• 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.

We have a stiff NE breeze coming tomorrow according to the NOAA weather forecast and I was glad to troll up some gags today. I had Gilbert, Sherri and Paul on board for the day and grouper was on their menu. The seas' were rocking and rolling for the morning hours and we stayed close to shore and fished some shallow ledges in hopes of scrapping out some grouper. We caught some on bait, but they were all on the short side along with several sharks and the bite was quite slow from spot to spot. Finally, around 1pm I was able to a make a couple mile run to some good hard bottom and troll up some fine gag grouper. Rapala x-rap 20's in the blue mackerel color were the baits of the day and the grouper hit them hard. I had to cancel tomorrows charter with the weather being unfavorable, but I'll be back on the water soon.... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Oct 21 2014

Slow gags, Hot Reds...

Not the hot gag grouper bite like yesterday, but we caught a few. I had Casey on board for the day and we made our run to the rocks. The sea's were up some, so we stayed in the 10ft range like yesterday; but the bite wasn't nearly as hot. I put out a spread of baits and we landed one nice fish around 15lbs, plus several shorts. The sea's calmed around noon and made a jump to the 25ft range. The red grouper action was excellent with lot's of keepers, but unfortunately the season is closed. We didn't have any more gag bites and burned through our baits releasing red grouper. Always a fun time with you bud and look forward to seeing you next time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Oct 20 2014

Homosassa Big Dogs....

A week ago today the trout fishing was fantastic, but today it just wasn't happening. I was out of Macrae's on the Homosassa River fishing Tom and his family Karl and Stephen. The wind was up a bit for the morning hours and we gave it our best trout fishing, as I drove all over the "entire" gulf of Mexico it seemed like. One trout and that was it for a couple hours of fishing. The good news was, the winds layed down around 10:30 and we ran West. I stopped on a shallow rock in 10ft of water and in 20 minutes the guys had six beautiful grouper on ice - some really large ones too. We wrapped up the day and added one red fish to the catch and we headed to the dock. An awesome day grouper fishing and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 18 2014

Crystal River Hot Grouper...

Just about a mirror image to yesterday's charter, but we stayed in a bit shallower to find the gags. Scott, David and Jordan were with me for the day and we made the run offshore. I had plenty of thread fin herring on board, but I always like to catch them on plugs if I can. We sent down the rapala x-raps and the rest is history. The team had an awesome day of catching their limit of grouper, plus some grunts and mackerel on the rocks. I can't thank you all enough for the fun time and here's the team with a fine catch of Crystal River grouper... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Oct 17 2014

Offshore Crystal River...

The weather turn around day for sure, and was it ever pretty. Terry, Jack and David joined me for the day and with calm seas, we made the run offshore Crystal River. I began working some of my shallow locations and it just wasn't happening. The dirty water from yesterdays winds didn't give me any confidence, so we hammered down and made the run to 30ft of water. We sent down the plugs and in less than an hour, the team had their limit. All real nice sized gags and only two shorts. A picture perfect day and I thank you all for the great time...

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Thursday, Oct 16 2014

A pair of Heavy Weights...

Well, the seas have calmed some since the front came through the last two days, but the water sure is dirty. I had Jim, Lenny and Bill on board for the day and we had a grouper charter scheduled, so we gave it a try. The floating grass situation was much better since last week and we were able to make plenty of clean drags. We hit one ledge and the guys had a pair of really big fish over 15lbs. That was it though for the day for grouper and the seas got rough just after noon. We did add a couple trout and mackerel to the mix to end the day and I thank you all for the fun time. Here's Jim with a Crystal River hefty gag grouper... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Oct 11 2014

Homosassa SLOW.....

When the bites hot its hot, but when it's not- it makes for some slow fishing. That was the case across the board for us today at the Homosassa Fishing Club, fishing the Turman party. I had Stewart, Charlie and Lyle on board and we stayed inshore and worked for some trout; before our 12:30 shore lunch. From the shallow flats to the 8ft depth range I covered it all. The guys caught two keeper trout and a bonus keeper gag grouper while jigging for trout. That was it though for keepers, while the by-catch of blue fish, lady fish, sea bass and lizard fish kept it interesting. The afternoon lunch was great and a fun couple days was had by the entire fourteen man group. Here's Charlie with a keeper gag grouper that was a pleasant surprise while on the flats... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Oct 10 2014

Homosassa Offshore....

My team and I made the 20 plus mile trek offshore Homosassa today and we found the red and gag grouper. David, Charlie and Tom were with me for the day and since the shallow water grouper bite has slowed some, I was ready to hit my offshore hot spots. Our first stop was in 32ft of water and "wow," the red grouper were on fire. I beleive we caught 12 keepers that had to be released and not one gag grouper came aboard. I was a bit worried, but our next stop south; produced our limit of gags. Great grouper action and fast and furious action with grunts, sea bass and a bonus trigger fish made the day. I thank you all for the fun time and congratulations on the fine catch... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Oct 08 2014

Holy Mackerel!!!

Hardly a ripple of the gulf today and we had the weather to go offshore. Buck, Norm and Larry were with me for the day and we were offshore bound. I haven't been to the 30ft range in a while, so that was where we targeted the grouper. We sent down the plugs and Norm hooked up with a smoker king fish to get the day going. The grouper turned on for about an hour, as was to be expected before the tide started hauling in. We caught six fine gags, anchored up and added some grunts to the mix then called it a day. Calm seas, beautiful weather and great fishing - it was an awesome day... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Oct 07 2014

Working for them...

If you're a fisherman, you either love the full moon tides or don't. I personally like them for red fishing, but grouper can be a bit tough with the large volume of water moving. However, the bite usually gets good though on the slack periods. Today Clell and Lee joined me for the day and we were able to troll up a quick keeper gag, before we hit the keys for red fish. The red fishing was good today and we did have to work for the keepers we had. Lots and lots of under slot fish kept us busy and it's always nice to see our up and coming red fish in good numbers. A great day with you both as always, and look forward to seeing you next time... Capt. Dan

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