Tuesday, Mar 15 2016

Spring Trout...

Another beautiful day on the big pond with Lauren, Gary and Dan and the team had an excellent trip. I began the day on the 2.3 ft tide we had in the morning in hopes of red fishing, but it was NOT happening. After several stops and nothing, we headed to the flats and got on the trout. We fished DOA jerk baits in the shallow areas and MirrOlure Lil' Johns a bit offshore in the 7ft range. The guys caught a little variety with some grouper, sea bass and mackerel to fill out the afternoon. I really enjoy my days with you all and congratulations on a fine catch... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 31 2015

2015 Closing Day...

What a way to end the 2015 year. This year has been fantastic and for all of you that have fished with me and follow my daily posts, I thank you. For the last day of 2015, I was at the Homosassa Fishing Club with my great friends Capts. Mark Zorn, William Toney and Rick Spratt fishing the Waits party. All of us today did well on the continuing hot trout bite and some other bonus fish such as pompano, sea bass, jacks and mackerel filled out our day as well. It looks like we have one or two more days of nice weather and next week may be windy for the beginning of the week. I wish you all a Happy New Year and great job today team... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Dec 30 2015

Beautiful December Weather...

I truly do not think you could have ordered up a more beautiful day than today's Crystal River Charter. I had two great anglers, Johnny and Scott on board and we had a blast. The trout action was a little slow compared to yesterday, but we did well using a combination of DOA jerk baits and MirrOlure Lil' Johns. The team caught a fine limit of trout and next, we ran to some sheepshead structures and did well. The sheepshead were on, as well as the usual grouper and bonus sea bass. A fantastic trip and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Dec 26 2015

Crystal River on the Rocks...

Well, Christmas vacation is over and it was back to work today. On today's Crystal River charter, I had Sasha and his family visiting from Russia on board. The trip was just a 1/2 day charter, so I kept it simple and ran to some rock piles and caught a mixed bag. Grunts, sea bass, grouper, mackerel.... etc, kept us busy all morning long. The team didn't speak a lot of English, but we had a fun time and I learned to say yes, no and Vodka in Russian. We had a great catch and called it a day just after noon. Thank you all and enjoy all the fresh fish... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Dec 22 2015

Special Day...

A special Christams present I was able to give today and take my good friends son Colton out on the water. I have taken the Christmas week off for some family time, but today's schedule allowed me to make a special trip. I've been promising Colton for years to get him out and today's trip out of Crystal River was awesome. He and I jigged up some nice trout and pompano on MirrOlure Lil' Johns to get the day going. In just over an hour, we had a nice catch of both species and then we ran to a rock pile for some sheepshead. The sheepshead were biting right away and we caught quite a few before the approaching rain chased us in. I think I had just as much fun as you did and great job buddy... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Dec 15 2015

In the Kelp...

Another great day on the flats off Crystal River with Joe, Joyce and Lyle and what a great mixed bag they had. We targeted the inshore kelp grass patches in the 3ft to 5ft range today for our success. We eased along little by little and caught quite a nice variety. One cast was a trout, the next a sea bass, a pompano etc... it was fun. The day was overcast and dreary, but the fish cooperated nicely. I thoroughly enjoyed our Crystal River charter and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 10 2015

Good As It Gets...

An incredible day on the big pond with Steve and Paul and the guys had a day to remember. Today we began targeting trout and we did very well on MirrOlure Lil' Johns, before we ran to the rock piles in search of a mixed bag. After a great catch of trout, we dropped down some live shrimp and the team had some unbelievable action. Grouper, sea bass, pompano and sheepshead kept us busy for the afternoon and the action was excellent. I thank you both for a very memorable day and I always look forward to next 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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Sunday, May 24 2015

On the Rocks Day two...

Day two for us at the Homosassa Fishing Club with the Conklin party and my team today did great again. We ran to the shallow rocks and went jumping rock to rock, catching an assortment of species. The conditions were identical as yesterday and it was definitely bumpy out there for the morning hours. We used live shrimp on Hank Brown jig heads and it was just a fun day of fishing. I thank you all for two great days and I look forward to having you all on board again soon... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, May 23 2015

Shallow Rocks...

A very windy day, with it howling out of the East and for some sure fire action; we ran to the shallow rocks and sent down some shrimp. I was at the Homosassa Fishing Club with my great friends Capt. Mark Zorn, Clay Shidler, Rick Spratt and Jonathan Hamilton fishing the Conklin party. We all did the same deal and went rock jumping to keep it simple and fun. Live shrimp on knocker rigs were the baits of the day and the action was great. Just after noon, we pulled up to the club island and prepared a fine shore lunch and we called it a day. I thank you all for the good time and look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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