Saturday, Sep 07 2013

Team Reel Adrenaline...

A fantastic day out of the Plantation on Crystal River and I had some special guests on board. I had the husband and wife team of Reel Adrenaline energy drinks on board and they had a day. Steve and Amber did a great job from a variety of species on the rock piles to jigging up a fine catch of trout. The bite was great all day and even though it was a little bumpy in the morning, the afternoon calmed down nicely. Live shrimp on the rock piles brought in the snapper, grunts, jacks and grouper. While the Mirrolure Lil' Johns tackled the trout, sea bass, cobia and blue fish. On the way home, I made a quick stop in the Salt River and Steve added a fine red fish to end the day. I thank you all for great time and please give Reel Adrenaline energy drinks try. They taste great and keep you going strong through out the day... Capt. Dan
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Tuesday, Apr 09 2013

Crystal River Inside & Out...

A beautiful day on the water with Joanne and Joe on board for their charter out of Crystal River. I assured them the trout action has been great and we made our run offshore. We began drifting some spotty bottom areas in 5ft of water and caught a nice mixed bag.  Trout, macks, pompano, lady fish, grouper, etc.... kept us busy and a combination of bourbon and watermelon colored MirrOlure Lil' Johns were the ticket. We left the variety show and made a run to check on a cobia spot, but no one was home today. To end our charter, we hit a couple points and found some red fish both above and below the slot to top off the day. I thank you both for the wonderful time and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, Apr 06 2013

Waiting on the Wind...

It was a kind of hurry up and wait situation for my crew and I today. I had the Sweeney family on board and we killed some time inshore while we waited for the winds to calm some, so we could run offshore. Today's charter began to a breezy NE wind and we caught some trout on the first couple of drifts, but mostly shorts with a handful of keepers for the first few hours. I was chomping at the bit to make a run to some hard bottom area's that have been very productive lately. Finally after 1pm, the conditions were favorable to run West and I said "here we go". Once at the location, it was some great trout action. Bourbon colored MirrOlure Lil' Johns were the hot color and trout after trout came aboard; with a few macks mixed it. The day finished strong and I thank you all for the great time. Here's my crew with an outstanding catch... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, Mar 30 2013

Crystal River Mixed Bag....

A nice mixed bag today out of Crystal River with Bill and Ryan on board and this father and son team did great. We left from Pete's Pier Marina and began the day offshore on some rock piles jigging for trout. We caught several blue fish right off the bat and they are always a fun fight on light tackle. Along with the blues, we caught some sea bass and mackerel to add to the mix and the trout turned on later. We left the south rocks, ran North and with MirrOlure Lil' Johns in hand; and caught some beautiful trout. I made a quick last minute stop in hopes of finding a red fish, but there no takers today. I thank you both for a fun day and congratulations on a fine catch... Capt. Dan
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Thursday, Mar 08 2012

80 Degree Trout...

A warm sunny spring day today out of Crystal River and with temperatures in the 80's, it felt great. I had the pleasure of having one of our finest local deputies on board for this charter and John caught some great fish. Light winds today and plenty of incoming water, we had a great morning targeting trout and a couple mackerel and blue fish joined us as well. We used a combination of MirrOlure Lil' Johns and D.O.A. deadly combos for the trout, but the larger fish came off the bottom jigs today. A perfect high tide to red fish, we hit the creeks and boated six beautiful back country red fish to end our afternoon. I thank you John for the great time and it was a pleasure having you on board today... Capt. Dan
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