Friday, Aug 18 2017

Crystal River Gags & Reds...

A great start to the day on our grouper trip and the gags were biting very well. Terry and Chuck were my guests and they teamed up, sent down some live pin fish and turned some nice grouper. I was only able to hit three spots before the rain storms and wind gusts, chased us inshore. Not to cut the trip short; we finished up with some fine red fish and a great day out of Crystal River is in the books. I thank you both and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Aug 17 2017

Reds, Gags, Mango's & Macks..

We had another nice variety catch on today's trip with Tony, Ray and Rusty. Our day began on the incoming tide and the team picked up a couple fine red fish. We left the inside as it was smoldering hot, and ran offshore a bit. We had some terrific grouper action on live pin fish and turned a couple nice keepers as well. The guys released numerous fish in the 22" - 23 3/4" range, which is a good sight to see. A mix of grunts, mango's and mackerel filled out the day and I thank you all... 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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Tuesday, Aug 15 2017

Reds in the Rain...

Not the best weather today for us as I had Jason on board, but we fought the rain and made it happen. Jason and I had grouper plans today, but unfortunately the stiff West wind and non stop on and off morning showers kept us inshore. We hit the points with live pin fish and it was pretty good. The big surprise was in a heavy, gusty down pour - the red fish bite was awesome. We released some fine red fish, kept our two and the day was made... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 14 2017

Crystal River Reds & Gags..

Good to be back on the gags! It's definitely not prime grouper season yet, but it's sure is getting better. Bill and Fred were my guests today and the day started on the points targeting the reds. The red fish bite was good and live shrimp did the trick for us. Next though, we made the run offshore in the bumpy seas and found some gags. The grouper bite was surprisingly good and the team turned three nice keepers to show for the day. I thank you both and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Aug 12 2017

Crystal River Mix...

A fun day with Jim on board and he came solo, for a great first time experience. Jim and I began our day on the outgoing tide, catching a couple snook and a fine slot red fish to bend the rod. I didn't have a bunch of tide to work with, but we made it happen. For the rest of our day we did the rock pile game and did well on mangrove snapper and a keeper gag. A nice variety and I thank you Jim... 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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A little mix of rock jumping and inside redfishing with Mr. Clell on board. He and I left from the Plantation on Crystal River and made run to about 8ft of water and sent down some live shrimp on Hank Brown jig heads. We did well with a fine limit of snapper, plus some grunts, macks and released a couple small gags. The turned just before noon, so we hit the points and found a couple reds. The redfish action wasn't quite as hot as yesterday, but we did Ok with a couple keepers and a whopper over-slot. Always a fun time with you and here's Clell's largest red fish to date... 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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Monday, Jul 31 2017

Reds on Fire...

A perfect morning with Nicole and Joyce on board and the ladies had some fantastic red fish action. We fished the tide today just for red fish and the slightly cooler gulf temperature from yesterday's rain, fired up the red fish. We presented live shrimp and cut bait on the points for our success. The team caught some fine reds to slot size, to over slot and I thank you both for the great morning... Capt. Dan

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