Tuesday, Jun 19 2012

Windy, Windy, Windy...

Oh yes, the weather man was right today and we had a steady NE wind all day long. I had John on board again for a fun day out of Crystal River and despite the less than desirable conditions, we caught quite a few fish. The trout bite was fair for us most of the day, but mostly shorts were keeping our rods bent. We used a variety of techniques and everything worked well from the cork rigs to the jigs on the bottom. After several hours of being blown around, we hit the creeks and found a nice salt river snook. We were actually targeting red fish and this fine snook grabbed a gold spoon for a pleasant surprise. Thanks John for the great time and we'll go again with better conditions... Capt. Dan
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Thursday, Jun 14 2012

Trout Going Deep...

I had the pleasure of having the Worthington family on board out of Crystal River today and the fishing was great. Our plan was to target trout, so we took our time and headed out to the14ft depth range. Having beautiful calm and "hot" conditions, we slowly worked our jigs grass patch to grass patch and had a great catch of trout to show for it. We used an assortment of DOA, MirrOlure and Gulp artificials, and no one bait really out performed the other. I thank you all for the great time and congratulations on the fine catch... Capt. Dan
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Finally a full day of sunshine, no rain and absolutely beautiful conditions. I was out of Macrae's on the Homosassa River today with fellow Homosassa Guides Association Captain's William Toney and Don Chancey. We had the pleasure of fishing our annual group trip and I had Jack, Craig and Jim on board and the trout fishing for us today was great. We ran to the 4ft depth range and found some great trout action on the spotty bottom areas off St. Martins Keys. DOA root beer holographic shrimp was our bait of choice, under a oval deadly combo cork for our 1/2 day trip. All the boats had a fine catch and I thank everyone for seeing us again year after year... Capt. Dan
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Day two today at the Homosassa Fishing Club and we had a morning of fishing and shore lunch on order. It was a little breezy out of the west on this Saturday and the tide was rushing in hard. The trout bite wasn't exceptional, but we caught a few keepers and a nice red fish before our 11:30am departure; to prepare a great shore lunch. Our meal was great and having a little bit of fishing time left in the afternoon, all the boats picked up a few more trout to end the day. Thanks to the entire group for a fun couple of days and here's my crew with a few of today's fish... Capt. Dan
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Friday, Jun 01 2012

Homosassa After the Rain...

An afternoon 1/2 day charter out of Homosassa and myself and fellow Homosassa Guides Association Captains William Toney and Fred Lyles had the pleasure of fishing the Reed party. We were lucky having a break in the weather after a long period of rain showers and allowing us a great afternoon of trout fishing. I had Mick, Rick and Max on board and with DOA deadly combos in hand, the guys had a great catch of trout. The root beer color was once again the top producer rigged on a 1/8th oz chartreuse jig head.  It was a great afternoon with a little after the rain coolness in the air and I thank you guys for the fun time... Capt. Dan
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A fun 1/2 day charter today out of Crystal River and I had the Damron family on board for some trout and red fish action. Leaving from Pete's Pier Marina at 8am, we ran out the Salt River and picked up a couple  trout to start our charter. The tide was rushing in extremely fast, so we decided to leave the trout and try our luck at a couple red fish points. The red fish were there and in just a couple stops we had some quality red fish in the cooler. With enough fish for the family dinner, we finished off our trip with a great lunch at Cracker's Bar and Grill and called it a day. Thank you all for the fun time and here's Caroline with her first Crystal River red fish... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, May 26 2012

Crystal River Offshore Trout...

I hit the the deep grass patches today out of Crystal River with Clell, Davis and Lee on board and the trout have finally made their way offshore. A busy weekend day on the the water and to avoid the crowds, I made a long run to the 14ft depth range and started "dragging" a combination of DOA holographic root beer shrimp and watermelon colored MirrOlure Lil Johns. The numbers of trout were very impressive and it looks like the hot summer trout pattern is in full swing. The tides were not favorable for red fishing today, so we stuck with the trout and had a fine catch. Thank you as always for the great time and look forward to our future charters... Capt. Dan
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Friday, May 25 2012

Crystal River Mixed Bag...

Great trout action today on the DOA deadly combo rigs out of Crystal River and Mike and Tom had a really good catch. I met the guys at Pete's Pier Marina at 8am and we ran a ways south and set up our drifts in the 4ft to 6ft depth range. The bite was steady on the out going tide, but when the tide turned for the afternoon incoming, it was quite slow for us. Before we called it a day, we hit a couple points for red fish and only found one lonely keeper to end out trip. Thanks guys for the fun time and congratulations on the fine catch... Capt. Dan
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It was another NE windy day out of Crystal River, but it didn't slow Heath, Dixie, Jason and Barry down on catching some great Crystal River trout and red fish. I met the gang at 8am at Pete's Pier marina and we spent the morning targeting our most popular inshore species - speckled trout. The trout bite was great and we covered some ground from the oyster bars off Crystal River, to the spotty bottom areas of St. Martins Keys. I'm sure you're tired of hearing this, but once again the ever reliable DOA deadly combo/MirrOlure Lil' John combinations did the trick on the trout. With seventeen keeper trout in the cooler, we spent the last of the incoming tide hooking into six beautiful back county red fish. An absolute fantastic day and I thank you all for the great time.,, Capt. Dan
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A very pleasant change in the weather from yesterday's rain event and I had the pleasure of having Bill, Blake, John and Kyle on board for a fun day out of Homosassa. With almost flat calm conditions, we ran a little ways offshore until we reached the 6ft depth range and set up our drift. All the rods were rigged with DOA deadly combo rigs and MirrOLure Lil' Johns and the trout bite was very good. Nine keepers made their way in to the cooler on the first drift and numerous lady fish, sea bass and even a just under keeper sized gag grouper, made for some fantastic action. We kept on the trout until about noon, and then hit the points to find some red fish. Pulling up to a rocky point with plenty of mullet activity, we free lined some live shrimp and the crew caught 10 beautiful Homosassa reds. We called it a day around 2pm and I thank you for the wonderful time. Here's the guys with today's great catch... Capt. Dan  
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