Wednesday, Feb 05 2020

Big Day...

Today was the day!!! Wow, was the bite ever good and it sure shows what can happen when the gulf warms up a bit. We reached the 60 degree mark today and it turned the sheepshead on that have been slow and the trout, which have been quiet. Larry, Lauren and Big Fish Bob did a terrific job and they kept the rods bent just about all day. It took me a little bit to find the trout but when we did, it was really good all in one small area. I thank you all and what a catch.... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Feb 04 2020

Offshore Goodness....

A really good offshore trip today with the Barlow family and we sure did great. I did fish yesterday with Tony and Amber and did good on grunts, a couple sheepshead and released a bunch of gags. Today though, was pretty on and we had some good action. It seems like the 30ft mark is where the fish are if you want to bend the rods, as the gulf is still in the mid to upper 50's. You have to have the weather, but when its favorable it really is good. The team today had a terrific mixed bag and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jan 27 2020

Slow Bite Sheep's...

A chilly one out there today with Tom, Chris and Dave on board and the bite was a bit slow. We went rock hopping and we caught a couple fish here and there, but not any steady action. We all contributed and each caught a couple grouper, sheepshead and grunts, while using live shrimp on a knocker rig. The team secured enough for a fish dinner or two and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Jan 24 2020

Friday Sheep's...

A really good day on the sheepshead with Tony, Wayne and Tony the tree guy. We bounced around the usual haunts and picked up a couple on each drop. The tide was running pretty hard today which kind of slowed the bite down a little. Around 1pm though as the tide got right, the bite definitely picked up and we finished the day nicely. Great job guys and we'll do it again soon.... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jan 23 2020

Finally good Weather...

Finally some good weather. It's been a week of windy and very cold conditions since I was last out and today it was really nice. Mike and Tono were my guys today and with the gulf a very cold 54 degrees, sheepshead was going to be our plan. I pushed out to over 20ft of water and it was really good. Live shrimp did the trick and the team had a terrific catch. Thank you both and great job... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jan 16 2020

Birthday Snapper...

Being my birthday today, I had my traditional crew of the last four years, Ian, Michelle and Jeff on board. Once again we had calm conditions, so we made the 20 plus mile ride offshore and really did great. The snapper didn't really bite well yesterday, but today was a different story. On just one rock we boated 20 keepers, plus numerous gags and grunts. The only down side was the dense wet sea fog and it made for a very long wet ride home. Still a great day and awesome job as always.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jan 15 2020

Crazy Gags and Mix...

Terrific action for us today and Harry and Mike had a busy day. I love my grouper and always glad to pull on a couple, but my goodness we just couldn't get past them to the hogfish and snapper. We must of literally released over 75 grouper today and broke off well over 20 - "lots of retying". A couple nice hog fish mad their way on board, but the bigger mango's were lock-jawed, as we only had shorts for the day. I thank you all a great job on turning those grouper on light tackle... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jan 14 2020

Back up and Running....

Hello everyone, I know it's been a while but I'm back up and running and it sure was good to be back out today. The Young Boats restoration team did a tremendous job fixing my boat from the accident, and it looks good as new. For today's trip, I had Jason and Frank on board and we did something a little bit different. I took the guys down South in the 30ft range and we targeted mangrove snapper. I have to have the right conditions to do this and today is was perfect. Calm sea's and free lined live shrimp on a 1/8th oz jig head did the trick for us. We boated some beautiful snapper, released numerous gags and so many grunts I lost count. I thank you both and great job.... Capt. Dan

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Hands down as rough as it gets to still do a grouper charter today and my team of Shane, Bart and Nathan were hanging in tough, to get it done. Well, the day started by pulling bait traps and heading West to troll a bit; but unfortunately it was just to rough to get it done - so we headed inshore. The inshore action was good with a limit of red fish, some sheepshead and trout; but I was itching to get back out to some grouper spots. I stayed shallow in 6ft to 8ft of water and the guys did great turning four really nice grouper in no time. It definitely was a challenging one today, but I thank you all and great job... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Oct 07 2019

Monday Mix...

A mix on the board today with the Sans team out of Crystal River and Toad, Rusty and Tony did great. I had a late take off due to some electrical issues, but got them resolved soon enough. We did a bit of red fishing and did well, while finishing up tackling a couple real nice gags. It was a bumpy one again and I'll sure be happy when the seas clam down a bit. I thank you guys for everything today... Capt. Dan

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