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Monday, Jun 21 2021


Jim and I got a super early start today and we had some luck on some river tarpon at daylight. Him and I found some rolling fish and we each jumped on on fly and spin tackle. That was short lived though as the sun came up and we soon enough ran back in the creeks for some snook action. The snook were biting well and we had a double digit day on glow colored DOA jerk baits. A fun day but I wish this wind would go away... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Jun 20 2021

Fun Size Tarpon....

A fun day with my buddy Jim as he's here for a few days and we're doing a little bit of everything. For today's adventure we found some fun size tarpon in some back creeks and were able to seal the deal on one. In my opinion other than the few permit we have here, small tarpon are a tough, tough game. This guy fell for a DOA bait buster and we had a fun little fight. Jim grabbed a quick picture as I revived it and watched it swim away... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jun 16 2021

Homosassa Woods...

Today was day three of our three day Homosassa Tarpon trip and unfortunately the weather just wasn't letting us make it happen. We tried to get to the flats, but soon as me made it out there we were taking waves over the bow. I had Tom along for this trip and I said lets get back in the woods to save the day and catch a few. Well, we did just that and him and I caught and released some nice red fish and snook on DOA jerkbaits. It saved the trip and I hope for sure we have better weather next time.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jun 09 2021

Nice Gags....

The Short team was with me today and we pretty much did the same routine as yesterdays trip. I did push put a little bit deeper and we did well in that range too. The floating grass is awful, so if your planning a trip it's a bait fishing game right now. I thank you both and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jun 08 2021

South Gags...

A good grouper trip down South with Nancy and Bob and the husband and wife team did well. We stayed pretty shallow and fished the 8ft to 12ft range. Live pin fish was the bait of choice and fishing the clear water was fun. I thank you both as always and great job... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jun 07 2021

Jim's Grouper....

Another good day on the shallow gags with Jim on board and grouper turned out to be our plan B. We had hoped in finding a tarpon, but the stiff SE wind didn't allow us to make it happen. I made the run to a couple shallow rocks and ledges again and it worked out for us. Jim turned some real nice fish and secured and fine limit of Crystal River grouper. Live pin fish did the trick and I thank you.... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Jun 06 2021

Shallow Gags....

Always a fun day on the water when Bob from Pennsylvania is in town and we did well today. We had hopes in finding a tarpon, but it was just to rough. So, for my plan B we stayed shallow and bait fished a couple different rock piles and ledges for a fine catch of gags. Bob did great and secured a fine couple of grouper dinners.... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Jun 04 2021

Soc's Poon...

A great day on the tarpon flats and I was able to put my good friend Socrates on his first big tarpon on the fly. We worked a couple areas down South and he put the fly in a group of happy fish perfectly. A couple strips and he was hooked up. He fought the fish beautifully and she came boat side in less than 30 minutes. A couple pic's, we revived her and watch her swim away. A terrific job my man and hope to do it again sometime... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jun 03 2021

Crystal River Gags....

A quick break in the tarpon action and I had Jason on board, as he requested tackling some grouper. I had a great Memorial Day weekend on the tarpon as we boated 2 real nice fish and jumped 5 on the fly; but for today we changed it up. I took Jason to a couple different ledges and we brought in a fine limit of gag grouper and a 35" cobia for the day. We used both live bait and we also casted Rapala F-18 plugs on the shallow rocks piles in 6ft of water. A fun day for a change of pace and were back on the tarpon flats tomorrow.... Capt. Dan

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