Monday, February 29, 2016

2/29 - EXACTLY HOW I SEE IT!



THIS IS NOT LOUISIANA, BUT RATHER JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. TWO FISH REIGN SUPREME HERE;  SHEEPHEAD & KING MACKEREL.  BUT NOT FOR ME!


Friday, February 26, 2016

2/26 - it's not how ya start but how ya finish

whoa, a real slow start today with the rising high tide this morning. Basically "toured" ourselves around till the tide started to to turn, with no action in some of the usual places I'd go to throw lures all day long.

Those lures being mostly the Egret Baits - Vudu Mullet in 4.5" and 3.5" sinking models


Can I just say, "This bait is one of the hottest baits to hit the deck of the Jettywolf since the DOA shrimp....but even better sometimes."


You say..."But why Dave?" 
My answer is simple......because it works, and works easy. Any one with some simple fishing sense at all can work this lure the way I like to work it. And believe it or not, it's not by "incessantly" casting it!  But, simply doing the "twitch". While anchored in current on a good spot with hard structure or bottom, all ya gotta do is cast it out, let it sink (Be it the heavier 4.5" or the 3.5" bait) hit the bottom and twitch the rod tip and turn the handle of the reel once!  The bait does all the work!!!!

Yes, it's so simple. The Egret Vudu Mullet can make a lure chucker out of about anyone with any fishing sense.

"Dave, you sound as if it's too good to be true", (you might say). Well let me tell you, thats how I like to fish many a lure. constant casting can get tiresome and boring.

I'm "usually" in charge of anchoring my boat. And I know where we should be anchored. If not the first time, at least by the 2nd try. So positioning is half the battle. Get it right and you're GOLDEN!

As we did today. I had for the "many'ith time" Dennis the tournament Bass fisherman aboard the Jettywolf. Just the words "fishing lures" perks up Dennis' ears. Although he is now a saltwater fisherman, he is so open to new ideas and learning new things. He's mastered using the float-rig. He did that by the end of our first charter a year or two ago. And with huge trout under his belt, that day. We've done alot of fishing styles. Popping corks in Mill Cove. Got that. Jigging the slab spoons. He got that! There's not a lot of angling learning curve for Dennis. He knows the program. 

But even he will admit and did may times today, "Damn, all I was doing was twitching this lure behind the boat and whammo!" And this comes from a guy who loves to cast his lures, cast them fast and cast them long distances.
Largest Trout today actually came off a 1/4 oz. DOA Shrimp, cast into all that wind! 

So, I'm so happy to have all my winter and spring baits and techniques covered and "filled in".
*There's Float-rig fishing live shrimp
*Then in the deep, there's slab spoon/vertical jig w/ a patch of FISHBITES attached to seal the deal.
*And now when a live shrimp just isn't working (or getting eaten by thieves) and there's nice fat Trout in the area that we're targeting. The Vudu Mullet steps up to still catch'em, no matter who you are.

Back to today's windy and cold fishing report; We ended up fishing a area I haven't frequented in a long while. As we were there ole memories started to surface and so did the stories of "days gone by"
when of course the local fishing seemed a whole lot better. Back then it was MirrOlure 52MR twitch baits, maybe a DOA shrimp, and what seemed like a bounty of Trout that could always be counted on.

So what Dennis and I did was, fish a ole school spot, and caught a real nice cooler full of Speckled Trout on the falling tide. Dennis dabbled in both the Vudu Mullet and the DOA shrimp, back and forth, while I stayed dead nuts on the Vudu Mullet, all day long. Both Lures caught them, with the Vudu Mullet holding the slight edge, and ease of fishing in the 15-20 knot cold NW winds. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

2/14 - VUDU MULLET by Egret Baits, "the details"

2/14 - Lawmakers float boating enforcement changes

If you remember I posted this awhile ago.

It needs to be done.

A state Law-maker is tired of being brow beat on the waters, himself.

I'm sending this man a note RICH WORKMAN (R) if this goes thru, a personal thank you note.





















Why is water different than in your car on a street. NO, they can't pull you over and ream you just for the fun of it. But they always have.....on the water!!

READ IT HERE

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2/10 - heading out on a weekdays again.......

So, you'd think. 30 degrees, and a Thursday in Feb.  Let's see if I can fish my hard earned spots.



























2/11
RIVER AFTER COLD BURNING 40 MPH WINDS PRIOR THIS WEEK:
-stirred up
-dirty
& COLD

Many a Bluefish, about 20 Trout, 3 keeperss        

Monday, February 8, 2016

2/8 - FISHING LURE MAINTENANCE: winter project

2/8 - FACEBOOK AUCTION




















(21)  STERIOD SANDFLEA SLAB SPOONS  5/8th oz.  FACEBOOK AUCTION
(Video) Highest bid, over $30

Local pick up- cash

LINK:  https://www.facebook.com/Capt-Daves-Sport-Fishing-672507922870724/

thanks for all the NON-INTEREST, now these go to Ebay.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2/3 - DID YOU KNOW?

There is only 3 places to float-rig fish for Trout in the entire Mayport area?

Believe me when I tell you this.

I have proof.

I have a witness.

To all my customers. Your day may be effected by this phenominon. Even in the middle of the week. There's no getting away from it.

All that water, and there's only 3 spots to fish. Go figure.

GARAGE SALE THIS WEEKEND

GARAGE SALE THIS WEEKEND:

"JETTYWOLF FISH CAMP""
13111 Premium Rd.
Jax.(off N. Girvin Rd)

CALL ME, if you want to come on by. Garage open, tackle "MAKE BEST OFFERS" (904-642-9546)


LOOKS LIKE THE WEATHER IS GONNA BE NON-FISHABLE:

SATURDAY
NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 9 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SUNDAY
NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

Starting Saturday around 8am till Sunday 2pm.

CLEAR OUT!!!!

RODS-REELS-SOFT PLASTIC BAITS-FISH BAG-BULK HOOKS
ROD TUBES - YO-ZURI LURES,

Ugly Stiks
Okuma Spinning reels
Fiberglass casting rods
Sharkin circle hooks
Kingfish insulated bag
Bait stik rod
Diving hard baits
Cooler
DAIWA BAITCASTING REELS, ""new""

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2/2 - From FOG to FOG and in between





























Started the morning off with Talon and his dad Jeff, out for Talon's first ever fish, and fishing trip.
One of my 2 hour Kids Trips.

Went and pitched some jigs and caught only my second ever SeaRobin ever, in Florida. "it flew to the boat"



































As the tide turned and started to flood on in the river. Went to a high tide spot and they were home! And proceeded to catch my limit and 5 other's (TROUT) on DOA Shrimp (1/4 oz.) and Egret Baits VUDU Mullet.  It was a blast and they were slamming the DOA like the ole days. After the limit was in the cooler, I played with the VuDu Mullet for awhile and they loved it too.

Really, two of my my favorite soft plastics. I love the fact that the DOA shrimp is so easy and ya work it so slow. It was text book. Cast "cross current" and let it sweep right to them, in the current.





































































































































NEXT UP: WEDNESDAY with one person before the bad weather comes this weekend.
www.captdaves.com



Monday, February 1, 2016

2/1- Daiwa Sokkou Knot Tool ..."HACKED!"





HACKED BY CAPT DAVE
(I save YOU money)




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Pretty soon it'll be hot as hell and right back into yet another summer season. (UGH)

MY GAWD are charters with a Experienced Captain and all the tackle and bait ready to go, CHEAP for what you're getting around here.

LOOK AT THESE BOAT RENTAL PRICES, FUEL NOT INCLUDED, TAXES NOT INCLUDED AND YOU HAVE TO BRING ALL YOUR OWN "STUFF".

http://boatfloridarentals.com/boats.html

I'LL SAVE YOU THE TIME.

$375 (9-5pm) holy smokes!!

That's unbelievable to this die hard angler / fishing guide.
You clean your own fish. You get "what kind of bait" do we need? You bring fishing tackle, You bring ice, coolers, etc. And then probably pay top dollar for those fuel fill-ups at the end of the day.

BUT, YOU DON"T WANT TO FISH?
Okay, let's chat then.  I can do that and take you to some super cool places also. Because I know where I'm going and how to get there. I'll negotiate.