Saturday, Dec 12 2015

Crystal River Inside and Out...

A nice mix today on both some inshore and offshore fishing. I had some great friends from high school on board that I haven't seen in quite sometime and we had a blast. From jigging trout, to dropping knocker rigs on the rock piles; the bite was on today. The team had a great mix of trout, sheepshead, grouper, trigger fish, grunts and hog fish. A couple of the species we caught today, the seasons were closed; but we had a blast catching and releasing. I really enjoyed the day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Nov 29 2015

Crystal River Mix

What another blessed day offshore and wow, was it ever a beautiful one. John and Mark joined me today and with the forecast looking perfect for going offshore; we did just that. I trolled some various areas and the team brought in their four keepers, and we had a couple get the best of us too. After our great grouper catch, I anchored on some scattered rocks and we had a ball bending the rod with grunts, more grouper and sea bass. Live shrimp on knocker rigs did the trick for them. To finish up this picture perfect day, we drifted the kelp grass patches and added a couple fine trout. I thank you both again for the fun time and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Nov 13 2015

Crystal River Mix...

One of those special days when everything comes together and I had "uncle" Phil on board for his yearly fall trip. Grouper was our main goal and surprisingly, the sea's were much more favorable than expected. Phil and I did some shallow water plug casting and brought in a limit of gags in 7ft of water and released a few others. Phil loves to eat fish, so I anchored up on a little rock and filled a bucket with grunts for some more tasty treats. The next plan was giving trout a try. He and I made a long drift off they keys and brought 8 fine keeper trout to add to the days total. One more stop to go, and a couple red fish bent the rods to finish off this amazing Crystal River charter. I always enjoy our days fishing bud and great job on a great catch... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Nov 12 2015

Beautiful Offshore....

Without a doubt, the most picture perfect beautiful day one could ask for and Clell and Lee were able to experience it. We left the Plantation on Crystal River to very foggy conditions, but once we reached the Mangrove Pt. area, it was smooth sailing offshore. The guys and I targeted the 28ft area today and with glass calm conditions, we had a awesome catch. A limit of gag grouper, a big king Mack, several grunt and a hog fish filled out the day. I bottomed fished today, as the grass was just to thick to drag plugs. On the way back inshore, I was reluctant to red fish as it was so slow yesterday; but we hit one little pocket and brought in four fine slot sized red fish to end the day. A perfect day and I thank you both as always for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Oct 29 2015

Offshore Crystal River...

A really nice day offshore Crystal River with Shane and Bart on board and in two stops; they had a great catch. I made a run to the South today in the 28ft range and did some bottom fishing. It was two grassy to troll, so bottom fishing was going to be the plan. The grouper were slamming both live and dead baits and in a short time, the team had their four gags. i changed over to live shrimp on knocker rigs and we began catching a nice variety. Mangrove snapper, hog fish, grunts and Spanish mackerel kept us busy for the afternoon and I thank you all for the great day... Capt. Dan

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A great day at the Homosassa Fishing Club with my good friends Capt. Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt and Jonathan Hamilton fishing the Sheppard party and my team was terrific. The day began targeting red fish and we caught a couple lower slot sized fish and numerous little guys right away. The crowds were bad on all the points from the holiday weekend traffic; so we ran to the rocks for some bend the rod fishing. Great action with live shrimp on Hank Brown jig heads and the variety of species was perfect. We pulled anchor at 12:30 and myself and the team prepared an outstanding shore lunch. Thank you all for the great day and look forward to seeing you next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Aug 29 2015

Crystal River Inside and Out...

Another fine day off Crystal River with Christy and Andy and the husband and wife team did outstanding. We began the day running to some shallow ledges in the 11ft range and sent down the pin fish. The team caught their limit on just a couple stops and a mix of other species as well while on the rocks. I had a red fish request, so I made the run back inshore and we found a pair of slot sized red fish and some little ones to end our day. I always enjoy our days together and thank you both for the great day... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Aug 28 2015

The Rocks...

Dan and Jordan were on board again for day two out of the Plantation on Crystal River and it was a good one. The father and son team caught a beautiful limit of gag grouper using live pin fish on the shallow rock piles. We fished the 10ft range and did quite well. A mixed bag of other species also came on board using live shrimp on Hank Brown jig heads. That's always a blast and you never know what the next drop will bring. I thank you both for two very memorable days and I look forward to seeing you guys again soon... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 26 2015

Homosassa Reds and Mix...

What a day for the red fish in Homosassa. The bite was spectacular today for my team and Donna, Chris and Tony did outstanding. I picked up the group from their home on the Homosassa River and we hit the points on the outer keys for the red fish. Every point we fished today produced red fish and free lined live shrimp under a DOA deadly combo corks worked beautifully. With plenty of red fish action under our belts, I ran to a couple shallow rocks and added a nice variety of grouper, grunts, mackerel and snapper to fill out our charter. A perfect day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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What a perfect day to run to the grouper grounds and Marilyn and David had a great day. We left from the Plantation on Crystal River, grabbed our live bait and made our run to 20ft of water. The gags were waiting and a combination of live pin fish and cut baits did the trick for the grouper. The team did a perfect job of bringing the grouper to the boat and added a nice variety of other species to fill out the day. It was a hot one though, so we called it a day after noon and we headed back to the dock. An absolute perfect day and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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