Wednesday, Jun 28 2017

Tough Tarpon...

Always a fun time with Joe on board and for today's trip, tarpon were on the target list. I did make a couple stops on the way out for red fish and Joe secured a fine upper slot fish for his dinner. We left the keys and went to the tarpon grounds. Well, to say the least - the tarpon were tough. The wind swap out of the East had them just rolling up and down and not "in a happy" mood. We tried an assortment of live and artificial baits, but wasn't meant to be. Still, it's always great to be in fish, see them roll and I thank you Joe as always for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jun 13 2017

Nice Fish...

A great morning with Jim on board and we found the happy tarpon. Jim and I ran to a channel that had some fish rolling and presented the DOA bait busters once again. An accurate cast and perfect retrieve; Jim actually hooked up on his first cast. A terrific morning, I thank you and congratulations... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Jun 11 2017

Tom's Tarpon on Fly...

A very fun couple of days with Tom on board and he reached the ultimate in fly-fishing - landing a tarpon on the fly. Tom was using one of my personal flies and presented it beautifully to a string of fish. The fourth fish back ate the fly and the fight was on. We got her to the boat with several leader touches and also with a broken rod, which I eventually just popped the leader by hand and let the fish swim away. A great achievement and congratulations Mr. Tom... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jun 08 2017

Tough Poons...

We found some rolling tarpon today, but they didn't cooperate to nicely for us. Joe was on board with the for the day and we gave it our all. From live baits to artificial they snubbed their nose at us; except one big fish did explode on a free lined live mullet. The wind was up as well, which made the conditions challenging. To save the day though, we hit the creeks and had some snook action to put a bend in the rod. Always a great time with you bud and I'll see you soon... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jun 05 2017

Bob's Tarpon...

The weather was against us today, but we gave it a try and I'm sure glad we did. I had my good friend and long time client Bob from Pennsylvania on board and he reached a life long goal today. Bob did a fine job landing and fighting his first tarpon. We only had a couple hours to fish as the conditions were deteriorating, but a properly presented DOA bait buster did the trick. For the afternoon, we tackled a couple snook and Bob caught his first one as well. A great time and congratulations... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jun 01 2017

To the Boat..

A great morning on the tarpon flats with Jim and Dean and the guys each brought one to the boat. We left the fly rods at home and on this trip, we used DOA bait busters. We cast a head of the rolling fish and they cooperated nicely. The action soon died off, but we had a great day and I thank you both... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, May 28 2017

Tarpon Update....

Hello everyone, well with this passing cold front on Wednesday and Thursday, it brought rain, very high winds and dropping temperatures. Unfortunately, all these conditions are a disaster for tarpon fishing. Fridays trip was pretty much a ghost town with very, very few fish being seen. Yesterday however, was a bit better as we saw a more fish and my good luck Tarpon charm Mishel sent one in the air. Stable weather is what's on the forecast and I believe this will be a much better week. Stay tuned and good fishing everyone... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Apr 21 2017

Tarpon Opener...

A wonderful day with Mishel on board and she had a special day. Our trip started out using DOA glow jerk baits along the points and catching a fine upper slot snook to start the day. We took some great pictures of it, and released her to fight another day. Next up, I ran offshore to the cobia area and as luck would have it, two schools of cobia came by the boat and we caugth a couple good ones. The big bonus was Mishel landing the first Tarpon of the season and it was the perfect fish to do so. It was about 50lbs, put on a great show and we got some fantastic pictures. A very memorable day and I thank you as always... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jun 28 2016

Joe's Tarpon...

Well, we finished up the 2016 tarpon season with a bang and Joe did great. We covered quite a bit of ground and located some fish in the afternoon, on the outgoing tide. Joe was loaded with DOA bait busters and did fantastic. A beautiful tarpon made it's way to the boat for some pictures and we watched her swim away. A great time as always and I thank you.... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jun 25 2016

Tarpon Season Winding Down..

As tarpon season winds down, I was able to have a scheduled fun day with my wife Becky and bring one boat side. As I write this blog, the last 2 days there have still been some schools of fish around, but they are all migrating North. Also, with scallop season in full swing; the extreme heavy boat traffic will keep the fish on the move as well. It has been a great season and I have just a couple more days to hopefully have my anglers put a few more in the air... Capt. Dan

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