• 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.

Good to be back on the water with some beautiful weather after the Thanksgiving Holiday and the Smith party was ready to rock. I had Jock, Dave and Carter on board out of the Homosassa Fishing Club and the team jumped right in to grouper mode and trolled up some beautiful gags. We trolled some low profile rocks and in just over an hour, the guys had six fine gag grouper. Next up, we made our run back inshore and found a couple trout in the kelp beds on DOA glow jerk baits. The tide was finally coming in good around 2pm and to end the day, we hit one point to bring home a very nice catch of red fish to top off our Homosassa charter. I thank you all for the fun time and I look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Nov 21 2015

Hot Reds & Gags...

Only a couple hour window for us today to get the trip in; but the fish were on the feed and it was AWESOME. Bob and Nancy joined me for the day and we left the Plantation on Crystal River at 8am to begin hunting red fish. The red fish action was absolutely fantastic and every point we fished produced several. Once again just free lining live shrimp in the mullet schools produced the reds. We could hear the storms in the distance and I knew the rain was approaching; so I made a hard run out to 12ft of water for some grouper. A combination of trolling and casting plugs brought the grouper on board and we headed to the hill just after 12:30pm. A great time with you both as always and enjoy all the fish dinners back in Pennsylvania... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Nov 20 2015

Crystal River Reds & Gags...

Just about a perfect day as one could ask for and Valerie and John had a great one. I met the couple at Pete's Pier Marina, "there was ramp maintenance at the Plantation" and we made our way out. The tide was looking good for red fishing, so we hit a couple outer keys; free lined some live shrimp and did well. Keeping it simple by targeting red fish in the mullet schools produced our best bites. The next plan was grouper land and it was ON. From trolling to casting plugs, we had some stellar action. A fun time with you both and I really look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Nov 19 2015

Grouper in the Rain...

A couple days off for routine maintenance and wear and tear repairs; but back at it today. I had originally cancelled today and it was not a pretty day out there for sure; but I put on the Simms rain gear and my buddy Pat was ready to give it a try. I picked up Pat at his house on the river and made a run to some of my favorite grouper rocks. The sky was dark and it soon began raining, but we hung in there and caught some fine grouper. Natural colored plugs were the flavor of the day for the gags. A fun "wet" day and I thank you for the great time... Capt. Dan

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Monday, Nov 16 2015

Homosassa Hogs & Gags...

My final day ending a four great day fishing extravaganza with Phil and Matt. These last couple days have been quite memorable and the catches, have been fantastic. Today was another awesome trip out of Homosassa and my man Matt was on the hog fish. Matt had the hod rod and brought in six hog fish on hook and line, while Phil was the grouper man today. The weather was absolutely perfect for November and I can't thank you both enough for all the fun times. Here's the crew with a catch to be proud of... Capt. Dan

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Sunday, Nov 15 2015

Appreciation Day....

What another great day on the water with "Uncle" Phil. Today was on me, as we just fished as friends as a thank you for the many trips we've done together. We went plug casting for grouper and did very well. We put three nice keepers on ice pretty quick and caught our fourth fish trolling. The sea's were a little rough, but definitely worth our effort. The afternoon consisted of jerk baiting some shallow hard bottom flats for trout with DOA glow jerk baits and did awesome. Almost all keeper sized trout and lucked into one nice red fish to end our day. A fun relaxing day buddy and I look forward to back to work tomorrow for our final day... Capt. Dan

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Saturday, Nov 14 2015

Cold Front Gags & Trout...

A chilly, windy, day on the big pond and to be honest; a day I would usually cancel but Matt and Phil were ready to give it their all. The team and I left the Plantation on Crystal River at 8:30am and we reached the river mouth to very low water and a steady gusty NE wind. I figured targeting trout would be our best bet and we brought in a couple keepers and quite a few shorts, before I made a run to grouper land. The sea's were rough and I homesteaded the 10ft range for a nice catch of gag grouper. The guys did a combination of casting plugs and trolling to fill out their grouper limit. A fun time as always and a great job on a fine catch... Capt. Dan

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Friday, Nov 13 2015

Crystal River Mix...

One of those special days when everything comes together and I had "uncle" Phil on board for his yearly fall trip. Grouper was our main goal and surprisingly, the sea's were much more favorable than expected. Phil and I did some shallow water plug casting and brought in a limit of gags in 7ft of water and released a few others. Phil loves to eat fish, so I anchored up on a little rock and filled a bucket with grunts for some more tasty treats. The next plan was giving trout a try. He and I made a long drift off they keys and brought 8 fine keeper trout to add to the days total. One more stop to go, and a couple red fish bent the rods to finish off this amazing Crystal River charter. I always enjoy our days fishing bud and great job on a great catch... Capt. Dan

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Thursday, Nov 12 2015

Beautiful Offshore....

Without a doubt, the most picture perfect beautiful day one could ask for and Clell and Lee were able to experience it. We left the Plantation on Crystal River to very foggy conditions, but once we reached the Mangrove Pt. area, it was smooth sailing offshore. The guys and I targeted the 28ft area today and with glass calm conditions, we had a awesome catch. A limit of gag grouper, a big king Mack, several grunt and a hog fish filled out the day. I bottomed fished today, as the grass was just to thick to drag plugs. On the way back inshore, I was reluctant to red fish as it was so slow yesterday; but we hit one little pocket and brought in four fine slot sized red fish to end the day. A perfect day and I thank you both as always for the fun time... Capt. Dan

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Wednesday, Nov 11 2015

Veterans Day Grouper...

A very special Veterans Day with Rick and Larry and the grouper bite was awesome. Today was my annual grouper trip with the team and it was fabulous. We trolled some various ledges with Rapala CD 14's and brought in four beautiful gag grouper. Larry had big fish honors with one almost 20lbs and it put up a fantastic battle. The inshore scene was a bit slow and we caught a couple under slot red fish, with one making the grade. A fun day with you both and enjoy the grouper dinners... Capt. Dan

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