• Captain Dan Clymer
    Captain Dan Clymer

    Crystal River Fishing Charters & Homosassa Charters

    I provide full or half day inshore and offshore fishing charters in the Crystal River and Homosassa areas. I have a lifetime of knowledge on Citrus County's waters and look forward to a memorable day on the water with you.
  • 24 Custom Proline Bay
    24 Custom Proline Bay

    My boat is a custom one of a kind Proline 24 Bay

    I designed it and specially it built for my chartering business right here in Homosassa. It handels the shallow flats and offshore seas with ease and it's an extremely comfortable dry ride. It's powered by the finest; a 225 Mercury Optimax Saltwater series engine.
  • Silver King 16 Signature
    Silver King 16 Signature

    A legendary skiff and "THE" tarpon skiff for fishing the Crystal River & Homosassa River area.

    I have it custom rigged with dual 109 lb thrust 36 volt trolling motors, elevated casting platform and powered by the finest - a 115 Pro XS Mercury Optimax.

It was quite the day before the rain chased us in and the fish were in a " happy" mood. I had Brad, Greg and John on board for the day and we hit it just right. I stuck with what's been working lately and we trolled our way from spot to spot picking up a keeper gag on each location. Bunker colored Rapala x-rap 20's were the baits today and we even landed a 100lb Goliath grouper on one. It's not to common to pick up a Goliath grouper trolling, but when the rod goes off - you think you have king grouper I can assure you. The guys put their sixth fish on ice just as the rain was approaching and we headed back to the marina. A really good day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Sep 28 2014

Crystal River Big Gags...

Well, the one's we landed today were big, but the four that took our plugs - who knows how big they were! A great and special day with my dear friends and clients Mishel, Earl and Jason and today was going to be trolling up some grouper. The gang and I left from Pete's Pier marina just before 8am and by 9am, we had our first 15lb grouper on ice. We covered a bunch of areas today and though the bite wasn't hot and heavy; the ones we did have were really big fish. On four occasions, the fish hit the Rapala x-raps, the drag went off and we just couldn't stop the fish from running back home. " That keeps us coming back though". We had three real nice keepers for our charter and plenty of grouper fingers will be on the dinner table. I thank you all for the good day and always enjoy our trips... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Sep 26 2014

MWI Fishing Trip...

Another fantastic trip for the MWI Veterinarians group held out of the Best Western on Crystal River. Myself and fellow Captains Clay Shidler, Jonathan Hamilton, Randy Hodges, Rick Spratt, Steve Fussell and Don Chancey were the guides. I had the pleasure of having Kevin, Brady and Brandon on board and we trolled up an awesome limit of Grouper. The sea's were up a bit and we had to take our time moving around, but the gags were on the feed. We trolled just a couple locations and we had a fine limit of grouper. As we eased back towards shore, I made a long drift just off the keys and the team added a couple trout to the mix. The other boats all did great as well and everyone had another successful trip. Thank you all again for a great day and look forward to seeing you next year... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 25 2014

Covering Ground...

Not a super hot bite today, but today's team did well and we covered some ground. Mike and Bob joined me for the day and they are new to the area and while we did some fishing; I pointed out some locations and techniques to get them catching fish on their own. We fished from the shallow kelp beds off the channel for trout, the rocks for grunts and snapper and topped off the trip trolling up a keeper gag. The wind and weather haven't been the best the last couple of days and I've canceled some trips; but today was a big improvement. Fall was definitely in the air today and it's going to be a great fall season. I thank you both for a fun day and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Sep 22 2014

Trolling Gags & Red Fish....

We beat the rain back at the dock just by minutes today and the morning action was "AWESOME". Don and Mike joined me today out of Crystal River and we left Pete's Pier Marina just before 8am. I had the trolling rods ready and usually by the 20th of September if the floating grass isn't to bad - it's time to troll. "My favorite way to target gags". We set out the plugs and worked various hard bottom areas and did very well. The first fish was a hefty 17lber and the others were good quality gags. After the guys trolled up their limit, I ran to the back country and free lined some live shrimp to add some red fish to the mix. A great day and I thank you both for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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It has been a fun week fishing the Maddox party at the Homosassa Fishing Club and sadly, today was the last day. John and John were on board with me for the day and we hit a couple spots for red fish to get the day going. We found a keeper and a couple shorts, but I really wanted to find at least one more grouper for the guys to take home. I made a short run to a shallow ledge, anchored up and chummed with some thread fins. It took a little while and the bite was slow to get going. Finally, the grouper woke up and we had a break off, a couple shorts "a surprising red grouper" and a fine keeper gag before we had to be back at the dock at noon. A great couple days and I look forward to seeing you all next year... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Sep 18 2014

Homosassa Grouper....

The day to go offshore!!! Wow, it was like a lake out there today and Joihn and Carter caught some beautiful grouper. The guys and I made the run to about 15ft of water and anchored up on one of my favorite rocks. I began chumming, sent down some thread fin herring and the bite was on. The team caught a fine limit of gag grouper, some tasty mangrove snapper and grunts for the day. I made a drift for some trout on the way in and we caught several shorts, but John came up with the only keeper. Still, we had an awesome day and congratulations on the outstanding catch... Capt. Dan

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A really good day out of the Homosassa Fishing Club with Dr. Coco and John for a day of battling grouper and red fish. Today's trip began targeting red fish on the outer keys using a combination of cut lady fish, pin fish and live shrimp. The red fish bite was good and the guys caught five nice keepers and a few shorts for the morning hours. As the tide dropped out, I made a run to a ledge in 11ft of water and put out a spread of thread fin herring for some grouper. It didn't take long and we were battling some heavy weight gags and the guys did awesome. A fun day and congratulations on a fine catch... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Sep 15 2014

Seafood Platter....

A fine mixed bag today and a great family to enjoy it. Hunter, Patrick and Phillip joined me today out of the Plantation on Crystal River for a day of bending the rod. I had a nice "much needed" weekend off to rest up for another long stretch and today, I was ready to go get them. Targeting some red fish on the outer keys on the outgoing tide started our day and the young boys each caught a keeper before the water dropped out - and then headed offshore. The shallow rocks were on fire with plenty of snapper, grunts, small gags and four nice keeper flounder kept us busy through out the day. A fun time and I thank you all for the great trip. Here's Hunter with one of our beautiful Crystal River flounder.. Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Sep 14 2014

Red Grouper Update!!!

Good news offshore anglers, I just received an email from NOAA fisheries and they extended the red grouper season to Oct.4th. This year the season was to close on Sept. 16th, but based upon updated landings; the season is extended. Red grouper action has been excellent in 30ft-45ft of water. Good fishing.. Capt. Dan

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