Thursday, Nov 13 2014

Flat Calm Grouper...

What a day! Calm sea's, cleaner water and the gags were feeding aggressively. I had my good friends and clients on board; Clell, Lee and Roy for the day day and it was awesome. Not a ripple on the gulf and it was smooth sailing to our destinations. The team did fantastic trolling up a beautiful limit of gags and our next step was anchoring down and catching some grunts. The grunts were hammering the shrimp and it was three on at a time. Roy had the lucky rod and landed a beautiful hog fish to add to the catch. A great day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Nov 06 2014

Flat Calm Grouper....

Today was the old saying "you could have taken a canoe offshore" kind of day; and I was very pleased to have Joe and Joanne experience it. We left from Pete's Pier just before 9am and made or way offshore. We reached the 25ft range after about a 45 minute run and quickly trolled up a limit of quality sized gag grouper. Rapala x-rap 20's were the plugs of the day and our next target was bottom fishing for a mix of species. Grunts, mango snapper, trigger fish and a hog fish kept us busy and we had a smooth ride home back to the dock. Thank you both for the great time and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Nov 05 2014

Crystal River Offshore...

A long time in the making, but I was able to take my good friend Capt. Matt Flemming out today. We left the dock after 8am and made our way south off Crystal River. We fished the 25ft range and though it was a little bit choppy during the morning hours, the seas calmed later in the afternoon. The grouper bite was a slow one with not much happening until the latter part of the day, but they eventually turned on "full moon blues". In between grouper bites, we added a mix of grunts and a couple bonus hog fish to the mix to fill out the day. The water continues to be extremely dirty and trolling isn't all that productive. Bottom fishing is going to be your best bet in the shallow water, until the water clears. Thanks Matt again for a fun day... Capt. Dan

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A great day with an old friend. Bo joined me for the day and I haven't fished with him for close to 15yrs. I went to school with Bo throughout the years, played all the sports together and it sure was a fun to be on the boat together again. Today we ran way south to put some time on the new engine and break her in right. We trolled up a limit of gags up to 17lbs and only took one fish on each rock we trolled over. I've been dying to catch a hog fish on hook and line and I've spear fished several, but never on rod and reel. Well, I stopped on a high profile rock in 23ft of water and finally did it. We had to cull through lots of grunts, but mission accomplished "and we actually caught two". I thank you Bo for the fun day and please check out my Crystal River Fishing Facebook page for additional pictures as always.

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