Monday, Apr 24 2017

Homosassa Trout & Reds...

A windy one today for us out of Homosassa, but we stuck to it and made it happen. I was with my great Homosassa Guide Association Captains, and we all fished the West party. Trout and red fish were on the menu and it was a pretty good day. The wind though - was terrible and about the last 2 hours of our day; was almost unbearable. The fish did bite and DOA jerk baits produced the trout, while live shrimp got the reds. A fun time and I'll see you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Apr 20 2017

Crystal River Mix...

A much better bite today and Dan, Lauren and Joe had a good one. The started out on the red fish and they were a little bit more cooperative for us as we caught a fine pair of keepers, before we left them and jerk baited some trout. I had the last little bit of the incoming tide to work with and the team caught some fine trout on the shallow yellow bottom, before we ran offshore. Once offshore I moved around a bit and hit the right spot. Dan dropped down a shrimp and brought up the cobia. The free lined pin fish did their job and it was a cobia frenzy. Four beautiful cobia came on ice and we called it a day. I thank you guys as always and I'll see you in a couple months... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Apr 15 2017

Windy Trout and Reds...

I don't mind the heat, rain, or cold - but a hard East wind is not my favorite. Ted, Brad and Curtis were with me for the day and we stayed inshore and got out of the wind best we could. I just made short drifts off the keys with DOA jerk baits and did pretty well. Some fine trout came on board and a pair of reds ended the day. We saw lots of snook, but unfortunately none would go for us today. I had a great time with you guys and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Apr 13 2017

Cobia on the Menue...

A great day offshore with the Novinger family and we tackled some cobia. I haven't been offshore to the south in quite a while and it felt good to do so. We free lined live pin fish over some hard bottom areas and did well. The big excitement was when the largest jewfish I've encountered to date, tried to eat one of our keeper cobia - It was quite a sight! A couple trout and a nice red fish were also added to the day and once again, I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 12 2017

Trip's & Reds...

Dave and Danny on board today for some triple tail action and afternoon reds. The day was a good one as the team and I spent most of it running and gunning; sight fishing triple tail. We basically spot the fish and present a free lined live shrimp to them and they usually cooperate nicely. A couple fine triple tail came on board plus lost a few and then we finished the day with some nice reds to top off the day. I thank you both and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Apr 10 2017

Crystal River Mix...

Tony, Rusty and Todd were my guys today and they had a good one. Today was a jigging offshore kind of day and we fished the 6ft to 9ft spotty bottom areas. I loaded the team with bourbon colored MirrOlure Lil' Johns and that was basically our bait of the day; until we went red fishing. While we were jigging, we just made long drifts and had a fine variety. With a sold catch offshore, we hit the points on the incoming tide and finished up with some beautiful red fish. A wonderful day and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 05 2017

Crystal River Slam...

A great day inshore with my old time friends Bob and Dave and the guys completed the inshore slam. The day started on the incoming tide and catching some red fish. We fished the outer keys and a live shrimp on a jig head produced the reds. We made a drift for some trout and caught a nice keeper, but I was game to try for snook and so were the guy's; so that's how we spent the afternoon. We used DOA glow jerk baits along the points and caught three fine snook with Bob's big dog coming in at 35". A great day and the wind eventually chased us in to finish up the day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Apr 04 2017

Homosassa Reds...

Not the ideal weather for us today and to be honest, it was quite nasty. Rain, wind and white caps - were the conditions, but we had good water and we were able to spend a 1/2 day charter red fishing. The team and I hit a couple points and did well. We caught several red fish from over-slot, to in the slot and Deanna had big fish honors. Live shrimp was the bait for us today and I thank you all for putting up with the weather and having a great morning... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Apr 03 2017

Spring In Homosassa...

A beautiful spring day with the Sugarmill gang on board and Roland, Bill and Jim had a good one. The wind was a bit gusty out of the South, but we had a little bit of water to work with to find some red fish. I made a couple stops and we caught a fine limit, from upper slot to lower slot. Next up, I made a run off the keys to some hard bottom and began jerk baiting up the trout. The trout action was quite good and we brought in a fine limit of trout in a couple drifts. I thank you all for a great day and always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Apr 01 2017

Saturday Trout & Reds...

No April fools today, as Kayla and Adam had a fine day out of the Plantation on Crystal River. The trout bite was extremely good for us and we caught the majority of our fish offshore jigging in 9ft of water. Bourbon colored Lil Johns were the flavor the trout were chewing. We had a bit of incoming tide late in the day for a red fish stop and Kayla added a beautiful mid slot fish to the catch. A great day and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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