Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/21 - BEST GIFT FOR A ANGLER



Yes, I highly recommend one of these knives for the Angler.

I have been using these for over a year now and these ARE without a doubt, the last fillet knife I'll ever need.

The magic is they do not rust and corrode!  As you've seen in my other video's. I use them on my boat. After cleaning fish all I do is wipe them down. And store them.

Yes, you'll still have to sharpen them. They aren't forever sharp. But then again just follow the instructions to sharpen on just one side.  (the side that it says so.)

Made in Florida!
Not China like all the rest. Support Floridians, not the Chinese!

They range in sizes and styles.

Check out:  www.titanknifetech.com 
and tell them Capt Dave sent ya. 

Their website has loads of info and how-to on it. Plus a shopping page.

I'll post another Christmas gift idea if I can figure out something that's as well made and ""useful"" as these are, as we go along.

Use the ""CONTACT FORM"" on the right side bar of this blog if you'd like to massage me.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

11/18 - CAST-JIG-CATCH.......EZ, P'EZY!




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- MAYPORT JETTY FISHING. THE ST. JOHNS RIVER INLET, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. LIVE SHRIMP- FRESH DEAD SHRIMP, ON A JIGHEAD...... C-A-T-C-H-E-S F-I-S-H!

1/4, 3/8, 1/2 OZ. BALL HEAD OR OTHER SIMPLE DESIGNS. NO COLOR NEEDED. I PLAYED WITH A SWINGING HOOK DESIGN FOR AWHILE IN 3/8THS OUNCE.

HAD JOHN ABOARD WITH ME, FROM NEBRASKA. THIS WAS ALL BRAND NEW TO HIM. THERE'S NO 10 TON GRANITE BOULDER PILES WITH DEEP CURRENT IN NEBRASKA! HE CAUGHT THE YELLOWMOUTH TROUTS (AKA: WEAKFISH) THAT WERE VERY WILLING.

REDFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM, MANGROVE SNAPPERS, SPANISH MACKEREL, JACKS, TARPON.

EVERYONE EATS A SHRIMP, AND EVERYONE EATS A SHRIMP ON A JIGHEAD.

I HAVE MY PREFERED TYPES WITH A CERTAIN HOOK SIZE. NO NEED FOR A MONSTER HOOK! I FIND THE EAGLE CLAW GOLD 630 HOOKS STRONG ENOUGH. SIZE HAS TO BE RIGHT FOR "ALL SIZE FISH", IS THE KEY.

AND WHEN CASTING INTO SNAG FILLED BOULDERS. THE RIGHT WEIGHT IS KEY ALONG WITH HAVING "A LOT OF JIGS".

20-30LB. SUPER BRAID LINE IS ANOTHER KEY TO SUCCESS. MONO SUCKS!!!! BUT, I DO USE 90% OF THE TIME A 20# SACRIFICIAL LEADER ABOUT 6 FEET LONG.

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY AND LEARN!

GET AHEAD OF THE JACKSONVILLE FISHING
20 YEAR LEARNING CURVE. (FOR THE NEW WEEKEND FISHERMAN)

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*****DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE TO RESERVE FOR ALL HOLIDAYS WEEKS!!!******  

THE REPORT / STORY LINK:  HERE

Sunday, November 12, 2017

11/12 - as always.....don't wait till last minute

EVERY SINGLE HOLIDAY WEEK, I'LL BE HEADING OUT IN THE MORNING WITH A CREW ABOARD AND AT 8AM, THE PHONE WILL RING AND IT'S SOMEONE ASKING TO GO ON A CHARTER, RIGHT THEN.

MY RESPONSE IS ALWAYS, ''ADVANCED RESERVATIONS ONLY, AND I'M ALREADY OUT HEADING TO THE FIRST SPOT.''

NEVER AM I SITTING AT THE DOCK ALL DAY, ICED, BAITED UP WITH A BOAT LOAD OF TACKLE, JUST WAITING FOR THE CELL PHONE TO RING!

WITH THAT SAID, IF YOU PLAN ON FISHING ANY OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS.

RIGHT NOW.....YES, RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO RESERVE FOR:



THANKSGIVING WEEK



CHRISTMAS


NEW YEARS EVE



NEW YEARS DAY


EVEN VALENTINES DAY!!!!




I'VE SAID THIS EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS!!

WHAT'S THE DEFINITION OF CRAZY?  DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME??

YEP. 

E-MAIL DATE, NUMBER OF PERSONS TO
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

11/9 - BEFORE THE BIG BLOW!!!





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Float-rigging how-to - ""The Float-Rig Show"" as mentioned in this video: https://youtu.be/q2zulhtKnfY

Same exact spot, different year: (a week earlier) https://youtu.be/Z7chZNICn6U

The Reels: DAIWA BAITCASTING REELS, the ''Super Dynamic's''
https://youtu.be/z7UwEuZ3xqU

My favorite Ugly Stik: https://youtu.be/tlSl7JSQ35w

"JETTYWOLF LIVE" 11/9/2017

Out and about with buddy Nick, aboard my "JETTYWOLF". Getting in a days fishing, (and hoping for some keepers, for dinner) before the weekend cold front with big winds.

Plan was to go light tackle, and either pitch jig & shrimp combo meals, or do some Float-rig Fishing (slip-floats) with live shrimp.

Would have loved to get into the heaps of Black Drum, like I caught in this video just 6 days prior (last week): https://youtu.be/U1kHaqiknTY

But the Croakers were so thick. And the Redfish, were either
"TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG"" to be kept for a dinner in the state of Florida.

So, we went at high tide up into a shallow area, hoping for "keeper sized" Speckled Trout, and Black Drum.

We had a good time anyhow. And did box enough Speckled Trout, Yellowmouth Trout (weakfish) and a small but over legal sized Black Drum for us to split, so we could have fish dinners.

Moral of the story here folks is. When you go out on a charter even, "keeper grocery fish??"".....I'm not in charge of what size fish bites!

SURE, we could have filled a cooler with Croakers while we were out there. But that's not what we were looking for.

Follow along, on my Fishing Reports Blog on my website at:
www.captdaves.com - "click fishing reports".

Monday, November 6, 2017

11/3 - MAYPORT JETTIES, DROPPED ANCHOR ONCE!





WWW.CAPTDAVES.COM  - 11/3, WITH AARON, ABOARD THE JETTYWOLF.

FISHING MEGA-LIGHT TACKLE, FOR F-U-N!


REMEMBER, CHARTERS LIKE THIS IS; ''LESS IS MORE''. 
BEST DAY IS 2 PEOPLE. AARONS WIFE COULDN'T MAKE IT, SO HE CAME ALONE.

JACKSONVILLE'S MAYPORT JETTIES. OUT OF THE MAYPORT BOAT RAMP. ABOARD THE BEST, THE ''JETTYWOLF''. LIGHT TACKLE SPORT FISHING CHARTERS.

"HOW TO BOOK A CHARTER"" - https://youtu.be/FdRpidkgAYc

""COOLER / LIVEWELL/ OXYGEN COMBO - https://youtu.be/uMwSdrGh_wI

MY DAILY REPORTS BLOG: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

11/1 - ONE MORE GORGEOUS DAY!

IT'S OFFICIALLY MY FAVORITE MONTH!!
(ONE OF THEM AT LEAST) 

FROM HERE ON OUT TILL LATE APRIL, IT'S ALL ABOUT....
''INSHORE BONANZA TIME''

I HOPE WE HAVE A COLD WINTER. LAST YEAR, WE DIDN'T AND THE FISHING SUFFERED BIG TIME.

ONE MORE ''BULL REDFISH'' SPECIFIC TRIP COMING UP ON SUNDAY. AND AFTER THAT, IF I GET A CREW THAT'S JUST A FEW. I'LL BE BREAKING OUT THE FLOAT-RIG RODS AND THE JIG FISHING TACKLE. WITH MY NEW LIVEWELL / OXYGEN / COOLER COMBO, FULL OF LIVE SHRIMP.

RIGHT NOW IS ALL I LIVE FOR, ALL YEAR LONG. AND EACH YEAR , I DISLIKE SUMMER TIME, JUST A LITTLE MORE.  

ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME, KNOWS THAT.

TODAY, ANOTHER COOL GORGEOUS MORNING AND A PILE OF BIG REDBASS UP TO 24 POUNDS.





























Mike's mini Spanish Mackerel, heading back south.














''HELP DAD!!''














Rachel looks like a ''natural'' at this.








































HAD REGULAR MIKE D. AND HIS SON BRANDON, AND GUEST RACHEL. (RACHEL WAS THE NEWBIE, AND CAUGHT HER LARGEST EVER FISH TODAY. CONGRATS!)

-IT'S REAL SIMPLE, AS I ALWAYS SAY; "SEE US IN JACKETS? THAT MEANS IT'S GO-TIME"

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10/31 - PUMPKINS FOR HALLOWEEN...

HAD THE BRANDT FAMILY ABOARD ON HALLOWEEN AND WE WENT "PUMPKIN FISHING".

































































































































































MOST BEAUTIFUL MORNING EVER!

NO OTHER BOATS AROUND. ONLY US. AND IT WAS PURE MAYHEM IN 5 MINUTES AFTER ANCHORING UP.

DEAD SHRIMP.............YES, DEAD SHRIMP WAS CATCHING THEM LIKE MAD. WE WERE THE ONLY ONES CREATING ANY SMELL ON THE BOTTOM, SO THEY CAME TO US.

WAY LATER IN THE MORNING, ALL THE BANKER FISHERMEN SHOWED UP, AT 10-11 O' CLOCK AND WE ALREADY HAD 10 OF THEM.

WE USED CUT CROAKER, POGIES, AND THE DEAD SHRIMP. THESE FISH WERE HUNGRY.

WHAT A DAY.  WITH  SOME DEAR OLD CUSTOMERS, THAT HAVE CAUGHT THESE BULL REDS BEFORE LIKE MAD ABOARD THE JETTYWOLF.

BUT, IT NEVER GETS OLD, AT ALL.

JUST TOO MUCH F-U-N! 

GET, WHILE THE GETTIN IS GOOD.
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

10/31 - want to try super-charging your bait?

HERE'S A CHEAP WAY OF TRYING OUT A OXYGEN SYSTEM FOR YOUR LIVE WELL.

EBAY - DISPOSABLE O2 BOTTLE REGULATOR - LINK









































JUST ADD SOME TUBING AND A QUALITY AIR STONE, AND A FEW DISPOSABLE BOTTLES OF OXYGEN FROM HOME DEPOT AND YOU'RE IN.



I HAVE ALL THAT, AS A ""BACK-UP"" ON MY BOAT ALSO.

IF YOU WANT TO TRY SUPER CHARGING YOUR BAIT, LIKE LIVE SHRIMP.

SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO FULL BORE.

EVERYTHING CAN BE FOUND RIGHT ON EBAY. BUT BUY THE O2 BOTTLES LOCALLY.

THE DISPOSABLE BOTTLES WILL LAST A DAYS FISHING, IF YOU USE THE REGULATOR JUST CRACKED OPEN TO PERCOLATE A FINE MISTING OF TINY BUBBLES.

OF COURSE A SERIOUSLY QUALITY ""CERAMIC"" DIFFUSER / AIR STONE IS BEST AND PRODUCES THE SMALLEST FINEST BUBBLES. WHILE THOSE CHEAP $2.00 AIR STONES MAKE BIG BUBBLES.

THE FINER THE AIR BUBBLES THE BETTER. THAT'S HOW IT WORKS. DISSOLVING  THE O2 INTO THE WATER MUCH BETTER.

THIS VERSUS A CHEAP BUBBLER






















BUT, IF YOU'RE GOING ON A BUDGET, A LESSER AIR DEFUSSER WILL WORK. FOR A TRY-OUT.

Monday, October 30, 2017

10/30 - HOW TO BOOK A CHARTER TRIP






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"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - Capt Dave discusses the possible unknown details of reserving your day on the water, out of Jacksonville, Florida, after October 1st.

Which is his BEST Inshore-Inlet-Near-Coastal fishing time of year in Jacksonville, Florida.

The temperature will be much cooler, the fishing is better inshore. The species more diverse. And it's the time of year "he lives for".

The biggest clue is on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/captdavessp...
when we're wearing a jacket, or a sweatshirt. Fall, thru Spring.
Oct. thru April is #1 inshore fishing in N.E. Florida!

Want a lot more info than just his Youtube video's?
Then visit his always UP TO DATE, Fishing Reports Blog:
https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/ - BOOK MARK IT!
You'll learn much more, than he can do on just Video.

Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jettywolf

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or his G+ Community "Jacksonville Fishing":
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

10/28 - more "RB'S".....BIG REDBASS!

























































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DIDN'T GET PHOTOS OF ALL THE FISH. BUT WE HAD I BELIEVE 6 OF THEM IN A 1/2 DAY TRIP OUT AT THE MAYPORT JETTIES. BULL REDFISH AVERAGING 18-24 POUNDS.

GREAT MORNING, ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AGAIN.

THIS IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR IN ALL OVER N.E. FLORIDA.

IF YOU COME IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER, WELL YOU'LL WISH YOU WERE HERE NOW IF YOU'RE VISITING.

Friday, October 27, 2017

10/27 - Calm seas FINALLY, and Big Fish!
















Josh's Litl Friend - "Sneakerhead" the Remora


















"DOUBLE-HEADER"















































AND A FEW SHARKS, TOO






































OUTSIDE SOUTH JETTY. FINALLY CALM. LAST OF FALLING TIDE ACTION.

UGLY STIKS
        &
CUT POGIES

  C'C'MON!!



Thursday, October 26, 2017

10/26 - LAST MONDAY'S TRIP WITH NEW BAIT WELL / COOLER COMBO






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"JETTYWOLF LIVE" -

10/23/2017 fishing with Bob "the Traveler". One of my regular customers. We both decided to go north of the St. Johns River and fish the Nassau River area, west of Amelia Island. WHY? Saltier water! The St. Johns River has been very fresh, yes since the passing of Hurricane Irma (which passed just west of Jacksonville, Fl coming north from the south. The "land based" storm dumped loads of rain, and that rain eventually makes it's way into the St. Johns River.

Plus, there's no ship, tug, or even boat traffic in that area. Which makes for a VERY pleasant day, "comparatively". Yes, a lot of Speckled Trout were 14" rather than 15-20 inches. But we both caught Trout everywhere we went but one spot. The action was good, and we ALWAYS have loads of fun.

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For way more info, please visit my fishing reports page: https://blockurl99.blogspot.com/ it's my daily blog, and where you can learn more than just being a Youtube subscriber.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

10/25 - FIRST SERIOUS COLD MORNING, for us.

Today, the first real COLD day of the year. The 20 knot winds didn't help.

Well, I have to say fishing has been tough in the river where I go. So on Monday the 23rd, Bob "the Traveler" Johnson and I ventured north to get away from the St. Johns river.

We went to the Nassau river, a 18 mile ONE WAY ride!!!

Which goes against ever thing I stand for. But, with it being hard to find a Croaker bite, on these rising tides that I've had to fish every day. I guess you could say it was well worth it.

Needless to say, "You'll see it it in the video coming soon". When I get a chance to do the 8 hrs of editing.

Tuesday, I had two guys and we went to the Jetties. And couldn't buy a bite other than a bunch of tiny Croakers that were 4 inches long. We did have a big pull down on a 1/2 Croaker I threw out as cut bait. But that was it. At noon we packed it in.

So, what's the moral of the story?  I guess a 18 mile run one way to actual salty water up in the Nassau River and sound.

We had Trout everywhere we went but one spot. LOADS of small fish, with just 7 keepers to 20+ inches. You'll see in the video, my new livewell system.
And it works great!

Today had parents and two little girls. Super cutey pies. We fished all around Mayport for just a handful of Croakers, all caught by the 12 year old, who was the Hot Rod of the morning. While dad and I struggled.

Here's what was going on over at old Atlantic Ship Yard. Pretty cool!




















Just finished up 4 days. And have Thursday off and back at in for 4 more days.
I guess this could mean a lot of trips to the gas station since I now only have a 60 gallon tank in the boat and having to do 36 mile round trips each day, to find BITES!







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.