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Friday, May 17 2019

Scouting Reds....

A scouting trip today with good friends Clay and Jeremiah as they are preparing for a tournament this weekend. I need a day break to rest a bit from 4 hard days of tarpon fishing, so I sat back and enjoyed the boat ride. We covered a bunch of areas and saw some good numbers of red fish and even more snook. We caught a couple fish and made a good game plan for the tournament tomorrow. Good time today guys and I thank you.... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, May 16 2019

Crystal River Tarpon...

A good start to my tarpon season as I had Dave on board and he boated the first fish. He and I had a really fun day covering quite a bit of ground. The wind was up for the morning hours and we had to wait a couple hours for it to lay down to see some fish. Finally around noonish, the conditions got right and he hooked up. He did a terrific job and congratulations on your first tarpon... Capt. Dan

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Monday, May 13 2019

Tarpon Ready...

Hello everyone, well this is the time of year when I switch gears to mainly tarpon fishing. I'll be targeting them for the most part all the way until the end of June, with just a couple other charters mixed in. I added a new bow mount trolling motor to the Silver King this year and after missing last year due to my medical issues, I'm really looking forward to this season. The flies are tied and fly rods ready - I'll see you all soon... 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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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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Tuesday, May 07 2019

Boat Service...

No fishing today as today is my scheduled boat service day. I always want to thank Gulf Coast Marine in Homosassa and Mercury Marine for everything they do to keep me up and running.... 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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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, May 01 2019

Offshore Cobia...

A good offshore trip with Larry, Jim and Dean as we found our cobia we were looking for. This year the cobia are not here in big numbers yet, but were finding a keeper a trip and a few under sized ones too. The gag grouper action is still steady as well with some beautiful gags being released. Live pin fish has been the go to bait and here's Jim with his first keeper cobia... Capt. Dan

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