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“We’re avid fishermen and have fished St. Joseph Bay on our own boat for years but going out with Captain Dan was a real treat for us. His main goal is to make sure you have a wonderful experience on the water while catching as many fish as possible. It was great to have a day of fishing with all of the fun and none of the work! Not only is he an excellent guide but (and this is my favorite part) he’ll have your catch cleaned in no time at all. We will definitely do this again! Thank you Captain Dan, for a great day.” – Ronnie and Bonnie Ard Mar 14, 2023

“My son and I just finished our third trip in the past year with Captain Dan, and as usual the fishing was phenomenal.  We started catching fish within 10 minutes and soon had an inshore grand slam (Reds, Trout, and Flounder) Caught big fish all day and threw many back in.  The results would not have been possible without Captain Dan’s expertise.  Whether you’re someone with little experience or an avid fisherman, I guarantee you will enjoy your time with Captain Dan and he will put you on the fish!  Don’t procrastinate booking your trip with Captain Dan, his schedule fills up fast.” – Joe Keipp Aug 8, 2022

“Recommended 💯 %  A wonderful July morning on the water catching redfish, trout, and flounder to take home, plus many more species released back to nature!  Very friendly, helpful service by Capt Dan.  A morning full of memories for our tween, teen and adults.  Looking forward to a return visit in the fall or spring.”Nicole Touchton July 5, 2022

“Captain Dan was awesome and accommodating.  If the fish were biting, we stayed, if they stopped, he would find where they were biting again.  We had a great trip and caught a ton a fish.” – Sam Meyer Mar 9, 2021

“Won’t someone please say something bad about Capt. Dan?  OK I can’t either!  Had two terrific half day trips in the bay where I got to watch my wife slay the reds and sheepshead.  I caught some great fish but was thoroughly thrashed by Lucky Lynn the redfish queen (the missus).  You can’t go wrong with Perfect Cast Charters!  We will be back!” – Donnie Shepherd Feb 24, 2021

“We had an absolutely great time with Captain Dan.  We left the dock at 8:15 and were in the water fishing by 8:30.  We fished a full 4 hours and had great success with Redfish, Trout, and a bonus Flounder.  The boat was clean and spacious and the gear was exactly what we needed.  Dan had plenty of bait and our hooks were never dry.  Dan was great!  He got us to the fish, got them in the boat, and had them cleaned and skillet ready very quickly.  Dan did let my wife out fish me in a big way but that just means we’ll get with him for the rematch. (She had a blast)  This will not be our last trip with Perfect Cast Charters.  I highly recommend Captain Dan.” – Barry and Melanie Williams Oct 10, 2020

“Had a GREAT time fishing with Captain Dan!  What an awesome guy to spend a few hours with on a boat catching fish!  I highly recommend Perfect Cast Charters!  You won’t be disappointed!!” – Roger Race Sep 29, 2020

“Great guy to fish with.  Looking forward to another trip in the spring.  Very laid back and go with the flow type guy.  I have fished with many charters and he is one of the best!  Great communicator and goes the extra mile to make your trip the best.  Thanks Captain Dan!” – Carter Gower Aug 27, 2020

“Amazing experience!  So much fun!  Captain Dan is definitely the best captain on the bay!!  He worked hard all day to ensure we had the best experience.  Highly recommend to fishers and non-fishers alike.”  – Sidney Christensen Aug 6, 2020

“CAPT Dan is a true professional!!  I have been going on guided trips for over 20 years and he is the BEST!!  From initial scheduling, launch and of course putting you on the FISH.  Recently I did a trip with Dan and my son.  I couldn’t have asked for a better trip.  CAPT, boat, and gear are top notch!!  If you haven’t been to the Cape & fished with CAPT Dan you are missing out.” – Kirk Lacombe Jul 21, 2020

“First off what an excellent trip!  Thank you Dan for the great experience!  Dan is an excellent captain with extensive knowledge not only in saltwater fishing, but of the bay itself.  His boat was clean and orderly, tackle was well maintained and of good quality.  During our 8 hrs in the bay we met all daily limits on trout and reds, releasing many many more.  Captain Dan is laid back and personable, making for a great day on the water.  I would recommend perfect cast charters to anyone from novice to experienced.  This was an excellent experience.” – Dan Roach June 10, 2020

“Hands down class act Captain!  Very educated on all the ins and outs on every species of fish.  Not only did he put us on fish the entire time, once we limited out he took us all around the bay to just sight see.  I would highly recommend Capt Dan whether you’re a novice or experienced fisherman.” – Jeremy Mills Apr 26, 2020

“Not only is Dan the BEST guide in the St Joe/Appalach area, there is not a soul alive that’s better to spend a day with than him.  Soft spoken yet confident and is determined that every client has the Best experience that he’s capable of giving them on that day.  Even if the fish don’t cooperate you will enjoy the day with Capt Dan.  Or I will give you your money back!!!” – Scott McLung Aug 4, 2019

“Capt Dan is the consummate professional charter captain!!!  He’s laid back, friendly, knowledgeable, and a great communicator.  Oh and if you’re bringing young kids he is the best!!!  We had our 6 year old son out for his first proper charter trip and I’m afraid he’s “spoiled” by his experience with Dan and Perfect Cast.  Not only did he catch loads of fish, he also logged an inshore slam, including a trout of 24+ inches, and had the honor of releasing another true trophy speckled trout that was easily north of 25 inches!  Truly a tremendous day and we are already planning our next adventure with Perfect Cast and Capt Dan!” – Jonathan Fine Jul 31, 2019

“Can’t imagine a better experience.  5 stars isn’t enough.  Captain Dan is awesome.  We will be booking again ASAP!” – John Spears Jul 24, 2019

“ABSOLUTELY!!!  Make this trip just for the fun at least once a year!  Only time I can out fish the guys!  Love the bay fishing!! – Tina Mauldin Jul 20, 2019

“Loved our experience on the water with Captain Dan yesterday.  Very professional and a joy to be around.  We would definitely take another charter out with him in the future.” – Jackie Vaughn Jul 11, 2019

“What an awesome day with Captain Dan!  Thank you so much for a great day!!  If you are looking for someone who works hard and makes your day fun, then Dan is your guy!!” – Susan Maxwell Feb 23, 2019

“We had some rough weather, but as usual, Capt Dan put us on fish to take home!!  Very glad he is back on the water after Hurricane Michael – it sure helped US to “escape” for a few days.  We’ve booked multiple trips before with Capt Dan and ready for the next one!!  Y’all get back out there with him – you’ll have a great time!!  Thanks again, Dan!! – David and Renae Hilton Dec 10, 2018

“Third trip out with Captain Dan and each trip has been great!  Caught lots of trout and redfish again!  Not only is Captain Dan a great guide, he is also a genuinely good person who cares about his clients and loves his office on the water.  Wouldn’t even think about using anyone else.  Can’t wait till the next trip out!” – David Holtzclaw June 15, 2018

“We have been on three trips with Captain Dan.  He is great with the kids and he always works hard to keep us on the fish.  Highly recommended!”  – Paul Brooker June 11, 2018

“Truly enjoyed our guided trip.  Captain Dan is a great fishing guide and we look forward to going fishing with him again.  I highly recommend anyone to book with Perfect Cast Charters.” – Benjamin Howard June 8, 2018

“My family had an awesome time with Capt Dan!” – Amanda White Kilpatrick         June 2, 2018

“Been on several guided trips, but never had nearly as much fun as we did with Captain Dan.  Caught great fish throughout the day, including some huge trout.  He did a great job of making sure to check with us to see what we wanted to do before moving off to another spot.  Had a great time, will definitely be back!” – Kyle Wallace May 18, 2018

“Captain Dan was great.  I went with my kids and my Dad and Captain Dan put us on fish all day.  This was by far the best charter trip I have been on. Captain Dan knew the area extremely well, and did a great job moving us around to stay on the fish.  He was exceptional with my kids and made it a point to get my daughter a shark (She told him she had never caught one!)  He even named one of his fishing holes after her!  I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, and professionalism.  Captain Dan worked extremely hard for us to have fun.  I will definitely be a repeat customer!”  Harlan Morris Apr 19, 2018

“Have to give a big thumbs up for Captain Dan!  Our “Spring Break” vacation has turned into a windy cool week here on Cape San Blas and not the ideal fishing conditions that we were wanting for the week.  Met up with Captain Dan today at the ramp and he was very honest about the water conditions and gave us a choice of canceling the trip or moving to another location and giving it a try.  He gained my respect immediately by being honest so we decided to give him a shot, glad we did!  He put us on fish and for the most part out of the wind the best he could, my wife and stepson had a blast and I was able to land a nice red with 6 spots on one side, just a gorgeous fish!  Captain Dan was fantastic with my family and we all had a great time, he has gained my respect and future business if he has openings available our next trip down.  Thanks Captain Dan!” – Shannon McDonald Mar 14, 2018

“Captain Dan is an absolute Pro!!!  We had a great time and caught fish steadily our whole trip.  I highly recommend you booking a trip on your next trip to the Forgotten Coast.” – Wesley Burton Feb 22, 2018

“For those fisherman reading these reviews and wondering if you should hire Captain Dan – – do yourself a favor and DO IT.  Captain Dan is an excellent fisherman, but an even better dude.  My son and I started fishing with Dan about 10 years ago and have always caught our fill (>12 charters). He knows St Joe Bay and Indian Pass areas better than anyone out there and he always has at least 3-4 secret holes that are just jammed with fish. My son is now 18 years old and plans to use Capt Dan to fish with his buddies this Spring.  I’ve also got two more dates in April on the books with Dan and can’t wait.  Captain Dan is Excellent with younger kids too, provides the right amount of guidance, and really makes it fun for them. This guy is exactly the type of guy that you are looking for.  Tight lines.” – Mark Pickering Feb 5, 2018

“If you’re looking for the perfect fishing trip, then Perfect Cast Charters is exactly what you need.  Captain Dan, has all the knowledge, and all the gear to make your fishing trip one for the books!  The captain is great at putting you on fish, and making your experience something you will remember for a very long time.  I’ve been with a more than my share of captains, and more than my share of fishing trips, and this Captain is the real deal!  Thanks Dan for all the amazing memories, great fish, and wonderful time!  We’ll be back soon!” – Hunter Cook Oct 9, 2017

“My 12 year old son and I have never done anything like this and can’t wait to do it again!  We are not fishermen but I feel that’s about to change; Captain Dan taught us so much.  Thank you Captain Dan, this is one trip we will never forget!!!” – Harlan Efran Jr. Sept 19, 2017

“As a Professional Wildlife Biologist, avid Outdoors-man & father I can not thank Capt Dan more for his time on the water with me & my son.  His knowledge & craft are amazing to watch in action!  He & I share “Geek” wildlife knowledge as well as my 6 yo Nathan will tell you Capt Dan is allergic to “Not Catching Fish”! & that won’t happen I promise any time on the water with this Captain is not only a Joy but a Blessing.  Wait till next year and my 3 yo Daughter Katherine will be with us.  Either Landing Reds & Trout or Playing in the Livewell it doesn’t matter this Man Capt Dan will make any outing a Life Long Memory.” – Bob Tarter Aug 1, 2017

“Captain Dan did a great job!  Went Tarpon fishing for my sons 19th Birthday!  Had a blast from the time we stepped on the boat!  He told me he would find the Tarpon and definitely produced!  Put us on a lot of fish and landed a 150 pounder!  Made a memory of a lifetime!  Can’t say enough about how fun it was to be on his boat!  Definitely knows what he is doing. Appreciate you taking us out and making our day and visit to Florida memorable!  Will definitely use you again if we get back in the area!  Thanks for making our trip a Great One!” – Matt Glazener July 19, 2017

“Best inshore trip we have ever had!  Captian Dan exceeded our expectations and we caught fish for 8 straight hours.  Consumate professional and a pleasure to fish with.  Highly recommended!” – Mike Wenclawiak July 11, 2017

“My son Austin fished with Captain Dan last week while in Florida with my wife’s uncle.  He had a great time and hasn’t quit talking about the fun he had catching redfish!!  He can’t wait to go back!  Thanks Captain Dan!”            – Donald Terrell Apr 18, 2017

“Capt. Dan is an awesome guide!  He put us on the fish all day and made extra sure that we had a great experience.  Very knowledgeable, experienced, patient, and personable!!  We’ve already booked our next trip and can’t wait to get out there again!  Thank you again, Capt. Dan!” – David and Renea Hilton Mar 20, 2017

“Captain Dan is the best!  He knows fishing like no other guide-he consistently puts his clients in the best areas at the best times under any conditions.  Spending the day with him is more than just fishing; he is an encyclopedia of fish and fishing knowledge, he understands weather patterns, baits, presentation, rod action, etc and puts in 110% effort to ensure you have a great time!  When the day is done, you leave with much more than fishy hands and tired arms!  He teaches, educates, and makes great memories for his clients-putting fish in the boat is just the icing on top! Captain Dan knows fishing and it shows!” – John Haney Feb, 27, 2017

“We had two great days of fishing with Captain Dan.  He does an awesome job of putting you on the fish.  Energetic, hardworking and all around professional with great knowledge of PSJ.  Thanks so much for the fish and the fun!” – Daniel and Amy Green Feb 21, 2017

“Great trip. Caught several fish. Dan was a pleasure to be with and really knew his spots. I will recommend him to all my fishing friends!” – Stew Cooler Feb 24, 2017

“Wonderful day with a wonderful guide. Our family loved the experience.” – Lorna Patches Dec 28, 2016

“Captain Dan was awesome!! Extremely nice and pleasant!!  Was wonderful with our 5 yr old!!  We will definitely be using him again on our next trip back!!” – Tennelle Raynes White Sept 30, 2016

“Capt Dan I want to personally thank you for the effort that you put forth to make my sons wish of a redfish come about today.  You just don’t know what that did for him and me.  We will definitely be coming back to fish with you again thanks captain.” – Shayne Miller Oct 16, 2016

“CAPT DAN is the best inshore guide around, he makes the experience great for everyone, excellent with women and children on their first saltwater experience.  You could literally not catch a fish and have a great time.  But that wouldn’t happen cause he will put u on the fish no matter the conditions.  I have been out with him 3 times since June and can’t wait til the next…” – Shane McLung Oct 16, 2016

“Fished with Captain Dan today of Perfect Cast Charters.  It was an awesome day on the water fishing with my Dad and Capt.  Dan and we caught a nice mess of trout and a couple redfish!  Capt Dan was well prepared, knowledgable, patient, and friendly and definitely knows how to get you on the fish!  We really enjoyed his company, felt more like we had one of our friends on the boat with us rather than a guide.  If you’re looking for a captain in the Port Saint Joe area, look no further than Capt. Dan! Can’t wait to come back in the summer and try for some triple tail and tarpon!  We had a great time with Capt. Dan.  Thanks for the great company and experience on St. Joe’s bay Captain.” – Mark Lamb Nov 1, 2016

“Awesome time on the water!  Hats off to Captain Dan for an awesome experience today!  Enjoyed catching a variety of fish and he went out of his way to make it happen!  Great guy and can’t wait to do it again!!  Thanks again Captain Dan!!!  Captain Dan knows his stuff !!” – Richard Gunn Oct 17, 2016

“It was a great experience and Capt Dan definitely knows where to find the fish!  Really can’t wait to bring the kids back to experience all the fun.” – John Shern Aug 26, 2016

“Great guide, kept us on the redfish!  Best time of my vacation!!” – Brian Ervin Oct 12, 2016

“Captain Dan did an amazing job with our family of three young kids!  The kids were engaged the entire time and learned so much while having a blast catching sharks.  He was so friendly and knowledgeable.  We would highly recommend.  Thanks Dan!” – Julie Prince Knight July 13, 2016

“My Dad and I went with Capt Dan and it was a blast.  He turned me onto  Triple Tail fishing and now I’m hooked on this delicious fish.  If you are ever in the St Joe area and you want to catch the best of what the area has to offer, book the best inshore Capt and go with Perfect Cast Charters.”    Michael (Ryan) Conn July 28, 2016

“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.” – Carlton Perry July 11, 2016

“As I said before, Best Day Ever! I’ve never seen anything like it.  Wasn’t expecting to hook so many fish but Capt. Dan put us right on them.  I don’t know when I’ve had more fun.  If you’re planning a trip to the area, call early to book the Captain!”  – Gail Rainey Holley  Sept 9, 2015

“Been using Capt Dan for several years now.  Best guide on the water……always puts you on the fish and a very good guy as well. Never been disappointed.”  – Wib Evans Jan 30, 2016

“Captain Dan is the best!  My family had an awesome time with him today. He provided such awesome one on one instruction to each of them.  We will definitely be back Dan!”  – Holly Smith Erickson July 27, 2015

“I have spent a lot of time on the water and Captain Dan is an awesome captain.  Knowledgeable, friendly and GREAT with the kids.  We had a 10 and a 13 year old with us and he did a great job helping them and keeping them interested.  If you are in the Port St Joe area I couldn’t recommend him enough.  We will definitely be back.  Thanks Dan!! Memories made today will be with us forever.”  – Alex Harrod June 17, 2014

“The best fishing trip I’ve ever been on!!  I caught more fish with Captain Dan than any other charter ever.  We were on fish right away and it never let up. I plan to use Perfect Cast for years to come.  I strongly recommend to anyone who is limited on time and loves to fish to use Perfect Cast.”                                       – Andy Eash Dec 23, 2013

“So… Tried to find scallops without Capt Dan earlier this season. Should’ve called him first!   Today, he took us to several spots and our entire group got to harvest!   Great man and awesome captain!”  – Kristin Chittick Aug 24, 2014

“We had a great time, caught some good fish, book him now and you will have a good time and guide that will find the fish”  – Hope Holt Dec 29, 2014

“The best fishing guide and Captain. Capt Dan has patience and is extremely passionate about making sure ones trip is all that you expect and more.  He is great with all ages too.”  – Lori Gatzow July 7, 2014

“Had a great day with Captain Dan.  Highly recommend giving him a call when you want a great day on the water!!”  – Chris Frederick Oct 9, 2014

“Great day fishing with captain Dan.  Our family had never fished before and Dan hooked us up.  Our fish tacos tonight were awesome.
Thanks Michael, Karen, Brian and Tom.”  – Mike Lloyd June 20, 2014

“Dan had a great attitude, he was knowledgeable, patient and wasn’t watching the clock to cut our time short.  Ate our catch last night it was delicious.”  – Frank Roca Aug 6, 2014

“Had a great time fishing with Capt Dan this morning.   He put us on some nice fish.  We highly recommend Perfect Cast Charters.”                                               – Rusty Russell July 7, 2014

“The best fishing charter in Port Saint Joe and surrounding areas; Captain Dan is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met and truly great with kids it’s a privilege to call him a friend!!!  Thanks Captain Dan”                                                     – Scott Fitzgerald Dec 28, 2013

“100% recommend Perfect Cast Charters.  Great Capt, fishing, and price!
Thanks Dan!”  – Jacob Busaihn Sept 12, 2014

“Capt Dan does a great job of getting you on the fish and keeping you on them.  Great trip.”  – Scott Long June 3, 2013

“I have known Captain Dan for almost thirty years.  I have fished for largemouth bass in ponds with Captain Dan.  I have fished in rivers (White river in Muncie IN to be exact) for smallmouth bass with Captain Dan.  It had been a few years since I had seen Captain Dan and in the interim, Dan had moved to Florida and started Perfect Cast Charters.  In April of 2014; I booked a cobia trip with Dan and that turned out to be one of the greatest fishing adventures of my life.  In two days of fishing, we bagged three cobia and a snowy grouper.  The largest cobia was a fifty pound plus monster and easily the largest fish I have ever caught in my life.  Dan Van Treese is hands down one of the best fishermen I know and ever will know.  But more than a great fisherman, Dan is one hell of a good man.  Do not hesitate to book Captain Dan as your guide; your trip will be fun, your trip will be safe, and you may even catch some fish in the process 🙂 …. To The Bones Captain Dan!” – Don West May 23, 2016

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