Friday, Sep 13 2019

NE Wind Gags...

I would have normally cancelled a day like today for the forecast, but with just having two people on board - Mishel and Earl were really game to give it a try. We headed out the river and were greeted to a very stiff NE wind, and just making it to my bait traps was bumpy. I dug in my little black book and we fished a couple little ledges I have and we did well. It was an all day event as the bite was slow and sitting on each spot for a long while paid off. We also landed another beautiful snook on a grouper spot and it's so great to see them spawning. You both were troopers and I thank you as always... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 12 2019

Crystal River Delivers....

You just had to be there today! What an experience with Bob and Nancy for their second trip this week and it was a day to remember. The day consisted of grouper, cobia, giant offshore spawning snook and another surprise tarpon. All these species were on a ledge and caught basically bottom fishing for grouper. The tarpon was so awesome and this one put on quite a show " almost landed in the boat on a series of jumps". We got it boat side for a quick picture and she swam away beautifully. A tremendous day and I thank you both.... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Aug 29 2019

Crystal River Surprise's....

A mix of surprises on the trip today! Pat and Laura Lou were on board with me today and we did some bottom dropping on some ledges. One thing I love about my job is everyday is different - and today was no exception. I pulled my pin fish traps and we ran offshore a ways. I set up in about 18ft of water and here came the variety. Snook, cobia, grouper, jacks and even a tarpon bent the rods for us. It was a sight to see all the different species and on the same location. Always a fun day with you both and we'll remember this one for a long time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Aug 13 2019

Tough Weather...

The weather got us today and I had to go to plan B. Dan and Rick were my guys today and we were all set to go grouper digging. The radar showed some storms out to the West, but as the morning progressed they intensified greatly. I had the live well full of baits, but just couldn't make it offshore. For plan B we hit a couple outer points and caught a couple snook. No red fish what so ever though, as I hit several spots. " I think all the snook are eating our red fish" - just kidding of course... We'll try it again next time and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jun 19 2019

Homosassa Snook....

It was day two with my good friend Jim on board and we headed south to Homosassa. I had hopes in making it for tarpon, but it was howling way to much out of the West. So, for plan B, we hit the creeks back in Mason Creek and did well on the snook. I kept it simple, put the trolling motor down and hit the points with DOA glow jerk baits. Jim brought a couple nice snook in the 30" range to the boat and we saved the day despite the windy conditions.... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jun 18 2019

Snook in Between the Rain....

We're back in the rainy forecast for a couple days and I did another late take off today. I have my good friend Jim in town for a couple days and unfortunately we couldn't head out until 11am. However, we did hit the window for some clear weather and did well on the snook. I eased him along in the back country and used DOA glow jerk baits on the points with good current flow. The skies began to turn dark around 3pm and we headed back to the dock to wrap up the day. A good time buddy and we'll see what the next couple days bring... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, May 28 2019

Cobia and Gags...

A good day with Bob from Pennsylvania on board and we always have fun. We covered lots of ground from chasing some tarpon down South, to rock pile fishing offshore. We had some shots at some rolling tarpon this morning, but they were not in a feeding mood for us. So, we made a run offshore to some rock piles and had some good action on grouper and cobia. Also, we had an offshore snook hooked up for a bit as well and it was a hefty one before it cut us off. Grouper season opens Saturday and it looks like it should be pretty good with all the fish around right now. I thank you Bob and I'll see you tomorrow... Capt. Dan

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Friday, May 10 2019

Crystal River Mix...

A bit of a mix today with Ian and Michelle on board and we had a fun time. We began the day in the back country creeks and caught quite a few snook to start the day. We targeted the shorelines with DOA glow jerk baits and good current flow. We left the snook action around 11am as the tide stopped and ran offshore to see what was happening. The seas were calm and we caught a couple gag grouper and a pair of cobia for the afternoon trip. I thank you both as always and we'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, May 06 2019

Slow Bite...

A slow bite for us today and the trout sure didn't want to cooperate for the first part of the day. Chase, Pat and Bob were the team and we spent the morning jigging for trout. We caught a couple keepers, but the slow tide and clam conditions made covering ground not to good. The lady fish were in abundance and we sure had our fill of them. We left the trout grounds and with the little bit of incoming tide we had, we picked up a pair of snook to bend the rod. I thank you guys and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, May 04 2019

CCA Life Tournament...

Today was the annual CCA "Coastal Conservation Association" life members tournament and John and Leah hired me for the day. They had a couple categories for trout, red fish and snook and with snook being very cooperative lately, that was going to be our plan. We hid in the back country and worked some of the deeper cuts between the islands. Well, our plan worked and we caught the winning snook at over 36". We released a few others as well and I thank you both for the fun day... Capt. Dan

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