Wednesday, Aug 31 2016

Flats Class TV....

I just finished up shooting a great inshore episode of Flats Class TV with C.a. Richardson. The show will air in a couple weeks on Destination America channel, and it will showcase some of the great back country fishing we have here in Citrus County... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Aug 20 2016

Offshore/Inshore...

A deep run today out to close to 40ft with Brian, Brad and Robert and these gentlemen had a killer day. The gulf was absolutely flat calm and we hammered down offshore. Our first drop was very productive. Big mangrove snapper and a couple keeper gags greeted us right away, plus a couple mackerel too. We moved around a couple times, but no more keeper grouper - the big snapper kept us busy though. With a good catch, we ran inshore, stopped on a key and caught a fine red fish and snook to wrap up an outstanding day. Thank you all so much and I really look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 17 2016

Day Two Slam...

It was day two with Chris and Scott on board and we just about duplicated yesterday's Crystal River charter. The guys were up for the challenge again, so we targeted all three species throughout the day. Red fish in the morning on the incoming tide, mid day trout on the flats with cork rigs; then plugging the creeks for a back country snook. The plan came together beautifully and here's Chris with a hefty, August full moon red fish... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Aug 16 2016

Crystal River Slam...

A wonderful day inshore with Scott and Chris and the guys had a fantastic inshore slam. The team began the day with some real good red fishing and a combination of live shrimp and pin fish, kept the rods bent on the red fish. Next up, we used DOA deadly combos off the keys and had some decent trout action and brought five keepers to the boat; plus releasing several shorts. We had a little time left to try for a snook and we hit one cove in the back country. The guys lucked upon a beautiful upper slot snook, that fell to a DOA glow jerk bait. A really fun day and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Always a fun day with the Settin the Hook team and we had a ball. Ann, Venny and Ashley were my team and they were ready to get'em. Today was my first day back at the office since my vacation and it was nice to be on the big pond. I was very surprised how dirty Crystal Bay is right now and it's zero visibility. Anyway, we pushed on out and had a fun time. We caught grouper, snapper, cobia, snook and some fine red fish. Live pin fish were the baits of the day and I truly thank you all for the great time. Here's Venny with her first red fish and was it ever a beauty... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jun 27 2016

Ed Battles Goliath...

What a day with Dr. Ed on board!!! Ed and I have been trying for years to target Goliath grouper, but the weather has always put us down. It was looking that way again this morning, but the storms eventually cleared and it was smooth sailing by mid morning. As we waited on the weather, I was catching live jacks for Goliath bait and Ed hooks into a 38" snook - "nice bonus". We eventually made our way to some nice bottom structures and WHAM, we hooked up. Ed went 2 for 5 on Goliath's, while bringing one boat side well over 300lbs. A very good accomplishment and congratulations on a great tug of war... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Jun 19 2016

Hot Snook & Red Fish...

Today I finished up a great week long trip with Jim and he had quite the week. From jumping and landing tarpon, casting artificials for red fish and snook, cobia on the fly and bottom bumping for grouper; it was fantastic. The weather hurt us a bit for the tarpon game later in the week, so we hit the back country and really did well. Yesterday and today, we fished the North side of "Chazz" and we boated 18 red fish and 11 snook mainly using DOA glow jerk baits. We kept it simple and I poled the shore lines while he shot gunned cast, the rocky structures. I truly enjoyed the week and I'll see you in Wyoming in a couple weeks... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jun 08 2016

Crystal River Mix...

Always a fun time with Bob and when he's on board, it's a great time. For today's trip, we did a little bit of everything. We began the day catching a snook back in the creeks in salt river, and then made our way offshore for some grouper. Well, the grouper bite was good; but they were all on the short side for us today. The cobia were around too, but all around the 30" mark, but fun all the same. To end the day, I checked a hole and found a couple tarpon and we battled a fine fish for about 30 minutes before she broke off. A great really good mix for the day and I thank you for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, May 12 2016

Homosassa Variety...

We covered the whole spectrum from inshore to offshore with Jason and Mike on board for the day. I picked up the father and some team at Macrae's and we began back in the creeks hooking in to some nice snook, trout and red fish. I put the trolling motor down and we eased along targeting the points with DOA jerk baits. The guys caught a fine inshore slam, plus some for the morning hours. The tide dropped out, and we trekked offshore for more fun and more species. Cobia, grouper and grunts bent the rod for the afternoon and it was an fantastic day. Thank you both so much.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, May 11 2016

Crystal River Slam...

A fun catch and release day with Rick on board and we covered some ground. We began the day in Salt River and we caught a nice slam. Snook, trout and red fish were all caught in less than an hour and on glow colored DOA jerk baits. For the rest of the day, we did some running around looking for cobia and triple tail. We did hook into "briefly", a keeper sized cobia, but the hook pulled and the triple tail we saw; were all on the short side. A great time my friend and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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