• 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.
I had the pleasure of fishing the Williams' party from Atlanta the last two days, with fellow Homosassa Guide Association Captains Jim Long and William Toney. We fished an afternoon 1/2 day trip yesterday and targeted trout just west of St. Martins Keys. We all averaged around 5 keeper trout and a few shorts to fill out the afternoon. Today we left the dock at 8:30 am and ran out the Little Homosassa river to find choppy conditions and a stiff south breeze. I ran to the north and picked up 6 keeper trout, a mackerel and many shorts to have a busy fish catching morning. The new DOA stark naked color shrimp on the larger egg corks were the bait of choice. High tide today was just after noon and we did red fish for a while, but no keepers just two under slot reds. The rain was coming so we ended the day a little short and I apologize for no pictures. (We were trying to beat the thunder storms). Thanks everyone for a great couple of days and I hope the weather is more favorable for your next visit at the "club"... Capt. Dan
P8180091Wow, what a day! I had my good clients Dave and Bob on board today to target some Crystal River grouper. We left Pete's Pier at 8am sharp and the next stop was to pick up the pinfish trap. Well, there weren't very many pinfish for some reason or another, so we spent the next hour catching some quality grouper baits. Hand sized pinfish, grunts and sand perch filled the live well and I assured the guys these were grouper candy. It was quite rough in the morning, so we trout fished until the seas laid some, and then we made our run out to 15ft. We arrived, anchored up and fish on. The first three baits go hammered and three keeper gags came aboard. The next bite was the big one. Bob hooked up to a Goliath grouper and he had his hands full. He played the fish great and brought it boat side for a couple of pictures. It was in the hundred pound range and released to fight another day. The next cast produced our grouper limit, and we hit one more area inshore and caught some more trout and mackerel. Thanks guys for the memorable day and always look forward to our next charter... Capt. Dan
Monday, Aug 16 2010

Hot Summer Trout Aug 16th 2010

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P8160074I had one of my good friends and clients on board today out of Crystal River. Ron and his grandsons joined me for a full day of loading up on some trout. Ron is UF alumni and had his hands in the making of the original thirst quenching formula, of what is now Gatorade. He asked to put his family on plenty of fish and I delivered. We ran offshore to the deep spotty bottom and had a smorgasbord of species. The keeper trout we had today were all quality fish and no color DOA shrimp out fished another "they all were on fire today". We finished the day with 14 keeper trout and everyone was ready for tonight's fish fry. Thanks everyone for the busy and fun day, and look forward to our next charter... Capt. Dan

Monday, Aug 16 2010

Crystal River 101 Aug 15th 2010

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P8150070I met Brian and Tom at Pete's Pier this morning, to show them how to target trout here in Citrus County. They have recently mover here from down south and I wanted to help them the best I could to find some fish. We covered a lot of techniques from running inshore through the creeks, to the deep grass patches south of Homosassa. DOA deadly combos and a DOA shrimp on a 1/8oz jig head are all thats needed to put trout in the boat. We picked up a couple keepers along the way and plenty of shorts to show the guys how it's done. I really enjoyed the day hearing all the offshore stories they have from the Miami area and talking lobster "which is still fresh in my mind from my recent vacation". Thanks guys and when it starts cooling down we will troll up some grouper. Here are a couple trout from todays trip...Capt. Dan 


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