Sunday, April 30, 2017

4/30 - SUNDAY=KIDS DAY!

AT 7AM HAD CHRISTIAN, HIS WIFE AND TWO NIECE'S.
WE HAD A BALL.

-MANGROVE SNAPPERS
-SEABASS
-BANK BASS
-CATFISH
-PINFISH 
AND A EATER SIZED BLACK DRUM

TWO REAL FISHING GALS!




















THIS COLOR MORNING SKY MEANT WIND. BUT WE WERE FINISHED OUR 2 HR KIDS TRIP WHEN IT STARTED TO BLOW.






























































































TWO CUTIE PIE'S YA ALMOST WANTED TO RENT FOR THE DAY. SO WELL MANNERED AND INTO ''FISHIN''.

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FROM 10-NOON, HAD ANDY AND HIS 5 YEAR OLD BOY, HENRY.
WE ALMOST DIDN'T GO BECAUSE HENRY WAS SO SCARED, AT THE DOCK.

BUT DAD TALKED HIM ON TO THE BOAT, BARELY....

THE WIND WAS BLOWIN HARD BY THE TIME WE GOT OUT. HENRY REELED IN A FEW MANGROVE SNAPPERS AND SEABASS. BUT THAT DIDN'T HELP HIS BOAT PHOBIA. 

WE BARELY MADE THE TWO HOURS.

ALL THESE KIDS ARE DIFFERENT. EVER SO OFTEN I RUN INTO A ''MINI-ME''.....AND MANY ARE THE GIRLS.

GO FIGURE?

4/30 - PARTING WITH ONE MO' HOPPA'

I'M GOING TO PART WITH ONE MORE OF MY MINI COLLECTION OF
YETI 40 QT. HOPPER SOFT SIDED MEGA COOLERS.

THESE ARE SO BAD AZZ ITS INCREDIBLE!
THEY WEIGH NEARLY NOTHING, BUT CAN CHILL DOWN A CASE OF BEER, A LIMIT OF TROUT, YOU NAME IT, AND TAKE UP A LOT LESS SPACE ON YOUR BOAT.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

4/25 - BIG BAITS....BIG TROUTZ!





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Another windy weekday in the Spring Time in Jacksonville Fl, fishing aboard Capt Dave's "Jettywolf" charter boat. Light tackle Sport fishing charters.

Scott from California hooks up a "gator" Speckled Trout.

Who was more excited...CAPT DAVE, of course. Big Speckled Sea Trout, are his "thing", it's what makes his world go 'round.

People say, "Trout don't pull". Which says right there, they have never caught a BIG ONE! Rookies say that! Thought this Trout was a large redfish the way it pulled up under the boat and around he anchor line.

Big Trout fishing isn't for everyone. But Scott was a seasoned angler. Especially in Jacksonville. It takes patience and some rod skills.

Speaking of "rods"...the light action of the Ugly Stik , puts head shaking Big Trout to the boat without "pulling the hook!"

Capt Dave uses NOTHING but Ugly Stik rods.

The reel was also a Shakespeare reel..."can ya believe that?"
A Shakespeare, all graphite, star drag levelwind reel called the ATS15. For a whopping $35. It's a great little do -all inshore reel.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4/25 - lots of fishing...

LOT'S OF FISHING GOING ON.  FROM A BOAT LOAD OF 8-10 YEAR OLDS, TO JUST A DAD AND A 5 YEAR OLD.

SPRING/SUMMER IS ALREADY HERE, BECAUSE THE JETTYWOLF IS ALREADY BUSY DOING TRIPS WITH THE KIDS.

SINCE WE NEVER REALLY HAD A WINTER, ALL KINDS OF STUFF IS HAPPENING EARLY SO FAR. AND THAT MEANS GOOD AND BAD.

ANYONE THAT KNOWS ME, KNOWS I LOVE DEEP WINTER, BECAUSE IT'S GO TIME FOR TROUT FISHING. WELL, AS OF RIGHT NOW I'VE PRETTY MUCH "HUNG UP" THE TROUT TACKLE (FLOAT-RIG RODS AND REELS) AND THAT'S WEEK EARLY!


TOO MANY BAIT-STEALERS EATING OUR SHRIMP, WATER TEMPS ARE WELL INTO THE 70'S.  THE REDFISH EPIC SPRING-TIME BITE AT THE JETTIES SEEM DAMN NEAR NON- EXISTENT, THIS YEAR.

SO IN MY OPINION, "NOT HAVING A DEEP COLD WINTER" HAS EFFECTED PLENTY. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE OFFSHORE CROWD IS ALREADY KING MACKEREL FISHING.  SO THERE YA GO...

TODAY 4/25 IS THE FIRST DAY I HAVE USED A LIVE WELL OF POGIES. YEAH, I MAYBE A BIT LATE TO THE PARTY. BUT I'M NOT WASTING  FISHING TIME RUNNING AROUND GETTING A DOZEN OF THEM FOR MY SMALL LIVE WELL.

BUT IF THEY ARE SO EZ TO GET, I'LL SURELY GET A NET FULL. AND TODAY THEY WERE SO EZ TO GET IT WAS RIDICULOUS.

USING MY NEW SIDE SCANNING SONAR FEATURE IN MY GARMIN SOUNDER/GPS.
I COULD SEE THEM COMING DOWN THE SIDE OF THE BOAT.

AND I MEAN "DOWN THE SIDE OF THE BOAT!!!!"

SO I THREW THE CAST NET 3 TIMES IN THE STIFF WIND AND HAD ALL I NEEDED.

""I KNEW THE SIDE SCAN FEATURE OF THE GARMIN SOUNDER WOULD BE GREAT FOR FINDING BAIT."" 


WE FISHED THE POGIES RIGHT WHERE WE WERE ANCHORED UP, FOR WELL OVER A HOUR WITH NO BITES. (SOUTH JETTY)

SO I PULLED UP SHOP AND SAID GOODBYE TO THE MAYPORT JETTIES FOR THE DAY. (WHICH IN ALL REALITY, HAVE BEEN A REAL BUMMER LATELY FOR ME)

I WENT UP IN THE RIVER AND ANCHORED UP AGAIN IN THE STIFF WIND AND SCOTT AND I BOTH PINNED ON A SMALL LIVE POGIE , AGAIN.

ON SCOTT'S FIRST CAST HERE'S WHAT HE CAUGHT:




















A 7 POUND SPECKLED TROUT!


WE CONTINUED FISHING AND I HOOKED UP ON TWO AND LOST THEM. (I WAS USING A TINY LITTLE HOOK, THAT I NEVER CHANGED OUT FROM FISHING LIVE SHRIMP)  BUT EITHER WAY, I FINALLY HOOKED UP A 19-1/2 INCH TROUT.

SCOTT CAUGHT A NICE CHUNKY SEA BASS, HAD A FEW OTHER "PICK-UPS"...BUT THAT WAS IT ON THIS SPOT.

SO WE MOVED ON WITHOUT MUCH ELSE GOING ON, BEFORE SCOTT HAD TO CATCH A PLANE BACK TO CALIFORNIA.


















NOT A TON OF ACTION. 

BUT. A VIDEO IS COMING SOON OF TODAY'S CHILLY MORNING,AND STIFF WINDS.

SO STAY TUNED.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4/18 - its 100% official

ITS SPRING TIME...100% TODAY!!

THE MAYPORT JETTIES JUST ''POPPED''

- SPANISH MACKEREL HAVE ARRIVED.


- GLASS MINNOW, THREADFIN HERRING, MULLET, POGIES ARE THERE.

DID A 2 HR. KIDS TRIP TODAY WITH 2 SISTERS, AND ONE OF THEM'S 2 - DAUGHTERS. KEPT IT REAL SIMPLE AS THEY'VE NEVER BOTTOM FISHED IN THE OCEAN BEFORE. ANCHORED OUT IN THE BLUE CLAY BOTTOM OFF THE SOUTH JETTY AND QUICKLY STARTED TO LOAD THE COOLER WITH WHITING. NOT HUGE WHITING, BUT KEEPER FISH.....THEN ONE OF THE KIDS GOT SEAS SICK, SO MOM SAID, ''LETS HEAD IN.''

IF WE HAD MORE TIME, I'M SURE WE COULD HAVE GOT A BLACK DRUM OUT THERE ON THAT SPOT, BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I'VE CAUGHT MANY BEFORE.

OR WE COULD HAVE TROLLED UP SOME SPANISH MACKEREL. I HAVE THE HARDWARE ON THE BOAT.


























-WANT A SERIOUS TECH TIP:  ''WHEN TROLLING UP SPANISH MACKEREL ON PLANERS AND SPOONS. #1 YOU CAN'T USE THOSE ''FAIRY WAND'' BUGGY WHIP SPINNING RODS. THEY WON'T WORK!!!! A MED HEAVY ACTION TRIGGER CASTING UGLY STIK WILL WORK, OR A KINGFISH ACTION STYLE ROD. AND WHEN TROLLING THE PLANER AND SPOON, MAKE SURE YOU TURN A LOT. ''WE CALL IT THE TURN AND BURN''.....AND GO PRETTY FAST, THE PLANERS WILL DIVE AT DIFFERENT DEPTHS AS YOU PILL THEM AND MAKE TURNS. A SMALL PLANERS IS ALL THATS NEEDED. AND HERE ON EBAY IS WHERE YOU CAN GET MEGA BULK SPOONS CHEAPER:  

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BUY BULK SHARE WITH A BUDDY.  YEARS WORTH OF INSTANT ACTION!!!!!

USED TO BE ALL THE CHARTER CAPTAINS/GUIDES WOULD BE ''TURNING AND BURNING'' ON THE SPANISH MACKEREL SCHOOLS BACK IN THE DAY. NOW WITH ALL THE ''COOL GUYS'' THAT ARE TOO GOOD FOR THIS FUN FISHING, WHERE THEY ARE SO NEW, THEY DON'T EVEN TRY SUCH A SPORT. THE FANCY BAY BOATS AND TROLLING MOTORS HAVE THEM , ''TOO GOOD'', FOR THIS KIND OF FUN. 

SO, IF YOU TROLL UP THE SPANISH MACS...''YOU'LL BE PRETTY MUCH ALONE'', BECAUSE NOT EVEN THE PUBLIC WEEKENDERS DO IT MUCH ANY LONGER. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

4/16 - EASTER SUNDAY FISHING







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"2 hour kids fishing trips"

5 year old Noah with his Mom & Dad went fishing on Easter morning (4/16/2017) aboard Capt Dave's ''JETTYWOLF'' charter boat.

With his Dad's help Noah caught dinner. A nice 'pup sized' Black Drum.

Noah also liked the boat ride out to the Mayport Jetties (St. Johns River Inlet) and wanted to always go.....FASTER!

At 5 years old, Capt Dave's 2 hr. kids trips was perfect for his age. The intended age for youngsters who can't do a long all day kind of charter fishing trip.

The Kids see Dolphins, Manatees, Birds, Ships, Tug boats, and many species of fish.

Parents help their kids with the fishing, as does Capt Dave.
It's really a good time for Families to get outdoors and on the water.

The 26 foot "Jettywolf", is the only commercial style charter boat in the Jacksonville area. Meaning it is extremely safe for the Kids.
Deep, high sided, flat deck, with lots of room for the kids to move around. It's NOT a Pleasure boat used for commercial duty. But rather the other way around.

Hundreds of youngsters have had their first saltwater / ocean fishing trip aboard the Jettywolf with Capt Dave.

Take the time this summer to get your youngster out learning and doing. Boys and girls both have a lot of fun, and memories.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

4/15 - SPRING TIME aboard the JETTYWOLF





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HERE'S SOME FOOTAGE OF (3) DIFFERENT TRIPS WITH THREE DIFFERENT (SMALL) GROUPS ABOARD MY 26' ALUMINUM BOAT, ((safest inshore charter boat in Jacksonville, FL)) ...THE "JETTYWOLF".

12 MONTH A YEAR, 7 DAYS A WEEK, LITE TACKLE SPORT FISHING CHARTERS OUT OF JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA (ATLANTIC BEACH-MAYPORT AREA)

FROM 1ST TIMERS TO SEASONED SALTS, TO YOUNGSTERS. EVERYONE HAS FUN. BEST CHARTERS ARE 2-3 PERSONS TO STAY VERSATILE. (MAX IS 4).

I DEPART FROM THE MAYPORT BOAT RAMP:
4870 OCEAN ST. ATLANTIC BEACH FL.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

4/14 - if I was to do it all over again...."Hmmmm?"

















a MAVRIK MARINE 26 "work skiff"
















EVEN...more fishing room than I have now. Because of the brilliantly purposed "side console".




NEW:  APRIL REDFISH VIDEO COMING REAL SOON

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FINALLY....(ALOT OF FUN)

The wind has backed off. My elbow is back 100%. And I have a great appreciation for the usefulness of my "limbs".

If you have no idea what I'm talking about. Scroll on down and acquaint yourself with my last few Vlog video's, explaining last week.

Today was a blast. It just goes to show ya, it's all about the people I have  aboard the Jettywolf.
Erin & Casey.  Visiting from South Florida aka: "LaLa Land"....Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.
They were quite smitten with ole boresville, Jax. Fl.   Compared to down yonder. I can see why.

Casey made mention a few times the difference...."especially at the boat ramps."

I'm not gonna do one of those "this was caught here, this was caught there" reports. Because later I'll be publishing a video with some fun footage.

So here's just some photos from today, that Erin took.





























































I GOT ONE ON MY BRAND NEW ''JIGGING MASTER - WIKI REEL''










































































I CAUGHT ME A DUCK DECOY! 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

4/8 - ROD SALE....1/2 PRICE (PICK-UP)

(2) - 7' UGLY STIK TIGER RODS

GREAT SHAPE. YES, USED.  BUT FOR $30, HOW CAN YA GO WRONG?

CASTING / CONVENTIONAL MEDIUM LIGHT ACTION 12 TO 30 # LINE CLASS
EVA FOAM GRIPS, FUGI REEL SEATS, SS GUIDES. GREAT RIVER/JETTY RODS
CAN EASILY HANDLE 40 REDFISH, W/ LOADS OF FUN BUT STILL '' LIGHT TACKLE''.

NEW, THESE ARE $60.00

TAKE ''BOTH'' FOR $55.00 CASH.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

4/7 - Wiki Jigging Reel #2 & my ELBOW?










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"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - Capt Dave discusses his 2nd Jigging Master ""Wiki Jigging" reel purchase and what went wrong with his elbow, and why he was in pain on the last Vlog video (Vlog #2).

And wants to thank everyone. My Fishing Saga Continues I'm almost 100%....so let's go catch us some "sweetheart Trout" or Big Bull Redfish!

www.captdaves.com ....in case you missed it on the video and at the top of this description. (most do) D-O-H!!

Shot with: GoPro Hero 4 sessions

and I had zero internet service, so all this was done via Wifi with my dumbphone over T-Mobile.

HAVE A QUESTION...Yeah I may answer it. LOL!

More will be seen in the future when it comes to using this jigging reel for some big fish.

So stay tuned.

Here's the link to the Shimano Tranx reel and the Ugly Stik catfish rod against a nice sized Blacktip shark:
https://youtu.be/uWSxZ_DTTAI?list=PLK...

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4/6 - vlog #2...JIGGING MASTER REELS







"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - WELCOME TO MY SECOND FISHING VLOG.
TODAY, I'M VERY INJURED.

FISHING FOR REDFISH, SELLING RODS AND REELS ON EBAY, AND DISCUSSING THE AWESOME NEW JW-WIKI REEL 2000H, THAT MATCHES MY SHAKESPEARE UGLY STIK TIGER LITE JIGGING ROD.

HERE'S LAST WEEKS DISCUSSION ON THE UGLY STIK TIGER LITE JIGGING: https://youtu.be/lu9eeJ_Ogow


UPDATE:
SPENT 6 HRS IN THE HOSPITAL . TESTING AND EXAMINING MY ARM/ELBOW. THEY SAID ''INFECTION''....AND DON'T KNOW HOW I GOT IT.  I THINK I KNOW!  LAST THURSDAY GOT A PNEUMONIA SHOT.  THEN RIGHT AFTER AN ACHING ARM AND ELBOW???

HMMMM? 

BEWARE OF 'PREVENTATIVE SHOTS'' - NEVER AGAIN FOE ME!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

NO APRIL FOOLS...it was game on!

more guys should bring their cool girlfriends out for a day of ''light tackle'' fishing.
cause it's fun!!



















4 pound speckled trout for Sarah on the float-rig!






















32 inch Redbass for Sarah on the float rig!


























Kyle and I do a ''SELFIE'', with his 3 pound Trout.





















'hot rod' Sarah, boats YET another Brutus T. Redbass at the jetties.
while bottom fishing.





 
















Kyle gets his.....a ''super spotter''.























GREAT DAY ABOARD THE JETTYWOLF
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