And the beautiful weather continues... Today's Crystal River charter was Dan, Lauren and Joe from the Villages and we had a great day. The weather was identical to yesterdays trip, but the larger sheepshead were a bit more aggressive and came out to play. I made a quick trout stop this morning on the way out, as we had a bit more tide than I've seen in a while, and did OK. The guys brought in some fine trout before we started the sheepshead plan and about 8 trout started our day. The sheepshead bite was much like it has been, and we had to move around for them. We hit one spot that had some hefty ones, and finished the day off with a couple more trout. Another beautiful January day and I thank you all for the great time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Mar 09 2016

Inshore Mix...

Spring is definitely on its way and what a great day with Dean, Larry and John from the Villages on board. We stayed inshore today and left the sheepshead alone and concentrated on trout and red fish. We began just off the keys with jerk baits and did well picking up 7 nice trout. Our next stop was to try the spotty bottom area's in 7ft of water and the team did equally well and had a mix of pompano, mackerel, sea bass and grouper. To end our day, the tide was rolling in great and we free lined some live shrimp to tackle some fine red fish. A great day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jan 16 2016

Birthday Catch & Release...

It was yours truly birthday today and I had a very fun day with my great clients and friends, Mishel and Earl. We did a catch and release trip today, so we left the trout and sheepshead alone and fished the back-country sight fishing red fish. The tide was ripping out all day and we had a bit of time to target the Ozello area. We caught a handful of reds, mostly under slot to just over the keeper sized. Free lined live shrimp was the bait of choice and also picked up a pompano and black drum. Just a fun day and we all caught a few fish to enjoy the day. Thank you for making my birthday a special day and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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It was a windy one today for us out of Crystal River and myself and fellow Captains Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt, William Toney, Zach Hoffman, Randy Hodges and Jeremiah Carlucchi fished a great group for the organization Chrisite's, out of the Best Western. I had Tash, Shawn, Tom and John on board and with the conditions the way they were, I had to get creative on where to fish. I'm not a big fan of fishing the main river, so we eased along in the salt river and did quite well. The team and I just drifted live shrimp under a DOA deadly combo corks and caught several slot sized trout, plus a pair of pompano. We pulled anchor right at 1pm and then used the summer kitchens at the Best Western to prepare a fine shore lunch. A great meal and fun fishing; I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 31 2015

2015 Closing Day...

What a way to end the 2015 year. This year has been fantastic and for all of you that have fished with me and follow my daily posts, I thank you. For the last day of 2015, I was at the Homosassa Fishing Club with my great friends Capts. Mark Zorn, William Toney and Rick Spratt fishing the Waits party. All of us today did well on the continuing hot trout bite and some other bonus fish such as pompano, sea bass, jacks and mackerel filled out our day as well. It looks like we have one or two more days of nice weather and next week may be windy for the beginning of the week. I wish you all a Happy New Year and great job today team... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Dec 30 2015

Beautiful December Weather...

I truly do not think you could have ordered up a more beautiful day than today's Crystal River Charter. I had two great anglers, Johnny and Scott on board and we had a blast. The trout action was a little slow compared to yesterday, but we did well using a combination of DOA jerk baits and MirrOlure Lil' Johns. The team caught a fine limit of trout and next, we ran to some sheepshead structures and did well. The sheepshead were on, as well as the usual grouper and bonus sea bass. A fantastic trip and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Dec 22 2015

Special Day...

A special Christams present I was able to give today and take my good friends son Colton out on the water. I have taken the Christmas week off for some family time, but today's schedule allowed me to make a special trip. I've been promising Colton for years to get him out and today's trip out of Crystal River was awesome. He and I jigged up some nice trout and pompano on MirrOlure Lil' Johns to get the day going. In just over an hour, we had a nice catch of both species and then we ran to a rock pile for some sheepshead. The sheepshead were biting right away and we caught quite a few before the approaching rain chased us in. I think I had just as much fun as you did and great job buddy... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Dec 15 2015

In the Kelp...

Another great day on the flats off Crystal River with Joe, Joyce and Lyle and what a great mixed bag they had. We targeted the inshore kelp grass patches in the 3ft to 5ft range today for our success. We eased along little by little and caught quite a nice variety. One cast was a trout, the next a sea bass, a pompano etc... it was fun. The day was overcast and dreary, but the fish cooperated nicely. I thoroughly enjoyed our Crystal River charter and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 10 2015

Good As It Gets...

An incredible day on the big pond with Steve and Paul and the guys had a day to remember. Today we began targeting trout and we did very well on MirrOlure Lil' Johns, before we ran to the rock piles in search of a mixed bag. After a great catch of trout, we dropped down some live shrimp and the team had some unbelievable action. Grouper, sea bass, pompano and sheepshead kept us busy for the afternoon and the action was excellent. I thank you both for a very memorable day and I always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Apr 03 2015

Crystal River Mix...

Wow! What a beautiful day to go offshore and that's exactly what we did with Sarah and Randy on board. Once again, I made the run to the sheepshead grounds and the bite was just as good as yesterday's; but the size average was up a bit. The action was good and we even picked up a surprise snook on an offshore wreck in almost 20ft of water. With a fine catch of sheepshead, we anchored up and chummed up a few drag burning macks to wrap up the day. I thank you both for the fun time and congratulations on the outstanding catch... Capt. Dan

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