Saturday, Mar 10 2018

Crystal River Mix...

What another good haul for Phil on board, for day two. We pretty much did the exact same drill as yesterday, but we caught our trout in the morning. Sheepshead were on the same structures and so were the triple tail. Some of the largest sheepshead of the year put bends in the rods, and a couple were over 10lbs. Two really great days and I thank you as always for the fun time - and you make the best sandwiches... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Mar 09 2018

Big Haul...

Much better conditions today and "Uncle" Phil was in town from Pennsylvania. It's always a fun time when he's here and we had an awesome catch today. A pair of red fish started our day on an oyster bar and it was two cast's, two fish. Sheepshead were up next and we soon enough had a fine catch. We left the sheepshead and ran down some triple tail for our mid day in between tide changes - they are always a welcomed surprise. To end the day we jigged with MirrOlure Lil' Johns and a good catch of trout made their way on board. A fun 1st day buddy and I'll see you tomorrow... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 08 2018

Did Somebody Say WIND!!!

Holy Mackerel!!! It was howling today, but John, Bill and Wayne were ready to go for it. I ran out the Salt River and in to the gulf, but quickly turned around; as we tucked in the back country for the day. Using artificials were out of the question, as I kept it simple and free lined live shrimp under a cork. It worked out just fine and a nice catch of trout came on board and a bonus red fish for our 1/2 day trip. Thank you guys for coming every year and hopefully we'll have better conditions next time... Capt. Dan

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A stellar day with Lauren, Dan and Joe and the Villages team hit it out of the park. Our trip began on a quick offshore run before the wind picked up and the sheepshead bite was fast and furious as it could be. Soon as we dropped it was fish on and some beauty's at that. The seas picked up though and we moved around inshore out of the wind best we could and secured some fine trout on DOA jerk baits. You guys are so great to fish with and another fun day... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Mar 05 2018

Sheeps' & Trout...

A beautiful day with the Riley team and even though it was a pretty cold start to the day. it warmed up nicely. I picked up the team from the Plantation on Crystal River and we began dropping down on some sheepshead bottom. The bites weren't furious, but steady enough to keep us interested. We kept all we needed and added some trout to the mix on jigs. I thank you both and great job... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Mar 02 2018

Crystal River Good Catch...

A really awesome trout bite today with Chuck, Tim and Kyle and the guys got them going. We left from the Plantation on Crystal River and made our way to some rock piles and jigged up some beautiful trout. Root beer colored Lil' Johns were the flavor and some stout trout came on board. Not to much in by catch today as just a couple lady fish and a few grouper - it was mostly keeper sized trout. We fished the afternoon for red fish but most were little guys again, but a fine 26" ended our day. A fun time guys and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Mar 01 2018


The opening day of snook season and the Bart, Shane and Dwight team did awesome. We spent the day in the shallow stuff and had a really great day on the DOA jerk baits. I used the glow holographic color today and they sure did their job. The wind was up a bit out of the SW and the tide rolled in quickly. The red fishing was OK with mostly short guys, but a nice keeper and over slot came on board to add to the catch. I thank you all and can't wait until next time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Feb 28 2018

Great Mix...

A perfect trip today with Larry, Dean and Nathan - and the weather was fabulous too. The wind was down so that gave us the freedom to go anywhere we wanted. The gang and I spent the morning jigging up some really nice offshore trout on MirrOlure Lil Johns. Fifteen beauty's came on board and we spent the rest of the day picking up a couple surprise sheepshead, triple tail and red fish. I thank you all and always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

Skinny Trout...

After a very, very tough bite yesterday - today was a welcomed catch. Yesterday the fish were definitely locked up and it was surprising, with the SW wind we had. Today though with Steve, Barry and Doug the feed bag was on despite the hared NE wind swap. We drifted the shallow flats with DOA jerk baits and the guys really had some good action. By 11am we had a fine limit of trout and we basically called it a day. I thank you all and great job fellas... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Feb 24 2018

Homosassa Trout...

What another fun day on the trout with Tony, Todd and Xavier on board. I ran offshore again and the MirrOlure Lil' Johns did their job. The team jigged up a beautiful limit of trout and some real nice fish once again. Root beer was the flavor of the day and we also ran down some triple tail; however they were all on the short side. I thank you all  and I always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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