Items filtered by date: September 2017
Wednesday, Oct 18 2017

Fighting the Wind..

It was blowing today folks. I had the pleasure of having the Bennett team on board and we had good time despite the wind. I made a long run south today towards "Chazz" and we used DOA glow jerk baits to tackle our trout. The fish were keying in on the kelp grass patches and we caught only 2 short trout in a couple drifts. The tide wasn't quite right for red fishing, as it's getting later and later each day; but we made a stop and Shane had a nice slot fish to round up the trip. Thank you guys for putting up with the conditions and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Oct 16 2017

The Big 3....

What a day to end Phil's last of four days of great fishing, by topping it off with the big three. Phil had quite the day catching a limit of red fish, trout and grouper. I used the tides to plan out the day and we targeted the red fish on the beginning of the incoming tide and then; headed west for the grouper. I stopped on a couple rock piles and we turned two really nice gags in short order. Two of them got the best of us breaking 100lb test line and I sure would of liked to seen them. The tide turned around 1pm and Phil and I jigged up a fine limit of trout on MirrOlure Lil' Johns to end the day. I thank you and the team for four great days of fishing and I look forward to a couple months from now... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Oct 15 2017

Way Offshore...

For today's trip with the boys, we headed West and I had the pleasure of joining my great friend Capt. Clay Shidler aboard his offshore Freeman boat with the team. We ran out to the 60ft range and had a blast. The red snapper catch and release action was fantastic, plus we had some fine gags and a whopper cobia too. Live pin fish were the baits of the day and I must say, our offshore red snapper fishery is quite impressive. I truly believe we released over 50 keeper sized snapper for the day. The big 52lb cobia was the big fish of the day and a fun trip on the big pond... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 14 2017

Hot Gags...

What a day!!! Well, the seas where choppy and it was a rough ride, but the guys were game and the gag bite was on. Joe, Chris and Phil were with me for day two and it was another great one. The gang brought their big guns and were ready to tackle some gags. We set up on a couple rocks and they did outstanding. Some fine gags came on board and Joe had the hot rod. The guys also had a fine catch of red fish, a couple trout and once again, I thank you for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Oct 13 2017

Crystal River Reds & Gags...

I always look forward to "Uncle" Phil's team coming down every year from Philadelphia and on this trip Phil, Chis and Joe did great. This was day one of a four day adventure and they had an awesome time turning some fine gags and catching some skinny water red fish. The grouper action seems to finally be getting better and live baits did the trick for us today. We locked down the drags and it was a good couple hours of grouper action. The red fish bite was equally good and it sure was a fun first day. Great job fellas... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Oct 12 2017

Crystal River Mix..

Another fun day trip with Pat, Chase and Bob for a little Crystal River mix. The guys jumped right in and a fine limit of red fish started our day. Live shrimp in the mullet schools started our trip on the reds and next up, we drifted the flats and had a fine catch of trout. DOA deadly combo cork rigs with MirrOlure Lil Johns were the tackle for the trout and bourbon was the color of the day. To top of our trip I made a quick stop on a shallow rock pile in 9ft of water and Bob turned a hefty gag to finish the day. We wrapped it up just after noon and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 11 2017

Good Mix...

We covered some ground today with Ted, Brad and Curtis on board and the guys had a good one. The outgoing tide red fish bite started the day and we had a double digit morning. Most were little Cobb reds, but a couple keepers bent the rod and live shrimp did the trick. Next up, we drifted the flats and did very well on cork rigs again for the trout. Watermelon red flake Lil' Johns were the trout's preference today. We topped off the day with a nice gag grouper, mackerel, released a few others and great job today team... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Oct 10 2017

Inshore....

Another solid day on the inshore scene with Ann and Lauren from the Settin the Hook team. We had a great time catching a couple red fish and the trout action was awesome. The trout are holding in about 3ft of water and using DOA deadly combos are producing right now. The darker colored soft plastics seen to be the preferred flavor and here's Ann and Lauren with one of our fine Homosassa trout... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Oct 09 2017

Getting Trouty...

Not the best tides today to hit the points for red fish, but the trout bite today was spectacular. Clell and Lee joined me for the day and we had a blast . We drifted the flats with DOA deadly combo rigs and the trout cooperated nicely. Bourbon and Watermelon red flake Lil' Johns were the flavors of the day and it was three on at a time for quite a while. The team secured a fine limit and that was our day. I thank you both and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 07 2017

Crystal River Trout & Reds...

A perfect day on the inshore scene with the Allen family and they hit it out of the park. Our day consisted of working the shallow grass flats using a combination of DOA jerk baits and jig and cork rigs. The cork rigs produced quite a few trout, but most were on the short side. When we made the change to the soft plastic jerk baits, the quality trout came on board. The red fish action was good as well, soon as the tide got right. Cut bait and live shrimp were the flavors of the day for the reds and I thank you all for a special day... Capt. Dan

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