Friday, Oct 06 2017

Crystal River Slam...

Well, we got blown off the water yesterday due to the conditions, but today it was much more favorable. I had the pleasure of having Tim and Jeanne on board and the team did great. We left the dock a bit later today, fished the tide and finished up the day with a fine inshore slam. The trout were on cork rigs, snook on jerk baits and the red fish on live shrimp/cut bait. A perfect sample of all three species and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Sep 16 2017

Reds, Snook and Gags...

Back out for my second trip after the storm and we did just fine. Mishel and Earl were on board and the team had a really good day. Red fishing started our trip and on two stops, each of them caught some beautiful Crystal River red fish. While red fishing, we also picked up three snook as a fun bonus. Next up, we ran offshore and turned a couple keeper gags, The grouper bite was OK, with a couple big one's getting the best of us as well. Always a fun time with you both and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 14 2017

After IRMA...

Hello everyone, I hope you all fared well during the storm and we all sure were blessed in our area; as it could have been a lot worse. I personally was fine, but six days with out power was the worst of it for my family. I've been on the water twice since the storms passing and fishing is excellent. The gulf water temperature dropped a bit and the redfish and snook bite is very good. We've caught them on both aftificals, cut bait and live pin fish. The water is still churned up, but will be clearing in the coming days. I was able to go out with my "new" neighbor and put him on a snook of a lifetime. Here's Dennis with trophy for our waters, in the mid 40" range... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Aug 25 2017

Crystal River Slam & Some...

A good time with the Villages team of Lauren, Dan and Big Fish Bob. Our day began on the outgoing tide and securing a fine catch of red fish, plus a snook on the first cast. We left this inshore scene and made our way out to 12ft of water. We set up shop on some hard bottom and had some fantastic mangrove snapper and grouper action. The action was fast and furious for over and hour, and Lauren actually turned a keeper gag on light 10lb test tackle. We finished the day with a trout to complete the slam and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 21 2017

Solar Snook...

The solar eclipse day and we caught a couple, but the bite wasn't on fire. Don and Frank were my guests today and we had some luck on some small gags for the morning hours, as we waited for the tide to turn in. On the incoming tide, we picked up a couple red fish real quick and a beautiful snook, but that was about it. I jumped around to several places but the surface on the points was quite still, with very little mullet activity. This is usually not a good sign and that was it for bites today. Still a great time and congratulations Frank on your hefty snook... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Aug 12 2017

Crystal River Mix...

A fun day with Jim on board and he came solo, for a great first time experience. Jim and I began our day on the outgoing tide, catching a couple snook and a fine slot red fish to bend the rod. I didn't have a bunch of tide to work with, but we made it happen. For the rest of our day we did the rock pile game and did well on mangrove snapper and a keeper gag. A nice variety and I thank you Jim... 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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Thursday, Jul 27 2017

Crystal River Mix...

What a great day today with Steve and Billy on board and we ran offshore, where we left them biting yesterday. I got the boat positioned in about 18ft of water and the team sent down some live shrimp. We fished about an hour and a half and we had on stop action with snook, red fish, mangrove snapper, trout, grunts and some gag grouper. A couple of the species were surprises and the abundance of trout offshore, is quite interesting. I believe the hot water temperature sends some of the inshore shore species offshore for comfort and it's always an adventure on the big pond... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jul 26 2017

Solo Steve...

A great first day back at the office and I had Steve on board solo. Steve and I began our day in the back country catching a couple snook on DOA jerk baits on the outgoing tide. The water dropped out pretty quick, so we made our way West to some rock piles and did well. Steve caught his first cobia and we hit a school of really nice trout on the same rock; which was a really nice surprise - I hope they are there for us again tomorrow. Always a fun time with you buddy and I'll see you in the morning... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jun 21 2017

4 Days of Snook...

We finished up Jim's final day with another solid snook catch and we reached double digits on numbers of fish again. This particular week has been terrific for snook action and it worked out perfect, since the winds were up for the tarpon game. We used one lure, the DOA glow jerk bait and 40lb leader; which we even had a couple fish chew through the heavy leader too. It was a blast being in the back country most of the trip and I thank you for four memorable days. I'll see you in Wyoming soon my friend... Capt. Dan

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