Wednesday, May 13 2015

Offshore Crystal River...

The day of all days to go offshore and Bill, Henry and Steve hit it out of the park. I met the guys at 8am and we headed West. When I reached the mouth of the river it was like glass, so we made the run to 30ft. I anchored and the day was pretty much non stop action. Live shrimp on knocker rigs kept the rods bent and it was some fantastic fishing. We also caught some blue runners that we used as live bait and landed a 15lb gag grouper on one. It was one of those picture perfect days and I thank you all for the great day... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, May 09 2015

Crystal River Offshore...

The perfect day to go offshore with Meredith and Blake for the day and the rods stayed bent. I took the couple to the 25ft range and dropped down live shrimp on knocker rigs. The bite was on and literally every drop produced a fish. We had a nice variety of species and a real beauty of a mangrove snapper too. The water was clear and seeing the fish swim around under the boat is always a treat. What A fun day and I look forward to doing it again soon... Capt. Dan

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Day two at the Homosassa Fishing Club fishing the West party and my team and I made the run offshore today. I had Tom, Tommy and Herbert on board for the ride West until we hit the 17ft range. We anchored and had some excellent action on Cobia, grunts and grouper. Tom landed a nice keeper cobia, Tommy had an under slot and Herbert was on grunt patrol. Lots of great fun and we ran back to the grass patches in 7ft of water and picked up 8 keeper trout to end the day. I thank you all for the great day and congratulations Tom on your first keeper cobia... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 08 2015

Offshore Crystal River...

One of the best and most memorable days offshore I may have ever had. I had Kristen and Nick on board for the day and we made the trek out to 35ft of water. We did a mix of bottom fishing, trolling and free lining to fill out the day. The bottom fishing for grouper was excellent and we released well over a dozen keeper sized gags, but also caught some red grouper too. The highlight of the day for us though, were the big king mackerel. We free lined sardines while on anchor and caught some beautiful hefty king fish close to 20lbs. These fish were drag burning monsters and it was truly great. I had a first for me today and landed a couple scamp grouper. Scamp grouper are usually found real deep and though these weren't keeper sized; it was still cool to see them. Non stop action and what a beautiful day - I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Apr 07 2015

Ladies of the Gulf Variety...

An awesome day and an even better crew on board today. I had the pleasure of having the "Ladies of the Gulf" on board and we had a great mixed bag. Today's trip began drifting offshore a bit in about 6ft of water and jigging up some trout. In a couple of drifts, the team brought about a dozen beautiful trout to the boat, plus lots of lady fish keeping us busy as well. With a fine catch of Crystal River trout, our next stop was to anchor up and do some chumming. I picked one of my favorite rocks and we had plenty of variety. Free lined live shrimp in the chum slick kept us busy and I can't thank you all enough for the great day... Capt. Dan

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An awesome day with my brother and friends and its been close to five years since we fished together. So for today, we made the run offshore and had a great mixed bag. From trout, grouper, hog fish, Spanish mackerel, etc... we had over 10 different species. The best part of the day was the catch and release gag grouper action and we caught some fine sized gags we took pictures of; before we sent them home. A truly picture perfect day offshore and I thank all you guys for the great day... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Feb 11 2015

South Sheep's...

Today my great client's Bill, Jerry and Mel were on board with me for this chilly February day. We left Pete's Pier at 9am and stopped in the bay to catch a couple mangrove snapper until the breezy NE wind calmed some. The snapper were biting right away, but mostly little ones with a couple keepers to get the day going. I could see the wind was laying down, so we made our run offshore. Heading to the south was the plan today and we caught fish, but "my goodness" the porgies were eating us alive on a couple stops. On the last stop of the day, the sheepshead cooperated and put some keepers on ice to go with the mix we picked up along the way. I always enjoy having you guys on board and thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Feb 08 2015

Grunt Land & Hogs...

Another beautiful day to go offshore and today's plan with Phil was to try to catch a hog fish and load up on some tasty grunts. We ran offshore to some live bottom in 25ft of water and the bite was on. Every single drop down with a shrimp produced a fish. We went through over 200 shrimp and the grunts were non stop action. When the grunts slowed some, the hog fish moved in and we put three nice hog fish on ice. The grouper action was excellent as well and we released many, many gags and a couple red grouper too. I thank you Phil for two great day of fishing and enjoy all the fish back home... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jan 17 2015

Family Sheep's...

Nothing makes me more happy than seeing a youngster hooked up to a fish. I had the Behnen family on board today and young 6yr old Nathan, was reeling them in. I worked a couple different ledges and using live shrimp on knocker rigs; we caught a little variety. Grunts, sheepshead, sea bass and grouper filled out our day and everyone did great. The day was beautiful and is sure was good to see the sun out again. I thank you all for the great day and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Dec 28 2014

Homosassa Offshore Day 2.

Day two fishing the Smith party out of the Homosassa Fishing Club and we trekked it offshore once again. There was not a ripple on the big pond and the conditions couldn't have been more favorable. Lately, "as you can tell," on the days when I can; I'm trying to get a consistent pattern with the offshore hog fish. Hog fish are common fair for spear-fisherman, but not really known all to well to be caught on hook and line. Well, I'm putting my home work in and catching more and more each trip. They are, the absolute best eating fish in the gulf which makes them so sought after. For today's trip, we fished the 25ft range and had some great action. Three hog fish came aboard, along with lots of grunts, sheepshead and some catch and release gag and red grouper. We pulled anchor just afternoon, and finished up the day with a fine Homossassa shore lunch. I thank you all for the great couple of days and here's Geno with one of our beautiful hog fish... Capt. Dan

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