Captain
Danny Deliesseline

Member since July 2016

Dunedin, United States

Background
I worked on charter boats while I was younger and in school. When I graduated I started commercial fishing for grouper and red snapper. I became captain after 5 years and successfully operated a 40 ft vessel named "Wing Shot" out of Dunedin Marina for 10 years! After 15 years of spending a week or more at sea at a time I was ready for something different. I had the opportunity to buy a charter boat in my home port Dunedin Marina so I can still do what I love and be home a little more often.
Techniques
I focus mainly on bottom fishing for grouper and snapper but also do some trolling when the kingfish run is on.

Hey, I'm Captain Danny Deliesseline

Dunedin, United States
Background
I worked on charter boats while I was younger and in school. When I graduated I started commercial fishing for grouper and red snapper. I became captain after 5 years and successfully operated a 40 ft vessel named "Wing Shot" out of Dunedin Marina for 10 years! After 15 years of spending a week or more at sea at a time I was ready for something different. I had the opportunity to buy a charter boat in my home port Dunedin Marina so I can still do what I love and be home a little more often.
Techniques
I focus mainly on bottom fishing for grouper and snapper but also do some trolling when the kingfish run is on.
Angler's Choice

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Dunedin
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US$ 500

Customer Reviews

4.69 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, August 13, 2017

I just took my son and his girlfriend out for a half day trip and we had a blast.  Caught a lot fish and just could not have been better!  We will use zach again!!  These guys are great!  Definitely a very good family outing!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Captain Zack was ready for our morning departure and we headed out to some of his favorite spots.  I had two fourteen-year-old boys with me who were anxious to catch some fish.  The fishing started out slow so Zack kept heading to new spots.  We finally got to a hot spot for the last hour of the trip and caught fish immediately.  They hit as soon as our bait was in the water.  Two nice Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, Sea Bass and several others.  Captain Zack worked hard to keep us on fish and was very friendly and helpful throughout the trip.  Zack cleaned our fish and we had the restaurant next to the boat slip cook some of them for lunch.  The fish were nicely prepared and it was the perfect end to a great trip.  I would highly recommend Slick Dog and Captain Zack.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Very good Captain and helped newbies with patience.
Fishing slowed a little toward end of charter but Zach gave extra effort to hit the spots.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Excellent equipment and captain. We went on a half-day fishing trip with no intended target species, just to catch some fish. The captain put us on to some snapper at the first drop and after that fished two more successful drops. We caught snapper, red grouper(no keepers), and sea bass. In all, I believe we caught around 60 fish!! I would put this charter in the books as a winner! Thanks for the experience.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Zach knows all the spots, is super friendly and helpful, and enjoys what he does. Had the chef at the marina restaurant prepare our catches for lunch, Awesome. Great day, great lunch. We will be back.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, May 22, 2017

Awesome time captain zach was by far the best I’ve ever had.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 17, 2017

My wife and I had a great day on the water with Captain Zach. The boat was comfortable and a dry ride. Zach is the sort of person that after 15 minutes it’s feels like you have known him all your life. Very knowledgeable and put us on fish quickly. The Gag Grouper were out of season but the catch and release was so much fun. We ended the day with a full cooler of sea bass, reds, and Grunts. This will definitely be our go to charter when we visit again. Note communication with Captain Danny a bit sketchy. They need to work on that. But otherwise a wonderful experience

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 13, 2017

We had an amazing time with Captain Zach and Slick Dog Fishing Charter today!!  It was my family’s first time deep sea fishing and Zach was very patient, explaining everything and helping us every step of the way.  He knew exactly where to go, where we had bites as soon as our lines dropped and they just kept on coming!  While our trip was scheduled to leave after noon, Zach had the courtesy of calling us the day before to notify us of the recent high winds blowing in during the early afternoons causing very choppy seas.  For this reason we left a bit earlier (11am rather than 1pm), which was perfect, as at around 2pm the winds picked up and seas got rough, just as Zach said.  He was very knowledgeable of the area and the equipment and even gave us hints for how to prepare the fish once we got home, after he fileted all of our fish upon docking (thank you!!)  It was a trip my family will never forget and we plan to book again soon!  So much fun for myself, my husband and our two boys (ages 15 and 13).  We visited some friends after our trip and brought our days’ catch for dinner, which was more than enough for the 13 people there.  No one could stop gushing over how great the fish tasted!  We can’t wait for our next trip to the area and will be sure to book our next fishing charter trip with Zach and Slick Dog Fishing Charters.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Great captain, great mate, they really put us on the fish.
The tackle needs some upgrading but we all had a blast.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, March 6, 2017

Had so much fun on this trip. Caught upwards of 40 fish and kept 31. Great fishing rods and great crew, highly recommend to anyone looking for a great fishing day!

Fished March 2017

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Danny Deliesseline (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Congrats to Maggie on her big gag grouper! You did really good catching all those fish. Thank you for coming fishing with us!

Went fishing on Saturday, September 24, 2016

Captain not very knowledgeable about the waters.  Nice guy.  Great attitude.  Very helpful.  I believe once his knowledge of the waters increase he will keep the lines tight with the BIG ONES.

David Wills does not recommend Slick Dog Fishing Charters

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Capt Danny and crew provided an awesome fishing experience.

Fished September 2016

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