Captain
Jeff Patterson

Member since July 2015

Ormond Beach, United States

Background
Fishing has always been a huge part of my life. Ever since I was a little kid riding my bicycle miles to get to the water, I've always had a passion for it. I've owned a boat since I was a teenager and get on the water every chance I get.
Techniques
My boat is an 18 ft bay boat and provides a comfortable ride while fishing the intracoastal waterway in Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, and Ponce Inlet. We fish for redfish, trout, snook, tarpon, flounder, black drum and many other species.

Hey, I'm Captain Jeff Patterson

Ormond Beach, United States
Background
Fishing has always been a huge part of my life. Ever since I was a little kid riding my bicycle miles to get to the water, I've always had a passion for it. I've owned a boat since I was a teenager and get on the water every chance I get.
Techniques
My boat is an 18 ft bay boat and provides a comfortable ride while fishing the intracoastal waterway in Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, and Ponce Inlet. We fish for redfish, trout, snook, tarpon, flounder, black drum and many other species.
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Fishing Reports

51 Snook in 4 Hours!!!

September 22, 2017

The snook bite is red hot!!! Landed 51 with several fish in the 25" to 28" range. Also got a nice slot redfish and a trout. I can't reiterate the time to fish is now! Read Full Report →


Snook Snook Snook!

September 21, 2017

This is the craziest snook bite I've ever seen in Daytona Beach area. Ended up with 9 including a 28" and 30" fish and a several other good ones. Don't wait too long there's no telling how long they… Read Full Report →


Snook bite is on FIRE!

September 17, 2017

We landed 21 Snook in a couple hours of all different sizes. Ended up with 2 slot size, a 29 and a 30 inch with a handful just under slot size using live mullet and artificial lures. Read Full Report →


Redfish Crushing Mullet

August 13, 2017

The reds have been consistent around the docks first thing in the morning and the days we have some overcast conditions they hang out on the flats with it being a little cooler. Fiinger mullet was the choice bait… Read Full Report →


When You Least Expect It

July 28, 2017

We had some fish busting the live mullet we were using for bait but we couldn't connect. The boys kept putting their rods in the rod holders and I told them you better keep an eye on it. When… Read Full Report →


Big Snook

July 24, 2017

We landed a couple snook in the mid 20 inch range and busted off another nice fish that wrapped around a dock piling. You had to have the bait right under the dock or you wouldn't get a bite.… Read Full Report →


Tarpon and Redfish

July 14, 2017

Started out first thing in the morning with redfish very active up against the shoreline landing 2 nice fish and of course the one that got away was the biggest. Then we went to see if the tarpon would… Read Full Report →


This Fish Wasn't Getting Away

July 12, 2017

There where redfish pushing up against the bank first thing in the morning and it didn't take long to hear the drag screaming on the reel. The fish ran under a dock and halfway to the next one. I… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Getting Thick

July 11, 2017

The tarpon are plentiful in the river with some nice fish up to 50-60 lbs. We've been getting them on live mullet and pogies in the middle of the afternoon. Read Full Report →


Pompano and Flounder

July 03, 2017

I've been having a blast with the kids lately for summer vacation. There's been huge schools of Pompano in the river and we've been catching quite a bit of flounder. Tons of action with a variety of fish including… Read Full Report →


Early AM Redfish Action

July 02, 2017

The redfish have been cruising in the shallows first thing in the morning and we've even been able to sight cast some fish before it gets too hot. Read Full Report →


Snook bite is hot!!

June 22, 2017

Beautiful day on the Tomoka River. Scenery is awesome back there. Snook season closed June first but they are a blast to catch and we're catching redfish , trout, and flounder as well. Read Full Report →


Good Eats

June 21, 2017

Great day on the water landing a few slot redfish and a couple short ones. A six-hour trip gives you a little bit more time to try more areas and came through for us that day landing some nice… Read Full Report →


Big Seatrout

May 30, 2017

There has been tons of bait pods in the river and we are catching very good size seatrout on live pogies. Read Full Report →


Seatrout Everywhere

April 12, 2017

We are pretty much getting seatrout at every spot we try. We ended up with a couple nice ones at the 20 inch mark that these boys had a blast with. Read Full Report →


Trout are Thumping

April 11, 2017

There's tons of menhaden and mullet in the river and has been the bait of choice. Been getting nice size trout with some over 20". Read Full Report →


Consistent Redfish and Trout

April 10, 2017

We've been doing great on redfish, trout, and snook and the bite should only get better over the next couple weeks. Read Full Report →


Tournament Redfish

March 27, 2017

Beautiful weather and great fishing. We ended up with this redfish that was 26 3/4". Even though it made the slot I was pleased that they wanted to release this fish. It inhaled a live menhaden and put up… Read Full Report →


First Snook

March 23, 2017

I love getting a fresh water fisherman on a big snook. He had no idea the fight he was in for. Couldn't get the tarpon to bit and jumped off another nice snook using live mullet. Read Full Report →


Poles Were Dancing!

March 06, 2017

Great day on the water landing 9 redfish, 4 snook, a trout, a few mangrove snapper, and jumped off a few good size tarpon. We used live shrimp and finger mullet. Now's the time to get out there! Read Full Report →


Redfish and Snook

February 27, 2017

We started fishing some docks first thing in the morning and ended up catching two snook, a redfish, and missed five or six other fish. Later in the morning we tried some oyster bars landing a nice redish on… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Bonanza!

February 23, 2017

We fished in some less than perfect conditions yesterday but man were the fish hungry. We landed our first fish within minutes which was about a 25 pound tarpon using live mullet. There are huge schools of them in… Read Full Report →


25 Knot Winds Didn't Stop The Bite

February 15, 2017

It was a day with questionable conditions but Chuck Minnick and his brother in law were determined. The wind was absolutely cranking so I tucked out of it as much as possible. We were using live shrimp and finger… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Ending 2016

December 29, 2016

I was able to squeeze some customers in on a short notice trip and it worked out great with a little variety and some good action. Live shrimp and artificial lures were both used for bait. Read Full Report →


Backwater Fishing Is On!!

December 28, 2016

You know it's a great day when you put a smile on a youngster with the biggest fish he's ever caught. Read Full Report →


Big Red

October 23, 2016

The big redfish are biting good at the inlet. They I've been eating live finger mullet and also chunks of big bullet on the bottom. Outgoing tide has been providing the most action. Read Full Report →


Redfish Bonanza

September 10, 2016

Finally had a chance to get a rod bent myself with a little bit of time off and what a blast. Between my boat and a close friend that I had follow me to the spot we landed right… Read Full Report →


Late August Trips

August 24, 2016

This was trips from a few days in a row that were all successful trips. Many different species caught and a lot of action. The fishing should just get better moving into fall! Read Full Report →


Reds and Snook

August 05, 2016

Great trip on the Halifax with tailing redfish in the shallows. Got a couple nice slot reds and also had some snook action. Used Live shrimp and finger mullet for bait. Read Full Report →


Heat is not Stopping Great Trips

July 22, 2016

The morning was a pretty hot one with very little breeze but the fish didn't mind. 4 redfish were landed with a couple slot fish. 4 snook were also caught, a couple ladyfish, and a couple keeper mangrove snapper.… Read Full Report →


Red Hot Redfish!!

July 08, 2016

Day was awesome right off the bat! Bait was everywhere, fish were busting, and reds were tailing!!! We landed 4 slot sized reds that were from 20 to 24 inches and number 5 spit the hook. You could see… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing and Variety

July 07, 2016

Fishing was hot!! First thing in the morning redfish were tailing against the shoreline and they weren't very hungry but we managed to get one to bite that was a little bit under slot size. We also caught a… Read Full Report →


Snook on the Bridges

June 21, 2016

We fished the morning trying a couple spots in the shallows and that wasn't coming through for us, so we headed to the bridge and landed this nice snook using live shrimp. Trickiest part is getting them away from… Read Full Report →


Extreme Anglers

May 12, 2016

Two more 10hr trips with the Carpenters. Having a heck of a time getting fish past the sharks and goliath groupers. Pulled up a head of what was previously a nice mangrove snapper on one drop. The amberjacks were… Read Full Report →


Offshore Variety

May 09, 2016

Pretty good trip offshore with a mixed bag of fish. Caught about 10 red snapper up to 25lb roughly which have to be released as well as the mahis, variety of snappers, and big key west grunts. Lots of… Read Full Report →


Tripletail

May 05, 2016

Did some fishing in the Halifax and Tomoka Rivers. Ended up finding this delicious tripletail that sucked down a free lined live shrimp. Mr. Loftus sent me a picture of the fish when he cooked it and man did… Read Full Report →


Great Day in the Backwaters

April 30, 2016

Great trip this morning landing 6 redfish with three of them that were slot size up to 24". Also landed a snook and a handful of mangrove snapper, a couple of which were keepers. Fished in the Tomoka River… Read Full Report →


25lb Black Drum

April 27, 2016

This was a slow morning catching a few smaller fish and came through strong at the end with a black drum that was 39" and roughly 25lb. Fish ate a live shrimp on the bottom. Read Full Report →


Cobia on the Beach

April 25, 2016

Went out in search of the rays off New Smyrna Beach even though the wind was picking up a little earlier than expected. Found our first manta ray after about 20 minutes but with the wind working against us,… Read Full Report →


Drummer Boys

April 20, 2016

What a great day being able to put a couple boys on some drum they could barely hold up. Other than holding the rod just in case of emergency they did all the work themselves. Both fish ended up… Read Full Report →


Black Drum Bonanza

April 18, 2016

I did a couple trips trying to scout these fish out and got them figured out pretty well. Got to the point where I could just drive around to these few spots and look for them on the fish… Read Full Report →


Offshore Variety

April 04, 2016

Got a mixed bag of different snappers along with a nice cobia about 12 miles off Ponce inlet on a bottom fishing trip. Squid, sardines, and live grunts were used for bait. Red snapper were also swarming around the… Read Full Report →


The One That Got Away...

March 10, 2016

First thing they told me was "we want to catch a shark." After chumming the water for about 20 minutes the target species was landed and unfortunately we didn't get a picture... Then one of the rods went off… Read Full Report →


Double Drummin'

March 08, 2016

We worked hard searching multiple areas but it payed off. The two drum were caught back to back using live shrimp with a split shot weight. Read Full Report →


300 lb Goliath Grouper!!!

February 28, 2016

Started off catching some sardines and cigar minnows on the way out for bait. Got to the first spot and bite was on immediately. Pulled up some above avg. size lane snapper as well as mangrove snapper, vermilion snapper,… Read Full Report →


It's the WEAKend!

February 20, 2016

We started the morning out by fishing some docks but there wasn't a whole lot going on. I moved on to this spot that has some structure on the bottom and holds black drum this time of year. Well… Read Full Report →


Schools in Session

February 13, 2016

Started off first thing in super thick fog that eventually cleared up to the river being slick calm and a great sunrise! Pulled up to the first spot and saw a school of reds immediately but a couple pelicans… Read Full Report →


Water Temp. Cools, Drum Bite Heats Up

January 26, 2016

Right off the bat we saw redfish moving around in the shallows but they were acting very finicky. The water was so clear I even saw sea trout off the bow of the boat multiple times. Ended up with… Read Full Report →


Beautiful Red Drum

January 13, 2016

Couldn't get a nibble with artificials, but switched to live shrimp and it was game on. Got this very healthy 29" redfish that put up a great fight trying to run for cover. Also caught a couple sheepshead and… Read Full Report →


Muttons in the AM, Trout in the PM

December 31, 2015

Started off with a 4 hr offshore trip first thing in the morning running offshore roughly 12 miles. Caught a few mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, red snapper and blue runners. Busted off a couple big fish as well. Came… Read Full Report →


Got Seatrout Off His Bucket List

December 28, 2015

Killian told me there were a couple fish he was wanting to scratch off the bucket list. I'm glad the Pole Dancer could help today with his first Seatrout ever, and a good size one at that. Live mullet… Read Full Report →


Sheepshead Ponce Inlet

December 12, 2015

Weather was beautiful, seas were calm, and the sheeps were biting! Can't resist those fidler crabs for bait. Biggest fish were 3-4 lbs. Bite should only be getting better. Read Full Report →


Sheepshead

November 27, 2015

Fished structure for some sheepshead that were a heck of a fight on light tackle and great for dinner! Read Full Report →


Snook Bite is On!

November 17, 2015

The snook bite has been awesome this year. Some trips have provided multiple slot size fish and even over slot fish that have to be released but they are great fighters!! This was one I actually ended up getting… Read Full Report →


#REDSFORDAYS!!

October 16, 2015

The redfish bite just keeps getting hotter!!! Ended up catching 9 reds all in the upper 30" to mid 40" range. I even had a chance to catch a couple myself so they could get a break! The morning… Read Full Report →


Big Ole' Redfish

October 13, 2015

Ten year old Hayden and Uncle Same ended up with 5 Redfish from 28-42". They also landed that nice Spanish Mackerel and busted off a couple other mystery fish??? You can't beat fishing the Daytona Beach area this time… Read Full Report →


More Bull Redfish in Daytona Beach

October 11, 2015

Lady luck again on this trip. The guys couldn't get a bite. She landed two over-slot redfish. The second one was just in time for the sunset with a great picture. We were using live mullet in Ponce Inlet… Read Full Report →


Lady Anlger with Bull Red and Slot Snook

October 10, 2015

Fishing Ponce Inlet a lot on recent trips with the mullet run providing some fun action. Lee Williamson landed a nice bull redfish which had to be released and a couple snook, the biggest being 28", which went home… Read Full Report →


Tarpon and Bull Reds

October 09, 2015

Ponce Inlet was pretty rough but that didn't stop the fish from biting. Fished the incoming tide with 7-8" mullet on the bottom. Redfish was 42" and the tarpon was estimated at #50-60. Had a couple other hook ups,… Read Full Report →


Backwater Redfish

September 15, 2015

There was a lot of action at the first spot right when we pulled up, just tricky getting the fish to commit. Missed a nice flounder that did a back flip over the top water lure and a very… Read Full Report →


Tomoka River Tarpon

July 28, 2015

Went 2 for 8 on tarpon back in the Tomoka River using live 5-6 inch mullet with the biggest ones being in the 30-40 lb range. We were using spinning tackle with 30 lb. flourocarbon leader and a 5/o… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 31 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Had a great time , Jeff put us on the fish but they just weren’t hungary this morning! We missed a few big bites.

Fished August 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 6, 2017

I wish we could have landed some of those fish you guys hooked, there was some pretty big trout. Thanks for coming.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nice experience, despite having to reschedule due to personal issue for captain. 4 people caught 10 fish. Captain was flexible on makeup time, but fishing was poor. Reels were hard to use for newbies like us. Fun family experience, but could have had more fun for the money.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The fish weren’t biting like we hoped, but we still had a great morning. Jeff is a real pro who obviously knows his stuff. I highly recommend booking a trip with him. I’ll be back for sure!

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Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Captain Jeff was very professional and was very good with my 8 year olds.  We will book with him again! The inshore trip was very appropriate for me and my children as I wasn’t sure how they would tolerate an off shore trip.

Fished July 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Thanks for coming I’m looking forward to our next trip! Great morning with you and the boys.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

We took an 8 hr trip with Captain Jeff and had a great time. He knows where the fish are and put us on them. Had a lot of hits but only landed about 20 fish. Caught a nice red and snook and even got to see dolphins and manatees on the trip. Great day on the water!

Fished July 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Thanks for coming I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

Capt Jeff was fantastic.  He called us ahead of time and let us know what we would be fishing for.  He was on time and ready to go!  He took us to several spots and saw fish all day.  He knows where the fish are!! We will definitely go out with him again on our next trip down to Daytona.  Book with Capt Jeff for a great fishing experience!!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thanks for coming see you next time!


Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Half day with captain jeff on 6/19/17 was a good time, we only caught 4 fish, only one was a keeper, tried his best to land us some fish , this is my second trip with captain jeff, highly recommend him, will make future trips on the poll dancer!!!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Had a great fishing trip. Thank you.

Fished June 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My pleasure. Glad we could make it happen before the storms rolled in.


Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

It was a great day of fishing with captain Jeff. I brought my 9 year old son and it was awesome. Jeff was very professional and he put us on some good fish. Thanks captain Jeff we will be back.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beautiful day.  Captain Jeff was great.  Had plenty of patience for a couple of novices. The time flew by with good conversation. We caught two redfish early on. Plenty of opportunities.

Fished May 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thanks for coming guys. Enjoy the fish.


Went fishing on Thursday, April 20, 2017

We had an awesome trip on the Pole Dancer! Captain Jeff was fantastic—friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I think he felt worse than we did that the fish were biting as much as usual! We didn’t care, we had a great trip and he took us to so many spots to try. We would highly recommend this charter to anyone!

Fished April 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Yes today was a tough one I’m glad we ended up finding some fish at least and I really would have liked to see what that fish was that missed the bait at the last spot.

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What an amazing morning we had with Captain Jeff!  From start to finish, Jeff demonstrated his knowledge of fishing, navigating the waters and immediately made us feel very comfortable. We shared stories…laughed real hard…just like family and just what a fishing trip should be all about.  The ultimate Captain…he even posed with the slippery fish.  We made a great memory with Captain Jeff and will definitely connect with him again on future trips.  P.S. We can now take Pole Dancing off our bucket list…ahahahah!  Very clever name.
Thanks again
Cindy, Steve and Chloe

Fished March 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lady luck came through strong!  Had a great day with you guys and hope to see you again sometime!

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Capt.Jeff is very comitted! Fishing was very pleasant but fish did not help!

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Unfortunately fishing was on the slow side the day we went but being a party boat Captain myself from NY it’s completely understandable that days like this happen and generally the person most frustrated is the Captain him or herself. Regardless Capt.Jeff did a great job and I would definitely recommend Pole Dancer Charters to anyone looking to fish in the Daytona FL area.

Fished January 2017

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Yeah it was definitely a slower morning and it can be frustrating for sure.  Nice meeting you and tight lines Capt.!

Went fishing on Monday, January 2, 2017

Had a great time and hope to go again.

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fish didn’t happen to be biting today.which happens

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Went fishing on Friday, October 21, 2016

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Thanks for fishing with me hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Monday, August 8, 2016

Great fun! Thanks for the great experience!
Captain Jeff , it was a pleasure fishing with you!
Next time we are in town, we will not hesitate to book with you again!!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 29, 2016

Captain Jeff did an awesome job putting us on fish most of our 6hr trip. There was so much bait in the water early in the morning it was a little challenging to get many to hit. The second half of the day was spent pulling in trout, lady fish, an occasional Jack or Mangrove Snapper. The day ended throwing baits at Tarpoon rolling near where we docked. Couldn’t get any to take our lines, but was great seeing the tarpion rolling!

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Captain Jeff was excellent - very personable and very enjoyable trip - even in the July heat.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Had a great time. The captain worked hard to make the trip an enjoyable experience. Caught several species of fish.

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Went fishing on Monday, May 23, 2016

Caught a lot of fish. Jeff is an excellent captain.

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Thanks for coming and hope to see you again. Very nice meeting you.

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Great red snapper fishing.  To bad regulations didn’t allow us to keep them.  Big water for boat size… but we had a great time.  Thanks Jeff

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 28, 2015

Fishing is fishing.  Sometimes you catch, sometimes you fish.  We fished today. I did 4 hour trip and caught a 22” trout.  Had one other bite.  Jeff is a great guy and so easy to fish with.  I will book him on my next trip down.

Fished December 2015

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Bite was a little slow but ended up finding some fish popping mullet out of the water on an oyster bar which was short lived when a commercial crab boat had to come pull his traps right where we were fishing.


Went fishing on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Captain Jeff knew just where to take us and was very courteous and helpful! We had a great day and a great catch.

Fished October 2015

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, October 16, 2015

Glad to hear you guys had a good time. Thanks for coming and hope to see you again!


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Our trip with Pole Dancer was fine. We were not very lucky in the fish catching department, but that was due to the rough seas the day we went. Captain Jeff was great and very helpful to us as we are a family of novice fishermen. We did catch some fish, but nothing that we could keep… That’s the breaks sometimes! I would definitely recommend Pole Dancer to others as he was very nice and knowledgeable.

Respectfully,

Matt Whitehead

Fished July 2015

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Jeff Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 24, 2015

Thanks for coming!  Come back and try some inshore fishing with the kids sometime.