Sunday, May 08 2016

Mother's Day Cobia...

One of those special day's and happy Mothers Day to all the mom's out there. I was fortunate to spend the day with mine and my wife, and we had a ball. We lucked into a pair of real hefty cobia with one being 41lbs and the other 38lbs. We sight fished them with DOA bait busters and they couldn't resist them. After the run offshore, I made our way in the north county creeks and we caught a couple beautiful snook to wrap up the day. A truly fantastic mothers day and you can always see the additional pictures on my Crystal River Fishing Facebook page... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Apr 28 2016

Incredible Inshore...

Definitely the best snook action I've ever had on a charter today with Ed and Lee on board and it was fantastic. We began the day back in the creeks and right away; we lucked into a couple fine snook on DOA glow jerk baits. It was great to hook up right out of the gate, but the tide was dumping out fast; and I wanted to get on the trout for the last of the out going tide. I mad a bit of a run North, and the guys jigged up a fine limit of ten trout while adding a fine keeper cobia to the mix. The afternoon finished up with a couple more snook and it truly was a phenomenal day. Thank you both for the fun time and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Apr 23 2016

Crystal River Trout & Snook...

A fun father and Son team on board and the McDaniel family did outstanding. Trout fishing was our main target for the morning hours and we did well covering a couple different areas. DOA jerk baits in the shallow water and jigging around some near shore rocks, worked very well. We put a a nice angler limit on ice and we then went in search of snook. We covered a bunch of ground in the creeks, and we eventually found a couple snook. I love the challenge of hunting for snook and great job today... Capt. Dan

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It's been a while, but always a fun time with the Short family and we had a little variety. I made the trout run first thing this morning and we did very well on the incoming tide. Jigging MirrOlure Lil' Johns in the bourbon color was the flavor of the day for our limit of trout. Next up, we ran down several triple tail but all were just on the short side, but fun all the same. We added a pair of snook to the catch for the day, but we did work for them using DOA glow jerk baits. I thank you both for the great day and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Another beautiful day here in Citrus County and Frank and Scott had a nice variety. The day began jigging up some trout along the rock bars with MirrOlure Lil John's and the trout cooperated nicely. We put a fine limit on board and our next target, was running down some triple tail. The triple tail were plentiful, and a simple free lined live shrimp up current from them did the trick. The rest of the day we spent tackling the snook and the team and I went 1 for 4, plus a red fish; to wrap up the day. I thank you both for the fun time and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 24 2016

Super Slam Thursday...

What a beautiful day with Jen and Josh out of Crystal River and we had a slam. Trout, red fish and snook filled out our day and it's always a treat to catch the big three. The trout bite was good on MirrOlure Lil Johns, while the red fish and snook came on DOA glow holographic jerk baits. We kept a limit of trout and a fine red fish take home to dinner and released all the others to fight another day. I really enjoyed the day with you and I thank you for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Mar 18 2016

Day Two Slam...

Wow!!! Another fantastic trip, and back to back slams. John and Skeeter were on board with me for the day and the guys had a blast. We began the trip with jerk baits and did well on the trout. Not as many big keepers today, but lots of action with shorts; plus a pair of bonus snook. The DOA glow jerk baits once again did their job. I made a run south for the afternoon and the team free lined live shrimp around the points and brought in several fine red fish to wrap up the day. A really fun time and I thank you both very much... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 17 2016

Crystal River Slam...

We hit the big three today - snook, trout and red fish with Chris and Scott on board and the guys had an awesome time. We stayed inshore all day and targeted oyster bars, flats, rock bars, points, etc... and did well. I had DOA jerk baits on all day and we covered all the species on one lure. I did eventually, up my leader to 30lb fluorocarbon; as the first snook cut through the leader to start the day. The action was great and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Feb 10 2016

Ozello on Foot...

For all of you that are local, you know what the weather has been and it's been gusty to say the least. I've unfortunately had to cancel almost a weeks worth of charters due to the recent high winds, but it looks like we may have some relief soon. Yesterday, myself and a couple of my good guide friends that have been itching to go out; made a plan and we fished some creeks and canals back in Ozello today. We left the boats on the trailers and we put on our rubber boots and trekked through the weeds. It was a fun time fishing some of the back holes and creeks, even though it was a cold, windy day. I managed a couple snook and a couple trout, all being caught on a baby bass colored DOA jerk bait. A fun time, a good hike and just great seeing the beautiful country right here in Citrus County. I should be back on the big pond soon... Capt. Dan

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Without a doubt, the best trolling bite of the year so far and the Barlow team had a beautiful limit of hefty Crystal River gags by 11am. What can I say, some days are more special than others and the grouper action for us today was fantastic. I exclusively trolled some various rocks and ledges in the 15ft to 22ft range and the grouper bite was on. By far the hot head Rapala x-rap 20 was the top producing plug for us and all the fish, but one came on it today. The team caught their limit of gags by 11am, plus a bonus slot sized snook offshore "a very welcomed surprise" and we called it a day. I thank you all for the outstanding trip and look forward to seeing you again in the future... Capt. Dan

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