Captain David Jones of Davy Jones Fishing Company began his charter career many years ago as a part time hand in Jacksonville; which is known for having an incredible sheepshead, redfish, and trout fishery. There he befriended local legend Captain George Strait, who is renowned for his decades of work on the Mayport Princess Headboat. Under the tutelage of his uncle Dylan Jones, an FWC fisheries scientist, and Captain George, he built an incredible knowledge base of tactics for targeting both inshore and offshore species.
After moving to Edgewater in 2016 he continued perfecting his craft out of New Smyrna Beach and Mosquito Lagoon. Captain Dave fished often with Captain Dusty Cartrette, who was instrumental in showing him tricks specific to the area as well as encouraging him to start his own guide service. By late 2019 as business was ramping up, David left his job as District Manager in the multi-family industry and Davy Jones Fishing Company was officially launched. Shortly thereafter in 2021, Captain Dave partnered with fellow Captain Andrew Schutte and opened SaltFishing.com, an outdoor shop that covers a wide range of products catering to fisherman and hunters alike.
Davy Jones Fishing Company's vessel can comfortably accommodate a total of 6 anglers for an exciting inshore trip, or as a federally permitted vessel, you can head offshore to battle some real sea monsters! The boat is a well equipped Sailfish 266 with twin Yamaha 115 outboards, allowing for lower fuel costs while still easily reaching cruising speeds of 35-40mph with the added safety of two engines. Sailfish boats are known for their smooth ride, and ample fishing space. The vessel has a ton of features; from its t-top, new Garmin electronics, private head, live wells & fish boxes, epirb gps location, 7 batteries connected to the Power Pole Charge unit, and a 36v Rhodan GPS trolling motor with the latest spot lock technology.
Captain Daves quick rise is attributed to his consistency and willingness to make significant changes to the plan depending on how the water reads that day. While catching a dream trophy fish is often accomplished, being able to adjust on the fly to whatever is eating, and keeping the rods bent is just as rewarding. Captain Dave takes pride in teaching everyone from kids on their first trip, to corporate leaders on team building outings, how to increase their catches. He allows you to do all the fishing, while guiding you all along the way.
The winter season is the perfect time of year to take a trip! Captain Dave will often target his favorite inshore species, Sheepshead, on light tackle. These hard fighting fish are known for their finicky behavior and subtle bite, but once you've ace it and felt the thump of 10+ lb fish you’re sure to be hooked. Ponce Inlet boasts a wide range of highly sought after inshore species such as snook, tarpon, sheepshead, flounder, redfish, trout and more. You are sure to enjoy yourself no matter the target, book a trip soon!
Trips with Davy Jones include: 3/4/6/8HR Inshore Trips, 3 HR Shark or Night Trips, and. 4/6/8/HR Offshore trips.