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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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Brittany S.
San Juan
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Offshore fishing with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on June 18, 2021
The trip was for my 23rd birthday and it was awesome! We ended up catching two sharks and went 9 miles offshore to fish. The...
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Saint Peter, MN
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Inshore with captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on April 23, 2021
Captain Dave was the best, we launched off the dock at the right time and he was prepared with everything.. Although it was...
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Elkridge, MD
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3 hr trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore on April 6, 2021
Trip was awesome. Will definitely be back. Caught 4 bluefish that we were able to bring to a local restaurant to have fried...
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Allen N.
Batavia, OH
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6 hours Capt Dave.

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on July 22, 2021
It was a great day out on the water second year that we went out with Capt. Dave. He is a true professional fisherman! Took...
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Timothy M.
Cincinnati, OH
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Half day with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 3, 2021
Great trip! Took my wife, son and dad out for first fishing trip in Florida. We were scheduled to go off shore but weather...
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