Monday, Sep 18 2017

Bill's Birthday!!!!

Happy birthday to a great friend and client, Bill Lent. Bill and his wife Nell were on board today and we celebrated his 90th birthday in style. Our first stop of the day produced some really nice red fish and live pin fish got the bite going for us. Nell did have the hot rod and she caught a couple beauty's. We left the reds and ran offshore a bit and had some decent action with grouper, grunts, flounder, mackerel and some small snapper. The North wind felt very comfortable and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 30 2017

Crystal River Offshore...

A little choppy today, but a great day offshore with Tony, Todd and Tom. The guys were ready to play and they turned some fine gags. We fished the 20ft range and with only a couple break offs, the gags came on board. Turning these shallow water grouper makes the day and if you have the endurance to get them away from their structure, it can be very rewarding. The mangrove snapper, hog fish and macks kept us busy, while free lining live shrimp in between grouper bites. I thank you all and great job today team... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 28 2017

Big Surprises...

What an awesome trip today... Danny and Christine were my guests and it was fabulous mixed bag day. The red fishing started our day and the team caught a fine limit of red fish, on the points with free lined live shrimp.  The seas were glass calm, so we headed West to the 28ft range. Well, while anchored up; we had some surprises and permit, grouper, snapper, grunts and mackerel filled out our day. The Permit were the big bonus as I've lived my entire life here on the water and have seen them from time to time, but today was my day to catch them - as we brought three to the boat. A day to remember and I can't thank you both enough for the great day... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Aug 24 2017

Going Deep...

It's not to often I have the weather to go deep, but today was the day. The guys were back on board from yesterday and with calm seas, we went West. I fished some of my deeper grouper structures and caught a couple, but it was quite slow and actually disappointing in the bites. The grouper bite in general this year is quite tough from all the reports in the area and hopefully with the upcoming fall season, it gets better. The team however, had some great action on snapper and a couple bonus hog fish; which are always a welcomed surprise. The sea's were calm and though the grouper bite was slow, we had a great day.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 23 2017

Good Mix...

A great time today with Mike, Chris and Steve and we had a nice mixed bag. We made the run offshore to about 18ft of water and on one spot, we did extremely well. Red fish, trout, snapper, cobia and grunts sure kept us busy using live pin fish and shrimp. We did catch a couple small gags on the first stop, but I moved around a bit after that and Mike turned a hefty gag plus releasing several just under the 24" mark. A great morning and I'll see you all tomorrow. Here's Mike with his big gag grouper of the day... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Aug 22 2017

MWI Group...

A terrific group trip today with the MWI team out of the Plantation on Crystal River and we had a fun time. Myself and Capt's. Rick Spratt, William Toney and Randy Hodges all had some fine catches of red fish, grunts, snapper, mackerel, sea bass and pompano for the day. My team of Courtney, Jill and Brendon did awesome wilth a beautiful catch, while Jill caught her first red fish at 31" to top off the day. I thank you all and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 16 2017

Sugarmill Gang...

Always a blast with Bill, Jerry and Roland. These guys love to fish and it sure shows. We had a terrific day on red fish with live shrimp on the points and fun on the rock piles. The rocks produced lots of fine mangrove snapper, grunts, grouper and Spanish mackerel. Live shrimp on a Hank Brown, did the trick. I thank you all and I always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Aug 10 2017

1/2 day on the Rocks...

Mr. Dan and his grandson Alek joined me today for a day on the big pond. Today's plan with the tides being what they were, was to fish the rock piles for snapper, grunts and what ever else we could find. Well, the snapper bite was great and the guys free lined live shrimp for their success. I ran a bit deeper to try a grouper ledge and we got broke off, caught a couple shorts and Alek turned a beautiful keeper. The gulf soon got still with nothing happening and the heat was on, so we called it a day. I thank you both and great job... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 09 2017

Seafood Sampler...

A beautiful day with a fun team again with Ann, Lauren, Kayle and Brandon being my guests. We had a ball on the rock piles catching a mix of trout, grunts, snapper, grouper, etc... on live shrimp. The action is usually just about every drop and with young anglers on board, there's nothing better. The tide turned around noon, and we finished up our day on the mangrove points finding a couple red fish. I thank you all and I can't wait until next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 07 2017

Settin' The Hook Team...

What a day to start the week and the Settin' the Hook ladies team had an awesome Crystal River charter. I had the pleasure of having Olivia, Ann and Michelle on board with some fantastic action. Every day on the water is a great day, but some are more special than others and today was exceptional. The red fish action was so great, and a combination of live pinfish and live shrimp kept us busy. We also had some bonus species of trout, snapper, sheepshead etc.. to fill out our day. I thank you all and congratulations on a terrific day... Capt. Dan

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