Friday, Apr 03 2015

Crystal River Mix...

Wow! What a beautiful day to go offshore and that's exactly what we did with Sarah and Randy on board. Once again, I made the run to the sheepshead grounds and the bite was just as good as yesterday's; but the size average was up a bit. The action was good and we even picked up a surprise snook on an offshore wreck in almost 20ft of water. With a fine catch of sheepshead, we anchored up and chummed up a few drag burning macks to wrap up the day. I thank you both for the fun time and congratulations on the outstanding catch... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 19 2015

Macks are Back...

You know Spring has sprung, when the Spanish mackerel are here and it was good today. I had Joe, Rich and Larry on board for the day and we had a nice mix. We began the day using cork rigs off the bars in Crystal Bay and did good. The guys caught a dozen nice trout on DOA deadly combos, before we anchored up and chummed in the macks. The macks were our next stop and they were on. Free lined shrimp in the chum slick did the trick and a couple other surprises bent the rod as well. I really enjoyed the day with you all and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Mar 09 2015

Group Trip...

A fun day with my great friend Capt. Clay Shidler and we fished a nice group of gentlemen out of the Plantation on Crystal River today. We fished inshore today for trout and we all caught fish. We covered ground from the Salt river area, oyster bars and the near shore rock piles and found trout. Clay had the hot bite though, in the Salt River area free lining shrimp under corks and that was the hot technique on the day. My team caught quite a few on glow DOA jerk baits and MirrOlure Lil' Johns, but mostly shorts for us today. A nice surprise pompano was added to the mix again and I thank you all for the great day... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Mar 07 2015

Trout-Masters Tournament...

Well, it has been since 2010 since I fished the trout masters tournament and today was a fun day. I had the pleasure of fishing with friend Jeremy Cates, who actually won a 1/2 day charter I donated and decided to use it for the tournament. I was in tournament mode and we runned and gunned from spot to spot. As you "ALL" know, I've mainly been sheepshead fishing due to the cold temperatures, but spring is on its way and the trout are due to show up and turn on. We found some nice keeper fish here and there, but I did have to move around quite a bit. The nice surprise of the day was the variety of species we caught as a by-catch which was excellent. We took second place out of 41 boats and had a great time. I thank you for the great day and look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Apr 24 2014

Crystal River Nice Haul....

A great time with the West party out of Crystal River and myself and Capts. Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt, Clay Shidler and William Toney had a blast. We picked up the group a little after 8am and made our way out. Some of the guides went North and some went South. The trout action was good from the outer spoil islands, the deeper spotty areas and inshore creeks. A fine mixed bag of species were brought to the dock and we all had a great time.... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Apr 05 2014

Homosassa at its Best!!!!

What an unbelievable day at the Homosassa Fishing Club fishing the Smith party and myself and fellow Captains Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt, Jim Long, Jody Johnson and William Toney filled the boxes. Excellent trout action on the flats just off the keys and Glow DOA jerk baits across the board were the baits for the teams today. I had Matt, Robinson and Bill and my crew had a fine catch of sixteen trout and a red fish for the days total. Some other mixed species were brought in as well and what a beautiful spring day in Homosassa. Here's the entire father and son team group with an outstanding catch... Capt. Dan
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Tuesday, Mar 11 2014

Crystal River at its Best....

What a day!!! An excellent group trip today with some of my best friends Capt's. Mark Zorn and Rick Spratt and we fished the Killebrew party. My team was Brad, Bob and Tim and we ran offshore for the day. Excellent sheepshead action, with the big fish of the year being caught weighing over 10lbs. The grouper were active as we landed several for catch and release photos and some bonus species. Brad caught a huge black drum and Bob landed a very cool trigger fish. The other boats did fantastic on trout, macks and a pompano. A really fun day and I thank you all for the great time. Here's the end of the day total, and the group is going to have one heck of a fish fry... Capt. Dan
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A couple days off the water with some family in town and I had a great Saturday, celebrating my nephews first birthday.... Back to work today though and wooooo, it was a chilly ride. Bill was my solo guest and what a great 1/2 day charter he had. Bill lives local and fishes the back waters of Ozello on his own.  He doe's great on trout and red fish, but he wanted to target something different today. He asked about sheepshead, seas bass and pompano and believe it or not, he caught all three species. We fished a couple shallow rock piles and live shrimp on a knocker rig did the trick. A fun, but chilly day on the water and I look forward to seeing you again. Here's Bill with a fine Crystal River pompano... Capt. Dan
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Hey Folks, we hit another one out of the park today and it was definitely quite the day. Pete, Chris and Ed were my guests and these guys were a blast. Today's Crystal River Charter began trolling up a fine catch of quality gag grouper. We trolled a couple ledges and it was on. Bunker and Hot Head Rapala's and Green Mackerel MirrOlures were "the" plugs. I hated to leave the grouper action, but I don't catch and release grouper, so we ran back inshore and tackled some trout. The trout bite was fantastic on MirrOlure Lil' Johns and the guys had a mixed bag of trout, pompano, red fish and Spanish mackerel. The day was beautiful on the outside, but back inshore; we got poured on. This was another one to remember and I can't thank you all enough for such a great day... Capt. Dan
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Today was it..... Probably the biggest catch I've had on board and such a variety of species. Judge O'Kelly and Bill were my guest and we brought the Homosassa Fishing Club up to crystal River. The action in Homosassa has been a bit off, so we changed it up and brought the gang North. Myself and Captains Mark Zorn and Jonathan Hamilton were also on the trip and it was truly a banner day. Trout limits across the board and my team did exceptionally well. We had fantastic trout action with a few snook mixed in. A couple Spanish mackerel and a bonus pompano were also added while targeting our trout. My crew reached their limit and we trolled and cast a quick limit of beautiful gag grouper. To ensure an inshore slam, I made a stop in the Salt River and a 1/2 dozen small red fish ended our day. What a day to remember and I can't thank you all enough for such a great day... Capt. Dan
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