Wednesday, Apr 03 2019

Back on the Water...

So great to be back on the water and I just finished up two fun days in Homosassa fishing the Scott party. My self and fellow captains Mark Zorn, William Toney, Rick Spratt, Zach Hoffman and Clay Shidler did very well with solid cacthes of trout, mackerel, and a couple snook. I mainly trout fished and we found them both on the shallow hard bottom points and nearshore rock piles. DOA jerk baits and MirrOlure Lil' Johns were our baits of the day and I thank you all for a fun couple days... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Mar 05 2019

20 mph Trout...

It was a blowing today folks and some gusts were easily over 20 mph. I had the Summner party and for the conditions, it was going to be a trout trip. It was not an easy one by any means and we worked hard from them pretty much getting a fish a drift; while moving around a bunch. The guys hung in there and made it happen as we fished the creek mouths. I'll be off for about a week with some some medical business to deal with, but I'll be back on the water soon as I can... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Mar 04 2019

Hot Front Bite...

A big weather change is on the way and on my, the fish were feeding today. I had the pleasure of having the Dauchess party on board and they did great on the trout and reds. It was blowing pretty hard out of the NW, so we tucked up in the creeks the best we could and had a very good afternoon. Live shrimp was our bait of the day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Mar 01 2019

Snook Season Opener...

Chuck and Kyle were the team today and it was the opening of the 2019 spring snook season. The guys had a pretty good day with a nice catch of cooperative trout and a couple snook. The snook season is just a couple months and with a slot of 28"-33" it's tricky to get one just right. Well, today we were lucky to get one just right at 32 3/4" to make the cut. We realsed some smaller ones as well and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Feb 28 2019

Working for Them....

Well folks it's been a little bit tough the last couple of days on the big pond with the drop in water temperature and weak tide. The trout bite has been a grind as we've had to move around to find a couple fish. Yesterday with Bill and Roland on board, I could only find a couple to cooperate and today was a bit better, but still hard work. The team today of Curtis and Shane had fun with some trout and a couple surprise snook which were taken on the DOA jerk baits. They were a welcomed bonus as always and a fun catch for sure. I thank you all for the great day and here's Curtis with the second snook he's ever caught... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Feb 22 2019

Afternoon Trout....

Travis and Tabitha were my team today and I said lets do the afternoon shift again, and it was another great call. Our noon take off from the Plantation, incoming tide and happy trout was our recap of our charter. The trout action was really good as we were sight casting to some of them in the shallow hard bottom flats. DOA glow jerk baits were the deal for us and the husband and wife team did outstanding. I thank you both and they're going to try these fillets in their new oil-less air fryer this evening.... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Feb 21 2019

Late Take Off Slam...

With the morning tides being so terrible lately, I decided to just fish the afternoon incoming tide with John and Chris and it was a perfect decision. The guys met me at the Plantation just before noon and we had a terrific afternoon. A nice limit of trout were caught on DOA jerk baits, plus a couple red fish as the tide kept coming in on the points. The weather and conditions were so nice and Chris even caught two snook to complete his first Crystal River inshore slam. You guys had quite the day and great job... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jan 28 2019

COLD Trout....

It was a cold one out there today folks and my solo client Larry was ready to go for it. We reached the gulf and was greeted to 52 degree water temperature. That's really cold for us and it was to bumpy to sheepshead fish, so we started at the mouth of the river and moved back east. I tied on some MirrOlure Lil' John jigs and we basically jigged the channel edge and did quite well. Nine keeper trout came on board, as well as a small snook and red fish to complete a slam. I thank you Larry and here's the first one of the day... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Jan 14 2019

Trout in the Kelp...

You find the Kelp grass, you find the trout. That's and old trout saying around here, but it sure is true. On today's Crystal River inshore trip, the Coleman team did great jerk baiting the trout. We used a combination of Glow DOA jerk baits and the New MirrOdine cracked glass gold I helped design for Sodium fishing gear here in Crystal River. A great 1/2 day trip and I thank you as always.... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jan 09 2019

Windy Trout...

A beautiful, windy day with the Keeler team and they caught some fine Crystal River trout. Chris, Rex and Mary were with me for the day and they were loaded with DOA glow jerk baits. The tide was extremely low and the pattern for the day was drifting shallow humps with kelp grass for the trout. Each little section we drifted produced some really nice fish and a beautiful limit was achieved. I thank you all and we'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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