Friday, Jun 28 2019

Crystal River Mix...

A great day to wrap up my month of June with Joe on board for an awesome mixed bag. Joe and I covered some ground today as we began tackling a fine limit of gags and a whopper cobia. Dropping down live pin fish got it done for us and really caught a lot of gags in the 23" range. We added a couple trout and to top off the day, we were blessed and boated a beautiful tarpon just under the hundred pound mark. What a day and great job Joe. As I write this I'm backing my bags and headed to Wyoming Monday morning. I'll be there the entire month of July and I'll do my best to post some updates and fishing reports. All the best and see you all soon.... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jun 17 2019

Homosassa 1/2 Day...

We did the 10am to 2pm shift today for the Manriki group out of Macrae's in Homosassa with my great captain friends Mark Zorn and William Toney. I had the pleasure of having Jim, David and Terry on board and we did really well on trout. I haven't been doing much inshore fishing lately but from what I've heard, the trout bite has been slow. Well, I did what I felt was a good area and it was a great call. The team picked up eight real nice trout on cork rigs and bourbon colored Lil' Johns were the ticket. We left the trout flats picked up a couple red fish and it sure was a good time. We beat the afternoon rain storms by just a couple minutes, I thank you all we'll do it again next year... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, May 08 2019

Inshore & Offshore...

A fun day with Bart, Danny and Shane and the team had a good catch both offshore and inshore. We started the day drifting some spotty bottom in 8ft of water and put a dozen nice trout on ice using MirrOLure Lil' Johns. It was a little bumpy with the stiff East wind, but around noon it calmed and we ran offshore. The Offshore action was good and we brought 5 cobia to the boat and a couple whopper gags. Bart had big fish honors with one well in the double digit range. The guys had quite the day and we found a new grouper rock that was loaded with some hefty gags for when the season opens... 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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The second day this week with Dan, Lauren and Big Fish Bob and the guys had a really good Crystal River charter. We spent the first part of the trip targeting trout and did quite well. We used both provoker and DOA jerk baits and had a fine catch of trout. We found them both inshore and in about 8ft of water. The last part of the day we hit a point and caught a couple snook. No red fish for us today as I believe the snook are more aggressive and beat the red fish to the bait. I thank you all and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 24 2019

Fun Trout...

A fun day with the Lent team and Jerry, Bill and Roland had a good one. It was Roland's birthday today and he celebrated it in style with some steady trout action. All the guys kept their rods bent and MirrOLure Lil' Johns did their job. The day was absolutely perfect and I thank you all for the great day... Capt. Dan

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The Coleman team was with me today and we had fun start to the week jigging for trout. The bite was a little slow for the first couple hours, but as the tide turned it quickly picked up. The hot bait today was the watermelon red flake provoker jerk bait from MirrOlure and a 1/8th oz jig head. The team secured a fine catch and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 17 2019

Crystal River Trout & Snook....

The Fitzpatrick team was on board today and it sure was a beautiful day. I began offshore again on the trout, but it was a bit slower bite today. The tide was going one way and the wind the other and covering ground was a challenge. As the tide picked up though, so did the bite and the team secured thirteen nice trout on ice. I did make a couple stops for snook and they were in a happy mood, as we picked up a couple to end the day. A really fun day and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Apr 16 2019

Good Trout Drifting...

A big change in the weather from yesterday and we were able to get offshore to the trout grounds. Dan, Joe and Lauren were my guys and they had some superb trout action. We fished in about 8ft of water and kept it simple making a series of drifts with plenty of trout action. A combination of glow and watermelon red flake Lil' Johns were our colors for the day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Apr 15 2019

Big Red, Cold Front...

A late season cold front for us today and oh my, was it ever chilly and windy. John and Nelson were the team today and it was definitely a challenge out there. The water was mud to the North of Crystal River, so we headed South for the day. We scrapped out five trout and a couple red fish for our efforts, but across the board with myself and the other guides - it was a tough one. Weather should improve a bit over the next couple days and Friday, we get another big front. Great job today though guys and a whopper of a redfish Mr. John... Capt. Dan

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