Saturday, May 31, 2014

5/31 - GET READY....to eat your Wheaties!

As soon as that 2014, Suzuki 250 Outboard is bolted to my transom.......
GET READY!!!!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

5/30 - A Heads-Up...

As I always say. I have no idea who reads this blog. I have no idea if what I do here even matters.
I do know that 95.0% of everyone I take for the "first time" has never even clicked on the words, FISHING REPORTS.

Which is part of the reason, I maybe a bit cynical. But I keep plugging along.
Personally, I would never ever in a life time not look into reports, video's, photo's, and read comments, if I was going on a hard earned charter day with family or friends. But maybe that just me.

On May 15th, I checked the dip stick on my Honda 225 Outboard to find saltwater in the crankcase of oil mixed into a frothy milk like Goo.

It's now, May 30th and I lost literally THOUSANDS of dollars of income. (where income is already tight) over the Memorial day week, and future charters the weeks after. (IE: right now)

I live from what seems Holiday to Holiday. Because that seems to be the times when people want to go fishing with the masses of other folks just like them.

It's been weeks of unemployment and I have never not been out of the water this long,all the while returning deposits. And searching for a solution. Then, searching a bit more, and then a bit more for some kind of way to get back on the water, FAST!

The long story short is, you may have saw the video of a Honda motor I'm parting out below this blog post. And that's not even the motor with the water in the oil!

I now have 2 DEAD Honda outboards in my garage. Parting one out, and may try and fix the other this winter, and sell it. Both have a problem, but the one that gets water in the oil runs great...until the oil gets too watery.

So, next week the Jettywolf will be getting a NEW Suzuki 250 hp outboard on the stern. Spending even more money, now.

Please don't beat me up too bad about my rates. I'm very much thinking about getting rid of the "Name your own rate", for Monday - Thursdays. Because I can't go backwards, I have to go forward, instead. 

I'm sure I have a whole bunch more gray hairs now than I did two weeks ago. Mentally, it's been a very tough ride. Motors never ever have problems in the middle of February!!!!!

I'm posting here what is on my home page under my fishing forecast. Because this is what I'll be doing as soon as I get back on the water.

It's the Summer Season!  This is not January or even November. It's HOT outside and things change if you want real ACTION.

Summer forecast:
"RUN & GUN" FISHING BEHIND THE SHRIMP BOATS FOR 
FAST -ACTION ON BLACKTIP, SPINNER, AND OTHER SHARK SPECIES.
 * FISHING THE CLOSE REEFS, WITH LIVE BAIT.  BONITA, KINGFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, BARRACUDA.
 * OVER-SIZED "BULL REDFISH" AT THE INLET’S JETTY ROCKS
FOR THE SPORTSMAN/ANGLERS, CHUM FISHING FOR "BIG SHARKS", WITHIN SIGHT OF THE BEACH. HAMMERHEADS, BULLS, LEMONS, ETC.  NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
 * NO LONG BOAT RIDES! AND THAT'S GUARANTEED.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Non Wicked Tuna french men......

Doing it the most manly way possible!!!!!!!

No "wicked tuna" battle style fishing here.

GAWD I love it. And am so jealous.
















5/26 - Please do not disturb the R-O-C-K-S

There's that ole saying when out at the Mayport Jetties, (aka: St. Johns River Inlet).
It's kinda like when you visit Jellystone Park, you'll see signs everywhere that states.
"PLEASE DON'T FEED THE BEARS!"

Well, around here. I think we need a sign saying......

"PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB THE JETTY ROCKS" 









































































I captured this as I was attempting to see if I fixed my ailing Honda.
N-O-T!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

5/17 - I told Nick it was a ........

My first ever large Hammerhead (in which I pursued for over a week, and if you scroll down you can WATCH the whole days Video) was exactly what I told Nick (1st mate) it was when it got close enough for a good look.

There's the Great Hammerheads - straight across front of "hammer"
Then there's the Smooth Hammerheads - Smooth spot across the "hammer"
And then the Scalloped Hammerheads - As it says, "Scalloped shape" across the "hammer"

Mine was a "Scalloped Hammerhead" if we're looking to get down to the brass tacks.















HERE's THE MAN, Capt Mark explaining:




5/17 - FOLLOW-UP: DAIWA SALTIST LW20H-C

I'm a Daiwa guy now. Sort of been dabbling in the Daiwa's 1st starting with this reel, two of them.
And then going with 4- (older model) Sealine 900H 9/0's and 2- (older model) Sealine 400H 4/0 conventional reels for my sharkin tackle.

But this is not about the Sharkin tackle. It's about Following up on a video I did a while back. Sort of comparing my "WORK HORSES" the Shimano TR-100G's to the Daiwa Saltist 20HC reels.

Here's the follow-up after many months of use.

OH YEAH....I'm a Daiwa man now too!
-Price
-Construction
-Fits my fishing

The perfect bottom fishing, plug casting, Inshore/offshore, Trolling,  "step-up" reel from my "work horse" Shimano TR-100G's

Here's the differences:

Friday, May 16, 2014

5/14 - "Very Close Action, as in 100 pounder club"

Fellow ALUMINUMALLOYBOATS.COM member and aluminum boat builder Bob P. of Sound Marine in NY, comes by to visit with Capt Dave (ME). Bob was in Florida. So we meet at the boat ramp in the afternoon and I take him and put him on some super fast action.

Then, we go to Singleton's Seafood Shack for lunch by boat, and end the day doing some video for other forum while chowing down on some Shrimp and Oyster Po'boys.

But there is a tragic end. My Honda 225 outboard shits the bed!!!
(details in video)


Thursday, May 15, 2014

5/13 - EPIC DAY, start to finish. HAMMERHEAD!!!!

AFTER AT LEAST TWO WEEKS OF HUNTING. HERE ONE COMES.....AND THE JETTYWOLF GET'S UM!

WHAT A EPIC DAY OF SPRING TIME FISHING.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

5/11 - did you take your momma fishing?

I take my Momma fishing every Mother's day, if I'm not taking someone else...
We had a overcast morning, and decent seas.
Then afterwards, we pulled up to Singletons Seafood Shack and had cold beverages and Oyster Po'boys.

Good fun!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

5/10 - NICK WATSON'S "OILY FILMS"



5/10 - HOLIDAYS!!!!!!


Don't wait to book your Memorial holiday fishing adventure. It's not a good idea to wait till the last minute, because then you'll be left standing on the bank.

I tell everyone ALL HOLIDAYS WEEKS, should be reserved 30 days ahead of time.

A few dates are still open. And the fishing is heating up.
Check my REPORTS page, to get informed. It's all there, from photos to video's, weather, and links.

NO OTHER CHARTER GUIDE, in this whole area provides YOU with as much info as I do. To make a decision, of who you'd rather fish with.

NO ONE!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

5/7 - Offshore "try"....using Bloodstream Chum (?)

Think, next time I'll try "Chunkin"......as in doing the pogies in the chum-chopper deal. Was really hoping that using the Aqua-Nutrition Bloodstream chum mixture would having me fishing rather than running around hunting bait to use as chum/chunkin'.

But something has to give. This is my 4th or 5th try in the last 7-10 days. With one BIG hook-up, and then this (Video).

It took 5 hrs. for the so-called "Bloodstream Chum" to draw-in anyone!  Supposedly, it makes a slick up to 7 MILES??????  Then, obviously there wasn't a single Shark within 7 miles for 5 solid hours!!!

And Nick & I were only 7.93 miles off the Jetties.

MAY, this should be balls to the wall when it comes BIG SHARKIN'. (300-600 pounds is what I'm rigged up for)

I want to be........TOWED.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

5/5 - Regulars, Jim & Charles...like a well oiled machine?

Set out the BIG sharkin rod all morning on the falling tide with BLOOD chum in the water. Zero action.
TOO many Seabass, and TOO many just short of keeper status.

But Jim prevails during the 1st half of the morning.

Then later on we caught plenty. But this time...."I'm gonna share with you the BLOOPER reel, also."

Ended up being a fun day, with two great guys. The way it's supposed to be.

(I will fight kicking and screaming..."I'm not a party boat!!!!")

Contained here; The thrills of Victory, the Agony of defeat:


Monday, May 5, 2014

5/4 - 7:45am Mayport Jetties:

3 really great guys...current smoking....6 oz. of lead......

Then we went sharkin' on the beach. One bit off bait. Got Pogies for the 1st time this year. Came back to jetties, rising tide....BLUEFISH "Scourge" invasion, eating all the baits before they were on the bottom.

B-U-T, I had a complete "azz-hander" bite and handed it to big Mike. Have no idea what it was. As it just stroked him around the stern of the boat. "Jewfish? Shark?" who knows. But the tackle was tooooo
light for sure. Broke 40# mono leader after about 5 minutes.

Here's yer sign...."I should put out the solid glass shark rod, with Daiwa 9/0, and 300# wind-on leader with a 480 cable, and 18/0 circle hook?"

So I did, with a 3#  bleeding Bluefish. But no takers.  So afterwards we headed in....


Friday, May 2, 2014

5/2 - EBAY DEALS.......99% of the time!

I can't afford MSRP, or even the fuel to run around this town looking for what I need.
So, EBAY is my go-to place. Plus I earn money back on every purchase. Which is so cool.
And sometime I use the PayPal 6 months to pay on $100 plus items. It's a system that I have come to rely on to help me run my business, and keep my tackle addiction in the "cheaper" category.




5/2 - FOLLOW-UP on last video report: