Monday, Sep 03 2018

Labor Day Reds.

Pretty windy for us today on this Labor Day and Bill and Jerry were ready to give it a go. Red fishing was our plan, but the bite was slow today. We caught a couple rat reds right away and moved around a bunch. We finally went in the Ozello back country where Bill caught his first snook and Jerry got his big red; plus having a couple come unbuttoned. Free lined pin fish under a cork got us the bigger bites, while shrimp produced the little guys. Always a good time with you both and I hope the conditions are more favorable next time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Aug 24 2018

Gags and Reds...

A perfect trip today with Bill, as he was my solo guest and we had a blast. I started the trip loading up the live well with pin fish and I soon after stopped on a grouper spot. The tide was just turning to come, I set up and fish on. We free lined the pin fish to the ledge and a pair of keeper gags made their way on board. For the rest of the day we red fished the mangrove islands and did very well also. A combination of live shrimp, plus live pin fish were what the red fish were caught on and we had an hour of really good action. A fun time Bill and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 22 2018

Fine Reds...

Some great looking red fish today with the Johnson party and they did outstanding. We hit the points with live pin fish under corks and that was the deal. The team and I found a nice school of red fish and we had pretty much non stop action for an hour. Some of the reds were over slot but most were upper slot fish. After the red fish action, I did make a stop on a shallow ledge and we turned a pair of keeper gags to wrap up the day. A super fun time and I thank you all. Here's Amanda with a beauty of a red fish... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Aug 21 2018

Crystal River Reds...

A great morning on the red fish with Terry and Sam on board. I took the guys down South a bit and began fishing the mullet schools on the points. We hooked up immediately on live shrimp, but only little rat reds were keeping the rods bent. I soon swapped over to live pin fish and that was the trick. The better quality red fish definitely preferred the live pin fish and we had a really good morning. I thank you both and hope to see you in the near future... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Aug 09 2018

Big Tide...

A whopper of a tide today and it was rolling in with the West wind we had. Jason and Mike were the team today and we pretty much had the same results as yesterday. A red fish here and there, but no concentrations of fish other than large mullet schools. Live pin fish under a cork were the ticket for the couple that we caught and once again I thank you both for the fun morning... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 08 2018

Crystal River Reds..

So great to be back on the water. The bite is a bit slow right now in general with the hot water temperature, but there's a few red fish out there. Chris and Mike were my guests today and we hit the points on the hard incoming tide. We free lined live pinfish for most of the day and this worked for the few bites we had. Live shrimp is scarce right now, but hopefully in the coming weeks the bait will return. I enjoyed the day with you both and here's Mike with his first cast of the day... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Aug 07 2018

Hot Weather Reds...

A fun day with Tony today and this was pretty much my first day back to work. I just got my boat back Monday from Young boats in Inglis, as I had it detail and some other work done to it. Young boats restoration did a fantastic job and it truly looks brand new. For today though, Tony and I hit the outer points with mullet activity and caught a couple nice mid slot red fish using live shrimp. We left the red fish and tried a couple shallow water grouper haunts, but unfortunately not one bite. The gulf is 88 degrees right now, so it might take me a little bit to see what going on after being off the water for so long. It's the dog days of summer out there, that's for sure. I thank you for the fun time and I'll see you in a couple weeks... Capt. Dan

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The Novinger team was with me today and we had a fun time in the breezy conditions. Ed, Chad and Ted were the team and the guys caught some nice trout and a couple real beauty red fish. Live baits were the ticket, with pin fish being preferred for the red fish. I thank you all and I always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 25 2018

On the Water...

So good to be back on the water after my ankle surgery. Unfortunately though, I have some bad news which I'll talk about in a couple days which I'll be going through, but we'll talk about that later. Today with Jim, Dean and Larry we hit the flats and had a bit of a slow day, however we caught a couple. The wind was up out of the NW, so it limited me on where I could go. The fellas and I caught a couple trout and red fish, but the bite was off and all of us that were on the water experienced the same. Jim had big fish honors with a beauty over slot Ozello red fish and I thank you guys for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 29 2018

Crystal River Slam...

We stayed inshore today with the stiff South wind and Chris and Frank did very well. The father and son team completed the inshore slam with a fine catch of trout, redfish and the ever elusive slot snook. DOA glow jerk baits were the lone producer and they caught all the fish for us. We released a couple under slot snook as well, and a hefty 33" red fish to top off the day. I thank you both and great job team... Capt. Dan

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