Wednesday, Feb 21 2018

Jigging Trout...

Always a fun day with Dave and Danny on board and these gentlemen had a great day. We spent the majority of the day jigging up some trout, with the usual by catch on grouper, sea bass, mackerel, etc... I love this time of year as every cast can be a surprise. We secured a limit of trout an ended the day on the little bit of tide we had to find a red fish to bend the rod. A great day and I thank you both as always... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Feb 11 2018

Trout & Reds...

A super fun Sunday with John and Val and the husband and wife team did fantastic. We stayed inshore for the day and targeted trout and red fish. The trout were quite cooperative and they were caught on a combination of DOA glow jerkbaits and bourbon colored Lil Johns. A fine limit came on board and we dunked some shrimp on the outer points for a couple red fish. I thank you both and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jan 17 2018

In the Weeds...

A special fun trip for me today as I was able to join good friends JC and Brandon, in JC's go-devil boat and we went for a magic carpet ride. For those of you that don't know, the go-devil boat is the closest ride to an air boat and they can go just about ANYWHERE. For today, we hit the holes way back in Ozello on a very chilly ride and found quite a few trout and red fish. Golden bream colored MirrOlure Lil John's were the flavor of the day on a 1/8thoz jig head. A very fun time and I thank you both... Capt. Dan
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Friday, Jan 05 2018

Icy Snook....

A quick update before today's report.. Well folks, it looks like a major snook kill for our area from the Withlacoochee area to Chassahowitzka. I've seen lots of pictures of dead snook of all sizes and even though we still have several thousand that are safe in the rivers, the "outside" population took the hit. We'll still have fish to catch, but like the 2010 freeze; it will take some time to recuperate... However though, I did have a great first charter to start 2018 with the Beeson party in Homosassa. Myself and Capt's. Mark Zorn, William Toney, Rick Spratt and John Hamilton all had ice on board our boats and we made something happen in the cold conditions. The gang and I stayed in the river and had some luck with a mixed bag around the springs. Snook, red fish, jacks, large mouth bass, trout and we even jumped a tarpon, filled out our day. It's a small area, but we did OK, as the gulf will be slow for quite a few days. Here's Phil with one of the larger snook of the day... Capt. Dan

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A fine day offshore as we eased our way to the 30ft range with Gil and Tom on board. I poked out a bit deeper as the conditions were quite nice and fished some bottom I haven't yet this season. Well, it was a good choice and the guys did very well. We bottom fished with live pinfish and the gags were slow, but a slow steady. We found our four keepers and hit an outer point for a couple red fish to top off the day. A fun time and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Nov 13 2017

Gags and Bonus Red...

The seas calmed down for us today to make it happen and with Bob and Nancy in town from Pennsylvania; the team caught some nice gags and an offshore surprise. We actually started the day inshore jerk baiting some trout and picked up a couple, as we waited for the wind to calm down a bit. Around 11am, I made the run offshore and we were able to catch some nice gags; but it was still a bit on the rough side. Four nice fish came on board, plus a huge offshore red fish which was a welcomed surprise. The team had a great day and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 21 2017

Homosassa Jamboree

Today was the Homosassa Fishing Clubs day one, of their annual Jamboree. 35 club members were in attendance and 12 of the Homosassa Guides Association Captains had a awesome day of fishing. My crew consisted of Butch, Ken and John and these gentlemen had some hot rods. They brought in a beautiful limit of fine trout and a bonus red fish. DOA glow jerk baits were the baits of the day and we ran way south to "Chazz". All the boats brought in very good catches and I thank you all for a great day one... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 18 2017

Fighting the Wind..

It was blowing today folks. I had the pleasure of having the Bennett team on board and we had good time despite the wind. I made a long run south today towards "Chazz" and we used DOA glow jerk baits to tackle our trout. The fish were keying in on the kelp grass patches and we caught only 2 short trout in a couple drifts. The tide wasn't quite right for red fishing, as it's getting later and later each day; but we made a stop and Shane had a nice slot fish to round up the trip. Thank you guys for putting up with the conditions and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Oct 16 2017

The Big 3....

What a day to end Phil's last of four days of great fishing, by topping it off with the big three. Phil had quite the day catching a limit of red fish, trout and grouper. I used the tides to plan out the day and we targeted the red fish on the beginning of the incoming tide and then; headed west for the grouper. I stopped on a couple rock piles and we turned two really nice gags in short order. Two of them got the best of us breaking 100lb test line and I sure would of liked to seen them. The tide turned around 1pm and Phil and I jigged up a fine limit of trout on MirrOlure Lil' Johns to end the day. I thank you and the team for four great days of fishing and I look forward to a couple months from now... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 14 2017

Hot Gags...

What a day!!! Well, the seas where choppy and it was a rough ride, but the guys were game and the gag bite was on. Joe, Chris and Phil were with me for day two and it was another great one. The gang brought their big guns and were ready to tackle some gags. We set up on a couple rocks and they did outstanding. Some fine gags came on board and Joe had the hot rod. The guys also had a fine catch of red fish, a couple trout and once again, I thank you for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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