Tuesday, Mar 01 2016

Operation Outdoor Freedom....

A very special day for myself and several other members of the Homosassa Guides Association, as we had the honor of fishing the wounded warriors today. This was a great day and we ensured a great time to make a memorable day for them and their families. Fishing was a bit tough, but we all caught a mix of trout, flounder, Spanish mackerel, pompano and sheepshead. The team and I prepared an outstanding shore lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day and thank you all for what you have done for us. We look forward to next year... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Dec 07 2015

On the Flats...

Back to the inshore scene today with a couple day break, due to high winds and small craft advisory's. We had a beautiful day on the flats today though; with Bill, Jerry and Vern and the team did outstanding. We targeted trout on the shallow kelp grass patches with DOA deadly combos and the trout action was quite good. Every drift we would pick up a couple keepers and in just a couple hours, the guys had fifteen beautiful trout in the cooler. A couple bonus mackerel and a tasty flounder were added to the mix and as always; I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 17 2015

Homosassa Oct. 16th & 17th....

Two great days fishing the Euart party out of the Homosassa fishing club with the Captains teams of Zorn, Toney, Long and Spratt. The trout action was quite good in the kelp patches in 3ft of water off Homosassa Bay and glow DOA jerk baits did the trick. I did pick up a couple grouper on Saturday casting plugs on the shallow rocks and even had one rip the hooks right out of a Rapala f18 right next to the boat. Sunday was another good trout day and we wrapped up the afternoon with a fine Homosassa Shore Lunch. Always a great trip and we look froward to seeing you next time... Capt. Dan

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A super slam for us today and we were fortunate to land a variety of species. I had the Coleman family on board out of the Plantation on Crystal River and we did well. The inshore bite was good just like yesterday and we caught a variety from red fish, trout, snook and flounder hitting the points with free lined shrimp. The team caught a nice mix of inshore species, but the weather was looking perfect for running offshore; so we headed West. We reached the grouper grounds and the bite was very good. From trolling, to bottom fishing - the bite was great. An excellent day with you both and I thank you for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Aug 28 2015

The Rocks...

Dan and Jordan were on board again for day two out of the Plantation on Crystal River and it was a good one. The father and son team caught a beautiful limit of gag grouper using live pin fish on the shallow rock piles. We fished the 10ft range and did quite well. A mixed bag of other species also came on board using live shrimp on Hank Brown jig heads. That's always a blast and you never know what the next drop will bring. I thank you both for two very memorable days and I look forward to seeing you guys again soon... Capt. Dan

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A fun 1/2 day charter out of the Plantation on Crystal River with Joe and Amanda and we tackled some grouper. I met the couple at 8am and we headed West. I ran to some of my shallow ledges and did quite well. Some good grouper action on live pin fish and we had a couple break us off that were some "good ones". Some grunts and other goodies were added to the day and I thank you both for the fun day... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 10 2015

Crystal River Mix...

What a great day out of the Plantation on Crystal River with Jeff and Ryon and we had a ball. Once again, running offshore was the plan and we fished the 15ft range today and had some great action. The grouper bite was excellent on live baits and the team quickly caught their limit of gags. To fill out the rest of the day, we sent down live shrimp around the rock piles for a little variety. Numerous grunts, mangrove snapper and flounder filled out the day. A beautiful day and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jun 15 2015

Homosassa Mix...

An awesome day with my great guide friends William Toney and Mark Zorn and we fished the Manriki party out of Macrae's. We each had three anglers per boat and did great. Mix bag catches on the shallow rocks filled out most of the day, with a couple red fish and trout to add to the days 1/2 day charter. The mangrove snapper fishing was excellent and if you get a chance, send down some live shrimp around the rocks piles and you'll catch some fine eating fish... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Mar 07 2015

Trout-Masters Tournament...

Well, it has been since 2010 since I fished the trout masters tournament and today was a fun day. I had the pleasure of fishing with friend Jeremy Cates, who actually won a 1/2 day charter I donated and decided to use it for the tournament. I was in tournament mode and we runned and gunned from spot to spot. As you "ALL" know, I've mainly been sheepshead fishing due to the cold temperatures, but spring is on its way and the trout are due to show up and turn on. We found some nice keeper fish here and there, but I did have to move around quite a bit. The nice surprise of the day was the variety of species we caught as a by-catch which was excellent. We took second place out of 41 boats and had a great time. I thank you for the great day and look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Sep 15 2014

Seafood Platter....

A fine mixed bag today and a great family to enjoy it. Hunter, Patrick and Phillip joined me today out of the Plantation on Crystal River for a day of bending the rod. I had a nice "much needed" weekend off to rest up for another long stretch and today, I was ready to go get them. Targeting some red fish on the outer keys on the outgoing tide started our day and the young boys each caught a keeper before the water dropped out - and then headed offshore. The shallow rocks were on fire with plenty of snapper, grunts, small gags and four nice keeper flounder kept us busy through out the day. A fun time and I thank you all for the great trip. Here's Hunter with one of our beautiful Crystal River flounder.. Capt. Dan

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