• 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.
Thursday, Jul 24 2014

Back on the River...

As you all probably know, this past Wyoming trip was the best yet and it was sure sad to say good bye. However, today I was back on the big pond and Drew and Carey had a great day. We ran offshore and did some grouper digging for today's Crystal River charter and the guys did well. The team loaded up the live well full of pin fish and we ran West. We fished the 18ft to 20ft range and found the gags. We were able to turn a couple, but the usual break offs got the best of us for the majority of the fish. Another surprise was landing a hefty snook in 20ft of water that hit a pin fish on a bottom rig. A fun day, but a hot one for sure and I thank you both for the great day. Here's Drew with a fine gag from today's trip... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Jul 03 2014

Homosassa Rocks...

An offshore trip out of Homosassa today with the Athens family for their second charter and they did fantastic. I picked up the crew at their river house and we headed West. It was a smooth ride to the grouper grounds for a while, but by mid morning it got white capping and bumpy. The action was great for grunts and snapper on live shrimp, while the gags came aboard using thread fin herring. We hung in their as long as we could, but the conditions finally chased us in. A great couple days with you all and I look forward to seeing you every year... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Jul 02 2014

Shallow Rocks.....

A really good day on the shallow rock piles with Bill, Gary and Jerry and the guys loaded up. The gulf is quite warm with water temperatures in the mid 80's and for sure fire action, we hit the rocks to catch some groceries. I anchored up tide of the rocks, sent down some live shrimp on Hank Brown jig heads and the bite was on. Great action of snapper, grunts, grouper and a Spanish mackerel filled out our morning before it got to hot. A box full of fine eating fish and we called it a day. I thank you all as always for the fun time and I look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Tuesday, Jul 01 2014

Gag grouper season Opens!!!

The 2014 gag grouper season opened today and it was fantastic. I had the Athens family on board and they were ready for some grouper digging. We left from Pete's Pier just before 8am and headed West. A stop on the flats to load the live well with pin fish and we ran to the 18ft range. We bottom fished some ledges and the gags are there. We brought aboard some beautiful grouper and had several get the best of us too. A picture perfect day and I thank you all for the great time. Here's Tony with a fine Crystal River grouper... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Jun 07 2014

Crystal River Inside & Out....

A great day with some great friends! Johnny, Robyn and Vickie joined me out of Pete's Pier Marina for a day of what ever we can catch kind of day, and we had a little variety. We left the marina at 8am and with plenty of tide and we hit the points to find a red fish or two. I put the team on a couple keepers on the lower slot end and had several larger fish all around, but just wouldn't eat. Our next stop was the shallow rocks to pull on a grouper or two and are they ever there. We cast a few plugs and caught some real nice keeper sized gags, a cobia and never left 7ft of water. The floating grass was a bit of a pain, but a clean drag resulted in a grouper. The trout bite for the afternoon was just about non existent for us and only a couple shorts filled out the last of our trip. A fun time and it's always a blast to check on the extremely strong gag grouper population. Here's a fine gag we caught and released to see again come July 1st... Capt. Dan

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It isn't very often I wish for wind, but we sure could have used a little today. Richard, Tommy and Adam were on board with me today out of Crystal River and we made our way back offshore. "NOT" a ripple on the big pond made it a bit tough to cover some water, but we moved around little by little and did well. Several trout, sea bass, grouper, flounder, sharks and lady fish filled out out drifts and we had plenty of action. Once again the root beer Lil' Johns did their job on 1/8th oz jig heads. We released another fine gag grouper and had a hefty cobia interested on a jerk bait, but wouldn't commit. I thank you all for the fun time and look forward to seeing you in the future... Capt. Dan

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Monday, May 05 2014

Homosassa Offshore Trout...

Happy Cinco de Mayo, and what a great day it was. I was at the Homosassa Fishing Club with my great friend Capt. Mark Zorn and we had the pleasure of fishing the Craft party. Calm seas and a light breeze made for ideal conditions drifting offshore to find some trout. We teamed up and drifted the spotty bottom areas West of Homosassa in the 8ft range and had some great action. Both boats had a fine limit of trout, several sea bass and even caught and released some keeper sized gags. Root beer MirrOlure Lil' Johns were the baits today and I can't thank you all enough for the great time. Here's the gang with today's catch... Capt. Dan

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A special treat for me today and I had my first charter with some over seas clients on board. I met the group at the Plantation on Crystal River and we made our way to the flats. (The guys introduced their names, but please excuse me, I can't remember)..... Well, I kept it simple for fishing, anchored up on a couple rock piles and chummed in some macks. The tide was pretty weak going out, but we had a nice variety of mackerel, grouper, sea bass, lady fish and sharks. The gang enjoyed every minute and I made some great memories for them. I thank you all for the wonderful time and I hope to fish with you in the years to come... Capt. Dan
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Thursday, Mar 20 2014

Crystal River Steady Action...

A pretty incredible day offshore Crystal River and Sharon, Bill and Pam got to experience it. I picked up the gang at Pete's Pier Marina a little after 8am and headed West. The forecast was calling for very favorable conditions, but the winds picked up a bit and it was choppy with a good swell mixed in. We toughed out the ride, anchored on one break and it was ON! Evey drop produced a sheepshead, grunt or grouper and I was a busy boy. The team had to bring a bunch of fish in to feed the big family in town and I think they did just that. With a box full, we called it a day and even picked up a bonus triple tail on a buoy to top off the trip. I thank you all for the excellent day and congratulations on an outstanding catch... Capt. Dan
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Tuesday, Mar 11 2014

Crystal River at its Best....

What a day!!! An excellent group trip today with some of my best friends Capt's. Mark Zorn and Rick Spratt and we fished the Killebrew party. My team was Brad, Bob and Tim and we ran offshore for the day. Excellent sheepshead action, with the big fish of the year being caught weighing over 10lbs. The grouper were active as we landed several for catch and release photos and some bonus species. Brad caught a huge black drum and Bob landed a very cool trigger fish. The other boats did fantastic on trout, macks and a pompano. A really fun day and I thank you all for the great time. Here's the end of the day total, and the group is going to have one heck of a fish fry... Capt. Dan
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