Monday, Oct 09 2017

Getting Trouty...

Not the best tides today to hit the points for red fish, but the trout bite today was spectacular. Clell and Lee joined me for the day and we had a blast . We drifted the flats with DOA deadly combo rigs and the trout cooperated nicely. Bourbon and Watermelon red flake Lil' Johns were the flavors of the day and it was three on at a time for quite a while. The team secured a fine limit and that was our day. I thank you both and I'll see you next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 07 2017

Crystal River Trout & Reds...

A perfect day on the inshore scene with the Allen family and they hit it out of the park. Our day consisted of working the shallow grass flats using a combination of DOA jerk baits and jig and cork rigs. The cork rigs produced quite a few trout, but most were on the short side. When we made the change to the soft plastic jerk baits, the quality trout came on board. The red fish action was good as well, soon as the tide got right. Cut bait and live shrimp were the flavors of the day for the reds and I thank you all for a special day... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Oct 06 2017

Crystal River Slam...

Well, we got blown off the water yesterday due to the conditions, but today it was much more favorable. I had the pleasure of having Tim and Jeanne on board and the team did great. We left the dock a bit later today, fished the tide and finished up the day with a fine inshore slam. The trout were on cork rigs, snook on jerk baits and the red fish on live shrimp/cut bait. A perfect sample of all three species and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 04 2017

Homosassa Day Two...

Another windy one with the Scott party, for their second day out of the Homosassa Fishing Club. My team did great once again and we just about had identical results from yesterdays trip. The patterned didn't change at all and the only real difference, was there was quite a bit lower water in the morning. I had to start my trout drifts West about a couple hundred yards from the prior day and the trout were there as well. Two fun days and I look forward to seeing you next year... Capt. Dan

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It's definitely not grouper weather, but the inshore action is quite good. I was at the Homosassa Fishing Club today with the Scott party and my team did very well. We started out using cork rigs again in about 3ft of water and had some good trout action. The darker color jigs in root beer and bourbon have been the top producers. The tide eventually made it's way in a bit, despite the howling east wind and we caught some beauty red fish on cut bait. We headed back in just before 1pm and prepared a fine shore lunch to wrap up the day. Great job team and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Oct 02 2017

Windy Trout & Reds...

Good to be back on the flats, but oh my was the wind ever howling today. I had the pleasure of having the Adel family on board and we did well, for today's 1/2 day trip. This Crystal River charter consisted of fishing the points for red fish with cut bait and live shrimp, plus cork rigging with DOA deadly combos for trout. Bourbon was the color of the day for the trout and it's good to see a good push of fish in the 3ft to 4ft of water range. The wind eventually just got to bad, so we called it a day. I thank you both and great job... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Aug 25 2017

Crystal River Slam & Some...

A good time with the Villages team of Lauren, Dan and Big Fish Bob. Our day began on the outgoing tide and securing a fine catch of red fish, plus a snook on the first cast. We left this inshore scene and made our way out to 12ft of water. We set up shop on some hard bottom and had some fantastic mangrove snapper and grouper action. The action was fast and furious for over and hour, and Lauren actually turned a keeper gag on light 10lb test tackle. We finished the day with a trout to complete the slam and I thank you all... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 23 2017

Good Mix...

A great time today with Mike, Chris and Steve and we had a nice mixed bag. We made the run offshore to about 18ft of water and on one spot, we did extremely well. Red fish, trout, snapper, cobia and grunts sure kept us busy using live pin fish and shrimp. We did catch a couple small gags on the first stop, but I moved around a bit after that and Mike turned a hefty gag plus releasing several just under the 24" mark. A great morning and I'll see you all tomorrow. Here's Mike with his big gag grouper of the day... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 09 2017

Seafood Sampler...

A beautiful day with a fun team again with Ann, Lauren, Kayle and Brandon being my guests. We had a ball on the rock piles catching a mix of trout, grunts, snapper, grouper, etc... on live shrimp. The action is usually just about every drop and with young anglers on board, there's nothing better. The tide turned around noon, and we finished up our day on the mangrove points finding a couple red fish. I thank you all and I can't wait until next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 07 2017

Settin' The Hook Team...

What a day to start the week and the Settin' the Hook ladies team had an awesome Crystal River charter. I had the pleasure of having Olivia, Ann and Michelle on board with some fantastic action. Every day on the water is a great day, but some are more special than others and today was exceptional. The red fish action was so great, and a combination of live pinfish and live shrimp kept us busy. We also had some bonus species of trout, snapper, sheepshead etc.. to fill out our day. I thank you all and congratulations on a terrific day... Capt. Dan

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