• 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.
Saturday, Jul 27 2013

Homosassa Rocks!!!

We made the trip offshore today and the grouper are stacked in the 20ft range. David, Scott and Andrew were on board with me today at the Homosassa Fishing Club and we skipped the scalloping, and ran West. A little bit of a bumpy West wind made us take a couple stops inshore, but when we finally reached the 20ft range it was on. The shallower rocks did produce some grouper, cobia, grunts and snapper, but the grouper were on the short side. Once we anchored up, we sent down some frozen threadfin herring and in short order, the guys had their limit. Only a couple break offs and sharks to contend with today, but the surprising thing was the grouper wanted the dead bait. We tried some live pinfish and I couldn't beleive it, no takers. A great couple days and the other Capts. on the trip did outstanding as well with scallops, red fish, trout, and a couple grouper. Thank you all for the fun time and here's my crew with today's catch... Capt. Dan
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Friday, Jul 05 2013

Crystal River 1/2 Day...

A 1/2 day Crystal River charter with the Paul family and was it ever busy. The scallopers are here in huge numbers and this time of year just coming in and out of the river can be a chore. To try and the beat the crowds, I picked up the guys at their house on the Crystal River and we left just after 7am. Our first stop was drifting the kelp grass patches in the Salt River area and we had some action. The first cast of the day produced a hefty cobia and a couple trout and jacks soon followed. DOA deadly combos rigged with the new blood worm colored MirrOlure Lil' John was the bait of choice. The tide was running in and before our trip was over we tried a couple red fish points. The guys had them on, but the sharp oyster bars I've been fishing got the best of us again. A good morning of fishing and it was great to get one more charter in before I head out West. I thank you all for the fun time and here's John with the first cast of the days fish... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, May 18 2013

Homosassa Variety...

An action packed day for sure out of the Homosassa Fishing Club and I joined my good friend Capt. Mark Zorn fishing the Hansen party. I had Richard and Jerry on board for the day and the guys had the hod rods. We made our quick run offshore to about 8ft of water and the trout bite was on. We had out limit of fifteen trout by 11am and even released a few others. With red fishing really not being all that fantastic at the time and the tide running out; we opted to go rock jumping. We jigged an assortment of different rocks and had a nice variety. Sea bass, keeper sized gags, cobia, flounder etc... were keeping us busy for the afternoon. It was a perfect day and I can't thank you both enough. Here's both teams with our catches for the day... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, May 11 2013

Crystal River Offshore...

I'm telling those grouper "watch out, only two months to go" before the season opens. David and Steve joined me today out of Crystal River and they wanted to experience some hard fighting fish. I suggested cobia and grouper and the guys said "great, lets do it". Cobia was going to be our first target and once we anchored on our structure, we caught three just under keeper sized cobia to start the day. Free lined live pin fish was the bait of choice for the cobia. With some great pictures and the guys ready for some grouper; we made a couple mile run, anchored and FISH ON. We caught and released eleven keeper sized gags to 16lbs and had our lines busted a couple times as well. We called it a day a little early and the guys couldn't have been more happier. Here's David with the big grouper of the day released, to be caught again in July... Capt. Dan
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Just a scouting trip today with my good friend Matt to see whats going on around the cobia structures. We checked some channel markers, wrecks and saw a couple cobia and quite a few tripletail. No big cobia today, but we did land one in the 30" range to put a bend in the rod. Keep on the look out if you're on the water, more and more will be coming every day... Capt. Dan
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Day two of the Homosassa Fishing Clubs Watson party and I had the Calhoun family on board for our 1/2 day charter. Leaving the club dock at 8am, we began the day with a couple nice slot red fish that fell to some free lined live shrimp. Not much of a tide today, but enough to cover the rocks and allow a little time red fishing. Our next stop was the "Chazz" kelp beds and the trout bite was slow, due to no wind and absolute slick calm conditions. When the breeze kicked in, so did the trout bite and a few keepers made their way in to the cooler. For today's surprise, Wade caught a nice cobia on a cork rig, which gave a hard fight to end our morning. I thank the entire group for a fun couple of days and we'll see you on your next visit... Capt. Dan
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Thursday, Jul 05 2012

Homosassa Cobia & Grouper...

It was another hot one today offshore Homosassa and we caught a nice mixed bag of Cobia, grouper, sea bass and trout. Bill, Christy and Andy joined me today out of Macrae's and we were offshore bound to find some hard fighting grouper. We made a quick stop at the Bonnie the bait lady to fill the live well full of pin fish to start our day and our next stop was anchoring up on some ledges and fighting some grouper. The grouper action was good in the 17ft range and another nice cobia surprised us for an added bonus for our trip. While offshore we also tried for some deep water trout and caught quite a few, but only one keeper was added to the mix. I thank you all for the fun time and sticking it out in the hot conditions. Here's Christy with her first cobia and congratulations... Capt. Dan
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It was a great feeling to anchor up once again, send down some live pin fish and watch the rods double over. Today was my first of many upcoming charters for the gag grouper season and Bill and Sheena started it off with a bang. I picked the couple up from their home on the river and started the day filling the live well with an assortment of frisky baits. Our next stop, was anchoring up on some shallow ledges and the grouper were on location waiting. We caught several gags and lost a few heavy weights that we just couldn't turn around in time; and they broke off. Bill had a good fish on and to our surprise a beautiful keeper cobia was on board as an added bonus. The offshore bite was the best today and our couple of stops inshore produced only a few fish with the extreme high flood tide. I thank you both very much for the fun day and always look forward to our future charters... Capt. Dan
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Wednesday, Jun 20 2012

Trouting in the Wind...

Another breezy day on the flats out of Crystal River and Mark Sr. and Mark Jr. were ready to give it a try. I picked the guys up from their home on the Crystal River and we were off to find some trout. The wind was howling out of the East and made the conditions challenging once again. We toughed it out and had a decent catch of trout for the day with seven nice keepers and a mixed catch of cobia, Spanish mackerel, blue fish, lady fish etc... to fill out our day. I'll be glad when the weather straightens out and allows us to get back offshore to where the majority of the fish are. Thank you both for the great time and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan
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Another request for an offshore charter and I was anxious to take Gary, John and Brad out of Crystal River. Cobia again was our offshore species for the day and after a very productive stop at the "bait bar", we were all set to target some cobia. We arrived at our destination and shortly after anchoring up and chumming, we were greeted by several large brown bombers. It was fast and furious action, with a couple fish on at a time and on today's charter; we landed 7 out of 8 cobia for our end of the day total. As an added bonus, a couple hefty gag grouper and Spanish Mackerel graced us, and I thank you all for the wonderful time. Here's the crew with a couple of the keeper cobia and enjoy the tasty fillets... Capt. Dan
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