Monday, Sep 30 2019

Back from Maine!

Hello everyone, I'm back from a terrific trip from the North country of Maine. Myself and my buddy Jim had an awesome time with the Landlocked Salmon and Brook trout. We totaled over 130 salmon for the week reaching 7 lbs and some beautiful fall colored Brook Trout over 18". The weather was perfect with lows in the 40's and high's in the low 60's. We caught them on a variety of streamers and dry fly's. We're already planning next years trip and I can't wait.... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jul 30 2019

Wyoming Wrap Up...

As I write this follow up about our trip, I'll be back in Florida tomorrow. This year was absolutely perfect and the average trout this year was mush larger than years past. After missing last year due to my medical issues, it was so great to be out here. We hiked to some upper meadow streams and I believe one day we did close to eight miles round trip. All but three fish were caught on dry flies "my buddy Bill Lent would be proud as I caught three on a nymph" and on our last day yesterday I fished exclusively a mouse pattern and caught over a dozen between cutthroats and browns on it. It was an awesome sight to see those trout hit a top water mouse twitching on the surface. My dear friends Jim, Dana, Matt, Gail and my wife Becky made it so special. I'll always be looking forward to next year and I'll see you on the big pond in Crystal River next week... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jul 22 2019

Wyoming Week 3....

I just can't get enough of the West, and the fishing continues to be extremely good for us. We have ventured over to the Idaho side a little bit and we found a stream with some hefty cutthroats and a few Browns. Targeting the shady shorelines from the Willow trees has been the go to tactic lately; as it has been quite warm. An assortment of dry flies have worked well, but you guessed it - the madam X is still our number one producer. We have just a week to go before I'm back home and I'll check back in soon. Here's Becky with another nice brown trout... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jul 15 2019

Wyoming Week Two....

Another really great week out West and it truly couldn't be any better. The weather has been terrific and were exploring new streams everyday. The small hoppers are beginning to start and this has the trout looking up. An assortment of dry flies have been producing for us, with the Madam X being our go to fly. I had my good friend JC come out here for a couple days and he absolutely loved it. From moose, deer, badgers, beavers, eagles, etc... the wildlife is outstanding. I'll check back soon and good fishing.... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jul 08 2019

Wyoming First Week...

A fantastic first week to our Wyoming trip and the fishing has been excellent. We hit it just right as the streams are clearing from the runoff and even though some are running a bit high, they are fishing well. " There's still a bit of snow in the upper elevations". All the trout have been caught on dry flies and the purple madam x has been our best producer. We've been catching some more brown trout this trip and they sure are fun. Our largest cutthroat has been 22" and it's 48 degrees as I right this right update Monday evening. A great first week and here's my wife Becky with her first Brown trout of the trip... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jun 20 2019

Fun size Tarpon...

Well Jim and I decided to give the little tarpon a try again today and we did well, plus some real nice snook in Crystal River. We were able to get out of the continuing West wind were having and make a day out of it. The tarpon took a clouser minnow and the snook, on the ever reliable DOA glow jerk bait. A fun time and here's my first little tarpon on the fly... Capt. Dan
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Thursday, Jun 20 2019

Small Tarpon...

A little something different today and something I've been wanting to do for a while. Jim and I went exploring back in the canals and creeks in our area and found some little tarpon I've known about for a while. We scaled back the fly rods to an 8wt and little clouser minnow flies for these guys. We had a really fun time as we jumped a couple and brought one on board for a quick photo opportunity. Mission accomplished and thank you buddy for the fun day.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, May 22 2019

Tarpon on Fly...

Hello everyone, well the tarpon season so far has been the typical tarpon fishing scenario. Some days we jump or land a fish and others all we get to do is look at them. Tim had a great day with me this week as he presented the fly beautifully to a string of fish and hooked up to a beauty of a Nature Coast tarpon. He fought the fish for over an hour on his 11wt fly rod and we brought her boat side for pictures and a healthy release. The old reliable cockroach fly pattern did the job and great job Tim... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Oct 01 2017

Up North Maine...

What a Trip!!! Hello everyone, I'm back from an unbelievable trip from the North Woods of Maine. We fished the Northern rivers and the Landlocked Salmon and brook trout action was great. The weather was a bit warm to start the week, but by Wednesday; it got cold and the fishing got hot. We swung streamers for the majority of the trip and anything with white marabou, did the trick. The last night we caught a couple on small #18 caddis dry fly's and it was fun to catch a couple on the surface. The leaves were in full Autumn color and the week ended with low's in the 30's. I could go on, but to sum it up - it was magic, with over 70 salmon for the week. The guys and I will be doing it again next year and I'm already counting the days... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jul 22 2017

The One!!!

As we just about wrap up our Wyoming vacation, yesterday I was fortunate to catch the one I've been looking for. My wife and I made a several hour drive to a beautiful meadow stream and met my good friend Jim and Dana at the spot. Jim and I headed upstream and the girls took the day off. Jim and I began jumping pool to pool and when it was my turn, I was blessed to hook in to the largest Fine Spotted Cutthroat to date. She ate a madam x dry fly and on my 4wt fly rod, it was a great tug of war. I brought the fish down stream and Jim netted her for me - "it barely fit in the net". I've caught several close to this size and lost a couple larger ones, but this my personal best to date to hand. We took some pictures, revived her and watched her swim away. A fish to remember and a spectacular vacation too... Capt. Dan

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