Monday, Oct 16 2017

The Big 3....

What a day to end Phil's last of four days of great fishing, by topping it off with the big three. Phil had quite the day catching a limit of red fish, trout and grouper. I used the tides to plan out the day and we targeted the red fish on the beginning of the incoming tide and then; headed west for the grouper. I stopped on a couple rock piles and we turned two really nice gags in short order. Two of them got the best of us breaking 100lb test line and I sure would of liked to seen them. The tide turned around 1pm and Phil and I jigged up a fine limit of trout on MirrOlure Lil' Johns to end the day. I thank you and the team for four great days of fishing and I look forward to a couple months from now... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Oct 15 2017

Way Offshore...

For today's trip with the boys, we headed West and I had the pleasure of joining my great friend Capt. Clay Shidler aboard his offshore Freeman boat with the team. We ran out to the 60ft range and had a blast. The red snapper catch and release action was fantastic, plus we had some fine gags and a whopper cobia too. Live pin fish were the baits of the day and I must say, our offshore red snapper fishery is quite impressive. I truly believe we released over 50 keeper sized snapper for the day. The big 52lb cobia was the big fish of the day and a fun trip on the big pond... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 14 2017

Hot Gags...

What a day!!! Well, the seas where choppy and it was a rough ride, but the guys were game and the gag bite was on. Joe, Chris and Phil were with me for day two and it was another great one. The gang brought their big guns and were ready to tackle some gags. We set up on a couple rocks and they did outstanding. Some fine gags came on board and Joe had the hot rod. The guys also had a fine catch of red fish, a couple trout and once again, I thank you for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Oct 13 2017

Crystal River Reds & Gags...

I always look forward to "Uncle" Phil's team coming down every year from Philadelphia and on this trip Phil, Chis and Joe did great. This was day one of a four day adventure and they had an awesome time turning some fine gags and catching some skinny water red fish. The grouper action seems to finally be getting better and live baits did the trick for us today. We locked down the drags and it was a good couple hours of grouper action. The red fish bite was equally good and it sure was a fun first day. Great job fellas... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Oct 12 2017

Crystal River Mix..

Another fun day trip with Pat, Chase and Bob for a little Crystal River mix. The guys jumped right in and a fine limit of red fish started our day. Live shrimp in the mullet schools started our trip on the reds and next up, we drifted the flats and had a fine catch of trout. DOA deadly combo cork rigs with MirrOlure Lil Johns were the tackle for the trout and bourbon was the color of the day. To top of our trip I made a quick stop on a shallow rock pile in 9ft of water and Bob turned a hefty gag to finish the day. We wrapped it up just after noon and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 11 2017

Good Mix...

We covered some ground today with Ted, Brad and Curtis on board and the guys had a good one. The outgoing tide red fish bite started the day and we had a double digit morning. Most were little Cobb reds, but a couple keepers bent the rod and live shrimp did the trick. Next up, we drifted the flats and did very well on cork rigs again for the trout. Watermelon red flake Lil' Johns were the trout's preference today. We topped off the day with a nice gag grouper, mackerel, released a few others and great job today team... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Sep 22 2017

Hot Gags...

The first day of Fall and the first real good keeper gag grouper bite. Ed was the man today as he joined me out of Crystal River and he turned some really fine grouper. We anchored up, pitched out some pin fish and in less than 5 minutes, we had a limit of grouper. Very few shorts today and in the coming weeks, it's only going to get better. *** On a side note, I'm off to the great state of Maine for a week of Brook trout and Salmon fishing. I'm really looking forward to the NE Fall time of year and I'll see you all back on the big pond Oct. 2nd... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 21 2017

Reds & Gags...

We went deep today folks and with flat calms sea's, we went all the way to 40ft. Jason was on board today and I generally do not venture quite that far offshore, but with the conditions as they were; we went for it. Grouper were on our menus and the bite was good with mostly short gags keeping us busy, but we eventually locked into some nice keepers. While offshore, the bonito were busting bait and we caught a couple of them as they screamed our drags. To finish up our day, we hit the keys for 1/2 a dozen red fish and it sure was a fun day. I thank you Jason and always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Sep 19 2017

Team Fitzpatrick...

A terrific trip today with the Fitzpatrick husband and wife team, and they had a good one. We started the day with the first I've trolled for grouper this season and we caught a couple. Bright colored plugs out produced the naturals, but the floating grass is still an issue. We wrapped up the grouper and made our way inshore to a very good red fish bite. Free lined pin fish were the bait today and we had a double digit afternoon. I thank you both as always and I look forward to our next trip... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Sep 16 2017

Reds, Snook and Gags...

Back out for my second trip after the storm and we did just fine. Mishel and Earl were on board and the team had a really good day. Red fishing started our trip and on two stops, each of them caught some beautiful Crystal River red fish. While red fishing, we also picked up three snook as a fun bonus. Next up, we ran offshore and turned a couple keeper gags, The grouper bite was OK, with a couple big one's getting the best of us as well. Always a fun time with you both and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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