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Thursday, Apr 30 2020

Last Day Snooks...

I finished up the last day of our spring snook season with Shane and Curtis on board and the guys got them. It was a later take off today as the rain was coming down in the morning. The skies cleared around 10am and we hit the creeks. The cold front that passed had the winds pretty gusty out of the NW, so we stayed in the back and threw DOA jerk baits for our fish. Some nice snook filled out our day, a couple small reds and we ended the season strong. I thank you both and it was a great spring season.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 29 2020

Crystal River Trout & Snook....

Snook and trout today with Jason and Corey on board and we had a pretty day. We mixed it up targeting some trout on cork rigs and snook in the mangroves. The snook were on the short side today, but fun all the same. The trout were all quality fish and we kept a few for dinner. Bourbon colored Lil' Jon's were the flavor of the day and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Apr 28 2020

Trout Jigging...

Some great offshore trout jigging with the Pearl team today and they did great. I did fish yesterday, but it was a tough one with seven hard earned trout as the windy cold front the night before made it tough and very dirty water. Today was really good though, and we fished in the 8ft of water range using Lil' Jons to catch our trout. Lots of action and a nice red ended the day. I thank you guys and great job... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Apr 23 2020

Snook in the Silver King....

The fan was on high today and "wow" was it ever blowing. Tony was my solo guest in the Silver King and we stayed out of the wind the best we could. We spent the day using glow and Arkansas glow colored jerk baits for a couple snook and a red fish. The bite was off a bit and positioning the boat was challenging, but we still caught some good ones. Always a fun time with Tony Sans the one and only, and I thank you buddy... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 22 2020

Homosassa Slam....

A terrific day out of Homosassa with Ott and Steve and they had a blast. We started the day with cork rigs catching some really fine trout off the keys. Root beer colored Lil' Jons were the ticket and we put a limit of ten fish on ice. We waited for the tide a bit and rounded up the afternoon tackling some snook and red fish to have the Homosassa slam. I thank you both and awesome job... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Apr 21 2020

Crystal River Cobia...

My first cobia trip of the year and Bob and John did well. I haven't been out to target them yet, so I had to do some moving around, but we found them. We sent down some live baits on some ledges and we caught a really nice keeper around the 38" mark. The new regulation now is 36" to the fork from the previous 33" size. The guys were happy with the cobia and we ended the afternoon with a couple fine snook. I thank you and great job.... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Apr 18 2020

Tarpon Ready....

Just a couple weeks away and it will be tarpon season. With this lousy weather, fishing has been tough and I've had to cancel some trips. However, I'm making the best of it and filling the fly box and getting tarpon ready. There have been a few fish around early, but with the winds we've been having, I haven't been able to see if they're still there. The fly rods are getting rigged, the skiff has new batteries _ I'm ready.... Stay tuned and I'll see you on the water soon as this weather clears... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Apr 13 2020

Reds & Snook....

Another fun day in the skiff with Jason on board and we stayed back in the woods. We hit the points and creeks with the very gusty 20 plus mph winds, but still had a fun day. We caught some nice reds and snook on DOA jerk baits, while releasing them all today. I took Jason on a good boat ride as well, as we ran from Crystal River to Homosassa in the back country while stopping at Macrae's for a couple beverages for the way back home. A really fun day and I thank you buddy.... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Apr 09 2020

Pat's Slam....

My man Pat got the slam today and we did well. The day began jerk baiting some trout on the shallow flats as they bit much better today and we secured a quick limit. The tide was coming fast again, due to the condition's, so we got a jump on the snook and got our keeper. We ended the day with some red fish and our Crystal River slam was completed. Fun day buddy and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 08 2020

Crystal River Slam...

Always fun when you can accomplish a slam and with the Stephens family on board they did fine. We had to contend with a West wind and full moon tides which really brought in a lot of water, which made the bite a little slow. We hung in there though, and jerk baited some trout, snook and a couple reds on live shrimp. I thank you both and a really fun day.... Capt. Dan

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