Tuesday, Jan 10 2017

Triple Tail Surprise...

How about that last cold front folks... It was a chilly one for sure and today, the weather was back on track and it was a great one. I had the Riley team on board and Joe, Rich and Deanna did absolutely fantastic. We did some sheepshead fishing and caught a few, but the big "surprise" was the triple tail action. I truly believe the big front moved them around and we were lucky enough to find the school. We eased along and presented live shrimp and they gobbled them up. It was a special sight to see and I thank you all so much for the fun day... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jan 05 2017

Winter Time Special....

My favorite winter time special - trout and sheepshead and my crew of Dan, Lauren and Bob had an awesome one both inshore and offshore. The sheepshead bite started our day and it was a good as you could have hoped for. The sheepshead action was steady, plus the grunts, grouper sea bass, etc... was exciting too. The team did fantastic and then we ran back inshore to tackle some trout. The trout were much more cooperative than yesterday, and we worked for a fine limit to wrap up the day. I thank you guys and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jan 04 2017

The Season Begins...

Today was the "official" start of the 2017 sheepshead season for my crew and the Keeler team did fantastic. We did a little mix of trout fishing and sheepshead fishing. The trout action wasn't quite as on fire as yesterday's, but we caught a couple and numerous shorts. I left the trout grounds and made a run to some hard bottom and had some fine sheepshead action. Live shrimp on knocker rigs kept us busy and I thank you all so much for the fun day... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Dec 22 2016

Crystal River Mix...

A nice mix on today's trip with Lee and Clell on board. We made our way down the Crystal River and began jigging up some trout. The trout action was superb and today, glow colored Lil' Johns did the trick. My original plan next was to troll for grouper, but i made a quick stop just to see if the sheepshead are around and biting. Well folks, yes they are; but not super aggressive yet. The team did catch five nice ones and we made our way to catch some grouper. Some big ones got the best of us today, but we turned a nice keeper and several shorts for the afternoon. A great time and I'll look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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It wasn't chilly on the big pond today - it was "COLD". From fog, light drizzle and overcast skies, this was a cold one on the water. Joe and Joanne were with me again and we had a nice little mix. We trolled up some grouper and had some excellent red fish action on the afternoon incoming tide. The red fish were really the stars today as the action was excellent with close to twenty slot fish in just two stops. A great day and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Aug 11 2016

Crystal River 1/2 day Reds...

Always a fun 1/2 day charter with Gene and Lynda out of the Plantation on Crystal River. I began the day again on the morning high tide with some red fish action and did well. There wasn't as much tide as yesterday, but enough to find a couple red fish. The couple did just fine using live shrimp and we made our way to a shallow ledge to add a couple other goodies to the mix. Some grunts, snapper and sheepshead we also added to the today's total and as always; I thank you for the fun day... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Mar 22 2016

Crystal River Mix...

Always a fun time with the Taylor family and on today's Crystal River charter, we had a good assortment. The morning began jigging up a nice catch of trout on MirrOlure Lil' Johns and DOA glow cal shad tail jigs. The team put fifteen fine trout on ice in a couple drifts and we then made our way to a sheepshead stop. We anchored up and had some steady action on grouper and sheepshead for an hour or so, before we made our way back inshore. Andrew topped off the trip with a beautiful over slot red fish to end our day. Thank you as always for the great times and I hope to see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Mar 16 2016

Weird Weather Trout...

What a weird weather day from fog, rain and in and out sun.... I had a great day though with Scott and Steve and the great trout bite continues. The red fish cooperated a little better and we caught a few shorts and a nice slot fish before we began trout fishing. The trout fishing was as good as it could be, and in a couple drifts on the shallow rock bars; we had fifteen beautiful trout. DOA glow jerk baits did the trick and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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We covered the inside and out spectrum with Rick and Wannie on board today and the guys had a blast. I began the day where we left the trout yesterday and the bite was great. We drifted the shallow hard bottom area's with DOA jerk baits and did very well. The fish were concentrated on the yellow hard bottom area's and in a couple hours we had fifteen fine trout in the box. Sheepshead were the next request, so I made a run to some ledges and did well to finish up the day. A really fun time, I thank you both and hope to see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Always a fun day with Lee on board and for today's Crystal River charter, he brought his Uncle Bob along for the day. We began our day leaving from the Plantation on Crystal River and we made our way to the sheepshead grounds. We anchored and on one structure, we had a fantastic catch of sheepshead. The guys brought in ten fine sheepshead and we then gave our luck tackling some trout. We picked up a couple real nice fish right away, but then the lady fish moved in on us and it made getting to the trout impossible. Still, we had a great time and I look forward to our next trip... Capt. Dan

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