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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Friday, Jan 19 2018

48 Degree Sheep's...

Cold, Cold, Cold... That sums up the gulf right now and even though it's at 48 degree's which is extreme for us; we still caught a few fish. Tony and the boys were with me for the day and we gave it our all. I jumped around to various rocks and ledges, but its really tough out there folks until it warms up a bit. A couple sheepshead cooperated for us and secured a few fillets for dinner. The upcoming forecast is looking better, as warmer temperatures are on the horizon. Thank you guys and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jan 16 2018

Cold Sheep...

A decent weather day to venture offshore and poke around on the sheepshead grounds. The Coleman team was with me today and we were greeted to a chilly gulf temperature at 50 degrees. It's still been tough to get trips in with the weather as it is, and I'm sure I'll be repeating this statement in the coming days as tonight's forecast is projected to be in the 20's. Today though we caught some fine sheepshead, but the bites were slow and I had to move around here and there to get what we caught. Live shrimp on a knocker rig was our baits and be ready to bring in the brass monkey, as its getting cold tonight. Here's Mr. Clell with a fine winter Crystal River sheepshead... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jan 11 2018

Sheepshead Opener...

Hello everyone, I'm sorry for the lack in posts; but with the cold gulf temperature there hasn't been any bait available for my sheepshead charters. Today though, the shrimpers were able to catch some decent shrimp numbers last night and I was able to go to sheepshead land. I had Chris, Mike and Steve on board and we did well. The water temperature is still just above 50 degrees, so the bites are slow. We fished a couple different structures and did OK for the conditions. Some more trying weather is in the forecast, but soon as it breaks; we'll be out there back on the sheep's... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 07 2017

Settin' The Hook Team...

What a day to start the week and the Settin' the Hook ladies team had an awesome Crystal River charter. I had the pleasure of having Olivia, Ann and Michelle on board with some fantastic action. Every day on the water is a great day, but some are more special than others and today was exceptional. The red fish action was so great, and a combination of live pinfish and live shrimp kept us busy. We also had some bonus species of trout, snapper, sheepshead etc.. to fill out our day. I thank you all and congratulations on a terrific day... 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, Mar 29 2017

Seafood Sampler....

We did the old seafood sampler today and caught the quite variety. Today was my last sheepshead trip of the year and we caught a few here and there for the morning hours, plus a triple tail. It sure was a good season and thank you everyone for the great memories. Next up, we ran back inshore, tackled a couple trout and Spanish mackerel while casting jigs. To end the day, a couple red fish but a bend in our rods and it was another beautiful day on the big pond. Thank you both and let's do it again sometime.... Capt. Dan

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