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
I've been waiting for the trout to turn on, and on today's Crystal River Charter, they finally did. I had the pleasure of having the Spann family on board for the day and with hopes of grouper fishing; today's conditions weren't going to allow us to do so. For a plan B, we drifted off the keys and the trout were on fire. The choppy condition's turned the trout on or they came inshore (which ever, I was glad to see it). For a couple hours, someone had a trout on their line and the action was fantastic. Watermelon red flake MIrrOlure Lil' Jon's under DOA deadly combo corks were the baits of the day and it was fantastic. John broke the ice with a fine river snook to get the day going and it sure was great to see the trout cooperating. Thank you all for the great day and look forward to seeing you next time... Capt. Dan