Wednesday, Apr 05 2017

Crystal River Slam...

A great day inshore with my old time friends Bob and Dave and the guys completed the inshore slam. The day started on the incoming tide and catching some red fish. We fished the outer keys and a live shrimp on a jig head produced the reds. We made a drift for some trout and caught a nice keeper, but I was game to try for snook and so were the guy's; so that's how we spent the afternoon. We used DOA glow jerk baits along the points and caught three fine snook with Bob's big dog coming in at 35". A great day and the wind eventually chased us in to finish up the day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 23 2017

Team Lady Angler...

A super fun time today with the Ann, Olivia, Tia and Lauren from Settin' the Hook and Lady Angler Apparel out of the Plantation on Crystal River. It was a windy day, but we stayed inshore and did very well with some trout and a few bonus snook. The trout were all caught in the shallow water on DOA glow jerk baits and the snook too. We had a tough one on red fish, as we only had one hooked up, but unfortunately came unbuttoned at boat-side. I had a blast with you all and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jan 10 2017

Triple Tail Surprise...

How about that last cold front folks... It was a chilly one for sure and today, the weather was back on track and it was a great one. I had the Riley team on board and Joe, Rich and Deanna did absolutely fantastic. We did some sheepshead fishing and caught a few, but the big "surprise" was the triple tail action. I truly believe the big front moved them around and we were lucky enough to find the school. We eased along and presented live shrimp and they gobbled them up. It was a special sight to see and I thank you all so much for the fun day... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 15 2016

Uncle Day...

A fun day with My Uncle Dick visiting from Maine. He is in a band and is performing this week at the Villages Monday and Friday. We had this Saturday scheduled for quite sometime and it was a good one. We started the day trolling up some grouper on Rapala plugs and put a pair of nice gags on ice. For a change of pace, we staked out on some outer points and had some really good red fish action. We released all the red fish and caught several small snook in the back country on jerk baits to wrap up the day. A fun time man and good luck at the "Gig"... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 12 2016

Crystal River Slammin'!

Frank and Chuck were my guests today out of Crystal River for this Wednesday and these gentlemen had a fine inshore slam. The trout bite began our day again and in less than an hour, ten fine keeper speckled trout put smiles on the guys faces. As an added bonus, Chuck caught a couple nice snook with one making it into the slot for an extra special dinner treat. The tide was getting right for red fishing just before noon and we boated a handful of slot reds, before we called it a day. A really fun day and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Sep 21 2016

Crystal River Mixing it Up...

A little mix of inshore & offshore with the Fitzpatrick family and there was no weather to contend with today. A beautiful day and on the morning outgoing tide, we caught a couple red fish and a bonus snook to start it off. The tide dropped out quickly, and we next caught a couple trout on cork rigs before we ran offshore. The sea's were calm and the grouper action was OK. We landed a nice keeper, several shorts and a few big dogs got the best of us before we wrapped up the day. A fun time with you both and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Sep 05 2016

Back to Work...

Good to be back at the "office" but still saddened by some of the storms aftermath around the river. Today I had the Novinger family on board and we had a nice inshore slam. The family caught a couple snook, trout, red fish and a black drum. We used a variety of baits from jerk baits, cork rigs and live shrimp. The wind was huffing steady out of the East and the water looks very good considering what we've recently experienced. I always enjoy having you all on board and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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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


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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