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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Wednesday, Nov 27 2019

Pre- Thanksgiving Grouper...

Always a fun time with Bob and Nancy in town and we had a great day down South grouper digging. A beautiful day, but the sea's were a bit bumpy in the morning. We loaded up on bait and really had non stop action all day. Lots and I mean lots, of under sized grouper; but we found enough keepers to secure a grouper dinner. I thank you both as always and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Nov 26 2019

Crystal River Big Grouper...

Some big ones today offshore Crystal River with Ross and Mindy on board from Minnesota. On today's trip we pushed offshore to 25ft and found some really nice fish in the 20lb range. We sent down the pinfish and it was on. We had a fine limit, released a few others and had a really nice day. I thank you both and look forward to next year... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Nov 25 2019

40 Degree Gags...

40 degrees running out the river this morning and it was a chilly ride. Chase, Rob and Bob were my team and we bundled up and headed offshore. Chase just opened a new Tavern in downtown Crystal River called St. John's Tavern and it's definitely a place you want to stop in and check out. Anyway, we set up in about 17ft of water and had a good morning grouper fishing. On three stops, we secured a six fish limit and called it a day. You all did terrific and awesome job... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Nov 23 2019

Pre-Front Grouper...

The Surber family was my team today and we stayed in close with the approaching cold front on the way. I loaded the live well with pinfish and we stayed in the 13ft range. The bite was great on the first spot, the next two were cold and the fourth - "wham" , we were done! The winds were picking up round noon and we headed to the hill. A great day and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Nov 22 2019

Crystal River Whoppers....

They gags got even bigger today and the Campese team turned some giants. I took the team on this beautiful day out to 30ft of water and the bite was fantastic. We dropped some live baits for a couple gags over 20lbs and several over 10lbs. It was absolutely non stop for an hour or so and you all did terrific. Awesome catch and congratulations... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Nov 21 2019

More Big Ones....

I've always said the Thanksgiving time frame produces some big grouper and it sure is standing true. Joe and Joanne were my team today and they delivered on some great gags. We jumped around trying a couple new spots I've found recently and they are there. Live pin fish were our baits and you both did a terrific job... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Nov 20 2019

Crystal River Quality Gags...

Some real big ones today with the Vega party and they did outstanding. I took them to a ledge I fished on Monday and the fish were still there. We sent down the pinfish and "wham" it was on. In really no time, we had a beautiful limit of grouper and most of the fish were double digits. Great job and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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