• 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.

Excellent grouper action just a ways offshore and once again, I had the weather to head West. Bob, Nancy, Bill and David joined me for the day and after a quick stop to catch a red fish, we ran offshore. The mangrove snapper and grunts started our day and the bite was quite good with some fine snapper bending the rods. Live shrimp on Hank Brown jig heads were the baits of choice and they always produce well. The seas were calming and we headed to some low profile rocks I haven't been to in a while and did great. The bite started out slow, but as the tide picked up the gags lit up. The team caught a fine catch of grouper and what a great day. I thank you all for the fun time and look forward to seeing you next time... Capt. Dan

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Wow ... What a day! The winds calmed down and we were able to make it offshore and find the grouper. As bad as I wanted to make it offshore yesterday, it was just to rough and today the weather was in our favor. Rick, Blake and Mario were with me for the day and we hit it out of the park. After a bait stop inshore, we headed west to the grouper grounds and it was awesome. Gags and red grouper were on the same structures and the bite was on. The team caught an awesome limit and I was glad to be a part of the day. Thank you all for the fun time and I look forward to our next Crystal River charter... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Aug 29 2014

Gags, Grunts & Mangos....

A little bumpy out there today on the big pond, but we made a good day of it and had a fine catch. William, John and Cooter were on board with me for the day and we were set to tackle some gag grouper. The winds were up for the morning and after a bait stop on the flats, we hit one of my favorite ledges. The gags were on the feed with the out going tide and we turned one real nice keeper - but a handful of break offs got the best of us on that spot. The rest of the shallow water grouper day was a bit slow with short gags coming aboard and the big ones just didn't want play. The team did catch a nice box full of mangrove snapper and grunts to ensure a fine fish fry for the evening. I thank you guys for the fun time as always and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Aug 27 2014

Homosassa Mix...

A big mix today in Homosassa and we had a slam and then some... I had the pleasure of having Tony, Donna, Chris and Beth on board and we caught the whole spectrum. Trout on DOA deadly combos began our trip just off the keys, but I'll tell you the water is extremely dirty from the high winds from the previous days. With a couple trout in the box, we made a run to the rocks and the water clarity was even worse. I had to fish off my numbers, mark the rocks and fish accordingly. The snapper and grunt bite was great though and a couple grouper kept us busy as well. To end the day on the incoming tide, we hit the outer keys and caught some fine red fish to top off the day. A great day and it was good to see some nice weather again. Thank you all for the great time and here's Chris and Beth with a Homosassa snook... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Aug 23 2014

Homosassa Red Grouper....

Another good day on the grouper grounds with the Stribling party and we found the red grouper again. For those of you that don't know, we've had a red tide offshore this year in the deeper region and it has pushed the red grouper in shallow. I've been targeting the 25ft range and the red grouper action has been unbelievable. Cut thread fin herring and live pin fish have been the baits and they have worked fantastic. On today's trip we had a 1pm shore lunch on schedule, so we made a quick run offshore and caught some fine grouper. The shore lunch was awesome with fried grouper, red fish, grunts and snapper. Two great days of fishing and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Aug 22 2014

Homosassa Heavy Weights...

Wow!!! A big haul today offshore Homosassa and the grouper bite was on. I was at the Homosassa Fishing Club fishing the Stribling party with my great friends Capt. Mark Zorn, William Toney and Rick Sprat and we all had an awesome day. I took my crew offshore to the 30ft range and the red grouper bite was unbelievable. We caught close to twenty keeper sized red grouper and some fine gags for the day. A combination of live pin fish and cut thread fin herring were the baits of the day. Slick cam conditions made for an easy ride offshore and I thank you all for the great day. Here's Yancey, Keith and David with a fine catch of grouper... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Aug 21 2014

Crystal River Shallow Rocks....

A good day on the shallow rocks, but those big grouper whipped us today. I had Joe and Casey on board for the day and the guys did great. Catching pin fish began our trip and with a live well full of goodies, we headed west. I stopped on a ledge that's been covered over with mangrove snapper and once again they were there. Live shrimp kept the rods bent with snapper, grunts, lady fish, jacks and small gags. The team caught their limit of mango's and we headed to a couple grouper spots. We were able to turn a nice keeper, lots of shorts and numerous big dogs broke us off. That's grouper fihsing in shallow water and hopefully we'll turn them next time. Thank you both for the great day and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Aug 18 2014

Homosassa Offshore....

An unbelievable day at the Homosassa Fishing Club with some huge catches back at the dock. Myself and fellow Captains Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt, William Toney, Jim Long and Jonathan Hamilton had the pleasure of having the Smith party and the group loaded up. Ed and Von were with me for the day and we had an excellent catch. Limits of Gag and Red grouper, several grunts and snapper, Spanish mackerel and a couple trout topped off our big haul. The other boats had some excellent catches as well and this team is definitely taking back home for fine fillets. I thank you all for the excellent day and here's my team with today's excellent catch... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Aug 17 2014

Offshore Surprises....

A big group today out of the Plantation on Crystal River with fellow Captains Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt, Clay Shidler, Zach Hoffman and Kelly Kofmehel. We had the pleasure of fishing the ATS company and they did awesome. Great catches of red fish, snook, grouper, Spanish mackerel, black drum, flounder and grunts were brought back to the dock. My team did great with some red fish, a limit of mangrove snapper and a couple offshore surprise snook to fill out the day. A great day for the entire group and I thank you all for the fantastic day.... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Aug 16 2014

Hello Sunshine....

An awesome mixed bag today out of Crystal River with Jason and Deanna on board and it sure was good to be in the sunshine. I picked up the couple at the Plantation on Crystal River and we began the day targeting red fish. Our first stop produced four nice keepers and then the dolphins showed up and shut us down. With a fine of red fish on live shrimp, we made our way west and anchored down on some ledges. Grunts, mangrove snapper, lady fish and mackerel kept us busy while we sent down live shrimp on knocker rigs. The action was great, but I wanted to try a favorite spot to add a grouper to the mix. So, we made a couple mile run and found the gags. The grouper bite was excellent and we were able to turn three fine keepers,  plus a couple got the best of us as well. A fantastic day with finally some great weather - I thank you both for the great time... Capt. Dan

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