Monday, June 30, 2014

6/30 - THE LOW PRESSURE....off our coast

Weather problems??

"Watch LINK":     http://shar.es/Mz9vq   


















Weather Forecast means big PRE- 4th of July possible problems??

The river is NOT where I wanna be right now hiding out.
Today, we could barely give away a dead shrimp.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

6/29 - BIG weather change coming...N.E. WINDS

DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE ABOUT 200 MILES OFFSHORE IS PROJECTED TO
MOVE SOUTH INTO THE CENTRAL FLORIDA COASTAL WATERS LATE MONDAY
INTO TUESDAY...THEN MOVE BACK TO THE NORTH FOR MIDWEEK BEFORE
EXITING TO THE NE LATE IN THE WEEK. MARINE INTERESTS SHOULD
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM.


MONDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

WEDNESDAY
NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
INLAND WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
NORTH WINDS 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
EVENING.

THURSDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND
WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.



Saturday, June 28, 2014

6/27 - YOUNGEST EVER: Blacktip Slayer!

Had Bill and his grandson Brandon aboard the Jettywolf for a day of Slayin'. 1st off.....Shrimp boats.

"12 Year Old" Brandon hooks up, and puts a whoop-azz on that 100 pounder. Being the absolute youngest ever on the JETTYWOLF to slay a big'un on the "L.T." - light tackle.

Funny thing is. I had Linda the day before and she was the oldest to ever say; "SIGN ME UP" on a big 100 pounder Blacktip. And it was a double-header with her grandson who was 15.

So this week has had a few benchmarks placed on the Jettywolf. While runnin' & gunnin'  the Chumhole Shrimpers.

Then, we went and got some Pogies for live bait and ran out to Montgomery's Reef. Which reminded me of what a pain it is to slow troll or as I call it, "Pogie Tote".  It wasn't dead calm, but we had a stiff breeze and a rolling swell to deal with.

Next time I'm just anchoring and pitching Pogies out behind the boat as we do a litl' chummin'. Much easier and less fuel.

But either way, we had Cuda strikes and some unknown strikes and landed a 16 pound Kingfish, and a Cuda. Then, came on back just in time. Before the afternoon heat really poured on.

Here's the photos:












































































































This boy is a fishing prodigy. He was really something else. That I don't see all that often.
He was a "Mini-Me" at his age. Except I didn't get to go on private charters when I was 12.
Very lucky boy.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

6/26 - DON'T BE SKEERED!

Had Linda and her grandson Spencer aboard the Jettywolf today. Started out with the idea of heading out to Montgomery's Reef for a little drift fishing with the monster Pogies that have been between the Jetties and Ft. George Inlet.

But today they were super scattered. And by the time I said "Hell with this bazzaroo NE Florida hooya"
I hear guys talking they are thick, all the way up North of Nassau Sound!! Do you know that's over 9 miles from the North Jetty?? And all I'd need is a dozen and a half for my little 14 gallon livewell.
FORGET THAT!!!!!!!!

There was a O-N-E Shrimper working the chum hole. So by the time those guys got to where the pogies were we already had on a double header of 100 POUND Blacktips!

Isn't all about FAST action?? I think so, because by Noon it's hotter than all get out. So it's about ACTION NOW. I believe.

DON'T  BE SKEERED. GRANNY LINDA STROKED HER SELF A FEW GOOD SHARKS TODAY. IF GRANNY LINDA CAN DO IT. SO CAN YOU. SHE WAS A FISHIN MACHINE. AND IT WAS MY ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO HAVE HER AND SPENCER ABOARD THE JETTYWOLF TODAY.

About noon, we headed into the river where it was really HOT, and we got one 20 pound Redbass, and called it a day.

If all the men i take were as tough as TOUGH as Granny Linda. I'd be really doin' something!!!

 


















DOUBLE-HEADER 100 POUND BLACKTIP SHARKS

























































































Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

6/23 - Jacksonville's HOT Summer fishing





HOT....yes. Done before the storms. By noon I have to keep an eye to the sky.
If we have to go. We have to go!!!
I still have to load the boat and get it all home and ready for the next day.
It's time to pay attention to the "afternoon weather".

6/24 - Relaxing 2 hr. Kids trip

Had the Miller's aboard again. It's been two years. Had the KIDS aboard and it was damn tough trying to catch anything on the southside of the south jetty with hardly any current at high tide.
We caught one small Jack.

We did troll "planers and spoons" through a big school of marauding Jacks in the river. Hooked up a big Jack to have it come off half way in.

Ran over and showed the kids a working shrimp boat. The Dolphins were everywhere and all around us. That's what we came to see!

I spied a few monster Blacktip sharks lurking under the Dolphins and told them "see ya'll tomorrow boys." 

We trolled the planers and spoons around again, with no love outside the jetties. And on the way back ran into the Jacks slamming a school of baitfish in the river again. And hooked up a healthy fight from one of the Jacks before heading in.








































The water was super clean and clear outside the jetties and I'm ready for tomorrow after I get a nap and some decent grub in me.

NO DATES AVAILABLE TILL 2ND OR 3RD. WITH JULY 4TH BOOKED.
UNLESS SOME ONE CANCELS.


 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

6/22 - FORTITUDE NEEDED

The SW wind blew and blew.....which had a huge effect on the falling tide. It ran blue blazes for hours and hours, HARD & FAST. The wind behind the tide had us playing the waiting game.

The "outside the jetties and offshore report wasn't good". Everyone was complaining about how rough it was the further you got out.

So, I stuck to my guns. And had to have Dr. Drew and his son Dillon stick to their guns too.

I had the right bait. I had the right spot. But didn't have the best conditions by no means. Certainly not like the day of the report below this one with "whoop'em Ashley" aboard with her dad.

So we waited and waited and waited for that damn tide to slow. So as it did, I thought, "okay here we go!" to only have 8 OUNCE sinkers not even come close to staying on the bottom.

You think that's bad??????  Wait till the citizens of Jax and Florida for that means start paying for the dredging!!!  The LOSERS will be us Fisherman.

The current will get nothing but worse! It's already sooooooooo un-natural already, for this river. (The Timicuan Indians would cry if they saw what this state and city has done to the river.)

So finally we had a rally of bites and connected. Just as the storm clouds built to the SW.

Slam dunking a few BIG R.B.'s































































































Tomorrow is another adventure....starting at 0730 hrs.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

6/20 - MORE GIANT BULL REDFISH





Had "whoop'em Ashley" and her Dad aboard the Jettywolf for a BIG morning in the river.
Departed at 7am, shot the bull a bit, headed to the spot, and had REDBASS #1 on by 8:15am

Cut Mullet for bait - NO stingrays - Just F-U-N!

Caught eight fast, only missed a few bites. Smallest Bull Redfish (I call'em Redbass)
I believe was 28 pounds. Largest; around 40-45 POUNDS!

"MULTIPLE DOUBLE-HEADERS"

Okay, how about less talk and MORE PROOF?








































































































































































































Wednesday, June 18, 2014

6/17 - Weekday Slammin' for two!

Well, there's nothing like a weekday (even in the summer). Hit it early with the Shelton's.

1st off...."Runnin' & Gunnin'" behind the shrimp boats for some FAST action on Blacktips & Spinner Sharks.

Started out with the "L.T." - light tackle. But here' the deal. Okuma is Crap! At least the Strike Zone sidewalk sale rods I bought for $15 each are. Number two snapped in half!  Thank goodness I had the "HD"- solid glass rods and 9/0 Daiwa's on board too. Finished off several 75-100 lb. Blacktip Sharks
with those rods and reels.

GO solid glass or Ugly Stik or just don't go. That's what it'll be for me from now on.










































































































































































OKUMA CONVECTOR "CRAP" #2 that Broke in same spot....Into garbage!


Time for Inlet action. Lost a big Redbass and even had a Nurse Shark from 50' below.



























































SUPER FUN DAY

Sunday, June 15, 2014

6/15- Holiday weekend.......

Yet another Holiday weekend. Father's Day. And two shrimp boats to be had all day long.
And neither produced much action at all.
Maybe it's the full moon?

But weekends usually means, not that many Shrimpers working. So when we had almost zero action behind them. We went and got Pogies and chummed our own waters. Out at 60' deep in the SE Hole area. And still ZERO!

All the while, the reports of Kingfisherman trolling are hooking up big Bulls and Tiger sharks well offshore. In which I can go if:

-It's not rough, so as my crew isn't sea sick
-If I get my usual rate...discounting and running 50 miles round trip doesn't cut it.

But I'd L-O-V-E to get two "ANGLERS" who have the patience and fortitude to do a BIG...really BIG-time Shark chumming trip offshore, someday. Just like I'd love to hook-up on a 500 pounder!!!!!

So, with the whole shark chumming and run & gun behind the two shrimpers NOT panning out today.
Justin and I ended up at the jetties on the rising tide for "I.G"-instantaneous gratification, Redbass action.





























































A ACTUAL KEEPER SIZE RED!!!



























Had a few of these hooked up and lost....in the larger 30" class. And a few Seabass with one 13 incher that went on ice and a Whiting. Then, the tide turned and we sat thru the stingray tide, AKA: Falling Tide. I saved and dispatched the Stinger for Tuesday Shark bait. That I'll need.
Love free bait and Sharks hate stingers. So I hope they like "fillet of Stinger" on Tuesday when I'm back at it again.  Gotta love a weekday!