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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Bull redfish - My son Jason\u2019s biggest fish ever!
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Friendly captain
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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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Meg L.
Westerville, OH
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Second time charter with the amazing Captain David!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore on February 24, 2021
First charter was a couple months ago with friends. This time my family visited St Augustine with me. My youngest grandson...
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Corey B.
St Louis, MO
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4 hour in-shore trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on September 27, 2020
Could not be happier with our pick to fish with Captain David! He was extremely helpful, personable, and did everything possible...
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Eric C.
Terre Haute, IN
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6hr trip with captain Ballard

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on April 13, 2021
Great trip captain is knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. We fished lots of different locations and saw a lot of wildlife....
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Marla M.
Fishers, IN
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3 hour inshore trip with Captain Ballard

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore on April 7, 2021
We had a great experience with David on our 3 hour inshore trip. He is knowledgeable and patient, and made sure we caught some...
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Donald M.
Ocala, Florida
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Half trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore on September 16, 2021
We had the best time ever!! Will definitely be going with him again .
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