Thursday, Oct 03 2019

Trout & Gags....

Always a super fun time with the Lent gang and Bill, Andy and Jim had a great one. We sent down live baits for the first couple hours of the day and the guys turned some nice grouper. Lots of action with shorts kept us busy and it was a blast keeping the rods bent. We put four nice gags on ice and tried our luck for the trout, but they were not to cooperative as we only had a couple. I thank you all as always and look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Wednesday, Oct 02 2019

Crystal River Grouper....

A super day with Larry, Lauren and Dean and this team did a great job on the gags. We had pretty good conditions with a steady chop, but it wasn't anything we couldn't handle. I took the guys to a couple ledges and rock piles and sent down the live baits. They all contributed to a great catch of grouper and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Tuesday, Oct 01 2019

Windy Day...

I'm back on the big pond here in Crystal River and it was a good one with Dan, Lauren and Big Fish Bob. It was whipping out of the NE, so it wasn't a full time grouper day. We stayed off the keys most of the day with cork rigs catching some really nice trout. I did push out a bit, to a shallow ledge where we turned a couple gags and came back inshore to top off our trout limit. The guys did terrific and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Wednesday, Sep 18 2019

Dirty Water Gags...

I took the boys today to the North country and we fished the dirty water. Lauren, Big Fish Bob and Larry did a fine job on the grouper and we bottom fished some good ones. I put them on a variety of bottom from rocks, wrecks and ledges. All the places produced well and I can't thank you all enough for the fun time... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Tuesday, Sep 17 2019

Good Crystal River Gags....

A very fun day with Tim and Jeanne and the team did a terrific job in grouper land. I took the couple to some new bottom I found last week and "holy cow" it sure is good. We caught several nice grouper and live pin fish was the deal. The big surprise of the day was the keeper sized red grouper we caught and this was the first one I've seen since 2010 after the big red tide we had offshore. I thank you both and you did outstanding... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Friday, Sep 13 2019

NE Wind Gags...

I would have normally cancelled a day like today for the forecast, but with just having two people on board - Mishel and Earl were really game to give it a try. We headed out the river and were greeted to a very stiff NE wind, and just making it to my bait traps was bumpy. I dug in my little black book and we fished a couple little ledges I have and we did well. It was an all day event as the bite was slow and sitting on each spot for a long while paid off. We also landed another beautiful snook on a grouper spot and it's so great to see them spawning. You both were troopers and I thank you as always... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Thursday, Sep 12 2019

Crystal River Delivers....

You just had to be there today! What an experience with Bob and Nancy for their second trip this week and it was a day to remember. The day consisted of grouper, cobia, giant offshore spawning snook and another surprise tarpon. All these species were on a ledge and caught basically bottom fishing for grouper. The tarpon was so awesome and this one put on quite a show " almost landed in the boat on a series of jumps". We got it boat side for a quick picture and she swam away beautifully. A tremendous day and I thank you both.... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Tuesday, Sep 10 2019

Team Pennsylvania....

Always a great time with Bob and Nancy from Pennsylvania and they had a good one today. Grouper was our plan again and we headed West. The seas were bumpy for the majority of the day, so I had to stay shallow. I moved around quite a bit catching shorts on each stop and finally the seas calmed enough to push out to 17ft of water. I set up on one of my honey holes and we had a limit in less than five minutes. It was awesome action and actually had numerous grouper following our hooked fish back to the boat. I thank you both and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Monday, Sep 09 2019

Flat Calm Gags...

Flat calm conditions for us today and we had a smooth ride to grouperville. Karl, Scott and Steve were my guests and they did very well for their first time grouper digging. I ran offshore to the 30ft range and had steady action all day. The guys turned some nice keepers, lost a couple and released numerous shorts all through out the trip. We live baited today, but trolling season is just around the corner and I'm looking forward to that... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog
Friday, Aug 30 2019

Crystal River ROUGH....

We put our seat belts on today and "oh my" was it ever rough out there. Val and John were game to give it a try and to be honest, I was just about to say lets give it a try some other time. I had my bait and with it being gusty out of the NE, we ran with it south. I bounced around on lots of different structures in the 10ft range and had some luck with small gags, but no keepers. I kept going and going and eased out to 16ft of water where we picked up a pair of keepers, but it was also almost a 4ft ground swell. "The ride back was not fun". We made it back inshore and made one stop on a little crack in the bottom in 5ft of water and we caught a real nice gag to end the day. These grouper in the super shallow fight harder than any where else, and it's a true tug-o-war. Great job to you both and enjoy the grouper dinners... Capt. Dan

Published in Blog


Please call (352) 418-2160 for reservations and directions.  You can also email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S.C.G. Licensed and Insured
Federally Permitted by NOAA
Back to Top