Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8/25 - Episode 2 of "Just Jack" coming soon.

Here's episode number one....remember this?

Well, I had Jack aboard again today with his wife, and today was Jack's 65 birthday and all I can tell ya is.......Holy Shit!

I'll be working on the video "EPISODE NUMBER TWO", and what a day it was.

Just keep in mind the words, "TACKLE TEST".


Here's a small......sneak peek:





















So Stay tuned!

8/25 - Big Red slow down & drift up a attack!

BAIT, always a problem when not using just bait shop bought Live Shrimp. Had some stash of Pogies barely left in a bag in the cooler. So we went hunting, this morning.

First, Mullet....yep, caught 5 larger ones, that was it.
Stop over at the Croaker spot, and we filled the live bait well with some, to use as bait later.

Catching Croakers is FUN, and EZ, compared to running the beach for Pogies when Pogies are "here today, gone tomorrow."  

Had to time the tide as I have been doing, and when the moons aligned with Venus the rods bowed over!  (But today we had a nuisance.....big sail Cats.)


















































So after the Bull Reds, we headed to the inlet....."ahh, the Mayport Jetties!!"


No sooner we got out there, and I spied huge marks on my sounder. I told Mike, "these are SHARKS! Do you wanna try for one?"

He said, "yeah lets try it.and if we get one and it bites us off or what ever no biggy."

So I tossed out a live Croaker, N-O-T on a usual shark rig, but just on the Redfish rig we were using earlier.  We made some drifts on the rising tide, in the clean green water where the marks on my sounder were.

Croaker number one ...... plucked right off the hook with just a quick bend of the rod.

Croaker number two......Slam dunked! Rod bowed in the shape of a horse shoe, drag smoked, and about 50 yards away a leap, spin, and a huge splash. And I even saw the 8 ounce sinker go flying thru the air. 

The leader was broke right off the rig. But the rest was intact. 

"Okay, so that's what the sharks do.", I told Mike and his wife.

We came, we saw, and since it was getting late, we headed back to the dock.  Of course, if I had changed rigs to my 400 pound Shark leaders, we would have possibly been on a hour and a half battle. But that's not what we wanted. Mike just wanted a show and tell...and he got it.

They are out there folks, and almost any tackle may not be big enough!

Accept, I have tackle for them.

And if you have the SALT....I'm always up for it.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

8/23 - Sure glad I had a "stash"

Of course......no bait readily accessible today. In less than 24 hrs. The Pogies moved and it was all "hush-hush" were they went.

So, I wasted and good amount of fuel and time, against my better judgement, looking for a batch, so I could at least renew the "stash" of dead ones I kept from yesterday and put in my cooler.

Well, those Bull Redfish ate the dead Pogies as well if not better than the live ones.













































































































They're chewin' just good enough to make it interesting, on the spot I'm fishing. But it's not a full bore mega-spawn congregation, just yet,

Also had just one Jack Crevalle jig fishing this morning. And as usual, lost a few bull Redfish, too.

Oh well may have to supplement the "stash" with Croakers. Cut bait or alive.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

8/22 - Up river, Pogie toting

Mayport Boat  Ramp - 7:30am

Rounding South Jetty with the rest of the "live baiters" 7:45am

On the beach 15' of water, 48 other boats, two throws of the cast net (8 footer) and filled the bait well with live Pogies, 8:00am


EEEEEERRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrt, STOP, what do I see?

NO SURF!  That's right folks. ZERO SURF!

we drifted into 4 foot of water, and we weren't in danger of pitch-poling, flipping over, and meeting a very ugly demise.

there was NO SURF!

This is totally un-called for. The Atlantic Ocean never ever looks like that place on the other side of the state called the "Gulf of Mexico". It was sooooooo calm I could have beached the boat, got out, walked over to the nearest bikini girl, did a selfie with her, walked back and got in the boat and drove away!














OMG! 

All I could think about was how nice it would have been to be casting a top water plug and pursuit of all those BIG Speckled Trout that live in the surf all summer long that no one but the Pier Trout Masters, get to catch, from their high and dry and comfortable perch!  With all the Pogies around, there might have been some GATORS lurking.










With dreams of beach Trout danced in my head as I put the net away, we headed back towards the jetties, made what I call a long run up river. Where there wasn't a single breeze. The air was hot, humid and it was like fishing in the jungle. (Another reason I love fishing the jetties.....it's usually cooler than fishing in the river during the summer doldrums.)

The falling tide current was blasting as usual where we stopped. A ole Bull Red spot. And no one was around me. I liked that.  6 OUNCES, would barely hold a single little Pogie on the bottom in 33 feet of water. But I told my crew of Dave and Dane, that when that sinker lays like an old dog on the porch, the tide will be "go-time" for a Bull Redbass bite. aka: Large Jumbo Redfish for you non-Jax folks.

As usual we got knocked around by too many passing tug boats. Waked by "willy-inconsiderate weekender" who came way too close to us. And then it happened........

The tide slowed!

And "DOUBLE HEADERS" ensued!




























































































































28-29 pounds they all were. Then, the bite quit as soon as it started, and the current went damn near slack. (stereo-typical)

t was hot, the boat was a mess of "Male Redfish happiness", so we ran back to the jetties.
Ahhhhhhhhh.......the cool breeze, The non stagnant air. What a joy!

We tried a Flounder spot with the live Pogies we had, but there really was no incoming tide yet. So we pulled stakes and headed to the inside end of the North and South Jetty, dropping Pogies on a controlled drift.......NADA!

By then it was 12:30pm and my crew was tired, wore out and needing a nap since they drove down from Georgia very early this morning. So we headed back to the dock.







As I bid farewell till next time, I cleaned up around the boat put everything away and was thinking.....


"will I ever see the Atlantic Ocean surf line fish'able ever again?" 



Will I ever be able to catch a summer time surf Trout?  I know they are out there all summer long. It's the one way of Trout fishing we Atlantic Coasters don't get to enjoy.......like the Gulf Coasters do.





(If you don't know this, the Gulf of Mexico is like a giant pond. Many days slick calm, and fishing the beach without any 4-6' waves crashing is common place.) 



Some day, some day. I too, when I grow up will be a Gulf Coaster.....Trout catcher......some day. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

8/21 - My Youtube Networks page:


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So I can get you reserved, for an exciting day at the Mayport Jetties, for what the "Jettywolf" was named after and was built to fish, 365 a year, in Jacksonville, Florida.















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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

8/18 - A great time of year in N.E. Florida

The greatest thing about it "N-O-T" being summer in Jacksonville, is days like this!

TWO months stick out in my mind as the best in JAX, and one is NOVEMBER!

Everything is always better on a ........CORK!

www.captdaves.com - When I have on that green & blue Grundens fishing jacket on, means it is GO TIME for days like this.


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Sunday, August 16, 2015

"Test of skill and tackle, again"...a Jettywolf Moment






ANOTHER JETTY BEAST.....testing skills and tackle.

Jack was absolutely whooped by this thing!
I gave it my all, without busting off the light 30# leader, or breaking the tiny 2/0 hook.
"elephants eat peanuts too", is what happened here with a 3" Pogie for bait.


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Thursday, August 13, 2015

JOIN ME.......THE JETTY LIFE w/ Jettywolf






JETTY LIFE:

THESE BOYS CAUGHT THE LARGEST FISH OF THEIR 11 YEAR OLD LIVES ON TUESDAY.






































THEN WE WENT OUT AGAIN THIS MORNING AT THE JETTIES AND THEY CAUGHT APPROX: 30-CROAKERS, 2-SHARKS, A YELLOWMOUTH TROUT, 4-WHITING, A CATFISH, AND A STINGRAY. IN JUST 2 HOURS.

AGAIN, ""BESTING THEIR BEST!""

JOIN THE JETTY LIFE

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TO BOOK YOUR DATE.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

8/11 - JETTY SHARK FISHING - Big Game-Light tackle





NO  LONG  BOAT  RIDE!

-Test your skills
-BIG game, light tackle
-Do you have the "salt"? 

Monday, August 10, 2015

8/10 - AZZ HANDING FISH

TODAY:  8/10  this morning at the Mayport Boat Ramp got my ass handed to me fishing my waterbug vertical jigs by two enormous Flounder!  They ripped me around the dock pilings and I couldn't even stop them.......COST:  $10 in jigs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!                                    

Later:  On Charter, 4 for 9 on ass handing Blacktip sharks at the Jetties. Wanted so bad to try for Flounder since they are out there folks, but we had no bait....No mullet around, and no pogies around either. Suck ass bazzaro world strikes again!  Two days ago all you wanted on Pogies just off the North jetty. Today?
NADA!

So it was sharkin for us, after catching a few Whiting on the south jetty.

W-O-W, what tackle ruiners, testers and arm stretchers these blacktips were as the tide pushed hard eastward. Fun? YES!

For a dad and his 14 year old boy that was a skinny kid. But he gained my respect and never once screamed "UNCLE!!!!!"

I've had Adults who couldn't handle these jetty sharks.

But those Flounder at the dock.....they left me dazed. I had them thoroughly hooked, and fought them for a moment and then they went for the pilings and there was zero I could do. I'd estimate each one was 5 pounds or better.

The tiny "waterbug jigs" were irresistible to them.



















SHARKIN-AZZ HANDING-Video on it's way....hopefully this week I can get it done.

Friday, August 7, 2015

8/6 - MAYPORT SHARK'N - JETTYWOLF "RAW"




W-O-W, what a day!
Believe me folks, when I say I have no idea what will happen out there.
Every day is different.

Drift Sharkin, the Mayport Jetties with live Croakers. Some days you get them EZ.
Other's you don't. But each day is certainly an adventure.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

8/4 - REMEMBER THIS DAY?








(BACK IN MARCH 2015)



WELL HERE IT IS "DONE-STUFFED-REPLICATED & READY" TO ADORN THE TROPHY WALL.





















HAVE A CHANCE AT A 10 POUND TROPHY SHEEPSHEAD OR BETTER YET A TROUT, WHEN YOU BOOK A CHARTER DURING THE "CORRECT" TIME OF YEAR.
I CAN'T STRESS "CORRECT" TIME OF YEAR ANY HARDER.


- I'M NOT A PARTY BOAT (I DON'T EVEN LIKE 4 PERSONS ABOARD)

-AND I'M HAVING TO FISH OUR SEASONS HERE IN N.E. FLORIDA

-BELIEVE ME, WHEN I TELL YOU WHAT YOU SEE US DOING IN THIS VIDEO, "I ONLY WISH I COULD DO JUST THAT 12 MONTHS A YEAR WITH THE SAME OUT COME."

Sunday, August 2, 2015

7/31- Shark Drifting, St Johns River Inlet, Jacksonville FL




NO LONG BOAT RIDES, EVER!
STAY IN THE BOAT, CUZ THEY BE LURKING.

-BLACKTIPS & BULL SHARK
-NO CHUMMING REQUIRED
-JUST SOME STAMINA
-LOADS OF FUN