Thursday, Dec 26 2019

Family Day...

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We sure did and to top it off; today was our annual grouper day where my wife and I get to go out and grab a couple gags. The day started out pretty bumpy, but around mid morning, calmed right down. Becky and I went plug casting today, something I don't get to do very often on Charters and we had a blast. We stayed in the 7ft range and had some good action. Rapala F18's were the deal and fire-tiger was "THE" color. We teamed up, put four nice ones in the box and wrapped up the day with some grouper goodies for us... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Dec 16 2019

Perfect Weather Grouper....

Picture perfect grouper weather for the boys today and a good chop was on the water to get the fish fired up. Well, that's exactly how it was; the gags were fired up. I stayed close to 30ft of water and every singe bait produced a grouper. We had a real nice limit in no time and a smooth ride in. Tomorrow arrives another pretty good front and I'll be dealing with the insurance company from Fridays adventure. Soon as the weather breaks, I'll try to get in a couple more days to wrap up the grouper season. Awesome day fellas.... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Dec 15 2019

Sunday Gags...

I took the team of William, Whit and John down south today and the guys did really well. We were originally scheduled to fish Saturday, but the conditions were not favorable to grouper fish and I was able to move them to Sunday. I reached about 17ft of water and the bite was really good. Lots of action with smaller gags and some big bites too - getting a nice six fish limit. You all were awesome and thank you for the fun day... Capt. Dan

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The weather wasn't to nice, but the fishing sure was great. Today I had the pleasure of having the Elrod family on board and they sure did awesome. I had a weather window to make things happen and even though we got rained on pretty good, the gags were biting well. The couple turned four nice ones and we headed back to the Plantation on Crystal River. The day was perfect until driving home and a young lady lost control of her car and hit my truck, boat and trailer. So.... I'll be dealing with all that mess in the coming weeks, but it does look like everything is still usable until the end of grouper season. Then we'll work on repairs... Capt. Dan
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Monday, Dec 09 2019

Crystal River Grouper...

Perfect weather and clean water for John and Nelson on board today. I took the the guys up North and they sure did well. They secured a fine limit of gags and even released some real nice fish too. I moved around from various ledges and rocks and all produced well, using live baits. I thank you both and so glad you finally had a great weather day... Capt. Dan.

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Saturday, Dec 07 2019

30ft Mark...

Nice weather again and I pushed out to the magic 30ft mark for our success. Larry and Sarah were my guests and they did really well. I made five stops inshore and unfortunately, we didn't have a bite. We put on our coats and 14 miles later, it was fish on. Four baits, four keepers and the day was made. A great time and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Dec 06 2019

Way South Gags...

A good trip with the Sandhs team as we made our way down South. The conditions were absolutely beautiful today and is was a smooth ride out to 30ft of water. We jumped around from rock to rock with getting action on each drop, but nothing hot and heavy. A couple keepers on each spot was plenty though and we soon filled out our six fish limit. We added a nice tripletail and a couple mango's to finish the day. Great job team... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 05 2019

Much Better Gags...

Much better conditions today and with my man Pat on board, we were able to punch offshore a bit. I took Pat out to 20ft and right away we boated a keeper. That was it though, as I jumped around on a couple other rocks for not to much action. On the fifth drop, we did well and finished them up with some nice gags. Bring your patience game right now if your grouper fishing, as the gulf is pretty chilly... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Dec 04 2019

Slooooow Bite....

Well, It was good to make it out today after the last three days of really cold, windy weather, but the gulf was still churned up pretty good. Larry, Bob and Lauren were my team and we decided to give it a try, but unfortunately it was just to bumpy to get offshore to the clean water. I hit a couple ledges up front, but all we could manage was just a couple bites in the 58 degree water. Big Fish Bob had the hot rod with a couple decent gags and I thank you guys for giving it a try... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Nov 30 2019

Beautiful Day Grouper...

What a beautiful day today. Marilyn and David were my guests and they definitely had a memorable day both weather wise and fishing. We ran down south a bit and had a good day with reaching a grouper limit in just over an hour of fishing. Live pin fish was the ticket and we even released a few other good ones. As I write this, we have a pretty strong cold front approaching with lows in the 30's and gusty winds for the first couple days of next week. Forecast doesn't look to good, but hopefully by the end of the week well be able to get back out. Stay tuned and I'll see you on the water soon as possible... Capt. Dan

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