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Capt. Dave Sipler
October 18, 2013
Jacksonville - Saltwater Fishing Report

I've been at this for 17 years as my FULL time
J-O-B and October reminds me of an episode of COPS.

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-they're riding down a rough city street, the two COPS up front say, "It's a full moon. So this shift tonight is gonna be an exciting one. Don't know what a Full Moon does to people..."

Well, it's really no different in the charter biz.
Scattered business, and then comes the Full Moon, and it's everything from Company multiple boat trips, to just friends and families.

Not complaining. But one thing they fail to realize is the FULL MOON IN OCTOBER, in N.E. Florida is damn near the most wicked of the year!

Add in a NorEaster. And the river is 50' up in the boat ramp parking lot aty high tide. And when the falling tide hits a certain mark.....LOOK OUT.


I could send a 12 year old out behind the boat on a single water ski, while on anchor.


This year I have avoided that HIGHEST water like the plague! Departing later in the morning.

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And as of this report, it has worked out well.

No sitting on anchor in the rediculous current.

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And while at the Mayport Jetties. We've sat alone with no one around. The heaviest sinker used, 3 ounces, and all LIGHT TACKLE & BIG FISH.

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Croakers. Holy smokes these FREE baits are everywhere! I don't chase around Mullet, unless they are truly EZ to catch. But we sure can catch enough Croakers for live and cut bait, super fast and super easy.

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Plus, add in. That Croakers become almost addictive to some people, and I have to literally pull them away from catching them, so we can go do something else!

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-BLACKTIP SHARKS, all sizes at the inlet
-BIG Redbass, at the inlet
-Of course Croakers at the inlet
-Yellowmouth trout (weakfish) at the inlet
-Jacks, at the inlet.
-Speckled Trout at the inlet
-DOUBLED OVER RODS, at the inlet.

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So let's go.
It gets nothing but better and better in

at www.captdaves.com

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Jacksonville Fishing Forecast:

It's GOOOOOO, time folks.

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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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