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Early Fall Season - Kick-off

Capt. Dave Sipler
October 12, 2017
Jacksonville - Saltwater Fishing Report

Capt Dave's Sport Fishing Charters
www.captdaves.com - Jacksonville, FL.

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Thanks to hurricane Irma's passing, it was not exactly what "land-lubbers" would call a wonderful thing. But to local anglers, it was just what we needed! Yes, Tropical storms, Hurricanes. The great "renewers". After a hot summer. All the rain and wind is a giant FLUSH. Something Mother Nature does, with a pretty awesome outcome, for Anglers!

From say downtown Jax. to the Mayport Jetties. The great flush brings bent rods and full fish boxes. The river went FRESH....yep, fresh water! Just what is normally lacking. The river in this area is usually way too salty. (dredging, depth, inflow of the Ocean water, not natural) Estuary species, love fresh water. At least "X" number of parts of it. In the mix.

B-A-I-T....Mullet schools at the Mayport Jetties are thick and dinner bells for schools of Jacks, Tarpon, Sharks and Redfish.

I found, around the Dames Point Bridge, keeper Redfish, Black Drum, fresh water Catfish, and my favorites; Speckled Sea Trout. Ganged up, in the sweeter water. These fish will move around as the water changes.

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A simple "jig-n-shrimp" will catch it all! Finding these species near rocks, docks and hard bottom areas.

Here's a link to my video. The first trip after the storm. From the Jetties to the Dames Point bridge. We left them biting.

Youtube Video Link: 1 HOUR TROUT LIMITS https://youtu.be/3lNzR1SHm2A

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Youtube Video Link: MONSTER FLOUNDER

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Spread the word....."the storm was just what we needed to kick the fall season off, a bit early!"


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-Capt Dave (Jettywolf)

Jacksonville Fishing Forecast:

always have more than one day to fish. Reason being is this is the time of weather transitions.
And one day can be perfect, with the next blowing hard.

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Inshore fishing the St. Johns River, and estuaries around Jacksonville, Florida provides year round opportunities for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead to name just a few. Plus, seasonal favorites such as Shark, Tripletail and Pompano. The legendary Mayport Jetties are mile long piles of huge granite boulders that protect the inlet to the St. Johns River from the Atlantic Ocean. Around these jetties is some of the best and most consistent fishing.

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Capt Dave Sipler's Sport Fishing
Departing from:
4870 Ocean St.
Mayport, FL 32223
Phone: 904-642-9546
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