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.

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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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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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Dawn S.
Amboy, IL
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on February 15, 2020
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Brian H.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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Half day Trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on April 8, 2018
Took my son and father in law out fishing and had a wonderful time. Captain David is a great guy who put us on the fish. He...
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Ginny M.
Mooresville, NC
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Last minute fishing charter

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on October 7, 2018
My husband and two younger boys had a great time on charter with David! He took them to lots of different spots and caught...
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Andrew F.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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6 hour trip with Captain Dave.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on November 3, 2019
Very enjoyable trip. Took my 11 year grandson, who enjoyed every minute of the trip. The boat was immaculate, and fully equipped....
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Charles H.
Jacksonville, Florida
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on August 10, 2019
Had a great day on the water ... very knowledgeable Captain.  Definitely recommend booking with him
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