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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Monday, Mar 26 2018

More WIND!!!

Once again the gusty East wind was our conditions today and it made it quite tough. I had Joe and Joanne on board and I was able to briefly make a sheepshead stop, catch a few; but the conditions quickly chased us back in to shore. The wind didn't allow much for the tide to come in, but we did pick up a nice lower slot red fish and a beautiful Crystal River snook to add to the day. It was a tough one, but I thank you all for the great time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Mar 17 2018

St. Patty Sheep's...

Another gorgeous day on the big pond with the Clements party and the team did outstanding. Non stop sheepshead action began our day and the rods were busy. We put our fifteen in the box and then began hunting triple tail. We got lucky and found a floating log that had several under it and we picked up a pair of nice keepers. A trout and red finished up the day on the inside and I thank you all for the really great day... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Mar 16 2018

Almost a Record...

A really good day with Lee on board and we had beautiful conditions, to do a little bit of everything. Sheepshead was our main target and we caught some hefty ones. I was fishing too and as my rod went off,I hooked in to a beast. Well, long story short; it was my personal and largest sheepshead to date on board and turned out to be just 1lb from the state record. She did get released and hopefully in the future I will encounter her again. We finished up the day jigging up a couple trout, red fish and a very memorable day is in the books. I thank you Lee and here's the big girl of the day... Capt. Dan

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