Captain
David Ballard

Member since March 2018 St. Augustine, United States
Background
Captain David Ballard is a St. Augustine, FL native. He has fished these waters since he was a boy, and has surfed and scuba dived in the area for many years. He has always loved the sea, so it seemed only the natural thing to share the experiences on the water with like-minded people. Meeting these people is his favorite part of the job. He loves passing on all he has learned over his decades-long fishing career, and hopefully creating lasting memories along the way.
Techniques
Light tackle inshore for Redfish , Flounder, Drum, Trout and pretty much anything else that bends the rod is always exciting. Offshore live bait slow trolling for King Mackerel in the summer, just no idea what will hit the live bait, that time of the year several species are targeted with that method.

Hey, I'm Captain David Ballard

St. Augustine, United States
Background
Captain David Ballard is a St. Augustine, FL native. He has fished these waters since he was a boy, and has surfed and scuba dived in the area for many years. He has always loved the sea, so it seemed only the natural thing to share the experiences on the water with like-minded people. Meeting these people is his favorite part of the job. He loves passing on all he has learned over his decades-long fishing career, and hopefully creating lasting memories along the way.
Techniques
Light tackle inshore for Redfish , Flounder, Drum, Trout and pretty much anything else that bends the rod is always exciting. Offshore live bait slow trolling for King Mackerel in the summer, just no idea what will hit the live bait, that time of the year several species are targeted with that method.
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St. Augustine
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18\
3 hour inshore
3 hour inshore
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Elizabeth W.
Hazel Green, AL
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3 hour inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Inshore on October 5, 2021
What a fantastic trip! Captain Dave was so friendly and knowledgeable, he took the time to explain things to us and teach us...
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Chris P.
Social Circle, GA
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Half Day Inshore With Capt. David

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on October 8, 2021
We booked a half day inshore trip with Capt. David for me, my oldest son (age 13) and my two nephews (twins age 14). Capt....
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Lindsey G.
ALEX CITY, AL
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3/4 Day Inshore with Captain David

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on May 1, 2021
We booked a last minute trip (about a week out) with Great White Charters. Captain David gave a fantastic and reasonably priced...
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Neil S.
Bel Air, MD
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Great Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore on October 12, 2021
Captian Dave was awesome! We were supposed to go offshore but Dave called the night before and explained the weather and recommended...
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Jessica M.
Lake City, FL
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3 hr in shore

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore on July 12, 2021
Amazing day with Captain David! This was our first charter and we had a great time. Capt. David was so patient and willing...
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