We had to work for them a bit today as the full moon tide was kicking me in the butt, but thankfully I figured them out. Mike, Chris and Kathy did a tremendous job turning the gags as I fished some North numbers as the action was pretty good. Palm sized pin fish were the deal and they secured our six fish grouper limit. We ran inshore free lined some pin fish and tackled a couple snook to top off the day. I thank you and great job to you all... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Oct 14 2019

Uncle Phil, Day Four...

All I can say is What a Day!!! Today was day four with Uncle Phil and Gina and they had an awesome one. The grouper action was superb down South and they turned some really nice fish. By noon they had a limit of gags on ice and Gina even had a "tug-o-war" on a huge Jew fish. You can see the pictures on my Crystal River Fishing Facebook page. We topped off the trip with a limit of snook and I thank you so much for the last four days. They were great and I always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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What a day for day three with Phil, Gina and myself on the grouper and snook. You either love or hate the full moon tides, but I love them for grouper and snook. Trout and red fish can be tough, so we stuck to the grouper and snook plan and did extremely well. The grouper bite was a bit tough as the tide was rolling, but we figured them out and secured a really nice catch; but I did have to move around. The snook bite was good as the tide got right, and I thank you all for a great day... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 12 2019

Phil & I Having Fun...

A great day with just Uncle Phil and I, and we had a ball. I took him to one of my little ledges off Crystal River and he found some fine grouper. We're contending with the full moon right now so if your grouper fishing, you need to get them quick before the big incoming tide starts rolling - and we did just that. A nice catch of grouper and we targeted the full moon tide snook for the afternoon and did very well. I thank you and a great day... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Oct 10 2019

Fitzpatrick Mix...

A really fun day with the Fitzpatrick team and the family did awesome. It was Trace's 10th birthday and he wanted to go fishing. Well, this young man did very well catching some really nice red fish. right out of the gate this morning. We landed around fifteen or so, plus a decent snook and finished up the day with a pair of really nice gags. You all did fantastic and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Sep 13 2019

NE Wind Gags...

I would have normally cancelled a day like today for the forecast, but with just having two people on board - Mishel and Earl were really game to give it a try. We headed out the river and were greeted to a very stiff NE wind, and just making it to my bait traps was bumpy. I dug in my little black book and we fished a couple little ledges I have and we did well. It was an all day event as the bite was slow and sitting on each spot for a long while paid off. We also landed another beautiful snook on a grouper spot and it's so great to see them spawning. You both were troopers and I thank you as always... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 12 2019

Crystal River Delivers....

You just had to be there today! What an experience with Bob and Nancy for their second trip this week and it was a day to remember. The day consisted of grouper, cobia, giant offshore spawning snook and another surprise tarpon. All these species were on a ledge and caught basically bottom fishing for grouper. The tarpon was so awesome and this one put on quite a show " almost landed in the boat on a series of jumps". We got it boat side for a quick picture and she swam away beautifully. A tremendous day and I thank you both.... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Aug 29 2019

Crystal River Surprise's....

A mix of surprises on the trip today! Pat and Laura Lou were on board with me today and we did some bottom dropping on some ledges. One thing I love about my job is everyday is different - and today was no exception. I pulled my pin fish traps and we ran offshore a ways. I set up in about 18ft of water and here came the variety. Snook, cobia, grouper, jacks and even a tarpon bent the rods for us. It was a sight to see all the different species and on the same location. Always a fun day with you both and we'll remember this one for a long time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Aug 13 2019

Tough Weather...

The weather got us today and I had to go to plan B. Dan and Rick were my guys today and we were all set to go grouper digging. The radar showed some storms out to the West, but as the morning progressed they intensified greatly. I had the live well full of baits, but just couldn't make it offshore. For plan B we hit a couple outer points and caught a couple snook. No red fish what so ever though, as I hit several spots. " I think all the snook are eating our red fish" - just kidding of course... We'll try it again next time and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jun 19 2019

Homosassa Snook....

It was day two with my good friend Jim on board and we headed south to Homosassa. I had hopes in making it for tarpon, but it was howling way to much out of the West. So, for plan B, we hit the creeks back in Mason Creek and did well on the snook. I kept it simple, put the trolling motor down and hit the points with DOA glow jerk baits. Jim brought a couple nice snook in the 30" range to the boat and we saved the day despite the windy conditions.... Capt. Dan

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