Page 1 of 2

St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 11th, 2016, 5:14 pm
by trout fisher
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.
Image

Image

Image

Image

The Capt. and his crew.
Image

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 5:08 am
by FUTCHCAIRO
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.
PA
SEMPER FI

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 5:15 am
by MudDucker
Looks like fun! :thumbup:

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 9:50 am
by bman
Nice hat!

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 10:04 am
by SHOWBOAT
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.

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 10:45 am
by trout fisher
bman wrote:Nice hat!


Yeah they keep stealing them from me. :-?

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 10:48 am
by trout fisher
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.

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 11:59 am
by RedMann
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. :)

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 12:58 pm
by zload
There are smiles in every pic... always good to fish with the family :thumbup:

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 1:07 pm
by big bend gyrene
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:

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 5:53 pm
by trout fisher
Thanks y'all :thumbup:

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 7:26 pm
by flatsbroke22
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

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 7:46 pm
by onefishtwofish
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.

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 8:51 pm
by trout fisher
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?

Re: St. Joe Bay Charter 7/4/2106

PostPosted: July 12th, 2016, 9:54 pm
by trout fisher
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.