A nice relaxing holiday weekend off, but back to work today with the Athens family and we did some grouper digging. I picked up the family at their waterfront home on the Homosassa river and we made our way offshore. The action was good today as we picked up keeper gags on a couple different rock piles ranging from 12ft to 23ft. Cut threadfin herring was once again the top producing bait for us. The team also added some fine tasting grunts and mangrove snapper to the mix to top off their Homosassa charter. A great time with you all, as always and I thoroughly enjoy my days with you... Capt. Dan. On a side note, I leave for my annual fly fishing trip to Wyoming Wednesday and will return the end of July. I'll be posting updates from out West and hopefully some beautiful trout pictures. I'll see you all soon!!!
The cobia were sure happy today, but it sure took a while for the grouper to turn on. Today's Crystal River charter I had Mike and Kathy on board for some grouper digging. The team and I fished some of the shallow ledges towards the North today and it was "DEAD". Only one short gag, but a real hefty cobia came aboard to get the day going. After nine different stops, we made a long run south and got on the grouper. We finished off our hard earned limit of gags and had some fine quality fish to show for it. I thank you both and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan
We were rained out for yesterday's grouper season opener, but today was awesome. I had Casey and Brandon on board from the Sodium store in Crystal River and we made the run West. I tried a couple shallow stops in the 10ft range, but only one short to show for our efforts. So, we hammered down to 25ft of water and in one stop, we had our limit. The guys put a beautiful limit of gag grouper in the box and we headed back to the dock. A combination of cut threadfin herring and live pin fish were the baits of the day. Thank you both again and let's do it again soon... Capt. Dan
A fun day out of Crystal River with Bob and John and with the conditions the way they were; it was a great day to target red fish. I met the guys at Pete's Pier at 8am and we arrived at the mouth of the river to an incoming tide. The wind was up a bit out of the West and I knew it would bring the tide in a hurry. The team and I jumped point to point freelining live shrimp and did very well on red fish. Looking for mullet activity was the key to success and they guys did great. I thank you both for the fun day and I look forward to next time... Capt .Dan