Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

9/24 - Jacksonville's JETTY Fishing, "a Jettywolf Moment"

9/26 - FINALLY

Finally tried these.....''the best ever way to really cut braided line''
BEING THAT ON A NORMAL CHARTER DAY, I PROBABLY ''RE-RIG'' LINES NO LESS THAN 25 TIMES. I HAVE FOUND THAT NO CUTTERS, NO SCISSORS, NO BLADE OF ANY TYPE WILL HOLD UP TO CUTTING BRAIDED LINE. THEY RUST, THEY DULL, AND ALTHOUGH THEY STILL MIGHT CUT TO SOME DEGREE......THEY CERTAINLY DO NOT CAUTERIZE THE END OF THE BRAIDED LINE.
FOR LESS THAN A SUPER GREAT PAIR OF SO CALLED BRAID CUTTERS, I BOUGHT (3) BERKLEY HOT LINE CUTTERS!!           ON EBAY

Berkley Hot Line Cutter:

























Friday, September 23, 2016

9/23 - WHAT DO YA THINK?

THE BRANDT FAMILY LAST YEAR


"EPIC AS ALL HELL AND BACK" - report link top water bull Reds!!!!!!!!!!!!

-heading out on exact same date, 12 months later 
-will it be Bazzaro world Florida?
-just got lucky last year?
-last year I had a premonition
-and it was 1 & done last year, with all the mullet we needed in one pitch. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9/22 - IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN CAPT. VINCE, YOU NEED TOO!




I'VE STRIVED FOR YEARS TO MASTER THIS.....AND I'M STILL LEARNING.
(SAME GOES FOR BLACK DRUM)

http://cleanyourcatch.com/

Monday, September 19, 2016

FISHING FULL MOONS, NOREASTERS, AND REEL SALE

WELL, HEADING TO THE CREEKS ON TUESDAY ABOARD A BUDDIES BOAT. A BOAT THAT'S EZ TO GET MULLET FROM. SO THATS OUR PLAN.

HAD SERIOUS ANKLE PROBLEM FOR A WHOLE WEEK. THE PAIN WAS DREADFUL, WHEN YOU'RE ON YOUR FEET FOR 12 HRS. STRAIGHT!

THE FULL MOON WAS A REAL PAIN, AND MY LAST DAY OUT IT WAS BLOWING LIKE HELL FROM THE EAST-NORTHEAST ALL DAY. ADD-IN THE FULL MOON TIDES, AND THE LACK OF BIG FISH BITES, (LOTS OF SMALL FISH) PLUS MY ANKLE, AND YEAH, A DESK JOB IS A PIECE OF CAKE!!

SO NOTHING TO REPORT ABOUT THE LAST FEW DAYS.  SEPT. IS ALWAYS WISHY-WASHY ANYHOW WHEN IT COMES TO THE WEATHER. SO FAR, 2 TROPICAL STORMS HAVE COME UPON US, LEAVING NOT ENOUGH RAIN. WE NEED A WASH OUT, TO START THE FALL SEASON, AKA: "OCTOBER".   



MORE CLEAN-OUT OF NON-USING TACKLE. MEANING I'M NOT USING IT, SO IT HAS TO GO.


FOR SALE:  EBAY LINK





















NOW, I'VE ADDED THESE DAIWA LEXA 300hs-p REELS:
EBAY LINK





















oldie, but a goodie. tech-tip for shallow water, ''float-rig'' fishing
make your float rig a ''do-all'' rig:
 

Monday, September 12, 2016

9/10 - JAX BEACH PIER ACTION




THIS PAST WEEKEND.

AS A SHARK ANGLER....I'M JEALOUS!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

9/7 - So looking forward to days like this...


DON'T FOR A SECOND THINK THAT SUMMER IS GO TIME FOR INSHORE LIGHT TACKLE FISHING IN N.E. FLORIDA.

OH, IT'S GO TIME FOR YOU VACATIONERS. 

BUT IF YOU ARE A AVID SPORTSMAN, OUTDOORSMAN, ANGLER. (LIKE MY REGULAR DALE IS, HE'S BEEN FISHING WITH ME FOR YEARS!)

THESE COLD MORNINGS, THE WINDY DAYS, THE FROZEN FINGERS....ARE QUICKLY FORGOTTEN AFTERWARDS WHEN A WONDERFUL FISH FRY AND A COOL BEVERAGE IS BEING ENJOYED.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS LONG ENOUGH (21 YEARS) TO REALIZE THERE'S COMPLETE SECTORS IN MY CHARTER FISHING THROUGH OUT THE YEAR.

NO LITTLE KIDS, MOSTLY JUST 2 PERSONS, BECAUSE THATS THE BEST TRIPS.

AND PUTTING TROPHIES ON THE LINE IS WHAT THIS TIME OF YEAR IN THIS VIDEO, IS ALL ABOUT.



9/7 - THOSE EBAY CHINESE REELS






Capt Dave is a curious, Tackle Junkie!!
1/2 price, are they worth it?
Will they catch a big Redbass, and do it on the "cheap".

I believe they will.

PART- 2 "what's inside?" does looking at the guts give away anything?

Check it out here:  https://youtu.be/4XVT-HpD_BI

Monday, September 5, 2016

(11) - for sale, rock bottom prices!






















DAIWA SALTIST HC 20

USED BUT IN GREAT CONDITION

ON EBAY:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/331947857907?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

WANT ONE OR FOUR, LOCALLY?

JUST EMAIL ME:  CHARTER@CAPTDAVES.COM

9/5 - Labor Day

Windy to say the least.....DUE EAST. 15-20 is what it felt like.

Had huge plans. Get a bunch of live Mullet and fish far from the "hub" of activity, by heading up river at 7am, with Redfish in mind. Not Jumbos, but any ole size.

Looked at about 3 different "mullet capture" areas, and of course because of the wind, spot number 3 adjacent where we were going to fish is the one that had plenty passing by.

-anyone else would have FREAKED!
While on the Mullet castnetting spot, the wind swung the boat around on anchor and the bottom of the boat, was grinding on oysters and rocks......But of course I don't care, it's not like all that is doing any damage, to my NON-FANCY Gelcoated boat ( Laughing while thinking about those 90K bayboats, that aren't bay boats at all really.) But we eventually got out of there. Then, to find out before I could catch my first perfect finger Mullet, my live well pump...... wasn't working.


-the "double fix".
Some how while I was researching & repairing a side console Nav. light and checking the switch panel. I must have had a wire pull off. Now the pump switch won't work. Pretty much needed to keep a live well full of Mullet. A simple fix when I got home took care of all that. Hence, the "double fix".

-What always catches?
So we just fished cut dead Pogies, and the ole stand by of all time. FRESH Jumbo dead shrimp.
(DON'T LEAVE HOME WITH OUT IT!)  I even tried GULP.  We caught Ladyfish, Croakers, Mangrove Snapper, and a 28" Redfish. ON DEAD SHRIMP.   

If anyone ever asked me, "Dave what's your favorite bait?" I certainly wouldn't answer; "A red bellied slash and splash diver with copper spinners." Like some Bass fisherman, or even like some  local Redfish tournament dude, would probably answer.

My answer would simply be; Fresh Jumbo dead shrimp and live shrimp. Dead for bottom fishing. Live, for Float-rig fishing and jig-n-shrimp casting. IT CATCHES IT ALL, when others baits fail!!

The cut frozen Pogies we used, were getting devoured instantly off the hook by bait thieves. The Gulp got bites but not many takers. But the shrimp caught 99% of the fish today....and of course the only Redfish!! 



















The rising tide up river never really gained much strength, which I needed for super success on the spot we fished, plus we really needed those "live" Mullet too.

So we slowly rode back to the "Hub"....and upon arrival we saw 9 boats all on one spot. It's so funny, how boats attract boats, fish don't.

That wasn't for me, so we tried the other side of the river, where we had Catfish, Croakers, and yep, even the "green scourge fish" aka: Bluefish, eat our dead cut Pogies.  As we tried for a big Bull Redbass on the flooding tide, fishing about 30 feet on the channel edge.
























No big bite ever materialized, we had enough fun for one Labor day. So we headed home.

And as usual, that big STORM (laugh) from just this past Friday didn't do anything to the river, as I hoped it would.

We didn't get enough rain!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

9/4 - "Take your Gal fishing": Fall Bull Redfish





I think this is my favorite Bull Redfish video  (back in Oct. of 2014).......just because of my crew.

Leave your beer drinking buddies at home, and bring your wife, Daughter, Mother or Grandma, because the Gal's make the day. Especially if they are a great sport like Mrs. Traut from Iowa, was.
She was so funny.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

9/1 - September is a "fall" month, right?

Bye, Bye, AUGUST. (considered a Summer month)

Well the Tropical Storm has done ZERO, here so far.

Could have fished today even. It was S-L-I-C-K calm on the river and I.C.W.
today as I went over the Bridge from my house to the Trailer Tire Shop in Mayport.

LET'S GO.....

This storm thing will be such a memory by Monday. That means time to F-I-S-H, a Fall Month called

SEPTEMBER.

Last year on Sept. 5th at Jetties:  Reds, Sharks, Flounder, and....faux sheepshead?