Tuesday, May 30, 2017

5/30 - more ''JDM'' DAIWA REELS







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JDM: REFERS TO: ''JAPANESE DOMESTIC MARKET''

THIS TIME TWO BRAND NEW DAIWA SUPER DYNAMIC 150 S REELS. LARGE LOW-PROFILE REELS, SURELY FRESHWATER REELS. ALL GRAPHITE/PLASTIC REELS, MAYBE A BIT VINTAGE.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

5/28 - missed by inches....

Offshore again today.....ride out was okay, not great. went just 8 miles. (not far enough) Looked for bait on the beach, and could have spent way too long searching. So we pressed on.

Never said I was some expert offshore guy. But two days in a row, proves to be kinda abusive on the body. Bottom fishing offshore sure is a ton of work.

But, the bites so limited in the river and inlet. At least, on a close reef there's always a chance at something decent.

Yesterday, took Mom & Dad out a belated Mother's Day fishing trip. Mom caught all kinds of small fish. While I did only "jigging" with super light tackle.
I caught Spanish Mackerels, Big Seabass, a healthy Triggerfish and Dad caught a really big Seabass too, on cut bait. Didn't waste time looking for Pogies yesterday either.
























My ultra-light jigging reel got "spooled" by a big fish. I think a Bonita. Cause it was so fast and just never stopped. Completely stripped that reel (a very small reel) of all line!

Today, two guys and it was alot sloppier out there in the morning. My "spot" with loads of small ledges, really didn't produce much. A few really small Red Snappers, Seabass of course and that was it.

I again "jigged" vertically with my ultra-light rod and hooked up a JUST SHORT Cobia. Yep, Me again, biggest fish.



















31 inch Cobia on the ultra, ultra ultra, extra light Jigging Master rod and a Daiwa Ryoga jigging reel. This was a tough battle!!





Anchoring up and vertical jigging isn't as productive as drifting. But with the stiff wind today, we had to anchor up.

I do have a very very large parachute anchor that slows down the drift of the boat really well. I put it on the boat tonight for future use. And believe if I can get people to actually "work" for their bites. The jigs do produce some action. And no bait needed for some fun, on lighter tackle.

Had about a 10 foot Hammerhead Shark come check us out today. It was awesome. It even went around my marker jug floating on the surface to see if it was something to eat.

Being not far offshore, we weren't gonna get a whole lot of big fish action, this time of year. But a long ride wasn't going to happen this morning or even yesterday with the folks.

Pulled off ever so slightly a fish fry sized bag of fish yesterday. But today missed that by INCHES, with the short Cobia.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

5/24 - last few days.......

Had just what I should have all the time. 2 person trips! The last few days. Which was great.  No kids, just adults.

The "NEW" moon and weather this week has been a all out ball buster.

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-the new moon is the strongest in the spring and summer,

-the full moon is the strongest in the fall and winter.
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I had requests;

On Monday it was all "eating fish", so naturally we tried fishing for Trout.
That was a exercise in futility. And the weather was no help.  I even ran damn near to down town, worked a few old trout spots with NO BITES.  Ended the day at the jetties, and by really the days end anchored in the river over ROCKS and couldn't give away a live shrimp other than to Mangrove Snappers. Which no one could catch but me.

On Tuesday I had a request for "shark fishing". We got lucky in the 20 kt winds, there was a few shrimp boats close. Miles out was close and it was nasty / rough / over cast and "WET" as we busted over the waves chasing the shrimp boats.
With only a few strikes and catching a few small sharks. This game was really not happening. By days end we sat "over rocks"" again with live pogies out the back of the boat in hopes of a big Redfish. That never happened.  

For SPRING TIME IN JAX, this certainly hasn't been one for the record books weather wise.

REALLY TRYING TO GET A SLICK CALM DAY TO GO OFFSHORE A FEW MILES AND TRY OUT MY NEW AND EXCITING FISHING TECHNIQUE ON THE LOCAL SPADEFISH POPULATION.

NO ROD AND REEL REQUIRED!

Friday, May 19, 2017

5/18 - river cruisin'

did a short fish and then  sight see for a husband and wife yesterday.
of course the most fascinating thing for me was the new "ornament" sitting on While Shell rocks.


































yep.  that be perched upon the submerged BOULDERS!
guess the tide will float them off. Eventually.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5/17 - MO' TACKLE JUNKIE!






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BEST EBAY FIND EVER???? 

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THESE (JDM) - JAPANESE DOMESTIC MARKET REELS ARE VERY SIMILAR TO THE USA VERSION OF THE SIMPLE SHIMANO TRITON G 100's AND 200's. JUST BETTER.....THEY ARE ''AJI'' MATIC???

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Monday, May 15, 2017

5/13 - damn pogies....some sea flu......lost fish

SATURDAY:  STARTED OUT ON A POGIE HUNT. "they were every where, but hell if I could get them with my brand new net."  Why a new net ya say?

Well, last time out getting pogies, same deal hunted for them, but never got any till I found them in deep deep water. They came up and I threw.....I snatched the net and it was HEAVY! Then the "swivel" broke on the net and the whole shootin match sank to the bottom in 45' of water.  Thanks to Rex, a fella I know who was near me. He got his, and then lent me his net. So I went and finally got some pogies.

CHECK YOUR CAST NET SWIVELS FOR CORROSION!!!

So, today I'm out with a new net and it didn't matter. It was a pain in the butt catching them, for my purposes.

My crew was sea sick, "having the sea flu" the whole time. YES, the Ocean was rolling, but for a bass fisherman from the mid west andy roll was a huge roll.

We ended up in the river. I picked a spot that was going to serve us for a long while. I didn't want to over work myself anchoring and re-anchoring because of my eye (retina surgery last monday). So we fished the spot the whole rising tide.

My crew caught some fish, and lost the big ones. Either coming off or broke lines. YES, we were on heavy structure. But that was maybe just from big fish inexperience, some how.

Ended up with some Jacks, Mangrove snappers of course, Seabass, a stingray that ate a live pogie, and.........

a 20" sweetheart Speckled Trout.






















It was a great day weather wise. Not hot, slight breeze, no bright sun, overcast and even a slight sprinkle of rain.

But the fish?

We should have had twice the action that we did. Maybe it was the weather change.  The lost fish I think were BIG Redbass. Which would have been a game changer if they got to the boat.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

5/10 - GOINGS ON....


OKAY....MY "CLEAR OUT SALE"?



LOADS OF RODS ARE GONE.    S-O-L-D

BUT STILL HAVE:

1- WRIGHT & MCGILL BAD ASS 8' FLOAT-RIG ROD OR USE AS A LONG CASTING ROD. IF I DON'T SELL THIS I'LL KEEP IT, IT'S THAT SWEET!
HAS ALL KINDS OF KILLER THINGS NOT SEEN ON YOUR AVERAGE SHIMANO ROD THATS FOR SURE.    $50

2- PHENIX "CANDY APPLE RED"' TUBULAR FIBERGLASS RODS THAT ARE LIKE CUSTOM BUILT RODS, BUT THEY AREN'T.   $55 EACH

1- YETI HOPPER 40 QT. SOFT SIDED HOPPER COOLER. ANOTHER BAD ASS ITEM, THATS IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN,  $250

5......YES 5, BRAND NEW SHIMANO TEKOTA 300 / LEVELWIND STAR DRAG INSHORE CONVENTIONAL CASTING REEL. WITH BOXES INFO AND ROD CLAMP.   $120 EACH

2- 7' ONE PIECE UGLY STIK ""LITE"" MEDIUM ACTION CORK HANDLED SPINNING RODS. (THESE RODS DO NOT EXIST ANY LONGER.) BUT THAT'S SHAKESPEARE'S MISTAKE. THE UGLY STIK ""LITE"" RODS HAVE/HAD A HUGE INSHORE SALTWATER FISHERMAN FOLLOWING, FOR BEING DURABLE AND INDESTRUCTIBLE!!   $20 EACH









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HAD A COMMENT THAT SPURRED ME TO MAKE THIS VIDEO ABOUT THE GOPRO HERO 5 FRAME ""CASE"". IN A PAST VIDEO:
https://youtu.be/GqJvHNfL5fM 

I SHOWED WHAT I THINK IS A WAY BETTER FRAME CASE I PURCHASED ON AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01...
$9.99 EACH AND ""WORTH IT""

BUT, DOES IT DEADEN THE NOISE FROM HANDLING THE GOPRO HERO 5, WITH IT'S VERY SENSITIVE MICS?

THIS VIDEO IS YOU BE THE JUDGE.

I THINK IT'S BETTER. BUT I ALSO AT THE END OF THE VIDEO SUGGEST USING THE VOICE COMMANDS AND REMO REMOTE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. 

YES, I'M SURE THERE'S STILL SQUEAKS AND SQUEALS WHEN MOVING THE GOPRO HERO 5 AROUND IN VARIOUS MOUNTS.

AND THAT RIGHT THERE IS WHAT MANY ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT. (I'VE SEEN ALL THE VIDEO'S)

BESIDES THE O.E.M. FRAME CASE HAVING A LATCH THAT DEMANDS HERCULES FINGERS (I HAVE THEM SO IT DOESN'T MATTER TO ME).

THIS VIDEO MAKES A QUICK COMPARISON USING THE FRAME CASE FROM DEYARD VERSUS ORIGINAL GOPRO.

MY CHOISE IS THE DEYARD CASE....JUST FOR THE FACT THAT IT DOES EZ OPEN, AND HAS A OPENING TO ""OPEN"" THE DOOR FOR THE SD CARD AND USB-C PORT...."""WITHOUT"" TAKING THE HERO 5 OUT OF IT'S FRAME CASE.

PLUS, IT'S GO THAT SOFT RUBBERY TEXTURE, TOO. BETTER TACTILE'NESS (IF THATS EVEN A WORD)

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RETINA SURGERY:

DONE AT 11AM ON THE 8TH. OUTCOME GOOD, BUT NOW HAVE GAS BUBBLE IN MY EYE, RIGHT EYE, MY GOOD EYE........LOL!!!

SO EVER THING'S A BLUR!  THE GAS BUBBLE HOLDS DOWN THE LASER STITCHING WHERE THE SMALL TEAR IN MY RETINA WAS.
(I BELIEVE THAT MANY PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THIS AFTER HAVING CATARACT SURGERY, IF THEY ARE ACTIVE AND STRAINING ALOT. OTHER WISE WHY WOULD IT HAVE HAPPENED TO ME AND OTHERS I KNOW) 

OF COURSE I'M SUPPOSED TO SIT AND DO NOTHING BUT STARE AT THE WALLS AT HOME. BUT THAT'S NOT HOW I MAKE A LIVING.

1ST CHARTER AFTER SURGERY IS THIS SATURDAY...."I'LL GET BY."

THE GAS BUBBLE IS ""SUPPOSED TO"" GO AWAY ON ITS OWN. I WAS TOLD A WEEK. ""DOESN'T SEEM TO BE"". AND WHEN IT DOES I'LL SEE AGAIN THRU THAT EYE. WITH MANY DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS IN THE FUTURE.   ""UGH, DOUBLE UGH!""

Sunday, May 7, 2017

5/7 - clear out sale......insane!

craigs list post:

yeti hopper 40

fishing rods

package deals

LINK:   https://post.craigslist.org/manage/6121013489

there's more?  Y-E-S!

MORE:  clear out sale

USED: UGLY STIK LITE SPINNING RODS-$20

NEW: UGLY STIK ''STRIPER'' MH SPINNING RODS BRAND NEW (4) OF THEM $30 EACH.

LIGHT USE: VINTAGE UGLY STIK UNLIMITED STAND UP ROD ALL AFTCO GUIDES SHARK TO MARLIN - $60

USED: 2 - PHENIX CANDY APPLE RED TUBULAR E-GLASS BASS ROD 7'4'', SPLIT GRIP, AWESOME CASTING ROD. $50 EACH RETAIL FOR $150 EACH

BRAND NEW: (1)WRIGHT AND MCGILL 8' CASTING ROD WITH SS GUIDES AND SIMILAR TO A ''WINN-GRIP'' SOFT BUTT GRIP.
SUPERIOR TROUT ROD. NEVER SEEN WATER! $50.00

ENTIRE COLLECTION OF MIRROLURES. VINTAGE!! BACK TO 1940'S AND OTHER SIMILAR ERA LURES, PIER BAITS, MUST SEE! TAKE ALL: $200

(5) ''BRAND NEW'' W/ BOXES- SHIMANO TEKOTA 300 LEVELWIND CASTING REELS - $120 EACH.....''UNHEARD OF'' RETAIL ALL DAY LONG FOR: $149-$159.00 EACH

PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER A FEW COMBO'S AND SAVE BIG MONEY.

BETTER THAN A ''SIDE WALK SALE'', THIS IS A CLEAR OUT SALE!!!

CALL: 904-642-9546


Saturday, May 6, 2017

5/6 -the big "CUBE" called Icey-tek







"a JETTYWOLF moment"

Capt Dave is sick of not knowing what to do about all the food and drinks people bring on his charter boat, the 26' center console all welded aluminum, JETTYWOLF.

Especially during the summer months when "picnic'ing" seems to be part of the daily fishing routine. Though we will never be going to "Gilligan's Island", it seems that the more people you take the more groceries you have to carry aboard the boat.

Well, he solved that! With a 200 qt. Icey-tek cooler. The cube style fit his boat the best and the Icey-tek is a no frills get the J-O-B done kind of cooler/fish box, for a boat like the JETTYWOLF.

Fish cooler - Bait cooler - Grocery cooler - Ice storage, and a additional seat. It has many jobs, fits well and "I couldn't be happier!" says Capt Dave.

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FOR SALE:

used, not abused YETI HOPPER "soft sided" COOLER 40 qt. with un-used shoulder strap. Light weight, keeps stuff super cold with minimum  use of ice. $250 OBO.  Call:  904-642-9546

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5/3 - BBBIG TROUTZ! again

SECOND, 7 pounder in 8 days...Jettywolf loves big T-ROUTZ!
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Oceanic Pufferfish......you know the river isn't a estuary, but rather a crater in which the Ocean pours when you catch these:

























but there's some of theses around, too