• 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.
Sunday, Dec 14 2014

Offshore Inventory...

A picture perfect day offshore Crystal River with Hazel and Bill on board again and we had a ball. This was a catch and release trip, so I was just as excited as they were, " I was wanting to check on the grouper". We trolled over just a couple spots and the gags were hitting just about every pass. We released some fine ones over the 10lb mark and then mixed it up on some rocks for a little variety. A couple more grouper, sheepshead and some real nice sea bass filled out our afternoon - it was a great time. I thank you both and I look forward to seeing you next time... Capt. Dan

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What a year for the 2014 gag grouper season. This was without a doubt the best year I've ever experienced and the population is extremely healthy and strong. I thank all my clients for the many special days we had and the great memories we made. Only a handful of charters we didn't get our limit and this was due to the weather conditions and breaking off some "big ones". I look forward to next year and I usually book up months in advance, so soon as we know the upcoming season- I would be honored to have you all on board..... Today though, was the last day for the state waters grouper season and yesterday was the last for the Federal waters (9miles on out). I had my wife Becky on board for our second annual season closure and had an awesome day. She trolled up a awesome limit of hefty gags and on the last spot we fished, we had a dozen follow up the last fish to "say good bye". A great day and I thank you all again. Now let's catch some trout, red fish and sheepshead... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Dec 01 2014

Family Day Gags....

A little bit choppy out there for the morning hours, but the afternoon was smooth as glass. Today I had my wife Becky out for our annual grouper run trip. I generally take a day or two off at the end of the season for the family and add some fillets for the freezer. The grouper bite was good for us trolling and we fished from 15ft to 28ft of water. Just two days to go before the season ends, and then I'll be ready for some inshore and sheepshead fishing. Here's Becky with the big fish of the day... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Nov 30 2014

Good to be Back Offshore!!!!

It sure was good to be back offshore and thank you all for hanging in there with the lack of reports. The last two weeks weather wise has been terrible for the grouper season and the inshore has been fair with the cold water. I did fish the Homosassa Fishing Club the last two days and I'm sorry, but didn't have anything to report. Myself and several other guides caught fish, but everything was on the short side; except for Capt. Z and he found a pair of nice keeper red fish in the river. Today however, was absolutely perfect and I was able to make the run offshore and troll up some gags. I had the Russell family on board and in a matter of seconds, we had a grouper on. The rest of the day was just as good and in two locations, we had our six fish limit. I anchored and added some grunts to the mix and the team had an awesome day. Thank you all for the fun time and look forward to seeing you soon... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Nov 15 2014

Crystal River Trolling Gags...

It was day two with the West family and Tom and his dad Herbert had a ball. The weather was much more favorable today and we were able to spend more time tackling some grouper. However, I took a minute and a quick stop in the river to catch a couple snook before we headed West. After a couple small fun sized snook, we made our run to 20ft of water and put out the plugs. I stayed off Crystal River today and even though the water is dirty, we trolled up a fine limit of gags. They were wanting natural colors and only one came on a orange Rapala x-rap 20. To end our trip, I anchored up on a small rock and found some early arrival sheepshead and a few grunts to wrap up our day. I thank you both for a fun couple of days and look forward to seeing you soon... Capt. Dan

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I'm not a weather man, but I believe it's going to be a chilly winter. Today was a cold one for sure, but Tom and Herbert bundled up and we went for a ride. I began the day with the father and son team and we caught a couple river snook to get the day going. We had one nice slot fish on, but chewed through the leader and the others were in the 15"-20" range. Next, we hit the gulf and in the choppy conditions; we were able to troll up a pair of gags. A hard effort to catch some, but we made it happen. Thank you both for the great time and look forward to our next trip... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Nov 13 2014

Flat Calm Grouper...

What a day! Calm sea's, cleaner water and the gags were feeding aggressively. I had my good friends and clients on board; Clell, Lee and Roy for the day day and it was awesome. Not a ripple on the gulf and it was smooth sailing to our destinations. The team did fantastic trolling up a beautiful limit of gags and our next step was anchoring down and catching some grunts. The grunts were hammering the shrimp and it was three on at a time. Roy had the lucky rod and landed a beautiful hog fish to add to the catch. A great day and I thank you all for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Nov 12 2014

Trolling & Bottom Fishing...

Yesterday was about a tough a day as I've ever had. I tried everything I could, but just couldn't make anything happen. Dirty water and rough sea's, it was challenging. Today however, the sea's calmed and we were able to find some clean water and happy grouper. Mike and Jesse were with me for the day and we trolled up a pair of fine grouper and bottom fished some too. The bite was really good and we actually found a new spot I'm looking forward to getting back to soon. Thank you both for the fun time and look forward to seeing you all soon... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Nov 10 2014

Choppy Trolling...

A choppy one today on the big pond, but Chick and Larry hung in there and trolled up a fine limit. I met the guys just before 8am at Pete's Pier marina and we made our way offshore. As bad as I wanted to make it out the 25ft range, it just wasn't going to happen. So, we stayed in the 10ft range and trolled over various rocks and ledges. We would catch one or two on each spot and soon enough, there was four in the box. A quick anchor on a rock to add a sheepshead and a couple grunts to the cooler; then we called it a day. Thank you both for the great time and congratulations on your first groupers... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Nov 08 2014

Overcast Gags...

Cold and overcast was the weather for the day and the gags were hungry. I had Mishel, Earl and Dan on board for the day and we made our way to about 15ft of water and put out the plugs. I had to cancel yesterdays trip from the high winds of the cold front coming through, but today was much better. The gulf water clarity is still extremely dirty off Crystal River, so you have to do a bit of running to find some cleaner water. When you hit the color change, the fishing has been excellent. Orange Rapala CD plugs were the baits of the day and I can't thank you all enough for the fun time...

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