The wind is not your friend..... Yes folks, it was howling for us today and even though it wasn't the best conditions; we made a good day out of it. Shane, Bart and Murray we my guest and we cork rigged our way to a fine limit of trout. Watermelon red/flak Lil' Johns were the flavor of the day and some quality trout were brought on board. The tide wasn't the best for red fishing, but we picked up 2 lower slot fish and I thank you all for the great time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Apr 29 2017

Crystal River Trout & Cobia...

What a day with the Perkins family on board and they had a blast. The trout bite started out day and we did excellent . From inshore with popping cork to offshore jigging; we nailed them. The tam had a fine catch of fifteen keepers by noon and then we went cobia hunting. We dropped on one of my favorite ledges and picked up a nice pair of cobia to end the day. Free lined pin fish did the trick and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Apr 28 2017

Good Day, Crystal River...

A good day on the big pond out of the Plantation on Crystal River with Ben, Dave and Paul. The guys and I headed to about 8ft today and we had a fantastic trout bite. We jigged up some beautiful trout using MirrOlure Lil Johns and also caught a nice mix of species. The abundance of small gag grouper is overwhelming and it's sure great to see the upcoming stock so strong. To end the day, I dropped on a big ledge and a fine cobia wrapped up our day. I thank you guys and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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A blast today with my good friends and clients Scuba Steve and Jack Mackerel. These guys on board are always a hoot and we had a ball. The trout bite was fair for us today on the outgoing tide and did OK with 8 keepers using DOA deadly combo cork rigs. On the incoming though, the bite was absolutely not happening; so we finished up with a fine limit of reds. We did land a small snook to complete our slam and I thank you both as always for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Apr 26 2017

Chazz - Reds and Trout...

The final day and day three with the West party and today I took the gang way south off Chazz. The trout bite was exceptionally good once the tide turned and in three drifts, the guys had fifteen beautiful trout. I love fishing down there, but as many of you know; the bottom is treacherous. With a fine limit of trout, we trekked back North and ended the day free lining live shrimp and catching some fine red fish. Three great days with you all and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Apr 25 2017

Homosassa Inshore...

Day two with the West party in Homosassa and it sure was a good one. The inshore trout action started our day and my favorite; the DOA glow jerk baits got the job done. Nine nice trout came on board and we then jumped into red fish mode. Well, the red fish bite couldn't have been better and in four casts, four reds were on the line. A terrific day and here's David with big red fish honors... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Apr 24 2017

Homosassa Trout & Reds...

A windy one today for us out of Homosassa, but we stuck to it and made it happen. I was with my great Homosassa Guide Association Captains, and we all fished the West party. Trout and red fish were on the menu and it was a pretty good day. The wind though - was terrible and about the last 2 hours of our day; was almost unbearable. The fish did bite and DOA jerk baits produced the trout, while live shrimp got the reds. A fun time and I'll see you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Apr 20 2017

Crystal River Mix...

A much better bite today and Dan, Lauren and Joe had a good one. The started out on the red fish and they were a little bit more cooperative for us as we caught a fine pair of keepers, before we left them and jerk baited some trout. I had the last little bit of the incoming tide to work with and the team caught some fine trout on the shallow yellow bottom, before we ran offshore. Once offshore I moved around a bit and hit the right spot. Dan dropped down a shrimp and brought up the cobia. The free lined pin fish did their job and it was a cobia frenzy. Four beautiful cobia came on ice and we called it a day. I thank you guys as always and I'll see you in a couple months... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Apr 16 2017

Happy Easter....

Happy Easter everyone and I hope you all had a wonderful day. I actually had the pleasure of fishing Marty and John for a 1/2 day charter, that I donated for the University of Florida extension office and we had a great morning. Marty caught his largest snook to date which was in slot at 32 1/2", but we released it to fight another day. We stayed in shallow and after the snook catch, we caught and released a few trout; kept three and just had a fun morning. It was a fun time and I look forward to seeing you again in the future... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Apr 15 2017

Windy Trout and Reds...

I don't mind the heat, rain, or cold - but a hard East wind is not my favorite. Ted, Brad and Curtis were with me for the day and we stayed inshore and got out of the wind best we could. I just made short drifts off the keys with DOA jerk baits and did pretty well. Some fine trout came on board and a pair of reds ended the day. We saw lots of snook, but unfortunately none would go for us today. I had a great time with you guys and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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