Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8/31 - Been a long time......

Yep, I usually don't go thru this "loosing", till at least October.

But so far, I've re-scheduled two charters already because of this (at this time) no name storm in the Gulf. It's costed me over a GRAND already!!!!!

It's been a long time since I've had so many days kicked out, because of weather.

GUESS SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY OVER FOLKS!

Which can be a good thing, because fishing is so much better from here on out and even if there is storms. Because we need them.














To turn over the water, give us much needed rain, that eventually find it's way into the St. Johns River, make the Trout go nuts (fingers crossed) and the bull Reds hopefully get pushed out into the Ocean at the Jetties and make them so much more pleasant to fish for versus sitting in that screaming tide inside the river.















-can ya just imagine how relieved Louisiana is?
















I even love it when the Croakers are knee deep at the Jetties. They are so fun to catch on a vertically jigged micro jig.














In just the past two days.....
I've changed the bow roller on the boat trailer
changed out the trailer winch
fixed and ordered new Nav. side lights
and had a trailer tire fixed

....and SOLD 3 reels, and sent a reel back to the distributor for replacement because it was brand new. and was faulty.

I always have plenty to do, even when I'm not physically fishing. Just keeping everything, Ship-Shape!



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Sunday, August 28, 2016

8/27 - Wind-Rain....it's the season folks.

First trip today was a 2 hr. Kids Trip, with Dad and two little shavers (maybe 4 & 5 years old). At 7am we pulled away and went to White Shell and caught a Puffer, Catfish, and Pinfish. Tide was slack. That was the problem, there.

At 9:30, I had Brian and John coming aboard, for a mid-morning till afternoon trip.


SUN-UP AT DOCK



















HERE IT COMES!




















THE WEAPONRY:  New TRUTH S.S. Reels  /  30# braid





















I anchored up, rigged the first bait, and here it came behind us....like a wall.  B-I-G rain!
I asked Brian and John, "wanna sit thru it, or run for cover?"
We ran for cover, which wasn't much cover at all. The "old" Sisters Creek bridge.
And soon there was 10 of us attempting to hide under it. As the current and winds pushed, making it very difficult to grab a dry spot. "We got soaked!"

The rain passed, the sun popped out, so we headed back to the fishing spot.
"What a way to start the day!"

The wind Blew. ENE, and will blow till at least Thursday because of a "Tropical" item in the Caribbean.  Which is kinda good. I like it when summer slacks and the transition starts, and it usually happens with storms.

(I just don't want any storms to target Louisiana, this year)







































Bull Redbass. While the tide ran right.  24 pounds.







































A Redbass, which was coaxed by my obvious jigging the bottom, when it slammed
the piece of cut Pogie in 43' of water.  19 lbs.






















































































We had a Bonnethead Shark after the tide turned and a few nibblers. But that last of the falling tide was the ticket for us.

We left at 3pm, Brian had a plane to catch to get home, and John had a several hr. ride back to Savannah, Ga.

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Sunday morning:

8-10am  Kids Trip.  "getting the future Junior Anglers started"  

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Friday, August 26, 2016

8/26 - JUST ARRIVED AT THE "WOLF DEN"





















READY FOR THE BULL REDBASS....coming to a Youtube channel, Y-O-U should be subscribed too.

2 of 4 new Truth SS reels. Made in the USA. Life time Guaranteed


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8/25 - 2072 SeaArk shake down & creek fishing

Thursday, August 25, 2016

8/24 - MY END OF SUMMER SALE
















11 - DAIWA SALTIST HC's
on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331947857907?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649





















4 - FIN-NOR  ST50  REELS
on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331948635514?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


-SUPER DEALS ON CLEAN, READY TO CATCH REELS.

NEED TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW ONES

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS ON EBAY AND DESCRIPTION, IF YOU ARE LOCAL AND ARE INTERESTED, LET ME KNOW.

904-642-9546
8AM-8PM
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED



Monday, August 22, 2016

8/22 - "IN THE END"

Been "Sharkin" as I have been....because the Jetties are DEAD.  How do I know that??

Because every time I try fishin them (for other species besides Sharks) It's a tad futile, despite the very occasional Jack, Bonnethead, or small pupper Black Drum.

The "BIG BAD RB's" should start to fire off by the middle of next month. "I HOPE".

























Sooo, Tourist season is officially over.

I CAN TELL

Reminds me of:   RUSH- In the End   hahahahaha

The end of a good thing!






C'C'MON FALL...
-a whole new chapter to Jax. fishing opens!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

8/17 - BEST INSULATED CHILLER FISH BAG




IT'S ALL ABOUT SPACE SAVING, KEEPING THE CATCH CHILLED, AND MORE FISH FIGHTING ROOM. 

THE CONSTANT QUEST FOR THE BEST FISHING EXPERIENCE, NEVER ENDS.

FIND AT:   WWW.BLUEBOTTLEFISHING.COM

Thursday, August 11, 2016

8/11 - GLOBAL FISHING

In today's world, if you can't find it in your state, you look elsewhere. If you can't find it in your Country, you can easily look elsewhere to outside the USA.

That's just what I did.

I saw this video on Youtube:

Then I saw this video:


Of course for simple Trout fishing I have my Yeti Hopper 40qt.  But what happens when we catch a big Black Drum, or several "keeper sized" Redbass (yeah like that happens all the time) I'll need a larger fish bag!

"But Dave, dontcha have a dang big Cooler"

"Yes, I do. And I'm not using them. I want maximum room, deck space (the reason I had my boat built, because it has more room than any similar boat around here!) and want to stow away my fish storage!

So after a discussion via Facebook with the seller of these flat bottom insulated fish bags, I ordered on off his website.

www.bluebottlefishing.com 













39.3701 inches Long x 15.748 inches Tall x 15.748 inch Bottom Base


The Blue Bottle Fishing website is set up to display US dollars, and you can easily use PayPal.


Why did I purchase one of these particular bags?  The right size, sits flat, has a good drain plug, and stows easily.

Sooo.....when I get it, there's sure to be a Video coming. It has to come all the way from Australia. But that shouldn't take that long.

Even with shipping, the Mini sized fish bag was competitively priced.

8/10 - SUMMER SHARKIN'

THE SHRIMP BOAT FISHING IN THE 78 DEGREE WATER (DOWN FROM 85) WAS FULL OF SMALL SHARKS TODAY. SO WE RAN DOWN THE BEACH, LOADED UP WITH ENOUGH POGIES FOR MY CHUM CHOPPER AND HIT THE SE HOLE AREA IN 50 FOOT OF WATER.

WE HAD INSTANT ACTION! 

HAMMERHEADS
AND BLACKTIP

EXCITING, VERY EXCITING....







































































































































































OLE SCHOOL CHUM FISHING......"still works"











Tuesday, August 9, 2016

8/9 - HOW THE JETTYWOLF....ROLLS

HOW TO SAVE BIG MONEY ON KEEPING YOUR PBR COLD IN THE HEAT
Just incase you ever wondered. read the hype, seen all the comparison videos.
ff of a roto-molded cooler, or the yeti hopper style soft cooler knock off.)

but....

the walmart ss 30 oz. tumbler $9.97 does work just as good as the Yeti 30 oz. ""rambler"" that is almost $30 at academy sports. But you have to order the walmart versions if still available on walmarts website.


I've left out at 7am with ice and seltzer water in the walmart version, sat the tumbler on my boats console all day in the heat, added more seltzer waters all day, but no ice. and when I got home at 2pm still had the original 7am ice in it.

plus, if ya want the handles for the walmart tumblers at a superior price, you can get a two pak on walmarts website for $12.00. these recently went up in price. I paid $7.00 and change w/ free shipping two weeks ago.


talk about saving cash.
-best summer time scolding hot weather thirst quenching deal !!!!

here's the links.

walmart 30 oz tumbler:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-30-Ounce-Double-Wall-Vacuum-Sealed-Tumbler/49772708

2 handle pak:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/EEEKit-2Pcs-Handle-for-Yeti-Rambler-30-oz-Tumblers-Rtic-Sic-Cup-Holder-Tumbler-Rambler-Travel-Cup/158370005



I'm all about """the deal""", its how I've stayed in business for 21 years.

No deal.....no buy!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

8/7 - 1ST REAL SUMMER NASTINESS

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION


TODAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH
THE DAY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INLAND
WATERS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS.

MONDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. DOMINANT PERIOD
5 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

MONDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
DOMINANT PERIOD 5 SECONDS. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.

TUESDAY NIGHT
SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET
WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 6 FEET. INLAND WATERS A MODERATE CHOP.
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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GUESS THE SHARKIN, COULD CAUSE THE SEA-FLU. BECAUSE WE NEED TO GET OUT THERE A LITTLE BIT (OCEAN). UNLESS YOU HAVE YOUR SEA-LEGS ON.


HERE'S ONE OF THOSE NASTY DAYS I DID "SOLO" LOOKING FOR A MONSTER SHARK OFFSHORE. 

BUT.....




TRUTH SS - CONVENTIONAL CASTING REEL

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8/2 - GORGEOUS "Bikini" GALS GO SHARK FISHING





http://www.captdaves.com - since 1996, your full-time/365 Jacksonville fishing guide.

"JETTYWOLF LIVE"
in conjunction with GUIDESANDGALS.COM take two of Jacksonville's very own, gorgeous Bikini Gals "run & gun" shark fishing behind Mayport Shrimp boats. It was their first time, and no matter how many they boated, "it just didn't matter". They had a blast, and so did the crew, and Captain.

Special thanks to: Breanne & Deanna

See the full version of this video on www.Guidesandgals.com
or check it out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/guidesandgals

Tuesday, August 2, 2016