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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Thursday, Feb 21 2019

Late Take Off Slam...

With the morning tides being so terrible lately, I decided to just fish the afternoon incoming tide with John and Chris and it was a perfect decision. The guys met me at the Plantation just before noon and we had a terrific afternoon. A nice limit of trout were caught on DOA jerk baits, plus a couple red fish as the tide kept coming in on the points. The weather and conditions were so nice and Chris even caught two snook to complete his first Crystal River inshore slam. You guys had quite the day and great job... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jan 28 2019

COLD Trout....

It was a cold one out there today folks and my solo client Larry was ready to go for it. We reached the gulf and was greeted to 52 degree water temperature. That's really cold for us and it was to bumpy to sheepshead fish, so we started at the mouth of the river and moved back east. I tied on some MirrOlure Lil' John jigs and we basically jigged the channel edge and did quite well. Nine keeper trout came on board, as well as a small snook and red fish to complete a slam. I thank you Larry and here's the first one of the day... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 03 2018

Crystal River Snookin"...

A two day report with Dan and Roy and for the last couple days, we gave the grouper a break and targeted the snook and trout population. I took the guys in the back country of Ozello, outer keys and the North Shore area. Using jerk baits, jigs and live mullet; we caught snook and some nice trout drifting the flats. The weather was great and the team really enjoyed our beautiful area. I thank you both and can't wait until next time... Capt. Dan

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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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