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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Friday, Jan 04 2019

Crystal River Trout...

An approaching front, south wind, incoming tide and DOA jerk baits = a perfect set up for happy trout. The team of Dan, Lauren and Joe were on board and the conditions were so perfect for targeting some trout. The gulf had reached about 70 degrees and the trout were almost in a spring type of mood. We made several drifts over some kelp grass and in just a couple hours, we reached a fine limit of trout. The approaching cold front was to hit our area around 2pm and we finished up the day in plenty of time. I thank you all and great job... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jan 02 2019

Year Opener...

A great start to the new year with Jim, Larry and Dean and the guys had a good one. The grouper rods are put to bed until the season opens again, so for now it's mostly going to be a trout, sheepshead and a red fish world. I do enjoy this time of year as long as the cold fronts aren't to harsh. The sheepshead bite is still a bit early and usually in to February, it really gets going. The team today did very well jigging up the trout and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 03 2018

Crystal River Snookin"...

A two day report with Dan and Roy and for the last couple days, we gave the grouper a break and targeted the snook and trout population. I took the guys in the back country of Ozello, outer keys and the North Shore area. Using jerk baits, jigs and live mullet; we caught snook and some nice trout drifting the flats. The weather was great and the team really enjoyed our beautiful area. I thank you both and can't wait until next time... Capt. Dan

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The Novinger team was with me today and we had a fun time in the breezy conditions. Ed, Chad and Ted were the team and the guys caught some nice trout and a couple real beauty red fish. Live baits were the ticket, with pin fish being preferred for the red fish. I thank you all and I always look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 25 2018

On the Water...

So good to be back on the water after my ankle surgery. Unfortunately though, I have some bad news which I'll talk about in a couple days which I'll be going through, but we'll talk about that later. Today with Jim, Dean and Larry we hit the flats and had a bit of a slow day, however we caught a couple. The wind was up out of the NW, so it limited me on where I could go. The fellas and I caught a couple trout and red fish, but the bite was off and all of us that were on the water experienced the same. Jim had big fish honors with a beauty over slot Ozello red fish and I thank you guys for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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