The great weather continues for us here in Citrus County and today, was another good one on the big pond. I had Cam and Justin on board for the day and the action was great. This charter was just about a mirror image as yesterday's trip, but I did run a bit farther offshore in search of some sheepshead. The sheepshead cooperated nicely and some good gags got us too. We wrapped up the trip with some trout and I can't thank you both enough for the great day... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 18 2014

Crystal River Mix...

Trout, sea bass and sheepshead - oh my! It was a great one out there today for my guests, Jim and Bill. We left the dock at 9am and made our way offshore a bit to tackle some sheepshead. The sheepshead are definitely starting to fire up and we did well on just two different locations. Live shrimp on a knocker rig was what the sheepshead ordered and (some hefty sea bass too). With a good catch of sheep's and the tide turning just after noon; we made a quick run and jigged up some fine trout along a rock bar to top off the day. Watermelon red flake Lil'' John's were the hot bait for the trout. Good action and good times, I thank you both for the great day... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Dec 14 2014

Offshore Inventory...

A picture perfect day offshore Crystal River with Hazel and Bill on board again and we had a ball. This was a catch and release trip, so I was just as excited as they were, " I was wanting to check on the grouper". We trolled over just a couple spots and the gags were hitting just about every pass. We released some fine ones over the 10lb mark and then mixed it up on some rocks for a little variety. A couple more grouper, sheepshead and some real nice sea bass filled out our afternoon - it was a great time. I thank you both and I look forward to seeing you next time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Oct 10 2014

Homosassa Offshore....

My team and I made the 20 plus mile trek offshore Homosassa today and we found the red and gag grouper. David, Charlie and Tom were with me for the day and since the shallow water grouper bite has slowed some, I was ready to hit my offshore hot spots. Our first stop was in 32ft of water and "wow," the red grouper were on fire. I beleive we caught 12 keepers that had to be released and not one gag grouper came aboard. I was a bit worried, but our next stop south; produced our limit of gags. Great grouper action and fast and furious action with grunts, sea bass and a bonus trigger fish made the day. I thank you all for the fun time and congratulations on the fine catch... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jun 25 2014

Crystal River Dodging Storms....

A great group on board from the Villages and Norm, Buck, Larry and Lenny did great. We began today's trip running offshore and dragging MirrOlure Lil' Johns on the grass patches in 10ft of water. The trout action was excellent and some mixed bag species of sea bass, grouper, lady fish and sharks were keeping us busy as well. We were only able to make one good drift before a heavy thunder storm chased us inshore and I hated to leave the great trout bite. Safety always comes first and we made the safe call. After dodging the storm, the team and I hit the back country looking for a high tide red fish, but the red fish Gods were not with us today. The guys still had a fine catch and I than you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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It isn't very often I wish for wind, but we sure could have used a little today. Richard, Tommy and Adam were on board with me today out of Crystal River and we made our way back offshore. "NOT" a ripple on the big pond made it a bit tough to cover some water, but we moved around little by little and did well. Several trout, sea bass, grouper, flounder, sharks and lady fish filled out out drifts and we had plenty of action. Once again the root beer Lil' Johns did their job on 1/8th oz jig heads. We released another fine gag grouper and had a hefty cobia interested on a jerk bait, but wouldn't commit. I thank you all for the fun time and look forward to seeing you in the future... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Apr 25 2014

Chazz "Gator"...

It was day two with the West party and we picked up the gang at the Homosassa Fishing Club and made our way to the Homosassa flats. I had Lee, Jerry and Tommy for the day and we began our day making our way South of "Chazz" pt. We fished the shallow rocky flats and found a couple hefty trout to start our day. The first trout of the day was the big one and definitely got our day started right. With a couple big fish on board, we ran offshore to the shallow rocks to keep the rods bent steadily. We reached the 7ft range and did great with plenty of trout, mackerel, sea bass and numerous lady fish fro the afternoon. We had top boat honors with thirteen keeper trout to end the day and I thank you guys for the great time. Here's Jerry with a beautiful Chazz "Gator" trout.... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Apr 24 2014

Crystal River Nice Haul....

A great time with the West party out of Crystal River and myself and Capts. Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt, Clay Shidler and William Toney had a blast. We picked up the group a little after 8am and made our way out. Some of the guides went North and some went South. The trout action was good from the outer spoil islands, the deeper spotty areas and inshore creeks. A fine mixed bag of species were brought to the dock and we all had a great time.... Capt. Dan

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Sometimes you have to stick with the them to get them going and today we had to do just that. Sam and Sam Jr. were my guests once again and we made a day of casting jigs around the spotty bottom areas and near shore rocks. We stayed in the 6ft to 8ft depth range and did fine with a little mix in variety. DOA 1/8thoz jig heads loaded with cal shad tails and bourbon Lil' Johns were the baits today. Plenty of lady fish kept us busy as well as several under sized trout to keep our rods bent. A beautiful spring day and I thank you guys for the fun time. Here's the guys with today's catch... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, Apr 05 2014

Homosassa at its Best!!!!

What an unbelievable day at the Homosassa Fishing Club fishing the Smith party and myself and fellow Captains Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt, Jim Long, Jody Johnson and William Toney filled the boxes. Excellent trout action on the flats just off the keys and Glow DOA jerk baits across the board were the baits for the teams today. I had Matt, Robinson and Bill and my crew had a fine catch of sixteen trout and a red fish for the days total. Some other mixed species were brought in as well and what a beautiful spring day in Homosassa. Here's the entire father and son team group with an outstanding catch... Capt. Dan
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