Wednesday, December 28, 2016

12/27 - the Jetties were a complete "BORE"....

Left the Jetties because it was soooo "boring".  No Float-rig bites, no bottom bites. ( I wasn't waiting till low tide)

Traversed the river slowly in the deep FOG. Hitting a lot of good Trout spots for really slow action.
But managed a handful up to approx. 22 inches.

Here's a nice 19 incher:




The rest of the Trout ended up being fried up for dinner at Singleton's Seafood Shack.

(Yes, you can eat your catch while the fillets are still twitchin' after each day with Capt Dave. Just hurry.....hahahahaha)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

12/22 - MAKE THAT REEL, FUN AGAIN






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"JETTYWOLF , RODS & REELS ONLY: discussions and reviews " 


The ole Shimano Triton 100G is a great reel. Durable, Non corrosive, Powerful drag, Holds loads of line.....Basically the Timex type reel of my charter fishing arsenal.

But when it comes to the whimpy handle. It just doesn't cut it. So I replace them. With a Shimano Calcutta 400 Power Handle! 

The reel immediately goes from Boring to Jazzy and ready for action!

This can be done with about any bait casting or conventional reel today. Handle replacement is so EZ to do. Just get the power handle that fits, and in 3 minutes. You're done!

To find this reel handle on Shimano's website go to REEL SUPPORT, and scroll down to parts, select "round reels", then click on Calcutta B, then look up the Calcutta 700 and the Power handle part # is 3444 at $24.66 or look up the Calcutta 400BSV and the Power Handle part # is 3369. at $22.00.......the ones used in this video are of course the cheaper at $22 #3369. I believe I've also used the #3444 before and they fit too.

On Ebay search "Shimano Calcutta power handle #3444"
The cheapest seller has just (6) left as of Today: 12/22/16
at $28.99 free shipping.

With Little time, you can find original equipment Power Handles on Ebay, for Daiwa's, Abu Garcia's, Penn, and many others from sellers in Korea and Japan. JUST MAKE SURE YOUR REEL IS LISTED AS ON THAT'LL FIT THE HANDLES. If you have time to wait, those Korean and Japanese sellers are 1/2 price or less of what a Daiwa Power handle sells for in the USA. (I'm waiting on two from Korea, right now for my Daiwa Ryoga reels.)

******Changing out a Daiwa Ryoga baitcaster to the Daiwa Power handle with EVA knobs Video Here: https://youtu.be/b9WKMEoFHtI

*****The Shimano Triton Reel "review": https://youtu.be/Kkz05HsZ6tI

INEXPENSIVE, Shakespeare ATS15 Graphite reels that work, great for the price, are Higher Gear Ratio than the Shimano Tritons, and are smaller than the Shimano Tritons (just grease the drag washers) https://youtu.be/NMvwyfOqPqQ

*****MORE Shimano Triton Reel review":
https://youtu.be/Ncphmou9yUI

Sunday, December 18, 2016

12/17 - It wasn't us!!

Left out early on Saturday morning with two guys and the only fish we could catch was along the,
""US Navy Fish Preservation Zone"" .   The tide was rising and we tried everything. Even sitting anchored along the south jetty on the outside in 4-6 foot FOLDING seas, running float-rigs down the rocks.

Then, we bottom fished, ZERO. Everyone out there was sitting inside the rocks close to Huguenot Park, doing zero, just like we were.

I stopped along the ""US Navy Fish Preservation Zone"" as we left the dock back at 7am. And we caught a few small Trout. So after the whole jetty "go-round" of techniques and different spots, we left and stopped back in there.  More Trout, a Flounder and a Sheepshead. Then, here comes the Blue Lights flashing and siren chirping at us.

I guess they just don't get it. YES, THE CAT AND MOUSE GAME WILL CONTINUE! Our rights as U.S. Citizens are being violated as far as I'm concerned. I will fish those sacred spots I've fished for 30 years, and will continue. When they chase me out......"don't worry. I will be back!"

Hell, it was the ONLY area all morning where we caught fish!!!

So, incoming tide, 10am and the MOON is still in the sky, the full Moon was 4 days prior and it's still kicking our asses, I go ahead and move on into the river and ICW.

More small Trout, and now the BLUEFISH are everywhere!  Eventually, we box a handful of barely 15 inchers.

Making more moves.....I go to a spot that is religiously a dead low-tide only spot in complete desperation, and the tides max high. And just starting to ebb.

Mangrove Snappers, 4 inchers, worse than Bluefish could ever be eating those high dollar live shrimp!  With NO Trout.

Then as my guys fished hard Pat sets the hook.....and brings in a huge Trout. A fat 23 incher at 4 pounds.





















That was about it. The tiny Mangrove Snappers ate up everything after the Big Trout so we packed it in.

Back at the dock I cleaned I think 5 Trout a Flounder and one Sheepshead.  It was so nice of a day in the river, got really too warm, and for some reason the only fish we could catch near the inlet was along the, ""US Navy Fish Preservation Zone"".  The jetties were so off it was incredible.
   

Friday, December 16, 2016

12/16 - It's a sad day. Bye, Bye, Florida Sportsman





-Please, do not inundate me with "app suggestions". It's a personal thing for me. I have a few on my dumb-phone already.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12/12 - FULL MOON

Didn't even leave the dock till 9am, today.  Took in consideration that being the day before the full moon, and wanting to fish the last of the falling tide, that even 9am today was ""early"", seeing that dead low with slow current may not be till 2-3pm, with a noon low tide.

I was DEAD correct!

Started the morning with two bull Redfish in the mid 20 pound range....23, 24 pounds.
The bite was slow on the falling tide today compared to my last few trips for them.






















Experimenting taking photo's which I hardly do ever, with my new GoPro Hero 5 camera(s)..
So, I wasn't being a shutter-bug by no means. I could have though.....

We stayed at the Jetty rocks all day basically and had way over 20 Speckled Trout, only one Sheepshead, several Bluefish, and assorted other "jetty dwellers". To include Whiting that went into the fish box.  Getting only 6-7 "keeper-size" Speckled Trout. The Trout just weren't running that large.

























But it was enough for a healthy fish fry for my crew, with the Sheepshead and Whiting thrown in.

After the two Bull Reds in the morning, that went in the low 20's.....23-25 pounds I believe, we went and cast "Jetty jigs & Shrimp" the rest of the day. Working around that difficult full moon tide. But, it was nice to be out there on a Monday, with NO ONE around.

The morning sky was iffy looking with fog on the river. But by the afternoon it heated up and became too warm for my liking.

It's supposed to be COLD. Or may not "supposed to be". But at least that's the way I like it. 😉😉

Monday, December 12, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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12/7- GoPro: Remo (Waterproof Voice Activated Remote)

SOOOOOO COOL. I GOT ONE AND ITS SERIOUSLY COOL, TO TALK TO THE GOPRO FROM FAR AWAY.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

12/6 - GARAGE SALE....''BRING BEST OFFER''

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

12/4 - it's DECEMBER, dammit!!!!

in my house right now (8:25pm Sunday night) it's 76 degrees and I had to turn on the huge exhaust fan and open every window that works. Because it was almost 80 after being at my parents house for Sunday Dinner, and the house was all shut up closed.

Where is W-I-N-T-E-R?

I sit here shirtless in shorts and its now, because of the fan sucking outside air inside, getting cooler.

It's December dammit! 

Oh I here all the crap from people...."I love the hot weather". Really? From the air conditioned building you work in 8 hrs a day?

I'm here to tell ya, I love it when there's a good chill. Because, I know it won't be long and I'll be fishing in the hot weather, hearing people complain "who came here on purpose". That it's so hot, while fishing.

-Dress properly
-Wear a bigger hat
-Hydrate
-stop guzzling the beer!

Here's a photo of me while Summer Trout Fishing, under a bridge! 😕





















Here's a photo of me and customer John from TX in the winter (when it was cold 😊)




Saturday, December 3, 2016

12/3 - TITAN KNIVES made in FLORIDA







AS I SAID.......''YOU'LL SEE A LOT MORE ABOUT THESE, AS I TAKE THE SIDES OFF
SOME FISH, WITH A COMPLETE REVIEW AFTERWARDS"

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Friday, December 2, 2016

12/2 - I GET THESE DAILY....

BUT THIS ONE IS THE WINNER.

GUESS THIS DUMB SHIT JUST GOT DONE WATCHING A JAMES BOND MOVIE......

BEEN TO HARRISBURG PA.  REALLY? THEY HAVE A INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?

HOW STUPID DO THESE SCAMMERS REALLY THICK WE ARE?

I GUESS ITS A NUMBERS GAME.

HELL I GET LOADS OF THESE IN MY SPAM BOX PER MONTH.

BUT THIS ONE '''WINS''

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Interim Assistance General Manager,
(Operations, Maintenance, Transportation)
Harrisburg International Airport Pennsylvania
One Terminal Drive, Middletown,
PA 17057, Pennsylvania USA

Greetings,

This is my second time of sending you this message, I have very vital information for you, but first I hope i will have your trust by revealing this information to you because it may cause me my job, so I need to trust you by revealing this to you.

I am Mr. Butler Saunders, head of luggage/baggage storage facilities (Operations, Maintenance, and Transportation) here at the Harrisburg International Airport, Pennsylvania USA. During my recent withheld package routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, I discovered an abandoned shipment from a Diplomat from London and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box weighing approximately 110kg. The consignment was abandoned because the Contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as "MONEY" rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid interrogation and also the inability of the diplomat to pay for the United States Non Inspection Charges which is $6,700USD. On my assumption the consignment is still left in our Storage House here at the Harrisburg International Airport Pennsylvania till date. The details of the consignment including your name, your email address and the official documents from the United Nations office in Geneva are tagged on the Trunk box.

However, to enable me confirm if you are the actual recipient of this consignment as the assistant director of the Inspection Unit, I will advise you provide your current Phone Number and Full Address, to enable me cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official documents including the name of nearest Airport around your city. Please note that this consignment is supposed to have been returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed delivery due to the delays in concluding the clearance processes so as a result of this, I will not be able to receive your details on my official email account. So in order words to enable me cross check your details, I will advise you send the required details to my private email address for quick processing and response. Once I confirm you as the actual recipient of the trunk box, I can get everything concluded within 48hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery.

Lastly, be informed that the reason I have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this abandoned consignment is because I want us to transact this business and share the money 70% for you and 30% for me since the consignment has not yet been returned to the United States Treasury Department after being abandoned by the diplomat so immediately the confirmation is made, I will go ahead and pay for the United States Non Inspection Fee of $6,700 dollars and arrange for the box to be delivered to your doorstep Or I can bring it by myself to avoid any more trouble but you have to assure me of my 30% share.

I wait to hear from you urgently if you are still alive and I will appreciate if we can keep this deal confidential. Please get back to me via my private Email: (butlersaunders@inbox.lv) for further directives

Thank you.
Saunders Butler
Interim Assistance General Manager,
(Operations,Maintenance,Transportation)
Harrisburg International Airport Pennsylvania
One Terminal Drive, Middletown.

It's Dec. Already??

Holy smokes......pretty soon it's going to be 100 degrees again. Nothing inshore will be biting, because the water temps will be 88 again.

Gawd how I "don't" like summer!  Especially July, August, and Sept.  U-H-G!

Now, is the time I year I love.  No heat, No A/C, windows open and, No Kingfish tournaments!

And it'll soon be all over, with just a bat of an eye.

In my fishing life. Days & Months just fly by. But the Summer heat just drags... on and on.

Got off my charter yesterday and jumped out of the truck at home. Felt great. Took my time cleaning the boat up and putting everything away.

Wasn't sweating. Had plenty of energy. Shirt was dry, and even my "under drawers" were dry, go figure?

Oh, how I love this time of year!

PLUS...."they are still out there."

Get some current and kick back, and just pull on BIG REDS.  😎😎

The search for Trout sucked.

Only getting a few Sheepshead, a few small Flounder & Black Drum... and one 14" Trout.

It rained just enough in the morning to wet everything, including two guys who showed up with zero rain gear?

😕😕  (C'mon people. Get with it. Attempt to be a Boy Scout, at least.)

And the chill had me in comfortably in my Orange slicker suit all day, and NEVER broke a sweat. (They are known to be hot any other time of year)





















Here's a few I took pics of. Sorry no Video today.










































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