Friday, Oct 13 2017

Crystal River Reds & Gags...

I always look forward to "Uncle" Phil's team coming down every year from Philadelphia and on this trip Phil, Chis and Joe did great. This was day one of a four day adventure and they had an awesome time turning some fine gags and catching some skinny water red fish. The grouper action seems to finally be getting better and live baits did the trick for us today. We locked down the drags and it was a good couple hours of grouper action. The red fish bite was equally good and it sure was a fun first day. Great job fellas... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Oct 12 2017

Crystal River Mix..

Another fun day trip with Pat, Chase and Bob for a little Crystal River mix. The guys jumped right in and a fine limit of red fish started our day. Live shrimp in the mullet schools started our trip on the reds and next up, we drifted the flats and had a fine catch of trout. DOA deadly combo cork rigs with MirrOlure Lil Johns were the tackle for the trout and bourbon was the color of the day. To top of our trip I made a quick stop on a shallow rock pile in 9ft of water and Bob turned a hefty gag to finish the day. We wrapped it up just after noon and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 11 2017

Good Mix...

We covered some ground today with Ted, Brad and Curtis on board and the guys had a good one. The outgoing tide red fish bite started the day and we had a double digit morning. Most were little Cobb reds, but a couple keepers bent the rod and live shrimp did the trick. Next up, we drifted the flats and did very well on cork rigs again for the trout. Watermelon red flake Lil' Johns were the trout's preference today. We topped off the day with a nice gag grouper, mackerel, released a few others and great job today team... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Oct 10 2017

Inshore....

Another solid day on the inshore scene with Ann and Lauren from the Settin the Hook team. We had a great time catching a couple red fish and the trout action was awesome. The trout are holding in about 3ft of water and using DOA deadly combos are producing right now. The darker colored soft plastics seen to be the preferred flavor and here's Ann and Lauren with one of our fine Homosassa trout... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 07 2017

Crystal River Trout & Reds...

A perfect day on the inshore scene with the Allen family and they hit it out of the park. Our day consisted of working the shallow grass flats using a combination of DOA jerk baits and jig and cork rigs. The cork rigs produced quite a few trout, but most were on the short side. When we made the change to the soft plastic jerk baits, the quality trout came on board. The red fish action was good as well, soon as the tide got right. Cut bait and live shrimp were the flavors of the day for the reds and I thank you all for a special day... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Oct 06 2017

Crystal River Slam...

Well, we got blown off the water yesterday due to the conditions, but today it was much more favorable. I had the pleasure of having Tim and Jeanne on board and the team did great. We left the dock a bit later today, fished the tide and finished up the day with a fine inshore slam. The trout were on cork rigs, snook on jerk baits and the red fish on live shrimp/cut bait. A perfect sample of all three species and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 04 2017

Homosassa Day Two...

Another windy one with the Scott party, for their second day out of the Homosassa Fishing Club. My team did great once again and we just about had identical results from yesterdays trip. The patterned didn't change at all and the only real difference, was there was quite a bit lower water in the morning. I had to start my trout drifts West about a couple hundred yards from the prior day and the trout were there as well. Two fun days and I look forward to seeing you next year... Capt. Dan

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It's definitely not grouper weather, but the inshore action is quite good. I was at the Homosassa Fishing Club today with the Scott party and my team did very well. We started out using cork rigs again in about 3ft of water and had some good trout action. The darker color jigs in root beer and bourbon have been the top producers. The tide eventually made it's way in a bit, despite the howling east wind and we caught some beauty red fish on cut bait. We headed back in just before 1pm and prepared a fine shore lunch to wrap up the day. Great job team and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Oct 02 2017

Windy Trout & Reds...

Good to be back on the flats, but oh my was the wind ever howling today. I had the pleasure of having the Adel family on board and we did well, for today's 1/2 day trip. This Crystal River charter consisted of fishing the points for red fish with cut bait and live shrimp, plus cork rigging with DOA deadly combos for trout. Bourbon was the color of the day for the trout and it's good to see a good push of fish in the 3ft to 4ft of water range. The wind eventually just got to bad, so we called it a day. I thank you both and great job... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 21 2017

Reds & Gags...

We went deep today folks and with flat calms sea's, we went all the way to 40ft. Jason was on board today and I generally do not venture quite that far offshore, but with the conditions as they were; we went for it. Grouper were on our menus and the bite was good with mostly short gags keeping us busy, but we eventually locked into some nice keepers. While offshore, the bonito were busting bait and we caught a couple of them as they screamed our drags. To finish up our day, we hit the keys for 1/2 a dozen red fish and it sure was a fun day. I thank you Jason and always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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