Thursday, August 31, 2017

8/31 - GUESS WHATS ON MY MIND?




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"JETTYWOLF LIVE"

- SHORT VIDEO ABOUT MY PASSION. BIG TROUT. AND I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANGLERS WHO WANT TO PURSUE BIG TROUT....."SPECKLED SEA TROUT THAT IS."

JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA TROUT SEASON REALLY RUNS FROM LATE OCTOBER THRU APRIL AND EARLY MAY. OF COURSE THESE BEAUTIFUL OF FISH THAT SWIM AREA WATERS ARE AVAILABLE, BUT MORE DIFFICULT TO CATCH IN THE DEEP HOT SUMMER MONTHS.

FISHING FOR BIG TROUT, ISN'T A FAMILY OR GROUP AFFAIR. ONE OR TWO ANGLERS, ONLY. LIKE BASS FISHING, THERE'S TOO MUCH GOING ON FOR A BOAT LOAD OF PEOPLE. PLUS, I'VE NEVER SEEN 5 PEOPLE ON A BASS BOAT FISHING.....SAME DEAL HERE.

SERIOUS TROUT HUNTERS OR WANT TO BE TROUT HUNTERS
NEED APPLY....hahahahahaha

this is just one of my many Trout fishing tribute video's

check this playlist for more on my channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Sunday, August 27, 2017

8/27 - MARPAC QWICK VIEW FUEL WATER SEPARATOR:






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"JETTYWOLF LIVE"
CAPT DAVE ENDURES THE FLORIDA HEAT AND CHANGES OUT HIS BOATS WATER/FUEL SEPARATOR FILTER, FROM A OLD RACOR SYSTEM TO THE NEW MARPAC SYSTEM WITH CHEAPER FILTERS, AND A SEE THRU BOWL, WITH DRAIN.

ETHANOL IS A HUGE PROBLEM, ABSORBING WATER. KEEPING A EYE ON YOUR OUTBOARD MOTOR FUEL IS NOW A CONSTANT JOB.

THE MARPAC FILTER SYSTEM IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE THAT A WHOLE LOT BETTER. BUT THERE'S A FEW CONFUSING ISSUES, THAT GO ALONG WITH "HOW TO PURCHASE" THIS MARPAC FILTER SYSTEM, I THINK.

check out the end cards after video for other video's on this same topic.




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Saturday, August 26, 2017

8/26 - I fought the weather and the weather won....

Really tried to duplicate yesterday. But boy that was tough. Not that the forecast ever came true...Winds and rain. But yep, the weather change won.

Tried the Jetties, and the Jetties won.

Yeah we caught fish. Just not enough in my book.

Here's the "stud" of the day. Lost others.
"Super Stud", pegging my 30 pound scale!





We had fun, none the less. Turned out the 4th crew member punked out to sleep in.

-Jacks
-Ladyfish
-Mangroves
-Cats
-Giant Rays
-Whiting

were just a few species.

I can tell a tough day by how many times I drop and pull anchor. Today it was a lot.!

Friday, August 25, 2017

8/25 - BULL REDFISH TO MUTTON SNAPPER

TODAY'S CHARTER WAS PRETTY DANG GOOD, I THOUGHT.
FINALLY, WAS BACK TO JUST 2 PEOPLE. (best inshore trip overall, in my mind. and my mind knows all)

STARTED OFF AT THE N. JETTY ON THE FALLING TIDE.....UGH!
WHY I WENT THERE I DON'T KNOW. WANTED TO LOOK AT THE OCEAN I GUESS.

DROPPED DOWN SOME CUT POGIES AND INSTANTLY GOT A BITE.

~~~~NURSE SHARK~~~~
THE BIG UGLY "KITTY KAT"" OF THE SHARK FAMILY. MAJOR DEAD WEIGHT.

NOTHING ELSE DOIN' SO WE BEAT FEET UP INTO THE RIVER, AND GOT SOME REDBASS, BOTTOM FISHING.

1-BREAK OFF.
1-CAME UN-HOOKED RIGHT AT THE BACK OF THE BOAT
1 - LITTLE GUY A 10 POUNDER
1- 35 POUNDER (THAT'S THE WEIGHT I GIVE THEM WHEN THEY SMASH THE BOGA-GRIP ALL THE WAY.)













































































AS USUAL, THE CURRENT ON THE RISING TIDE GOT HEINOUS, SO WE WENT BACK TO THE JETTIES, FISHING THE RISING TIDE.
WE HAD, MANGROVE SNAPPERS, JACKS, BLACK DRUM, SEABASS (OF COURSE) AND A MUTTON SNAPPER.

REALLY? A MUTTON SNAPPER? YEP, I'VE HAD SEVERAL SO FAR THIS SUMMER. THEY HANG OUT WITH THE MANGROVES. AND THERE'S MANY TIMES LITTLE LANE SNAPPERS IN WITH THEM.

JUST THINK. WHEN THEY DREDGE THE RIVER DEEPER AND BANG INTO CHINA ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE'LL REALLY GET EVEN MORE SALTWATER INFLUX OF SPECIES, AS WELL AS CURRENT THAT'LL BE UN-FISHABLE........"OH JOY!!!"  (THERE'S ENTIRE STRETCHES OF THE RIVER NOW THAT THE CURRENT MAKES IT UN-FISHABLE, IN MY OPINION.)



















WE HAD 3 BACK DRUM TO THE BOAT. 2 NICE KEEPERS AND A SMALL THROW-BACK.

WE MAY HAVE HAD MORE. BUT THE SHARKS AT LEAST 5-6 TIMES ATE WHATEVER YOU HOOKED UP THAT WAS A NICE FISH.

YA' GO FROM FIGHTING A NICE FISH TO FEELING A BIG BUMP, AND THEN OFF THEY GO.......DRAG SCREAMING UNDER THE BOAT.
LOTS OF LOST TACKLE, FOR SURE AND FISH.









































SATURDAY:  BACK TO A GROUP OF 4, IN THE WIND?
NORTH-NORTHEAST 15-20 KTS.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8/20 - More Jr. Anglers.

More Jr. Anglers......."killin em" at the big rocks.























the Blacktip hook up's on pieces of dead shrimp is what was killin' me. 
Can ya believe they are that HUNGRY??"


last Saturday turned 1000 hrs on the Suzuki.












Not bad for three years old. Get out of that summer trolling game and save a Outboard, is how I see it. And No Long Boat Rides, needed.
"Keeps me happy", the Suzuki 250 has been good to me so far. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

8/17 - After Sharkin, but before getting drenched!

Yep, I went and tried the Sharkin, behind one lonely shrimp boat dragging the beach.

The Sharkin behind the shrimp boats has been dismal to say the least...."because there's no shrimp boats!"

So after easily getting all the Pogies we wanted, we travelled a bit south down the beach and came upon "The Brat", dragging in just 15' of water.

We got like 6 hook ups from some small Sharp-noses. And had the rest pull off the hooks.

Not great action.

So we went out to 50' of water in the S.E. Hole (Old Seaturtle Inn) straight out to 50'.

Started our own chum line and ZILCHO.

So we ran back in the river and caught several Redbass, largest was something like maybe 18 pounds.















































































Lightning struck "super close", so we beat feet the hell outa there.
(ole little Jetties) and not seconds after returning to the dock, here came huge winds and driving rain, that even my Mega-Top couldn't shield us from.

Side ways rain!


Don't ask about "Shark Fishing", cause I'm not wasting the time. Without the Shrimp boat fleet out there. And the Jetty Sharks...well they barely catchable by anyone.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8/16 - NO TRAILER, NO CHARTERS!!!




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"JETTYWOLF LIVE" - CAPT DAVE GOES THRU HIS PREPAREDNESS TO KEEP HIS BOAT TRAILER GOING DOWN THE ROAD AND TO THE WATER.

ONE THING NOT MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO IS HIS "MANUAL TIRE CHANGER IN HIS SHOP. SO IN THE EVENT A TIRE HAS TO COME OFF THE RIM. HE'S READY FOR THAT TOO.

HERE'S A OLD VIDEO OF DOING JUST THAT ON A SWELTERING SUMMER DAY: https://youtu.be/DP6D_dnaaLM - manual tire changer.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE READY WHEN THERE'S A BLOW-OUT, A NAIL OR SCREW IN A TRAILER TIRE, A SLOW LEAK, AND A BAD SEALING BEAD.

VIAIR COMPRESSOR 12V, A GALLON OF SLIME TIRE SEALANT, PATCHES AND A TIRE PLUG KIT. TRAILER TIRE CHOCKS, HANDTOOLS, SPECIFIC LUG WRENCH, PADS FOR KNEELING ON PAVEMENT, AND FOR DUAL AXLE TRAILERS A TRAILER-AID RAMP.

MOST IF NOT ALL CAN BE FOUND EASILY AND COMPETITIVELY PRICED ON AMAZON. THAT'S WHERE MOST OF MY TRAILER/TRUCK TIRE READINESS KIT CAME FROM AMAZON.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

8/14 - MORE KIDS...& FREE BAIT!

YEP, A FEW MORE SQUEAKED IN BEFORE SCHOOL STARTED.





























WELL, THIS WEEK I HAVE ADULTS ABOARD THURS. & FRIDAY.


BUT, I BET YOU DON'T KNOW THIS!

''FREE BLUE CRABS''....YA KNOW WHERE?

NORTH SIDE OF N. JETTY!!!!

ALL YOU WANT. JUST GO ON OVER THERE AND FISH DEAD SHRIMP ON THE BOTTOM JUST OFF THE ROCKS.

YEP. CATCH YOUR OWN REDBASS BAIT, FOR JUST A FEW HOURS INVESTED.

THE CRABS OVER THERE ARE ''INSANE''.  OR BETTER YET, IF YOU HAVE A CRAB TRAP, CHUCK IT OUT WHILE FISHING AND GET A DOZEN OR TWO.

THAT'S WHAT WE DID THE OTHER DAY. GOT A DOZEN PERFECTLY LEGAL BEAUTIFUL CRABS FOR BAIT.
http://m.myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/blue-crab/

''ALONG WITH SOME TINY LIVE CROAKERS, TOO''

PROBLEM WAS EVEN USING HALVED CRACKED CRABS LATER THAT DAY, WE NEVER GOT A SINGLE REDBASS BITE, ALL ALONG THE OLD LITTLE JETTIES.

GO FIGURE. 
THE ST. JOHNS SHOWED ITS AZZ THAT DAY, FOR SURE.

Friday, August 11, 2017

8/11 - FOLLOW-UP ON TRU-TURN HOOK




"JETTYWOLF TACKLE JUNKIE"

FOLLOW-UP VIDEO ABOUT THE ''NEW'' TRU-TURN HOOKS. SO CALLED CATFISH HOOK(?) NOTHING MORE THAN A MARKETING DEAL. ANYONE CAN USE THESE HOOKS.

THEY HAVE THE SAME PERMA-STEEL FINISH AS A VMC. SO THEY ARE GOOD FOR SALTWATER FISHERMAN.....IN WHICH I AM.

NO I'M NOT A CATFISHERMAN FROM KANSAS!

I'M A SALTWATER FLORIDA FISHING GUIDE TRYING OUT THE TRU-TURN HOOKS FOR THE FIRST TIME, BECAUSE OF THE FINNISH AND 4/0 SIZE.

SEE MY ORIGINAL VIDEO - https://youtu.be/vwuBZEo9eAE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8/9 - the RUSH of 2 hr Kids Trips...before school starts

Plus I have a Kids Trip tomorrow as well.  Then, all will come to a complete halt as far as taking the kids fishing, as soon as school starts.

But the start of school seems to effect adults too. Even swinging single people!
Why is that?
I have no clue.

But either way I'll be back into adult trips starting Sunday with a full boat of guys from Indiana I think. A bunch of sweetwater fisherman....hahaha

They probably think we're going out for Marlin, Dolphin and Halibut.

Either way here's some shots of the kids I had aboard the last few days.

Again: Its always difficult to get Kids and fish in a really good photo. Many catch fish and then are scared to death of them. I wondered about that, so I asked my dad, "was I ever scared of a fish, as a kid?" He said, I guess not because I don't ever remember you being afraid of the water or fish.

SEE? That's why I'm your fearless fishing Guide!

 


ya can't tell but this was a HUGE Whiting about 16-17 inches!  Damn, wish we could of had a whole box of those!



Then, here's what I thought was a photo. Instead I had the video going instead.
These two kids were a hoot. Soooo, into fishing it was unbelievable. For their ages, I don't see that, much.

video


video


Monday, August 7, 2017

8/7 - P-O-S-T

NEW....FOR SALE 

''LIKE DIRT CHEAP''. 

SHIMANO TEKOTA 300 LEVELWIND STAR DRAG REEL. 

NEVER SEEN H2O. 

$95 PICK UP. 
msrp $150 all day long. 

E-MAIL ME IF INTERESTED: CHARTER@CAPTDAVES.COM



NEED A ROD FOR IT?
I MAYBE ABLE TO HOOK YA UP WITH THAT TOO.

Friday, August 4, 2017

8/4 - back to back, two hour KIDS TRIPS

HAD TWO TWO HR. KIDS TRIPS BOOKED TODAY,
UNDER GREY SKIES AND EVEN A MISTING OF RAIN.

NO BIG DEAL....UNDER MY NEW MEGA ALUMINUM TOP I HAD BUILT FOR THE JETTYWOLF.

THE MORNING TRIP WAS AT HIGH TIDE, WITH LOTS OF SMALL FISH FOR MY TWO SMILEY JR. ANGLERS.



















GETTING STARTED....THE KIDS LEARNING THE TACKLE
AND FEELING THE BITE.




























THE LATE MORNING TRIP WAS ON THE FALLING TIDE, WITH LOADS OF CATFISH, AND SKATES....I GUESS ALL THE RAIN AND EAST WINDS STIRRED THE RIVER UP.

EVEN HAD A CATFISH FALL OFF THE HOOK, AND HIT MY LEATHER SHOE, AND HAVE ITS PECTORAL SPINE RUN STRAIGHT THRU MY SHOE AND INTO MY FOOT INSIDE!  W-O-W, DID THAT SMART!!!

THEN, AS WE FISHED WE HOOKED UP A MONSTER. AT LEAST A MONSTER FOR WHERE WE WERE FISHING, 9 FOOT OF WATER!























A 30 PLUS INCH 14 POUND REDFISH...DAD HAD TO TAKE OVER ON THIS ONE, WHILE ONE DAUGHTER (THE OLDEST) GOT TO HELP FINISH HIM OFF)

THEN NOT LONG AFTER, WE HOOKED UP ON A KID FAVORITE.
A DECENT SIZE BONNETHEAD SHARK THAT GAVE A GOOD PULL FOR THE GIRLS.

 























OVER ALL TWO FUN TRIPS WITH THE KIDS.



GET YOUR KIDS OUT FISHING FOR A FEW HOURS QUICK, BEFORE THEY START SCHOOL. IT'S  REAL EZ. JUST GIVE ME A CALL TO SET UP A DATE.

NORMALLY THE KIDS TRIPS ARE FOR WEEK DAYS, BUT I CAN DO A SUNDAY IF I HAVE NOTHING ELSE BOOKED.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8/1 - OH NO... IT'S AUGUST!! SO, IS THERE A BETTER MOUSE TRAP





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"JETTYWOLF TACKLE JUNKIE" ANOTHER INSTALLMENT FROM THE WOLF DEN, TALKING ABOUT TRU-TURNS NEW CATFISH HOOK.......WHY IS EVERYTHING '''CATFISH'''.......WHY NOT ALL FISH? SO TIRED OF THE CATFISH THING.

LETS SEE HOW THESE WORK ON BIG BRUTUS ''REDFISH''!!! SALTWATER FISHING

OTHER VIDEO LINKS:

JIGHEAD HOOK SIZES: https://youtu.be/do4PW_MkbAs

THE SNELL CONNECTION & HOOK STYLES: https://youtu.be/IWKXBcwspxM