What a nice mix of species today our of Homosassa and Casey and Avery were my guests. I kept it simple today and we headed West to 10ft of water and made some long drifts. The rods were loaded with MirrOlure Lil' Johns and they kept us busy. I really enjoy this type of fishing as it's pretty steady action and every cast is a surprise. I thank you both for a great one and here's Avery with her first trout.... Capt. Dan

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Friday, May 12 2017

Team Sugarmill Woods...

The gang was back on board today with Mel, Bill and Jerry and it's always a great time. I ran back offshore again for the good trout action and we did well. It was a bit slower than the last two days, but still pretty steady with a mixed bag. Jigging MirrOlure Lil' Johns once again was the deal. We also anchored on a small rock for some great sea bass action, plus releasing the usual grouper too. To end the day Mel brought in s whopper 35" snook and Bill a fine upper-slot redfish. A wonderful time with you all and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, May 11 2017

Crystal River Mix...

The Novinger team with me today and we had a ball. We made the run to 10ft of water and some awesome action. Trout, sea bass, gags, lady fish etc... kept us busy. Watermelon provoker MirrOlure's were the flavor of the day on 1/8th oz jig heads. We secured a solid catch offshore and finished up the afternoon with a fine snook and upper-slot red fish. I thank you all for the great time and look forward to 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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Friday, Jan 20 2017

South Wind Variety....

A big weather change for us today with a gusty south wind and the Coleman team did great. The little bit of tide we had from the South wind allowed us to red fish some and we found a couple nice keepers. The water was dumping out fast though, so we immediately jumped in to some shallow water trout fishing. The guys were loaded with DOA jerk baits and they worked beautifully. In a couple drifts, we had a nice catch of trout and we finished up the day on the sheepshead. I thank you all for the great day and hanging in there for the choppy conditions... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jun 30 2016

Crystal River Inshore...

A fun day on the inshore scene with Michelle and Ian and we had a blast. The tide was perfect for red fishing this morning and the bite was good using live shrimp on jig heads. The couple brought in a fine limit and released several others as well. For the afternoon hours we jigged up some trout, sea bass and other odds and ends and the day was a big success. I thank you all for the fun time and I hope to see you soon... Capt. Dan

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The boys from the East side of the county were on board and Bart, Danny and Shane were the team for the day. I made the run to 9ft of water to some grass patches and we jigged out way to a fine catch of trout. The trout are on small isolated grass patches, but when you find them; they are really concentrated. We made about 4 drifts and the guys had their limit. Next up, we caught and released some gag grouper and brought home a couple fine triple tail to end the day. Always a great day with you all and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Mar 15 2016

Spring Trout...

Another beautiful day on the big pond with Lauren, Gary and Dan and the team had an excellent trip. I began the day on the 2.3 ft tide we had in the morning in hopes of red fishing, but it was NOT happening. After several stops and nothing, we headed to the flats and got on the trout. We fished DOA jerk baits in the shallow areas and MirrOlure Lil' Johns a bit offshore in the 7ft range. The guys caught a little variety with some grouper, sea bass and mackerel to fill out the afternoon. I really enjoy my days with you all and congratulations on a fine catch... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 31 2015

2015 Closing Day...

What a way to end the 2015 year. This year has been fantastic and for all of you that have fished with me and follow my daily posts, I thank you. For the last day of 2015, I was at the Homosassa Fishing Club with my great friends Capts. Mark Zorn, William Toney and Rick Spratt fishing the Waits party. All of us today did well on the continuing hot trout bite and some other bonus fish such as pompano, sea bass, jacks and mackerel filled out our day as well. It looks like we have one or two more days of nice weather and next week may be windy for the beginning of the week. I wish you all a Happy New Year and great job today team... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Dec 30 2015

Beautiful December Weather...

I truly do not think you could have ordered up a more beautiful day than today's Crystal River Charter. I had two great anglers, Johnny and Scott on board and we had a blast. The trout action was a little slow compared to yesterday, but we did well using a combination of DOA jerk baits and MirrOlure Lil' Johns. The team caught a fine limit of trout and next, we ran to some sheepshead structures and did well. The sheepshead were on, as well as the usual grouper and bonus sea bass. A fantastic trip and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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