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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Tuesday, Sep 05 2017

Whopper Reds...

What a day to be red fishing and the Platz team had a good one. Our day began trying to find some gags and we did, but they were all short on one end and unfortunately no keepers. Next though, I suggested giving red fish a try and it was a good call. We pulled up to a couple points and the bite was on. A couple cover-slot reds started the red fish bite, plus some fine mid slot fish too. Live pin fish were the baits of the day for the reds and I look forward to seeing you next year... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Sep 02 2017

Saturday Reds...

It's the yearly Labor Day weekend trip with the Platz team in town and for today we did a 1/2 day red fishing trip, to beat the rain. I picked up the gang at their house on the river and we hit the points. The red fish action was good as the tide came in and we picked up a couple on each stop. The size of the fish ranged from over slot, to keepers to under slot and free lined live shrimp did the trick. A great time and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Sep 01 2017

Reds, Snook and Gags..

Day two with Pete and Jezze on board and we did a bit more fishing, then jumping in the water. Our day began trying to get a snook for opening day and we caught a few under slots, and yours truly actually lost two keeper slot fish; as they jumped up and shook the hook. We left the snook grounds as the bite slowed and ran to where I've been doing so well on red fish, and in no time the guys had a fine catch of red fish. To wrap up the day, we jumped in the water and shot a nice gag grouper on a little ledge, some mangrove snapper and mackerel to end the day. A fun two days and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 28 2017

Big Surprises...

What an awesome trip today... Danny and Christine were my guests and it was fabulous mixed bag day. The red fishing started our day and the team caught a fine limit of red fish, on the points with free lined live shrimp.  The seas were glass calm, so we headed West to the 28ft range. Well, while anchored up; we had some surprises and permit, grouper, snapper, grunts and mackerel filled out our day. The Permit were the big bonus as I've lived my entire life here on the water and have seen them from time to time, but today was my day to catch them - as we brought three to the boat. A day to remember and I can't thank you both enough for the great day... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Aug 25 2017

Crystal River Slam & Some...

A good time with the Villages team of Lauren, Dan and Big Fish Bob. Our day began on the outgoing tide and securing a fine catch of red fish, plus a snook on the first cast. We left this inshore scene and made our way out to 12ft of water. We set up shop on some hard bottom and had some fantastic mangrove snapper and grouper action. The action was fast and furious for over and hour, and Lauren actually turned a keeper gag on light 10lb test tackle. We finished the day with a trout to complete the slam and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 23 2017

Good Mix...

A great time today with Mike, Chris and Steve and we had a nice mixed bag. We made the run offshore to about 18ft of water and on one spot, we did extremely well. Red fish, trout, snapper, cobia and grunts sure kept us busy using live pin fish and shrimp. We did catch a couple small gags on the first stop, but I moved around a bit after that and Mike turned a hefty gag plus releasing several just under the 24" mark. A great morning and I'll see you all tomorrow. Here's Mike with his big gag grouper of the day... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Aug 22 2017

MWI Group...

A terrific group trip today with the MWI team out of the Plantation on Crystal River and we had a fun time. Myself and Capt's. Rick Spratt, William Toney and Randy Hodges all had some fine catches of red fish, grunts, snapper, mackerel, sea bass and pompano for the day. My team of Courtney, Jill and Brendon did awesome wilth a beautiful catch, while Jill caught her first red fish at 31" to top off the day. I thank you all and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 21 2017

Solar Snook...

The solar eclipse day and we caught a couple, but the bite wasn't on fire. Don and Frank were my guests today and we had some luck on some small gags for the morning hours, as we waited for the tide to turn in. On the incoming tide, we picked up a couple red fish real quick and a beautiful snook, but that was about it. I jumped around to several places but the surface on the points was quite still, with very little mullet activity. This is usually not a good sign and that was it for bites today. Still a great time and congratulations Frank on your hefty snook... Capt. Dan

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