Tuesday, May 28 2019

Cobia and Gags...

A good day with Bob from Pennsylvania on board and we always have fun. We covered lots of ground from chasing some tarpon down South, to rock pile fishing offshore. We had some shots at some rolling tarpon this morning, but they were not in a feeding mood for us. So, we made a run offshore to some rock piles and had some good action on grouper and cobia. Also, we had an offshore snook hooked up for a bit as well and it was a hefty one before it cut us off. Grouper season opens Saturday and it looks like it should be pretty good with all the fish around right now. I thank you Bob and I'll see you tomorrow... Capt. Dan

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Friday, May 10 2019

Crystal River Mix...

A bit of a mix today with Ian and Michelle on board and we had a fun time. We began the day in the back country creeks and caught quite a few snook to start the day. We targeted the shorelines with DOA glow jerk baits and good current flow. We left the snook action around 11am as the tide stopped and ran offshore to see what was happening. The seas were calm and we caught a couple gag grouper and a pair of cobia for the afternoon trip. I thank you both as always and we'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, May 06 2019

Slow Bite...

A slow bite for us today and the trout sure didn't want to cooperate for the first part of the day. Chase, Pat and Bob were the team and we spent the morning jigging for trout. We caught a couple keepers, but the slow tide and clam conditions made covering ground not to good. The lady fish were in abundance and we sure had our fill of them. We left the trout grounds and with the little bit of incoming tide we had, we picked up a pair of snook to bend the rod. I thank you guys and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, May 04 2019

CCA Life Tournament...

Today was the annual CCA "Coastal Conservation Association" life members tournament and John and Leah hired me for the day. They had a couple categories for trout, red fish and snook and with snook being very cooperative lately, that was going to be our plan. We hid in the back country and worked some of the deeper cuts between the islands. Well, our plan worked and we caught the winning snook at over 36". We released a few others as well and I thank you both for the fun day... Capt. Dan

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The second day this week with Dan, Lauren and Big Fish Bob and the guys had a really good Crystal River charter. We spent the first part of the trip targeting trout and did quite well. We used both provoker and DOA jerk baits and had a fine catch of trout. We found them both inshore and in about 8ft of water. The last part of the day we hit a point and caught a couple snook. No red fish for us today as I believe the snook are more aggressive and beat the red fish to the bait. I thank you all and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Apr 30 2019

Season Closure Snook...

What a super way to wrap up the spring snook season. The "boys" were on board today and Lauren, Dan and Big fish Bob did outstanding. We targeted the snook on the mangrove islands and every place produced. The guys had a double digit day and today was definitely a day to remember. I thank you all as always and great job.... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Apr 29 2019

Good Snookin'....

A really good snook day with Terry and Corey on board out of Crystal River. We had a perfect tide for doing so and the incoming tide had them fired up. We hit the outer points with DOA jerk baits and totaled eleven nice snook for the day. Both gentlemen secured a keeper at 32" and we released and took pictures of the rest. A super fun trip and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 17 2019

Crystal River Trout & Snook....

The Fitzpatrick team was on board today and it sure was a beautiful day. I began offshore again on the trout, but it was a bit slower bite today. The tide was going one way and the wind the other and covering ground was a challenge. As the tide picked up though, so did the bite and the team secured thirteen nice trout on ice. I did make a couple stops for snook and they were in a happy mood, as we picked up a couple to end the day. A really fun day and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Mar 01 2019

Snook Season Opener...

Chuck and Kyle were the team today and it was the opening of the 2019 spring snook season. The guys had a pretty good day with a nice catch of cooperative trout and a couple snook. The snook season is just a couple months and with a slot of 28"-33" it's tricky to get one just right. Well, today we were lucky to get one just right at 32 3/4" to make the cut. We realsed some smaller ones as well and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Feb 28 2019

Working for Them....

Well folks it's been a little bit tough the last couple of days on the big pond with the drop in water temperature and weak tide. The trout bite has been a grind as we've had to move around to find a couple fish. Yesterday with Bill and Roland on board, I could only find a couple to cooperate and today was a bit better, but still hard work. The team today of Curtis and Shane had fun with some trout and a couple surprise snook which were taken on the DOA jerk baits. They were a welcomed bonus as always and a fun catch for sure. I thank you all for the great day and here's Curtis with the second snook he's ever caught... Capt. Dan

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