Wednesday, Feb 14 2018

Sheep's and Trout...

Always a fun time with Ron, Lauren and Jim and these guys had solid day. We began the trip dropping down shrimp on some ledges and did just fine with some good looking sheepshead. They were biting steady and so were the gags, as they kept us busy as well. As the tide came in, we swapped gears and finished up the day catching a few trout. We caught some real quality fish on jerk baits and I thank you guys as always for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Feb 09 2018

Taste of Spring...

As I cleaned the boat this morning, I saw the first signs of spring with lots of yellow pollen coming off. This means it's just about trout time and we sure found some today with the Sumner team. I had the guys for their last of the 4 day fishing adventure they've been on, and I had them the last two days. Good trout action for us with MirrOlure Lil Johns to get the day going and it was great to see some nice trout. The guys and I also ran offshore quite a ways and did pretty well on the sheepshead to finish up the day. A fun trip with you all, I thank you and you have plenty of goodies to take back home... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Feb 08 2018

Crystal River Little Mix...

A mix of trout and Sheepshead today with the Sumner team and we did OK; for the choppy and extremely foggy conditions. I met the gang at the Plantation on Crystal River and we were greeted to dense fog conditions. It might as well been raining for how wet we were, but we pushed through it. The guys jigged up a couple nice trout before we ran to sheepshead land on MirrOlure Lil Johns. The sheepshead were biting pretty good right away, but soon enough the winds picked up and the sea's got quite rough. We ran inshore some, picked up a couple more nice sheepshead and another great day on the big pond is in the books... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Feb 07 2018

Whopper Sheep's...

What a day with Dave and Danny on board and these gentlemen caught some big ones. As you know from my previous reports, this Sheepshead season has been off a bit and I believe the harsh January winter is to blame. Today though, we ran offshore quite a ways and the sea's were absolutely perfect for doing so. We stayed just inside the 30ft range and the big whopper Sheepshead were there. I made a couple drops and by just after noon, we had a really nice catch. You both are always a blast to have on board and great job team... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Feb 05 2018

Fun Sheep's...

A fun time with the Dauches party and this has been a yearly trip for them. Sheepshead were are target, and we sent down the shrimp on knocker rigs and had a ball. The day was absolutely beautiful as we jumped from spot to spot and we had fine catch to show for the day. I always enjoy having you all on board and I thank you. I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Feb 03 2018

Getting Better...

Little by little, each day is getting better and better form the harsh winter we've had. Today's trip with Shane and Ryan on board did very well on some shallow structures on sheepshead. Lots of grouper action again as well and it's always so good to see the juvenile fish in such great numbers. The tide was later and we fished a bit extra overtime, to see if the trout would turn on. Well, they did and we found some nice ones on DOA jerk baits to wrap up the day. A fun time and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Feb 01 2018

Hefty Sheepshead...

Steve and Paul were on board with me today and it sure was beautiful offshore. Glass calm conditions, but the sheepshead were being a bit finicky. We did the usual rock hoping game getting one here and there, plus some nice groupers bent our rods as well. The gulf is slowly warming up and the trout action should begin picking up as well. Here's Paul with the largest one of the day... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jan 29 2018

Pre-Front Sheep's & Trout...

We got today in and just in the nick of time, as a windy cold front is pushing through tonight. Bill, Roland and Mel were the team today and we spent the majority of the day sending down shrimp and catching a few sheepshead and small grouper. The bite was pretty good right away as Mel had the hot rod; but as the sea's built up and temperature dropped, so did the action. We left the sheepshead grounds on the bumpy sea's and added a couple trout on DOA jerk baits to wrap up the day. Always a fun time with you guys and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jan 27 2018

Crystal River Sheepshead..

What a couple of degrees make! Jeff, Michelle and Ian were on board with me today and the sheepshead action was quite good. I kept it simple today and stayed shallow using live shrimp on a 1/8thoz jig head. With the gulf water temperature at about 54 degrees, it definitely made the fish more active and it sure was good to see some activity from other fish as well; including groupers, porgies and sea bass. Another cold front is on schedule for Tuesday with lows in the 30's again. We'll just have to see what happens, and I'll see you all on the water soon... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jan 22 2018

Family Sheep's...

A fun trip with a mother and daughter's team of Janice, Alyse and Amanda on board. It was a foggy day offshore and with the gulf still so cold, we stuck to the sheepshead plan; since it's about the only game in town. The ladies did just fine catching some nice ones, but the bite is still off from what it should be. The fishing should improve in the coming weeks as long as no more major cold fronts hit our area. I thank you all and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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