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St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby trout fisher » July 11th, 2016, 5:14 pm

I booked a charter with Capt. Dan of Perfect Cast Charters a while back for the 4th since we'd be there for vacation. I took my 2 oldest daughters along. Was hoping to bag enough trout and maybe a nice red or two to enjoy a fresh caught supper. The weather would not cooperate. There was a stiff wind, not sure of direction, but it was stiff! All morning! Capt. Dan couldn't get us to his honey holes safely and I appreciate him not risking it with my gals aboard. So we did find a few places we could fish out of the wind and waves and wound up having a blast with the sharks and a school of bull reds. The girls were worn out by the end of the trip from all the shark action. We fished around a shrimp boat that was taking shelter from the pounding. This is not an advertisement but rather a positive post about a very positive experience. I will book again with Perfect Cast. He's a cool guy and was very attentive to my kids. He strived to make it as fun and safe for them as was possible. Including a few pics.
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The Capt. and his crew.
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby FUTCHCAIRO » July 12th, 2016, 5:08 am

LOOKS LIKE YA DID GOOD, NICE DAUGHTERS, I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS THAT LOVE TO FISH, I TOOK THEM FISHING WHEN THEY WERE JUST TODDLERS AND THEY HAVE BEEN FISHING EVER SINCE.
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby MudDucker » July 12th, 2016, 5:15 am

Looks like fun! :thumbup:
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby bman » July 12th, 2016, 9:50 am

Nice hat!
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby SHOWBOAT » July 12th, 2016, 10:04 am

I've spoken with Dan a couple times. Very nice guy with a good understanding of the Bay. How did you like the ShallowSport? Not many of those in this part of FL.
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby trout fisher » July 12th, 2016, 10:45 am

bman wrote:Nice hat!


Yeah they keep stealing them from me. :-?
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby trout fisher » July 12th, 2016, 10:48 am

SHOWBOAT wrote:I've spoken with Dan a couple times. Very nice guy with a good understanding of the Bay. How did you like the ShallowSport? Not many of those in this part of FL.


I kept telling him how great that thing handled the rough water. I was buckling my knees getting ready for a jar when we'd hit those big waves but it just plowed right through them with no problem. Pretty dry too.
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby RedMann » July 12th, 2016, 11:59 am

Thanks for the report and glad you had a good trip. I usually fish with Clint Moore in the bay (wade fishing with live bait) but it's good to know about other options and Captain Dan sounds like a good option. If you're fishing where I think you were when that pic of the red was taken, I believe Showboat will agree that's a good area to snag a big redfish. :)
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby zload » July 12th, 2016, 12:58 pm

There are smiles in every pic... always good to fish with the family :thumbup:
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby big bend gyrene » July 12th, 2016, 1:07 pm

Sorry to hear the wind kept you from your original mission, but talk about making lemonade when life hands you lemons... GREAT report! :D :thumbup: :beer:
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby trout fisher » July 12th, 2016, 5:53 pm

Thanks y'all :thumbup:
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby flatsbroke22 » July 12th, 2016, 7:26 pm

Hey, you look very familar!



Like someone I went to school with..... :smt017



Maybe Pineland.... :smt017



Or might be CCHS.... :smt017










Oh..............I remember, I think we may have roomed together at ABAC :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby onefishtwofish » July 12th, 2016, 7:46 pm

I think I met him in Carrabelle this past weekend. Same boat and that looks like him. I wanted to look it over as he was launching. First I had seen in person.

Sounds like y'all had a blast and he took good care of the girls to make it fun. Not much more you can ask of a guide.
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby trout fisher » July 12th, 2016, 8:51 pm

flatsbroke22 wrote:Hey, you look very familar!



Like someone I went to school with..... :smt017



Maybe Pineland.... :smt017



Or might be CCHS.... :smt017










Oh..............I remember, I think we may have roomed together at ABAC :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D



Or all the above. How ya been BD?
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Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

Postby trout fisher » July 12th, 2016, 9:54 pm

onefishtwofish wrote:I think I met him in Carrabelle this past weekend. Same boat and that looks like him. I wanted to look it over as he was launching. First I had seen in person.

Sounds like y'all had a blast and he took good care of the girls to make it fun. Not much more you can ask of a guide.


Might have been him wish. He went the extra mile for sure. It was a hot,sloppy day.
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