Thursday, February 26, 2015

2/26 - I wanted or would like to go fishing...

I see how smart these birds are all the time around the docks at the boat ramp. When it comes to food, I swear they could almost learn to talk they're so bright.

Well it's raining at 5:40am this morning. Sure would love to catch some black Drum or something. But I guess I'll just share this, "Fishing bird" with ya and that'll be that.

Weather at the Mayport Boat ramp:

Date:02/26   Time:5:12 am   Wind Direction:WSW    Wind Speeds: 15.9kts. Gusting to: 20.0kts.




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2/25 - BLOGGIN' BOATS

I can't go to boat shows any longer. I used too. Because it was so entertaining. Not the boats, but to people watch really.

When I go to boat shows, I pick one to "inspect" and the 1st thing I do is go straight to the bow. Why? "Anchor storage", it's my pet peeve. When a builder takes it upon him or herself to dictate what kind and size anchor I must carry.
Well, that pisses me off!
Don't they know that the boat may fish an area where anchoring is a science? Possibly, a 8 pound Fluke style anchor maybe all wrong, or not close enough, to what is needed.
BUT...people, especially 1st time boat owners don't know what to even look for. This is just one of a multitude of items that'll need to be looked at, when choosing from all those "brands & styles" out there.....It's as if they (the boat buying public) could use a "Boat Buying Concierge service". That has their interest in mind, unlike the sales person.
Instead of, "Honey, I like the blue one, it's pretty...."
"Wow, baby look at those curvy lines, jus' like you"
The thoughts should stick to:
- How
-What
-When
&
-Where
Here's an example:
Massive "any anchor" style or size storage, and enough room for even TWO, of the anchors that work best for my applications:
Ya got that right. 

"The Jettywolf" - designed for Fishing the Mayport Jetties & St. Johns River and Coastal waters 12 months a year 7 days a week.
400' of anchor line, 2- 18# Reef/Rock anchors w/ varying size chain and lengths, and even a 
piling / dock hook.


"Build your boat, don't just Buy someone elses idea's"
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900 H DAIWA SEALINE "work horse" all aluminum Shark reel: 
like new, tricked out with all new greased carbon fiber drag washers and custom made metal washers by Alan Tani "master reel repair & tweeker" in California (alantani.com is his reel forum) 
over original Daiwa drag washers, Alan's Daiwa washer kit had the drag go from 20 to 32 pounds max.
Alan Tani Power handle, loaded with 60# Stren Hi-Vis yellow mono, fished maybe once ;last year. Line is still good to go. Front reel brace, Reel clamp, and Daiwa reel cover.
Perfect beach, boat or Pier sharkin Reel ready to go.
$170.00 firm, because that's what I have in it.
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Friday, February 20, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

2/16 - Mayport Jetty; "slab spoon" fishing aboard the Jettywolf



Let's see.......where to begin?  This past Friday we had all the small Trout one could stand to catch. And 1st spot was all the Yellowmouth Trout (weakfish)  we ever needed on jigs-n-shrimp.

So naturally, Brian and I head to that area. Tide's falling and all is looking good. It's about 30 degrees warmer than it was on Friday, today. So that's a plus.

We fish.....we float-rig fish. We pitch jigs and shrimp. We bottom fish with sinkers. All for 3 Yellowmouth Trout that were around 14 inches...picked up a few small Specks, and then went all over looking for heavy action elsewhere.......No can find!

Then we went to the Jetties. North Jetty first, HUGE SWELL. Then settled in on this spot where I proceeded to wack'em and stack'em. While Brian fished hard but obviously could never feel the bite, or "something"?

Frustration was running high. So I was EXTRA EXCITED to actually see my fish friends.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

2/13 - Die hard Jacksonville fishing



Went down river in search of that Sheepshead I lost in my last video, last week. I know there's a monster or two on this rock pile under water. But there was a distinct difference between today and last Saturday's low tide. Last week it was low tide in the late afternoon and today it was low tide in the COLD morning.

Hey, but I tried. Instead we got into all the Yellowmouth Trout you'd want, and loads of Speckled Trout that of course were all too small.

Then after two spots down river we came back and fished the bridge for a few more Specks, with the largest caught by Hunter at 18-1/2 inches. Which is the Norm usually at this spot when all is right.

I need to go back and check the Jetties again and see if the BIG Trout ever arrived. I sort of gave up, lately because the jetties is a lot of work to fish, and if there's none or just a few small ones. It's actually not worth fishing for them out there.

But the way the Trout have been size wise, I'm about to give up totally and just bottom fish or throw jigs like we did this morning.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

2/10 - NO POWER POLES, here!

What my dad came up with for my Birthday present.....Pretty farkin' awesome huh?




















HONK, if ya love fishing!





















Happy Valentines day Saturday, Take Your Sweety Fishing!
I'll work on my birthday, because I love fishing. And the Jettywolf is my only "sweetheart".


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Monday, February 9, 2015

2/7 - I was hungry for a; Speckled Trout Fish Fry!




"JETTYWOLF LIVE" -  Out of 6 dozen "live" shrimp (72), I came close to catching 50 Speckled Trout, today SOLO....ended up with FOUR just "legal" Speckled Trout. Florida's regs state; Speckled Trout have to be 15" tailed pinched. But today? Too many 14 inchers!!

It be that way sometimes.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2/5 - PRE-Maintenance, Fishing Tech-tip



DO YOU MAINTAIN YOUR OWN FISHING TACKLE?
"NO?"
WHAT THE HELL'S WRONG WITH YOU? hahahahahaha....

I DO. AND HERE'S A PRE-MAINTENANCE TIP.

If you mess up your reels, and don't know which end to even open to fix it.
E-mail me....I do reel work, and maintenance.
charter@captdaves.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2/4 - The R&D, I do for YOU!



Some one has to do it, right?
No matter what the weather, no matter what the temperature, no matter what the season.

I do my R&D....FOR YOU! The possible customer.

Got 4 keeper Specks and called it a day. Numerous throw-backs as usual.
On the Slab spoon, O-N-L-Y. 

NOW, is the time to start thinking about those Spring Break fishing charter dates in March....not 2 days before hand.

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904-642-9546 8am-9pm (eastern time please)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2/3 - Now and then......

Here's the forecast for this Saturday:


SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. INLAND
WATERS MOSTLY SMOOTH.


Let's see if it actually holds to be true.

A few days ago, this was the same for Wednesday. And I was all excited about doing some R&D.
Now....

WEDNESDAY
NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. INLAND
WATERS A LIGHT CHOP. SCATTERED RAIN.

 So it boils down to, do I have any fish in the fridge? Can I go catch enough for dinner? 
Can I do it "on the cheap", with no bait?
Won't need much ice since it's so chilly.
Will that Full Moon have them off?

Hell, stop thinkin' and just go fishin'.

"I think that's just what I'm gonna do!"













1st FUEL UP under $2.00, today!!