Items filtered by date: February 2018
Thursday, Mar 15 2018

Good Sheep's...

A rough day yesterday as it was howling and I mean howling; out of the NE and limited me on what I could do. We caught a couple nice trout, but that's all I could make happen. Today though - the sea's were down and I could make it out to sheepshead land with the Citrus Fishing Club and the guys did extremely well. I dropped the team on a couple 20ft ledges and live shrimp on knocker rigs kept us busy. I thank you all for a fun day and great job team... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Mar 13 2018

COLD Sheep's...

A big drop in the temperature and all I can say is thank goodness for sheepsheaed. There was absolutely nothing happening on the inside as the water temperature was in the upper 50's. So, I made the run offshore around noon and we dropped down to some very cooperative sheepshead. The team caught some real nice ones and I thank you all for the fun and "chilly" day... Capt Dan

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Monday, Mar 12 2018

Team Mercury!!!

It's that time of year again! I'm so blessed to be part of the Mercury team and being sponsored by the best outboard engines on the water. I just had my new 225 Mercury Optimax installed for the 2018 year. It's going to be a great year and I look forward to many great days on the water with you all on it... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Mar 10 2018

Crystal River Mix...

What another good haul for Phil on board, for day two. We pretty much did the exact same drill as yesterday, but we caught our trout in the morning. Sheepshead were on the same structures and so were the triple tail. Some of the largest sheepshead of the year put bends in the rods, and a couple were over 10lbs. Two really great days and I thank you as always for the fun time - and you make the best sandwiches... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Mar 09 2018

Big Haul...

Much better conditions today and "Uncle" Phil was in town from Pennsylvania. It's always a fun time when he's here and we had an awesome catch today. A pair of red fish started our day on an oyster bar and it was two cast's, two fish. Sheepshead were up next and we soon enough had a fine catch. We left the sheepshead and ran down some triple tail for our mid day in between tide changes - they are always a welcomed surprise. To end the day we jigged with MirrOlure Lil' Johns and a good catch of trout made their way on board. A fun 1st day buddy and I'll see you tomorrow... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 08 2018

Did Somebody Say WIND!!!

Holy Mackerel!!! It was howling today, but John, Bill and Wayne were ready to go for it. I ran out the Salt River and in to the gulf, but quickly turned around; as we tucked in the back country for the day. Using artificials were out of the question, as I kept it simple and free lined live shrimp under a cork. It worked out just fine and a nice catch of trout came on board and a bonus red fish for our 1/2 day trip. Thank you guys for coming every year and hopefully we'll have better conditions next time... Capt. Dan

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A stellar day with Lauren, Dan and Joe and the Villages team hit it out of the park. Our trip began on a quick offshore run before the wind picked up and the sheepshead bite was fast and furious as it could be. Soon as we dropped it was fish on and some beauty's at that. The seas picked up though and we moved around inshore out of the wind best we could and secured some fine trout on DOA jerk baits. You guys are so great to fish with and another fun day... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Mar 05 2018

Sheeps' & Trout...

A beautiful day with the Riley team and even though it was a pretty cold start to the day. it warmed up nicely. I picked up the team from the Plantation on Crystal River and we began dropping down on some sheepshead bottom. The bites weren't furious, but steady enough to keep us interested. We kept all we needed and added some trout to the mix on jigs. I thank you both and great job... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Mar 02 2018

Crystal River Good Catch...

A really awesome trout bite today with Chuck, Tim and Kyle and the guys got them going. We left from the Plantation on Crystal River and made our way to some rock piles and jigged up some beautiful trout. Root beer colored Lil' Johns were the flavor and some stout trout came on board. Not to much in by catch today as just a couple lady fish and a few grouper - it was mostly keeper sized trout. We fished the afternoon for red fish but most were little guys again, but a fine 26" ended our day. A fun time guys and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 01 2018


The opening day of snook season and the Bart, Shane and Dwight team did awesome. We spent the day in the shallow stuff and had a really great day on the DOA jerk baits. I used the glow holographic color today and they sure did their job. The wind was up a bit out of the SW and the tide rolled in quickly. The red fishing was OK with mostly short guys, but a nice keeper and over slot came on board to add to the catch. I thank you all and can't wait until next time... Capt. Dan

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