Captain
David Caruthers

Member since April 2016

Ponce Inlet, United States

Background
Captain David is a native Floridian who comes from a family of people who are passionate about spending time on the water. Over the years he has explored his love of the water, spending many years fishing offshore from a 57 ft sportfisher, as well as learning everything he can about the inshore waterways from Tomoka State Park to the Mosquito Lagoon first from a kayak, and then from a poling skiff. Nowadays he enjoys sharing his love both for inshore fishing and fishing offshore with his clients aboard his two boats, a 17 ft Pathfinder and a 22 ft Andros.

Hey, I'm Captain David Caruthers

Ponce Inlet, United States
Background
Captain David is a native Floridian who comes from a family of people who are passionate about spending time on the water. Over the years he has explored his love of the water, spending many years fishing offshore from a 57 ft sportfisher, as well as learning everything he can about the inshore waterways from Tomoka State Park to the Mosquito Lagoon first from a kayak, and then from a poling skiff. Nowadays he enjoys sharing his love both for inshore fishing and fishing offshore with his clients aboard his two boats, a 17 ft Pathfinder and a 22 ft Andros.
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Ponce Inlet
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Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 20, 2017

Our day was amazing, there was action the whole day. The fish were all around and Dave worked hard to keep us busy. I recommend him if you want to have a great time and a productive day.

Fished August 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thank you Ivan I hope to see you again in the future!


Went fishing on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fished August 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Awesome early morning trip with Mr. John Thomas.  We had a Slam by 8am.
Looking forward to getting that Tarpon with you next time.


Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

The overall experience was outstanding fish didn’t cooperate but had a great time. “That’s why it’s called fishing and not catching “. Would do it again

Fished August 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thanks Mike, Offshore was a little Off Saturday, glad you guys did the Inshore/Offshore Combo, so I could get you on some Inshore Fish.
Hope to see you guys Again


Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fishing was slow, bur Capt David had a lot of spots to try, and we limited out on snapper, and we caught grouper, jack crevalle, trout, and others.  Capt David worked hard to make sure I had a great time.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

Captain Dave is a very good captain. He has an excellent personality and is very personable. He put us on many fish and we had a wonderful trip.

Fished July 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thanks Guys, it was an Awesome Day!  Hope to see you back soon!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This was our first time ever going out on a charter and Dave made it a great experience. He took us to multiple spots and we caught a variety of fish, never a dull moment.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 24, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

We had a great time and a good first experience.  Even though we didn’t catch fish to take home he did take us out further than we expected and we at least got to catch and reel one in.  I was super excited and had an awesome time!

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thanks guys. Looking forward to fishing with you guys in the future


Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

Absolutely amazing! My husband had an amazing time with this awesome captain! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great guy trip!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

We started at 6 AM and went out trolling for king fish for a couple of hours. Then we went bottom fishing a few miles away from there. He taught us some tricks on how to catch fish, we had bites constantly and reeled them in.  Then we were off to the jetties and fished.  Again, we learned more techniques on how to fish at the jetties. Captain Dave did a great job making sure my mom, dad, wife and I were constantly fishing by hooking up our bait, not to mention his knowledge and professionalism. We catch many fish and we were very happy with our experience.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Captain Dave was fantastic and did his best to get us on the fish. Unfortunately it was one of those days that we just couldn’t get it going. He helped in every way possible but the bite wouldn’t come. He even stayed out longer than we booked to try to get us a few more fish. Would recommend Captain David Caruthers very highly. Knowledgeable, nice and prepared.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Captain Dave is great as his job to say the least. Went out looking for big Tarpon and Jack early but the surf was too choppy. He brought us back in a ways, and found some good size fish. Had a great time!! I will be contacting him again on my next visit!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

It was very fun, but I admit I didn’t believe our captain when he said that we might see 100lb fish. We ended up hooking a 45lb Jack Crevalle, but when we got it close to the boat a bull shark came and got it. All we had was the head but it was still a fun fight. It was easily the hardest fight of my life. We also had a great time in the rivers, even though we forgot bug spray, because we had still caught 8 different species of fish. I would absolutely recommend going on this trip.

Fished June 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 26, 2017

Glad you had a good time, definitely not a trip I’ll soon forget.  That Jack was every bit of 50lbs, so you can just imagine the size of that shark.
Thanks Again
Dave


Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dave was excellent!!! Bad weather and water conditions but he made the trip worth while!!! Enjoyed this trip very much!!!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My wife and I had a great trip with Captain Dave. He is very knowledgeable and very attentive to his clients. We WILL be booking another trip with him next year!

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 15, 2017

As always, this charter exceeded our expectations.  All three of us caught big bull reds and a giant Jack.  A great day.

Fished June 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanks Ross for the review. Hope to see you again soon!

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Excellent trip caught 5 big Jack’s 2 8ft shark and blue runner. Each fish took 30 to 50 min each to land. Great trip intend to book again with Dave in July and go after Kings.

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Went fishing on Monday, May 29, 2017

Captain Dave was awesome. Well prepared and on top of everything.  Knew the waters well so everyone was able to catch something.

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Went fishing on Monday, May 1, 2017

The captain did all he could do to try to get us on fish. Tried multiple locations. Weather was not ideal as it was excessively windy. Water was also cloudy. Fun experience and honest captain. Would recommend

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 27, 2017

We had many hook up from the time the boat first stopped. Tarpon, black drum, trout, red fish and flounder. Great time and Capt David knew where to find fish.

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 20, 2017

We had a great time we will book again next year when we come back

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 15, 2017

We have done several charters over the years, but, this charter stood out as the best.  Here’s why.  We booked an afternoon trip, historically, the PM fishing is better down river, Dave moved his launch location south to catch fish.  The day was windy so he brought a bigger boat so we could ride more comfortably and get to the fishing spots faster.  We spent 95% of our time with lines in the water rather than riding around.  He planned the trip to include catching various species of fish.  Reds, trout, lady fish, jacks, shark.  All but the reds, we caught them all.

Fished April 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 24, 2017

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it!  I had a great time too!  Looking forward to fishing with you guys again.

Went fishing on Monday, March 27, 2017

Capt Dave was very knowledgeable of the waterways and worked hard to find us fish.  Fishing was slow but that wasn’t for lack effort on Capt Dave’s part- other fisherman reported same conditions. We landed a few reds, shnook and a lady fish, but had a great day on the water.  You can’t beat the experience for the price.  We might condier the larger boat for a future trip.

Fished March 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thanks guys, we worked hard for them that’s for sure.  It was a pleasure, hope to fish we you both again soon.


Went fishing on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Captain Dave treated my father-in-law, uncle, and I to the best fishing day either of us had ever had. We each caught numerous fish, including two 25 lb plus bull redfish, and thoroughly enjoyed our time on the water with Captain Dave. I would recommend a trip with Captain Dave and his Strippin Lips charters to anyone who visits the Daytona area. Captain Dave is knowledgeable, friendly, and one of the most professional Captains I have ever associated with.

Fished March 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Thanks John I appreciate the review! I had a blast with you guys today. I hope to see you guys again soon.

Went fishing on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fished March 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 13, 2017


Went fishing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Captain Mike is a great guy and a pleasure to fish with. He pointed out various points of interest and was very familiar with the area. The fishing wasn’t great but he did his best to find them.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 12, 2016

I booked Capt Dave for a full day of offshore fishing. He didn’t disappoint. My goal was to catch my best ever red snapper and I easily accomplished that with a 16 pounder. We also caught kings, cobia, and bonita. The captain is very laid back and does whatever it takes to please his clients. I can’t wait for my next trip!

Fished November 2016

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 23, 2017


Went fishing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What a great experience. I am looking into booking another trip in March. Capt. Dave mentioned to me a trip to catch Tarpon I can’t wait. Capt. Dave will be extremely hard to book soon. I believe he will get a lot of repeat customers once the word gets out. Thank you Capt. Dave for one of the best experiences fishing ever. The 50 pound Cobia we caught was delicious.

Fished January 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 23, 2017


Went fishing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Very happy with my half day with Captain Dave of Strippin Lips. Had my choice of 2 boats and choice of targeted fish.  Did well inshore putting together a mixed bag of redfish, flounder, pompano, blues and ladies.  Learned a lot, Dave definitely knows the local waters. highly recommended.

Fished January 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thank you Bryan I appreciate the positive review. Next time your in town give me a call. You were a pleasure to fish with. You definitely have a passion for the water and it showed. You made it look easy out there well done!

Went fishing on Friday, August 26, 2016

This was our second trip with Captain Dave, but our first Backwater experience.  It was incredible.  Watched the sun come up, it was beautiful in the backwaters.  Captain Dave pointed out so many things we would of never noticed including Manatee, porpoise, wild pigs, a variety of Birds,  and even an Eagles next.
Fishing was awesome, we caught several Redfish, and trout.  The highlight was the Tarpon, just watching them was awesome, we had them all around us.  We had several hits, and finally was able to land one.
Captain Dave did an excellent job.  We can’t wait to go again!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 12, 2017

I went on a 6 hour trip on Capt Dave’s other boat the Pathfinder. Beautiful day, caught a lot of fish what more could you ask for. All the equipment and the boat were great and the captain was very professional. I highly recommend going on the pathfinder and fishing the flats with captain Dave.

Fished January 2017

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David Caruthers (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 13, 2017

My pleasure guys awesome day at mosquito lagoon. You guys made it look easy. Good job!


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

If you want a personalized deep sea fishing trip Capt Dave Carruthers is for you.  We went out with him and caught king fish, red snapper and host of other types. He is very easy to deal with, personable and handled all situations that came up very professionally.  Note that he has a 22 ft boat so there’s only room for 2 or three people.  The price is very reasonable too.

Fished August 2016

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