Captain
Daniel Smith

Member since March 2017 Venice, United States
Background
Captain Daniel has been fishing since he was a kid and he's been fishing in Venice for over 25 years. Armed with years of knowledge, skills, and an excellent offshore sportfishing boat, Captain Daniel is bound to make your fishing dreams come true. He's got a great personality coupled with a good sense of humor and is loved by all new and returning customers.
Techniques
Most of what I do is offshore, but I do enjoy sight fishing, shark fishing and nearshore/inshore fishing as well.

Hey, I'm Captain Daniel Smith

Venecia, Estados Unidos
Background
Captain Daniel has been fishing since he was a kid and he's been fishing in Venice for over 25 years. Armed with years of knowledge, skills, and an excellent offshore sportfishing boat, Captain Daniel is bound to make your fishing dreams come true. He's got a great personality coupled with a good sense of humor and is loved by all new and returning customers.
Techniques
Most of what I do is offshore, but I do enjoy sight fishing, shark fishing and nearshore/inshore fishing as well.
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Fishing Reports

Red Snapper limits 15-30 lbs on 12 hour

June 15, 2020

Minn Kota I-pilot with spot lock keeps us right on the spot no anchoring. Catching limits to 30lb red Snapper. Gag grouper to 12 lbs. Scamp Grouper to 7 lbs, Red Grouper to 15 lbs, Jolthead porgues to 10… Read Full Report →


Whale Sharks and cobia 60 lbs and Red Sn

June 15, 2020

Minn Kota I-pilot with spot lock keeps us right on the spot no anchoring. Catching limits to 30lb red Snapper. Gag grouper to 12 lbs. Scamp Grouper to 7 lbs, Red Grouper to 15 lbs, Jolthead porgues to 10… Read Full Report →


March & April COVID 19 fishing.

March 26, 2020

Despite the horrendously slow March and much of April 2020, we managed to catch lots of nice fish and didn’t have to go far to do so. We caught a red Grouoer to 21 lbs‼️ as well as Mangrove… Read Full Report →


Huge Red Grouper everywhere!

March 04, 2020

From Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, Barrauda, King Mackerel, to Giant Red Grouper and lots of snapper gallore! We have been catching lots of fish on all our trips! February was incredible for Tuna, Cobia and Limits of nice big Red… Read Full Report →


December kings red grouper blackfi

December 22, 2019

One of the best times of the year to fish. Dont miss out! Read Full Report →


October/November Fall Fishing is HOT!!!

November 04, 2019

The Red grouper bite has been great even on 1/2 day trips. All the snapper have been cooperating too. King mackerel and cobia as well as barracuda and amberjacks are making for some fun as well as Read Full Report →


Early Fall 2019 Venice Offshore fising

October 18, 2019

What comes to the fall season, We start catching a lot more keeper grouper on 1/2 day charters. Closer to shore in 55 feet of water. We have also been catching big Amberjack to 40 lbs, small king mackerel… Read Full Report →


Red snapper galore!

July 30, 2019

Spanish mackerel everywhere from close in to out 100 foot. Kingfish are spotty outside 50 feet. Cobia close to shore as well as on m-reefs and bait schools in 50-90 feet. We Ended red snapper season well with all… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper Red Grouper Delight!

June 05, 2019

Limiting out on Red Snapper and Red Grouper on our 10 and 12 hour trips. Also catching big mangrove snapper, gag grouper scamp grouper, blackfin tuna barracuda, bonita and more. 1/2 and 3/4 and 8 hour trips we are… Read Full Report →


Red Snapper and Gag Grouper open June 1s

May 21, 2019

Red and gag grouper as well as Red Snapper and blackfin tuna and king and spanish mackerel all jumping on our lines with lots of other snapper, etc. Read Full Report →


Fat Firetruck Red Grouper for December t

January 04, 2019

This December 2018 into the start of the new year we have been catching lots of huge Red Grouper to 17 lbs on 3/4 days and longer. Big lane snapper to 4 lbs yellotail and mangrove snapper to 6lbs… Read Full Report →


November 2018 Red Grouper biting strong!

November 26, 2018

Fishing has been on fire between fronts catching our limits of Red Grouper in 100 feet of water or so as well as lots of nice mangrove snapper and lane and vermillion snapper. Blackfin Tuna and king mackerel as… Read Full Report →


Saved a life with CPR. My 2018 Best Deed

October 13, 2018

Rescuing this hero with CPR I performed for some 20+ minutes truly brought awareness to me about the importance of CPR and First Aid training for any boat owner/captain who is heading offshore. Because first responders can not get… Read Full Report →


April & May 2018 Fishing Red Snapper & G

May 03, 2018

With Red Snapper and Gag Grouper just around the corner we have seen excellent results on Catch and Release especially with the Red Snapper up to 35” on 10 hour trips and longer. King Mackerel up to 35 lbs… Read Full Report →


March 18, 2018

Keeper Red Grouper finally starting to fill up the fish box again in depths of 90-120 feet on Full day and extended Full Day Trips❗️The Permit and African Pompano are on the Deep Wrecks and Springs and the possibility… Read Full Report →


June fishing Red Snapper Season

June 01, 2017

June was a good month for fishing, especially on our extended 10 hour and 12 hour trips where we targeted Red Snapper to 15lbs, Mangrove Snapper to 8 lbs and Red Grouper to 15 lbs. We also caught some… Read Full Report →


May Report

May 28, 2017

RED SNAPPER and GAG GROUPER is OPEN JUNE 1st til JULY 19th for us federally permitted boats everyday so book your 10-12 hour trips now or go on our Facebook page and LIKE Best CAtch Fishing Charters and follow… Read Full Report →


Mid April report

April 18, 2017

61 lb Cobia caught close to shore today on a 3/4 day trip. Red Grouper Hot last half of the week in 90-120 feet of water, caught to 16lbs. The bite was on the day of the full moon… Read Full Report →


End of March 2017 Fishing Report

March 15, 2017

Charter boat Best Catch out of MarineMax in Venice, FL reports African Pompano, big Yellowtail snapper, and golden tilefish caught out deep in 150-180 foot. A 58lb Wahoo was brought back to the dock by another boat. They caught… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.54
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Half Dan Trip with Best Catch and Captain Dan
Half Dan Trip with Best Catch and Captain Dan
Great Getaway
+22
Angler Rating
14
8
1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Half Dan Trip with Best Catch and Captain Dan

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After staying at Myakka River State Park all week with no fishing luck, decided to book last minute before our drive home to...
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