Tuesday, Jun 27 2017

Crystal River Mix...

A good mix with yesterdays team on board again and we had a great day. Our trip began leaving from the Plantation on Crystal River and we got a jump on the outgoing tide for the red fish. Well, we hit it good and one stop produced three fine slot red fish as they cooperated on live shrimp on a jig head. Next though, I ran offshore a bit to some ledges and had some steady action with the mango's, grunts, small gags and a beautiful hefty cobia. The gang was all smiles and I thank you for two great days of fishing... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Jun 04 2017

Crystal River Offshore...

I took a break from the tarpon skiff today and I had the pleasure of having Tim on board and we made our way offshore. Tim's tried several times to go out with me and the weather has always been not in our favor. Today though was fair and we made it happen. I fished the 28ft of water range and we caught a limit of gags, some mangrove snapper and a fine bonus hog fish. Everything was caught bottom fishing and we beat the offshore storm in, just in time. A fine day and I thank you... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Sep 26 2016

Crystal River Gags...

Tom, Chris and Jim were my guys today and these gentlemen from the Villages did outstanding. Grouper was our species for the day and the bite was pretty good. We bottom fished the 30ft range and an assortment of baits got the job done. I will say though, that cut grunt heads did produce the bigger bites. The team did great and congratulations on turning some fine grouper... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Sep 24 2016

Crystal River, Getting Good...

One of those special days out of Crystal River for the Nash family and these guys had a good one. The bite was really on for us and a quick stop inshore on the red fish, got our day going. In five cast, the team brought four nice slot red fish to the boat. Next up, we headed West to 30ft and had a fantastic offshore afternoon. The gags cooperated nicely; as well as the grunts, snapper, mackerel and a bonus hog fish. Quite the day guys and congratulations on the stellar trip... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Sep 09 2016

Crystal River Variety...

What a mix of species today for the Surber family. Gene, Darlene and Hannah were my guest and we covered the entire basis. The inshore red fish action was good, plus the trout and it was a great start to the day. Just before 10:30am, we made our way offshore and added some more goodies to the day. Grouper, snapper, mackerel, cobia, bonito, etc... It was a fun one. The grouper bite was a bit slow, but in between grouper drops the other species kept us entertained. I thank you all for the fun time and here's Gene with the first Bonito of the upcoming fall season... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 22 2016

Crystal River Offshore...

Another good one offshore Crystal River with Gil and Tommy and the guys had quite the day. We stopped inshore on the grass flats and loaded the live-well with fresh live pin fish. The next stop though, was 30ft and we had perfect conditions to do so. We arrived at our destination and the day was made. The guys had to work for the keepers, as we released numerous 22"-23" gags; but we eventually got'em - plus a limit of mangrove snapper. A beautiful day on the gulf and I look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Aug 20 2016


A deep run today out to close to 40ft with Brian, Brad and Robert and these gentlemen had a killer day. The gulf was absolutely flat calm and we hammered down offshore. Our first drop was very productive. Big mangrove snapper and a couple keeper gags greeted us right away, plus a couple mackerel too. We moved around a couple times, but no more keeper grouper - the big snapper kept us busy though. With a good catch, we ran inshore, stopped on a key and caught a fine red fish and snook to wrap up an outstanding day. Thank you all so much and I really look forward to next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 15 2016

Crystal River Reds & Mix...

A bucket list fish day for Joe and Steve on board and these guys had a ball. It was a hot one on the big pond and summers definitely still here. We had a nice mixed bag today from red fish on the keys, grouper, snapper and grunts on the rocks, to cork rigging trout on the flats. It was fun to catch a couple different fish doing different techniques and the team will enjoy a fine sea food platter. A great time and I look forward to seeing you again in the future... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Aug 02 2016

Slow Gags, hot Mango's...

A fun day with the Roach team out of Crystal River today and even though the grouper bite was slow, we had some good action. I made the run south to the 28ft range and we poked around some of my favorite locations for the gags. We caught a couple gags that just fell short of the keeper mark and a fine red grouper surprised us to come on home. The snapper bite though was great, and a fine limit of mango's came on board and several grunts filled out the day. It was a hot one on the big pond and I thank you all for the great time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jul 06 2016

Mango's & Macks...

A beautiful day with Mike and Kathy on board again and today, we were offshore bound. I covered the 20ft to 35ft range throughout the day and we had a respectable catch of snappers and mackerel. The grouper action was good as well, but once again - numerous 22" to 23" gags were all we could come up with. There was plenty of action and I thank you both for the great day... I leave for Wyoming Friday and I'll do my best to be posting updates from the trip and I'll be back in Florida at the end of the month. Good fishing... Capt. Dan

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