWN INFO. WHILE OUT AND ABOUT, AND ON THE BOAT WHEN IN ALL WEATHER SITUATIONS.

Previous EDC ''what's my EDC?'' Video, LOADS of good info:
https://youtu.be/oO6bBlSIsiQ

THE PEN AND NOTEPAD NEEDS TO BE EQUALLY DURABLE, WATERPROOF, BECAUSE OF SWEATY 100 DEGREE DAYS AND RAIN ON MY BOAT

''SEINFELD'' - THE PEN, SCENE: https://youtu.be/ODO0zQBPI2k

E.D.C. ITEMS ARE A BIG INTEREST TO ME, AS I'M NOT SOME
DOOMSDAY PREPPER, BUT RATHER WANTING TO BE A ''PREPARED ANGLER'' & ''FISHING GUIDE'' AT ALL TIMES. TO BETTER SERVE YOU, MY CUSTOMER!

My daily fishing reports blog: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/

AND HOPE Y-O-U CAN GET SOMETHING OUT OF MY SEARCH FOR
''EDC PERFECTION''.

RECENT VIDEOS:
The ''Jettywolf'' goes fishing a FLATS BOAT?? FALL MULLET RUN 2018 https://youtu.be/XhgZpyLvfdQ

FLORIDA'S ABSOLUTE LUNACY RED SNAPPER SEASON CRAZINESS......''ON LAND'' IN MAYPORT FLORIDA:
https://youtu.be/cc3xeZ-RnFs

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

9/12 - SAVE $$ NOW


SAVE $$$
MONDAY - TUESDAYS
(best fishing days, by the way)
till SEPTEMBER 25TH
2 - PERSONS ONLY
(best, most versatile amount of persons
 on a inshore charter...btw)

SAVE $50 OVER NORMAL RATE





Monday, September 10, 2018

9/10 - Hurricane, no reason ''NOT''..... to go fishing

https://www.captdaves.com

Well, if it's not one thing after another....

Hurricane Florence look like a ZERO, threat to us. IF anything it could do us here, a lot of good!

We need a big flush. I mean, the river needs one after a long hot summer.

The MULLET RUN,  it happening.

They're schooled up all over.
But that water's hot and that needs to change!!!

I'm gonna prove right here....
''not even in my own boat'',
that in just a few hours. A lot of fish can be caught. And FUN can be had.
Right Now! 

call, or hit that 'contact Capt Dave button '  




 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

9/8 - W-O-W....I can tell it's SEPTEMBER!!!

http://www.captdaves.com - all charter info, besides this reports blog.

I find the sociology of the public fascinating. I guess, that's what you'd call it by studying the flow of how the general public operates. I've had 22 years of practice watching how the ''gp'' works.

September is the worst month of year, for any activity, charter wise. Here is another September weekend, with perfectly good weather, and the JETTYWOLF sits, fuel tank full of $3.10 non-ethanol gas, clean as a whistle. Coolers cleaned out, ready for fresh ice, bearing on trailer freshly greased up, and batteries held at a perfect charge. That's called, READY TO GO!

BUT!!!! 

OH NO, LABOR DAY WAS LAST WEEK. SUMMER MUST BE OVER, ''WE CAN'T GO FISHING''   FOR JAX RESIDENTS, NO ONE IS VISITING....(NORMALLY, THE ONLY TIME A JAX. RESIDENT BOOKS A CHARTER, BECAUSE SOMEONE IS COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN OR OUT OF STATE.)

YOU SHOULD BE GETTING WITH ME RIGHT NOW, AND THINKING ABOUT YOUR FALL TRIP. 

ALL IT'S GONNA TAKE IS ONE TROPICAL STORM AND.....

SUMMER 2018 WILL REALLY BE OVER!!


THAT'S HOW I OPERATE.


NOT BY SOME HUMAN CALENDAR,  BUT BY ''MOTHER NATURE'S'' CALENDAR! 


Thursday, September 6, 2018

9/6 - working on two...

HTTPS://WWW.CAPTDAVES.COM

WORKING ON TWO VIDEOS. AND YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBER CONTEST.
WITH THE ''OH SUMMER'S OVER ATTITUDE'', I HAVE TO ALWAYS LIVE THRU THIS MONTH.

ZERO HAS CHANGED IN 20 YEARS. SEPTEMBER AFTER LABOR DAY IS LIKE THE ''DEAD ZONE'', EVERY YEAR.

Y-O-U, SHOULD BE BOOKING YOUR BEST TIDAL DATES FOR AT LEAST OCTOBER....RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

THIS WEEK IN OCTOBER THE TIDE WILL BE PURE EVIL...BEWARE!!!!




-anyone remember what hilarious movie this song was played in?

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

9/5 - My Jax Boat Club r-e-p-o-r-t

COMING VERY SOON 

As far as River and Jetty fishing (what I do) it's been a long hot summer (they all seem to be). And now it's time to look ahead to the fall season. My problem is; I don't know if I like Fall or Spring fishing better. All I know is, I don't care for Summer, that's for sure!  Come October it's all out combat fishing. I can get back in my favorite mode aboard the JETTYWOLF, and that means fishing the Mayport jetties, a lot more. All we need is the water temps to cool, have a few good storms drop in on us, and everything will really fall into place. (here comes, the Mullet Run. They are on the move, already.) 

The New Moon in October is the week of the 6th through the 11th, it will be wicked strong! And the Full Moon is the 24th, a bit calmer. Which fits in line with one of the greatest weeks of the year. Halloween, and the Florida vs. Georgia Football game. And from then on till Mother's Day 2019, I call it, ''JETTYWOLF TIME''. (you should be able to insert your name too!)  If you're not catching big Bull Redfish that week by the numbers, from the river, jetties and beaches....."then what are you waiting for?"  

Here's a few examples of last October's clients:






I LOVE THIS VIDEO.....SO MUCH FUN WITH THE GALS ABOARD

Thursday, August 30, 2018

8/30 - LAST FEW LONG HARD FULL MOON DAYS.....

https://www.captdaves.com - reports blog



AUGUST REPORTS, JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA LATE SUMMER INLET & ST. JOHNS RIVER FISHING REPORTS

DAY ONE 8/28:   PULLED AWAY FROM DOCK FOR 30 SECONDS AND HERE CAME THE DRIVING RAIN WITH BLASTING GUSTS OF WIND.

TIED BACK OFF TO DOCK F-A-S-T!  HAD CHRIS AND HIS WIFE JESSICA ABOARD......''AT LEAST THEY BROUGHT RAIN JACKETS!!!"  NOT MANY PEOPLE DO.

AND YOU NEED TO THIS TIME OF YEAR.




















WE FISHED A AWFUL FULL MOON TIDE AND IN THE RAIN 95% OF THE DAY!  (THANK GOODNESS FOR THE JETTYWOLF'S MEGA-TOP) CAUGHT CROAKERS AND WHITING JUST FOR FUN AND FOR CUT BAIT AT THE JETTIES.  NO WAY WAS I RUNNING AROUND LOOKING FOR POGIES. THE WIND WAS STRONG AND THE SOUTHSIDE OF THE SOUTH JETTY WAS ROUGH....JESSICA WASN'T INTO THOSE SEAS.



















YEAH.....NOT GREAT LOOKING AT INLET AS A SHIP THREW 6' WAKES COMING IN!

DECIDED TO JUST BOTTOM FISH IN RIVER WITH CUT UP FRESH CROAKERS, STAY PUT AND HOPE FOR A BULL REDFISH.

HOOKED ONLY TWO, GOT A 18 POUNDER TO BOAT, THE SECOND ONE BROKE THE LINE IN ROCKS.

CHRIS' LARGEST FISH EVER



































ONE LONG HARD SOUGHT BULL RED TO BOAT FOR CHRIS. GREAT GUY! (USN - 23 YRS AND COUNTING!!!)

HOPE TO HAVE HIM AND HIS WIFE ON THE JETTYWOLF AGAIN SOMETIME 


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DAY - 2  8/29

HAD PAST CUSTOMER MARTY AND HIS SON CARTER ABOARD.
BETTER DAY....''NO INCESSANT RAIN''.
IT WAS CARTER'S BIRTHDAY TRIP, AND MARTY SAID. LETS TRY FOR BULL REDS.
SO WITH THAT IN MIND, WE TRIES H-A-R-D! ALL WITHOUT RUNNING ALL OVER THE PLACE, BUT CONCENTRATING OUR EFFORTS.  STILL CRAZY FULL MOON TIDES! 
CURRENT IN THE RIVER WAS ALWAY B-L-A-S-T-I-N-G!

NO BITES!!!!  MAYBE ONE HALF HEARTED.
CATFISH ARE NOW ALL OVER THE RIVER AND JETTY BOTTOM!

THE RIVER SALINITY IS VERY VERY LOW, AT SAY THE OLE LITTLE JETTIES AREA. SO THE RISING TIDE SALTS IT UP A BIT AND SEEMS BETTER.

WE TRIED FOR THOSE BULL REDS WITH THE PATIENCE OF JOBE AROUND THE LITTLE JETTIES AFTER CATCHING SOME CROAKERS AND WHITING AT THE JETTIES.

RIGHT AFTER ''HIGH TIDE'' AS THE CURRENT SWUNG AND STARTED TO FALL, AFTER FIGHTING CATFISH BITING ALL OUR CUT BAIT CROAKERS AND CUT BLUEFISH CHUNKS, 
THE TWO GUYS WERE JUST FISHING SHRIMP ON THE BOTTOM.

I WAS HOLDING A ROD WITH A BIG CHUNK OF CROAKER ON IT, HITTING THE SINKER ON THE BOTTOM. KINDA ''JIGGING'' IT. DURING THE SLACK'ISH CURRENT......

WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, I FELT, ''THUMP THUMP'', AND OFF SHE GOES. I HAND THE ROD TO CARTER (the birthday boy) 

AND HE'S NOW HOOKED UP TO A REAL STRONG REDFISH.

YEP, THIS HAS HAPPENED BEFORE. LITERALLY BANGING THE SINKER ON THE BOTTOM DURING THE SLOWER CURRENT HAS A EFFECT. THE SMELL OF THE BAIT, THE SOUND DREW IN THIS PASSING REDFISH IN 30 FOOT OF WATER.



















FINALLY!!!!!!!   THE ONE WE WERE LOOKING FOR ALL DAY.
STRONG, HEALTHY 23 POUNDER.

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Needless to say, I have many more days pre-booked for the Labor Day holiday. And I'm giving this bull Redfish bottom fishing a ''reel'' break till the October spawn bite.  Back to float rig fishing, and jig-n-shrimp combo meals for us.

Only have (2) person charter days, which makes it manageable. 

SO...if you book YOUR date. Keep that in mind. Because with (4) people, all we can really do is, bottomfish and sort through the hardhead catfish! With LIMITED, returns. Unless YOU pick a great tidal and weather date.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

8/26 - MY EVERY DAY CARRY ITEMS I'M NEVER WITHOUT

https://www.captdaves.com



PLUS, SOME ''VLOGGING??''

"JETTYWOLF HOW-TO'S & TECH TIPS'' - 8/26/2018

MY ''EVERY DAY CARRY'' ITEMS. THAT I DEPEND ON, FOR REASONS THAT WORK FOR ME.....AND SOME ''VLOGGING???''

What is my Every Day Carry items? Seems like a Youtube topic among at least the "Prepper" crowd. It's all out of need for me. Here's what I have found that works for me, daily. (and I carry a mobile office bag from 5.11 tactical gear also. Which stores my GoPro's, extra batteries, keys, a knife sharpener, business cards, credit cards swipers, charter reservation book, etc.

VIDEO LINK LIST:

MORAKNIV ELDRIS SHEATH MOD:
https://youtu.be/qzP1RD384Mw

BOUZ LINE CUTTER: https://youtu.be/phnMblCR074

O-LIGHT SUPER TINY'' FLASH LIGHT & MORE: https://youtu.be/iltqP3YHVLo

MY AMAZON "TOOLS OF THE TRADE" PLAYLIST:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK-ee3q-bFR0f7kxRz9o8M9NCZh4VcY8p

WANT TO HELP OUT THIS CHANNEL?? MY AMAZON REVIEWED PRODUCTS PAGE: https://www.amazon.com/shop/captdavessportfishingcharters

MORAKNIV'S....VARIOUS: https://youtu.be/o8O0yR2JSWk

Daily Fishing Reports blog: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/

MY DONATIONS PAGE VIA PAYPAL: https://www.paypal.me/captdaves

Jacksonville Fishing charters, Jacksonville fishing reports, Capt Dave's Sport Fishing, Jacksonville Florida since 1996, fishing Mayport Jetties, St. Johns River, and near-coastal waters 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Advanced Reservations Required.




Wednesday, August 22, 2018

8/21 - Because you're not a YOUTUBE subscriber,YET...



is the reason I re-post these videos here.  Yes, the Youtube $$ sure help out. It's not a lot, but when you're out of work, and have huge bills hanging over your head. I NEED ALL THE VIEWS, I can get each month!!!




TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER OF ''SIDE BAR'' OF THIS PAGE.
''FOLLOW BY EMAIL'', SIGN-UP. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE A YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBER.

Friday, August 17, 2018

8/17 - EVEN MORE EXPENSE!!

HTTPS://WWW.CAPTDAVES.COM - SPORT FISHING INSHORE/COASTAL CHARTERS


IT NEVER ENDS!!!

TWO DAYS AGO, $300 PLUS ''TOOTH PULLED''.

TODAY, WATER IN THE LOWER UNIT LUBE.

HERE'S YOUR SIGN WHY CHARTERS AIN'T CHEAP!

HAD SUNDAY BOOKED, HAD TO REFUND DEPOSIT.

MONDAY MORNING BOAT TO MECHANIC SHOP TO HAVE ALL SEALS REPLACED IN LOWER UNIT....?????

PLUS, WHILE THERE, MIGHT AS WELL DO THE WATER PUMP.

IT NEVER ENDS. WILL END UP LOOSING OVER A WEEKS POSSIBLE EMPLOYMENT.  

JUST AS THE SLOW-DOWN STARTS WITH ''CHILDRENZ'' GOING BACK TO SCHOOL WHICH SOME HOW SEEMS TO EVEN EFFECT NON-CHILDRENZ PEOPLE.....WHY?


JUST SO YOU KNOW, HERE'S WHAT IS SOON TO COME.
SO GET READY. YOU OUGHT TO BE BOOKING FALL DATES RIGHT NOW.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8/15 - "DAY OF MEDICAL F-U-N"

Inshore Sport Fishing charters- Jacksonville, FL

AND EXPENSE!!!

everything is getting in the way of me getting that custom "engine guard" for the Jettywolf!!






Monday, August 13, 2018

8/13 - ''WHO??''

LONG OVERDUE?






HOPEFULLY UP THERE WILL BE OUT OF THE
WAY OF GETTING RIPPED OFF BY MY....
''don't try this in your glass boat'' 
ALUMINUM BOAT ANTICS!


https://www.captdaves.com = inshore charter fishing info





Sunday, August 12, 2018

8/12 - MORE SUMMER BOAT RAMP......LUNACY!!!

GAWD SUMMER SURE IS A HASSLE!

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

"a JETTYWOLF MOMENT" 
playlist of videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK-ee3q-bFR1MSm6HJ8X82e3L9jjhrQ2Q

-MORE WEEKEND BOAT RAMP HASSLES:
https://youtu.be/dBhUil32c-o

RED SNAPPER SEASON LUNACY:
SEE WHAT THESE FEDS CREATE! 
JUST MAKE RED SNAPPER A DAMN SIZE LIMIT AT ONE A DAY PER PERSON OR SOMETHING.....PLEASE.

HELL, I DON'T EVEN FISH FOR THEM BECAUSE OF THIS ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS AT THE RAMP, LET ALONE EVERY REEF OFFSHORE.

I WAS 2 HRS EARLY FOR MY CHARTER, JUST BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO DEAL WITH ALL THIS.

STILL HAVE ANOTHER 3 DAY WEEKEND OF BOAT RAMP LUNACY COMING UP....all for one fish!!!!!

https://www.captdaves.com - Inshore/inlet no long boat ride charters. Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and much more.

-Capt Dave's Sport Fishing charters
***** MEGA LIGHT TACKLE RED SNAPPER -  ""APRIL"" CAN'T KEEP, ALL RELEASED....really stupid, huh?
WATCH THIS:  https://youtu.be/ideE-b-ujlk

my AMAZON, "tools of the trade" recommended items list:
https://www.amazon.com/shop/captdavessportfishingcharters
THE LITTLE GIANT 4 STEP LADDER SYSTEM.

my daily  fishing reports:  https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/


VIDEO OF FRIDAY MORNING SNAPPER LUNACY

Saturday, August 11, 2018

8/11 - weather service survey

National Weather Service Looking For Comments on Marine Forecasts

Dear Marine Forecast Customers,

     Hope all has been well so far this summer. 

     Just a quick request if you are OR not in favor of changing the criteria for a SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY.  

     The National Weather Service (NWS) is considering lowering the sea height criteria to a minimum of 4 feet.  This would obviously create more SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES, which we only issue for the coastal waters forecast out to 60 nm.  Please let us know your answer/replies as soon as possible or by August 25, 2018 

     Currently the advisory criteria is sustained winds 20 knots to 33 knots and / or 7 feet or more for at least 2 hours. There is no precise definition of a small craft.  Any vessel that may be adversely affected by small craft advisory criteria should be considered a small craft.    

Please fill out the Google questionnaire form link below  or  If you prefer send me an e-mail by the date of August 25, 2018. Thank you



Lastly, please pass this information request to someone who would want to comment. 

As always, thank you for your willingness to help out to improve the level of marine weather services the NWS provides. Anytime you want to submit feedback, please let us know.  
You can submit to sr-jax.webmaster@noaa.gov

Best Regards,

Andrew Shashy, Meteorologist
National Weather Service
13701 Fang Drive
Jacksonville FL 32218 andrew.shashy@noaa.gov
904-741-4370
weather.gov/jax
http://www.safeboatingcampaign.com/



-CAPT DAVE'S SPORT FISHING
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
https://www.captdaves.com - click ''videos''




Friday, August 10, 2018

8/8-8/10 - River fish vacated! (TROUT VANISHED)

TRIED THE RIVER TWICE. EARLIER THIS WEEK AND TODAY.
THE CROAKERS I WANT FOR BAIT ARE ABSENT FROM WHERE I WAS CATCHING THEM JUST A WEEK OR TWO BEFORE. 

THE RIVER SALINITY  WHERE I WAS FISHING IS QUITE LOW. AND ALL THE TROUT BITES DROPPED OFF LIKE A ROCK!

SO I STARTED TESTING AT LOW AND HIGH TIDES. 

A FEW TRIPS WITH NO TROUT OR REDS HAS ME HEADING EAST TO THE JETTIES HERE IN THE DEEP DARK MONTHS OF SUMMER, I GUESS.

THE REDFISH ARE EATING POGIES AT THE VERY END OF THE ROCKS, FOR THE TROLLING MOTOR CROWD.  I CERTAINLY CAN'T ANCHOR AT THE VERY TIPS OF THE JETTY ROCKS!

POGIES FOR ME HAVE BEEN A REAL BITCH TO CATCH. SO SCATTERED. AND NO MATTER HOW HARD I WORK HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET ANY AFTER SO MANY BOATS RUN AROUND THEM. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DEAL IS. 

TODAY I TRIED TWICE TRYING TO GET JUST A DOZEN. RUNNING THE BOAT, LOADING UP THE NET, STEERING, TURNING, HERE AND THERE, THEN HAVING TO THROW ON THEM IS A LOT LIKE W-O-R-K!  I DO IT. BUT IT JUST HASN'T WORKED OUT FOR ME.

SO TODAY I GAVE UP AFTER TWO DIFFERENT TRIES.

FISHED ''DAVE'S OLE STAND-BY'' ......FRESH DEAD SHRIMP!

SOUNDS REAL ''LOW TECH''. BUT WITHOUT LIVE BAIT, IT CATCHES!

HAD LARRY & DILLON ABOARD, PUTTING UP WITH THE CRAZINESS OF DAY ONE OF OPEN RED SNAPPER SEASON. THE BOAT RAMP WAS A TOTAL JOKE!!

WORSE THAN ANY TOURNAMENT DAY EVER!

VIDEO COMING SOON!

PEOPLE WERE PARKED A 1/2 MILE AWAY ALONG A1A!!!!

I WAS AT THE RAMP AT 5AM.
TWO HOURS BEFORE WE WERE TO DEPART.

JUST TO MAKE SURE I HAD NO PROBLEMS PARKING MY TRUCK AND TRAILER. 

YES, I WAS 2 HOURS! EARLY.

HELL, I WAS UP AT 4AM....AND I'M DOING THIS REPORT AT 9PM, AND MY ASS IS REALLY DRAGGING AFTER A 15 HR DAY!!!!!

HERE'S WHAT WE DID. THEY WEREN'T BIG. BUT THEY WERE ''SOME WHAT'', PLENTIFUL.

WE CAUGHT,  ''BLACK JETTY SNAPPERS''.....JOKING.

NAW, WE CAUGHT A  3 - PERSON LIMIT OF BLACK DRUM. THREW BACK THE SMALL ONES.

BUT IF THEY MEASURED 14 INCHES...THEY WENT ON
I-C-E!

KEEPING 10 OR 11, OF THEM. AND LOST A FEW LARGER FISH.

































THE LARGER CROAKERS ARE ALSO FLUSHING OUT OF THE RIVER, SO IT SEEMS. WE CAUGHT PLENTY. KEPT A FEW OF THE REALLY LARGER ONES.

NOTHING GLAMOROUS.  BUT WE HAD ''F-I-S-H IN THE COOLER!''

REPORTS ARE, even fishermen offshore on the reefs are catching big Bull Redfish! Now, that's a flush, for deep summer. 


HTTPS://WWW.CAPTDAVES.COM - CHARTER INFO
904-642-9546 - 8am-6pm
e-mail me at: charter@captdaves.com 



Monday, August 6, 2018

8/6 - busy, busy, busy....

almost thought that doing 2 hr kids trips were about over for the summer. and along comes multiples of 2 hr. kids trips aboard the JETTYWOLF.

Slammed with them, the past week, with another tomorrow!

It's the time of year I call the summer doldrums. but I still get requests for 4 or more passengers. NO, I'M NOT A PARTY BOAT! no where on my website:

WWW.CAPTDAVES.COM does it say deep sea part boat fishing!

-weekends, 4 people, and deep summer, doesn't go together for ''light tackle inshore fishing''. There's not enough action for FOUR people.  Come back in LATE OCTOBER for that.

-my best charters right now are 2 people. if you want QUALITY.

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TODAY I HAD A GREAT TRIP. A 10 YEAR OLD FISHAHOLIC NAMED
ELIJAH. AND HIS GRANDPA.

SINCE THE CURRENT ON A FALLING TIDE IN THE RIVER HAS BEEN NEARLY HEINOUS FOR SOME REASON (its not even a moon)  MAKING IT HARD TO CATCH THE ''PERFECT SIZE CROAKER BAITS'', I ALWAYS WANT.



















WE RAN ALL THE WAY OUT TO THE BEACH AND GOT POGIES FOR BAIT.

THERE WERE SCHOOLS THE SIZE OF AN ACRE OUT THERE IN 14'.

EASILY CAUGHT MY 12.....YES, JUST A DOZEN IS ALL I NEEDED.

AND THEN WE RAN BACK IN THE RIVER.

HAD TWO REDFISH ON....BUT FOR SOME REASON ONE WASN'T HOOKED WELL , AND THE OTHER BROKE US OFF IN SOME BOTTOM STRUCTURE.

BUT WE DID GET THESE TWO BIG ''GATOR TROUT''.


































NEXT GOOD TWO PERSON DAY IS WEDNESDAY.....''THE SUMMER GATOR TROUT HUNT, CONTINUES!! 







-JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA LIGHT TACKLE INSHORE, NEAR-COASTAL FISHING CHARTERS. ST. JOHNS RIVER & LOCAL INLETS. NO LONG BOAT RIDES, IS THE GUARANTEE. 12 MONTHS A YEAR, 7 DAYS A WEEK. ADVANCED NOTICE WITH RESERVATION DEPOSIT REQUIRED. CHARTER POLICIES LOCATED ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE-BAR OF THIS BLOG. ''RATES PAGE''



Thursday, August 2, 2018

8/2 - YET ANOTHER ''JETTYWOLF MOMENT''

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

"A JETTYWOLF MOMENT " 8/2/2018

HOW I MADE MY MORAKNIV ELDRIS SHEATH INTO A SHEATH WITH A BELT CLIP. BECAUSE....''IT JUST MAKES MORE SENSE!!!!''

SAY NO TO ''BUSHCRAFTING'', MORAKNIV IS FOR EVERYONE:
https://youtu.be/o8O0yR2JSWk

THE VIDEO THAT INSPIRED ME TO MAKE MY ''UN-USEFUL'' ELDRIS KNIFE, USEFUL FOR.....''ME'': https://youtu.be/K0p7qsT1kBk

MY AMAZON ''TOOLS OF THE TRADE'' ITEMS I USE AND RECOMMEND PAGE: https://www.amazon.com/shop/captdavessportfishingcharters

WHICH GOES HAND IN HAND WITH MY ''TOOLS OF THE TRADE'' PLAYLIST ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK-ee3q-bFR0f7kxRz9o8M9NCZh4VcY8p

MY JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA FISHING REPORTS / BLOG, THE INSIDE CONNECTION, AND SUBSCRIBABLE VIA EMAILS, FOR UPDATES: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com

Jacksonville Fishing, Jacksonville Fishing charters, Jacksonville fishing reports, Capt Dave's Sport Fishing charters, Jacksonville Florida - since 1996

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

8/1 - ITS AUGUST!!! 2 MORE MONTHS TILL ''DAVE TIME''

YEP......GOTTA LOVE
O-C-T-O-B-E-R

TRANSITION TIME 101.  

IF YOU WANT TO BOOK A DAY IN OCTOBER, CONSULT ME, RIGHT NOW!

904-642-9546 8AM TO 6PM OR CHARTER@CAPTDAVES.COM

THINK AHEAD FOR ONCE!


had to pass this on cause it's so FUNNY!

''CNN, crap news networks all-star?"





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https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvillesbestInshoreCharters - my Facebook page

https://twitter.com/jettywolf - Twitter is good for????


Sunday, July 29, 2018

7/29 - CHILL THOSE COOLERS ...... FIRST!!!

I DIDN'T LAST 22 YEARS IN THIS BIZ, BY SPENDING M.S.R.P. ON ITEMS, OR BY NOT DOING THINGS MYSELF, OR BY NOT TRYING TO INNOVATE.

I LASTED THROUGH THE GREAT RECESSION, AND I'LL LAST THROUGH THE NEXT ONE.

HERE'S A NOT OFTEN TALKED ABOUT TOPIC. BUT SURE HELPS IN THE LONG RUN.

CHILLING YOUR COOLERS DOWN BEFORE ADDING MORE ICE OR ITEMS THAT ARE WARM  TO IT.

AND THE ''LONG RUN'', IS WHAT I'M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT.

HENCE, RUNNING A PLATE ALLOY BOAT (12 years old) , A DIESEL TRUCK (10 years old), A ROLLS-AXLE BOAT TRAILER (14 years old)






HERE'S HOW YOU CAN SAVE $$. MY 1st YOUTUBE VIDEO GARAGE SALE


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Saturday, July 28, 2018

7/28 - Friday & Saturday's charters....NO MORE FISHING VIDEOS!!!!!!!!

Of course I had huge plans after a great trip with my customer Traveller Bob. With big Gator Trout and a Big Bull Redfish and a Jack attack and many other lost fish.

So Friday rolls around and we head to the Jetties (inlet) to play around till the tide started to fall. I have two great guys from New Mexico aboard the JETTYWOLF.

Everything is new to them. I mean everything. But they were "quick adapters".
We caught at the jetties a few Croakers WAY too big for bait, a few Whiting, and a few small Sand trout.

This wasn't to my liking. So we ran up to where Traveller Bob and I fished and low & behold via my scanning the area with my binoculars. "THERE'S A BOAT, RIGHT THERE IN THAT AREA!"

I do not like fishing near ANYONE! 

So I dropped back and punted. We caught loads of tiny Croakers. I told my New Mexico guys...."You are now fishing for the smallest fish you can catch!"   

And to my amazement, they caught a well full of perfect 3-4" Croakers!!!
Oh we're in now! I was so happy.

We had to drop back and I wanted no parts of fishing near any other boats. Since I kept "glassing" the spot I wanted to fish with my binoculars and it looked like I'd be near what happens to be a guy who watched my video and now is sitting in the same area I fished on Monday with Traveller Bob!!!

NO MORE FISHING VIDEOS FOLKS!  

PEOPLE ARE SO DISRESPECTFUL AND KNOW WHERE I'M FISHING AND IMMEDIATELY GO STRAIGHT THERE! 
The first chance they get.

It's happened with float-rig fishing for Trout in the winter and NOW they'll do it to me in the heat of the deep dark summer too??

This area is for shit. No one can think for themselves and find their own spots. It's utterly amazing.

We lost 3 bull bull Redfish in a row.....how?  They just pulled off the hook or didn't eat the litl' Croakers down the hatch.

We had a few Jacks on and got one to the boat.

Here's the photos:
-my friends at the dock
-Jack Crevalle
-26 pound Redfish
-35 pound Redfish






















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NIGHT HERON

























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then today, 7/28 a dreaded SATURDAY.
I took Michelle and her 8 year old daughter Gabby, out for a 1/2 day.

Both total ''newbies''. but sooooo willing to learn. We fished the river and had lots of Croakers, Seabass, and a few sand trout and a small Shark. Then,we took a small live Croaker and fished it on the bottom for a bull Redfish. Michelle then realized FISHING ISN'T SO EASY!

When she caught a 17 pound REDFISH.







































''hint-hint''
BOOK YOUR DAY IN ADVANCE, BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME!!

why do people call me at 9pm-10pm for fishing the next day at 7am????
because they are ''flying by the seat of their pants''   THATS WHY!
Guess they don't get the fact I'm up and adam at 3-4am and hit the hay at 8-9pm.

GOOD GAWD....I'm a fisherman!  
I'M NOT TALKING ON THE PHONE AT 10PM.

HOURS OF OPERATION: 8AM T0 6PM