A super fun day with Mishel and Earl and we did something a bit different. We did some trolling and checked on the grouper population for the start of our trip. Well, I assure you they are there and we caught several before we ran inshore and tackled some snook. Rapala F18 plugs did the trick on the gags. The afternoon snook action was good as well, and we released about a dozen for the afternoon hours. I thank you both and I'll see you again during grouper season... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Dec 23 2020

Hot Zone...

I made the run to the 30ft hot zone with John, Bob and Nelson as the team, and they did great. Pretty much one stop shopping and they secured a really nice catch of grouper. Lots of action with undersized gags as well, filled out the day. We released few others and it sure was a pretty day. We have a couple days left of the season, but a bitter cold front is just a day away. This may make it tough for the last of the season, but we'll just have to see..... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Dec 22 2020

Inside Gags...

We stayed on the inside for todays trip with Melissa and Geoff on board and did ok. The bite wasn't hot and heavy, but steady enough to keep us interested. Dropping down on a couple different rocks and ledges did the trick and by 1pm we had a nice limit. You both did great and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Wow... Some big dogs on today's trip with the Swain team and once again we pushed offshore quite a bit. The seas were a bit bumpy, but doable with a good ground swell that made you have your sea legs. Jim and Jimmy did a really nice job turning some big ones and a whopper at around 20lbs topped off our day. Just dropping down pin fish did the trick and a couple mangos were added as well. I thank you both and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Dec 12 2020

Offshore Mix...

It's definitely a deeper game right now and we made the 20 mile ride to 30ft today. Marilyn and David were my team again and they sure did great. Marilyn had the hot rod for the gags and she whipped them in to shape; while bringing some real nice ones on board. David was the snapper man with some quality mangos coming on board. Great job to you both and I thank you. Some cold fronts arrive this week, with Tuesday being the only chance to make it out it looks like, but we'll have to see. I'll see you all soon... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Dec 11 2020

Homosassa Gags....

We made the ride offshore Homosassa today to the deeper stuff and it was awesome. I had the Millennium Metals team on board and they turned some fine gags. I pulled my bait traps and then parked it in about 35ft of water. One stop shopping and the team had a limit of real nice quality grouper on live pin fish. A pretty day, good fishing and I thank you all.... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 10 2020

Crystal River Grouper...

A great day offshore with Rick and Greg. We're still having to push offshore a bit due to the cold water temperatures, but if you're up for a ride; the gags are there. We stayed in the 30ft range and did awesome. Several nice grouper came on board and smiles were had. I thank you both and great job Greg on the bonus tripletail..... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Dec 06 2020

Chilly Gags....

We got them today, but definitely noticed a bit of a slower bite with the chilly gulf conditions. We've had a series of cold fronts now and the gulf is right around 60 degrees. The shallower spots take a bit more patience, but the 25ft range and deeper; the fish will be more aggressive. Jim and Gerald did fine today though with a nice limit caught on pinfish, but we stayed bundled up all day. Great job and enjoy the grouper fingers.... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Nov 29 2020

Pre Cold Front Gags...

Another tremendous grouper day and the Worthington team got to see it as good as it gets. We have the coldest air of the season arriving tomorrow and with gusty winds and a huge temperature drop, I won't be able to get out for a bit. We had the calm before the storm today however and my goodness, the grouper were on the feed. Numerous quality gags kept us busy and we caught and released big fish of the season at around the 20lb mark. You all did terrific and I'll be going in for treatment again tomorrow. So between that and the weather; I'll be off the water for a couple days. I'll see you all soon... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Nov 28 2020

Offshore Crystal River....

Marilyn and David were the team today and another hot grouper bite was on order. I pushed offshore a bit out to the 30ft range and wow, was the action ever good. We had a fish on literally every drop and released at least over 30 keeper gags. It's so good to see our fishery in such good shape. They both had quite a day and terrific job... Capt. Dan

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