A week ago today the trout fishing was fantastic, but today it just wasn't happening. I was out of Macrae's on the Homosassa River fishing Tom and his family Karl and Stephen. The wind was up a bit for the morning hours and we gave it our best trout fishing, as I drove all over the "entire" gulf of Mexico it seemed like. One trout and that was it for a couple hours of fishing. The good news was, the winds layed down around 10:30 and we ran West. I stopped on a shallow rock in 10ft of water and in 20 minutes the guys had six beautiful grouper on ice - some really large ones too. We wrapped up the day and added one red fish to the catch and we headed to the dock. An awesome day grouper fishing and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan
Just about a mirror image to yesterday's charter, but we stayed in a bit shallower to find the gags. Scott, David and Jordan were with me for the day and we made the run offshore. I had plenty of thread fin herring on board, but I always like to catch them on plugs if I can. We sent down the rapala x-raps and the rest is history. The team had an awesome day of catching their limit of grouper, plus some grunts and mackerel on the rocks. I can't thank you all enough for the fun time and here's the team with a fine catch of Crystal River grouper... Capt. Dan
The weather turn around day for sure, and was it ever pretty. Terry, Jack and David joined me for the day and with calm seas, we made the run offshore Crystal River. I began working some of my shallow locations and it just wasn't happening. The dirty water from yesterdays winds didn't give me any confidence, so we hammered down and made the run to 30ft of water. We sent down the plugs and in less than an hour, the team had their limit. All real nice sized gags and only two shorts. A picture perfect day and I thank you all for the great time...
Well, the seas have calmed some since the front came through the last two days, but the water sure is dirty. I had Jim, Lenny and Bill on board for the day and we had a grouper charter scheduled, so we gave it a try. The floating grass situation was much better since last week and we were able to make plenty of clean drags. We hit one ledge and the guys had a pair of really big fish over 15lbs. That was it though for the day for grouper and the seas got rough just after noon. We did add a couple trout and mackerel to the mix to end the day and I thank you all for the fun time. Here's Jim with a Crystal River hefty gag grouper... Capt. Dan