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.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Ponce Inlet
trips from
US$ 350
Ormond Beach
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US$ 300

Customer Reviews

4.91 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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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.

Fished April 2017

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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

Fished April 2017

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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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