Tuesday, Jul 31 2018

Good to Get Out!!!

So great to FINALLY be back on the water! I'm easing my way back to work in a couple weeks and I'll have 6 weeks of radiation to do, for my final step. The doctors gave me clearance to work, so soon as I get my radiation schedule, I'll be back at it on the big pond. For today, my wife Becky goes back to teaching Thursday and I just had to get her on the water before school starts. Well, we hit the outer keys as I poled the Silver King skifff and this picture sums it up. Becks got her biggest snook to date and we just beat the storms in. I'll be seeing you all soon... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 04 2018

Good Time in Crystal River...

Another nice mix with the Barlow team and Ron, Dean and Ron Jr. did outstanding. We spent the majority of the day drifting some spotty bottom in 8ft of water using MirrOlure Lil Johns jigs. Well, the action was superb and for over three hours we had something pulling on our lines. This included the first cobia of the year, but it was on the small side. We ran back inshore as the tide turned and finished off our trip with a beauty of an upper slot snook and I thank you all for the great time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 29 2018

Crystal River Slam...

We stayed inshore today with the stiff South wind and Chris and Frank did very well. The father and son team completed the inshore slam with a fine catch of trout, redfish and the ever elusive slot snook. DOA glow jerk baits were the lone producer and they caught all the fish for us. We released a couple under slot snook as well, and a hefty 33" red fish to top off the day. I thank you both and great job team... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Mar 26 2018

More WIND!!!

Once again the gusty East wind was our conditions today and it made it quite tough. I had Joe and Joanne on board and I was able to briefly make a sheepshead stop, catch a few; but the conditions quickly chased us back in to shore. The wind didn't allow much for the tide to come in, but we did pick up a nice lower slot red fish and a beautiful Crystal River snook to add to the day. It was a tough one, but I thank you all for the great time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 01 2018

Slam....

The opening day of snook season and the Bart, Shane and Dwight team did awesome. We spent the day in the shallow stuff and had a really great day on the DOA jerk baits. I used the glow holographic color today and they sure did their job. The wind was up a bit out of the SW and the tide rolled in quickly. The red fishing was OK with mostly short guys, but a nice keeper and over slot came on board to add to the catch. I thank you all and can't wait until next time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Feb 16 2018

Going Skinny...

An absolute blast today with Russell on board and did he ever have fun. I had him solo today so I took my Silver King skiff and we hit the back country. The tide was super low and it was just perfect for tailing red fish. I poled the skiff in just inches of water and we had numerous shots at tailing fish. We just couldn't connect though, as they would come unbuttoned or violently miss the jerk baits. The tide soon turned, so we swapped gears and really did great on the shallow water trout. We kept a couple and for a bonus, Russell caught his first ever snook " and a big one at that". A great day and congratulations... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jan 06 2018

Homosassa Springs...

Day two with the Beeson party and we had the same game plan. The bite was quite a bit slower then yesterday, as there was much more boat traffic on the river and makes it a bit congested. The team and I still caught a few small snook and a fine trout using jigs along the shorelines. The darker colors seem to work a little better for the snook as using anything "flashy", will guarantee a lady fish on the end of your line. A fun, but very cold couple days and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Jan 05 2018

Icy Snook....

A quick update before today's report.. Well folks, it looks like a major snook kill for our area from the Withlacoochee area to Chassahowitzka. I've seen lots of pictures of dead snook of all sizes and even though we still have several thousand that are safe in the rivers, the "outside" population took the hit. We'll still have fish to catch, but like the 2010 freeze; it will take some time to recuperate... However though, I did have a great first charter to start 2018 with the Beeson party in Homosassa. Myself and Capt's. Mark Zorn, William Toney, Rick Spratt and John Hamilton all had ice on board our boats and we made something happen in the cold conditions. The gang and I stayed in the river and had some luck with a mixed bag around the springs. Snook, red fish, jacks, large mouth bass, trout and we even jumped a tarpon, filled out our day. It's a small area, but we did OK, as the gulf will be slow for quite a few days. Here's Phil with one of the larger snook of the day... Capt. Dan

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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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