It's an early spring season down here in northwest central
Florida. Its been in the mid 70's and sunny for a week now and the forecast is the same for the near future. Warm
and sunny and light winds. I love it. I've had the pontoon ready for a month now and on my last trip we caught lots
of trout and 2 mackerel. Can you believe it? I mention that because it's only February 25. We usually don't see
mackerel untill mid April or May. The water temperature is usually in the low 60's at this time of year. This year its
been in the high 60's for 2 weeks and today its above 70 F. That is excellent temp for speckled trout and redfish.
I think Phil the groundhog up in Pennsylvania had on his sunglasses this year. He sure called it wrong this time. It's
an early spring down here allright. We'll be floating over 4ft. of clear water and grassy bottom dangling shrimp and
jigs thru schools of small bait and hooking up with big plump speckled trout for the next 3 months. I made 5
outriggers that will hold rods for trolling silver spoons out behind us when the mackerel show up in big numbers. That
is a lot of fun. Dragging those shiny spoons thru hungry thrashing mackerel is very exciting. Give me a call at
352-221-5463 and I'll write you and your family in and I'll provide all the rods and tackle and I'll filet 'em all back at
the dock. thanks, Capt. Dan
On another day we caught 12 trout and 1 bluefish
Above, Lori holds up a beautiful Spanish Mackerel.
Below is Kate from Alaska with a 26.5in. trout.
A 4 hour fishing trip for 1 to 5 folks is $350. 5 people is the maximum. I'll provide all the
fishing gear you'll need and fishing license too,then fillet your catch back at the dock so you can eat fresh fish
that evening. Call me at 352-221-5463 and schedule a trip. Capt. Dan
Below is our pontoon boat with lots of room and
a new 2014 Yamaha outboard motor.
Above, 6 year old Will Wertenberger stands next to his 22.5in. seatrout as father Nevin holds it for