Items filtered by date: September 2016

The gusty NE wind was with us once again today with Jami and Bruce on Saturday's Crystal River charter and we had a good one. I picked up the couple at the Plantation on Crystal River and the shallow water trout started our day. Jami had the hot rod and she caught some nice keepers to get the day going. I moved around a little bit and the team caught a couple more good ones, before we ran to shallow grouper land. The grouper bite was great when we first began, but tapered off throughout the day. I covered "A LOT" of ground and we released several gags just under the 24" mark; but a couple keepers came on board and the day was made. I had a fun time with you both and I hope to see you again in the future... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Friday, Oct 28 2016

Homosassa Gags and Trout...

John and Val were with me for the day for a fun charter in Homosassa and with the windy conditions, we did well. The day started out on the shallow grass flats using DOA glow jerk baits and we caught a couple nice trout to get the day going. Grouper was on the menu for dinner and even though the trout were biting, we headed West and caught some fine gags. We had to work for them and the floating grass has become an issue in a good lure presentation, but we made it happen. The husband and wife team brought in a fine catch and I thank you both for the great day... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Thursday, Oct 27 2016

Crystal River Inshore....

The Coleman team was on board with me today and what a great day inshore. Clell and Lee started our day catching some nice trout on DOA glow jerk baits and in just a couple hours, we had a awesome catch of trout. Next up on the incoming tide, we got an early jump for some red fish and did well. Live shrimp in the mullet schools produced some fine red fish and we even added a nice gag grouper on a shallow crack to end the day. I thank you both and I look forward to our next Crystal River charter... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Wednesday, Oct 26 2016

Crystal River Little Mix...

Always a fun day with the Kennedy party and Mike, Mike and Tim had a nice little variety for the day. Red fish were are first target species of the day and the bite was a slow steady as we moved from point to point. When the tide got right though, we left them biting plus picked up a couple trout. We left the inshore scene just before noon and trolled up a couple nice gags to fill out our afternoon. I really enjoyed the day and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog

Joe and Joanne joined me today out of Crystal River for some red fish and grouper action. The red fish bite started our day and we did well on one stop using live shrimp. The husband and wife team caught some nice slot fish and next, we were off to grouper land. We fished the 30ft range and had some solid grouper action. Numerous 22" to 23" gags kept us busy, but the big boys were around too and we found them. A beautiful day and I thank you both as always... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Monday, Oct 24 2016

Homosassa Hat Trick...

Well, we finished up Phil's vacation with a fun day and we were fortunate to hit the Homosassa hat trick. Red fish, grouper and trout were our species today and it was a perfect day. The late morning tide and nice weather made the conditions right for targeting the different species. The water offshore was beautiful in the 15ft range and fire tiger was our flavor of the day for the grouper. The trout favored the glow DOA jerk baits and once again, live shrimp for red fish. A wonderful couple of days with you, your family and I sure enjoyed our day today... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Saturday, Oct 22 2016

Gags and Trout...

I would have never guessed how the day ended up with it being so nice, from the horrible wind this morning. Joe, Phil and Chris were my guests today and despite the drastic drop in water temp and dirty water, we did OK. The trout bite started our day using DOA glow jerk baits and a couple nice ones came on board, but it was slow in between bites. The conditions were slowly getting better throughout the day and just before noon, we made the run offshore and caught a couple fine gags. Fire tiger was the flavor for the grouper and I thank you all for the great time... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Friday, Oct 21 2016

Crystal River Mix...

Day one of my yearly trip with Phil and his son Joe on board and we had a ball. The wind was kicking up a bit, so we mainly stayed inshore and tackled some trout and red fish. We fished the keys for the reds and made long drifts over the spotty bottom areas in 3ft of water for the trout. A combination of DOA deadly combos and glow jerk baits worked fantastic for the trout. I did make a quick run for a grouper and Joe brought a fine gag boat-side before the wind chased up back inshore. A fun day and I'll see you guys soon... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Wednesday, Oct 19 2016

Crystal River Grouper...

A grouper kind of day with the Bennett and Bryant family and we had a ball. We covered some ground in the 8ft to 20ft range and the action was pretty good. Several small gags started our day on the outgoing tide, but as it turned; the keepers starting coming in. Natural colored Rapala F-18 plugs were the flavor of the day and everyone did a great job. Enjoy all the fillets and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Tuesday, Oct 18 2016

Crystal River Mix...

Another perfect October day with Hillary as my guest for the day, and she did outstanding. The groupers started our day and they cooperated nicely. We fished a couple different drop offs and we caught several shorts, plus a pair of fine keepers. With Hillary's two nice keepers, we ran inshore and picked up some quality trout and a red fish to finish off her day. I had a wonderful time with you and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Page 1 of 3


Please call (352) 418-2160 for reservations and directions.  You can also email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S.C.G. Licensed and Insured
Federally Permitted by NOAA
Back to Top