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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Tuesday, Sep 19 2017

Team Fitzpatrick...

A terrific trip today with the Fitzpatrick husband and wife team, and they had a good one. We started the day with the first I've trolled for grouper this season and we caught a couple. Bright colored plugs out produced the naturals, but the floating grass is still an issue. We wrapped up the grouper and made our way inshore to a very good red fish bite. Free lined pin fish were the bait today and we had a double digit afternoon. I thank you both as always and I look forward to our next trip... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Sep 18 2017

Bill's Birthday!!!!

Happy birthday to a great friend and client, Bill Lent. Bill and his wife Nell were on board today and we celebrated his 90th birthday in style. Our first stop of the day produced some really nice red fish and live pin fish got the bite going for us. Nell did have the hot rod and she caught a couple beauty's. We left the reds and ran offshore a bit and had some decent action with grouper, grunts, flounder, mackerel and some small snapper. The North wind felt very comfortable and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Sep 16 2017

Reds, Snook and Gags...

Back out for my second trip after the storm and we did just fine. Mishel and Earl were on board and the team had a really good day. Red fishing started our trip and on two stops, each of them caught some beautiful Crystal River red fish. While red fishing, we also picked up three snook as a fun bonus. Next up, we ran offshore and turned a couple keeper gags, The grouper bite was OK, with a couple big one's getting the best of us as well. Always a fun time with you both and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 14 2017

After IRMA...

Hello everyone, I hope you all fared well during the storm and we all sure were blessed in our area; as it could have been a lot worse. I personally was fine, but six days with out power was the worst of it for my family. I've been on the water twice since the storms passing and fishing is excellent. The gulf water temperature dropped a bit and the redfish and snook bite is very good. We've caught them on both aftificals, cut bait and live pin fish. The water is still churned up, but will be clearing in the coming days. I was able to go out with my "new" neighbor and put him on a snook of a lifetime. Here's Dennis with trophy for our waters, in the mid 40" range... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 07 2017

Reds before the Storm..

This was the last trip I'll get in until Hurricane Irma passes. I hope and pray everyone stays safe in the next couple days, and damage will be minimum as possible. For today though, the Coleman team was with me and we caught some trout and some fine afternoon red fish. The trout bite was OK with lots of small fish using cork rigs and it's a good sign fall is coming. The hot bite though was the afternoon red fish action and on the incoming tide, the action was great. I used cut lizard fish "the Homosassa secret weapon" and soon as the baits hit the water; the rods were bent. A great day to finish up in preparation of the storm and everyone please be safe... Capt. Dan

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