• 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.
Friday, Oct 11 2013

Homosassa Big Haul....

Quite the catch today out of Homosassa and myself and fellow Homosassa Guides Association Captains Mark Zorn, William Toney and Rick Spratt had a good one. My crew was Lyle, Tom and Chuck and these gentlemen had a fine mixed bag of grouper, trout, sea bass, grunts and Spanish Mackerel. Slick calm seas made for easy running and we were able to do a little bit of everything. The other guides did fantastic with big mixed bag catches too and Capt. Toney did outstanding bringing in his limit of trout. It's always a special day when the fishing is this good and I thank you all for the great time. Here's the Turman party with an impressive day on the water... Capt. Dan
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A comfortable day on the Nature Coast with Len, Karen and Bill being my guest for the day and we caught some fish. Leaving from Pete's Pier Marina at 8am, there was just enough tide to stop and hopefully find red fish or two. We pulled up to a key with plenty of mullet activity, a steady outgoing tide and found a couple small red fish. No keeper sized again, but fun all the same. The next stop was pulling out the cork rigs and finding a couple trout. The action was fair with trout, sea bass, lady fish, blue fish and several lizard fish. DOA deadly combos rigged with bourbon Lil' Johns put the keepers in the cooler. To end the trip, we tried a couple passes to troll up a grouper, but the floating grass on the inshore locations fouled the plugs and is here to stay until we get a good NE cold front or two. A fun day and I always enjoy fishing with you all... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, Sep 07 2013

Team Reel Adrenaline...

A fantastic day out of the Plantation on Crystal River and I had some special guests on board. I had the husband and wife team of Reel Adrenaline energy drinks on board and they had a day. Steve and Amber did a great job from a variety of species on the rock piles to jigging up a fine catch of trout. The bite was great all day and even though it was a little bumpy in the morning, the afternoon calmed down nicely. Live shrimp on the rock piles brought in the snapper, grunts, jacks and grouper. While the Mirrolure Lil' Johns tackled the trout, sea bass, cobia and blue fish. On the way home, I made a quick stop in the Salt River and Steve added a fine red fish to end the day. I thank you all for great time and please give Reel Adrenaline energy drinks try. They taste great and keep you going strong through out the day... Capt. Dan
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An action packed day in the creeks, flats and near shore rock piles on today's Crystal River charter. I had Kay, Bill and Tommy on board and we had a fantastic day. To start the day we had a little and "I mean a little" bit of tide to work with to find a red fish. Luckily we found the right point and each of the guys caught some beautiful slot sized reds on free lined live shrimp. The water was getting supper skinny with the NE wind, so we did a combination of drifitng the flats for trout and anchoring on a rock pile to fill out the day. The trout action was Ok with a couple keepers, shorts and a bonus pompano, but the snapper fishing was superb. An easy limit on mangos made their way in the boat and another great day in the books. I thank you all for the fun time and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan
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Sunday, Aug 11 2013

Crystal River Variety...

A fun day with Jen, Sam and Robert on board and they caught a little variety. Leaving from Pete's Pier Marina at 8am, we had just enough tide to find a quick red fish. We pulled up to one of my favorite rocky points and immediately hooked up. The team did great right off the bat and free lining live shrimp, they caught red fish, flounder and snapper. The tide was getting low and for some sure fire action, we ran to the rocks and kept the rods bent. Grunts, numerous snapper, sea bass and grouper filled out the afternoon and everyone caught plenty of fish. A great time with a great family and I look forward to seeing you all again. Here's Jen with a fine gulf flounder... Capt. Dan
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Wednesday, Aug 07 2013

Crystal River Sampler....

What a day!!! Grouper, snapper, sea bass, grunts and red fish all by 1pm. I had Bill and Richard on board for today's Crystal River Charter and they had a day to remember. We left from Pete's Pier Marina just after 8am and made our way to the rocks. Great action with snapper, grunts and sea bass on a live shrimp with an 1/8th oz Hank Brown jig head was the bait of choice. With a good catch started, I made a quick stop on a shallow ledge on the way in and the team added a beautiful grouper to the mix. Only one grouper bite for us today, but the tide was running in and just getting right for trying our luck for a red fish or two. Well, the red fish bite was on and three perfect sized reds made thier way on board to top off the day. I thank you both for an excellent time and always look forward to our charters... Capt. Dan
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Still tough fishing right now with the hot water temperatures, big tide and the bait shops out of shrimp, but we managed to catch a little variety. Today's guests were Bill, Christy and Adam and we spent most of the day jumping from grass patch to grass patch catching a few trout. We would hit a little group here and there, but we encountered mostly shorts and only a couple keepers. We left the trout grind and tried our luck on a couple rock piles and caught some beautiful sea bass, a few grouper and a grunt to add to the mix. With two hours of the tide coming in, we made a couple last minute stops on a few red fish points. We sure had them on, but the oyster bars got the best of us today. I thank you all fun time and always look forward to our charters. Here's Adam and his great grandpa Bill with a couple of today's trout... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, Jun 22 2013

Crystal River, Slow Bite...

One day they are biting like crazy and the next, well I'll just say it was a bit of a slow one. Pete, Jeff and George was on board with me today out of Pete's Pier Marina and we definitely had to work for them. I made the run offshore to the trout grounds and we caught a couple, but not steady at all. We did get in to a large school of jacks and bluefish to keep the rods bent and landed well over a dozen to add to the mix. A couple more trout here and there but with the big tide rushing in, the feed was not on. Before we called it a day, I made a couple stops inshore and we found a nice red fish to end the day. Not a banner trip with big numbers of keepers, but a lot of fun and I really enjoyed having you guys on board. Here's George with the red fish that saved the day... Capt. Dan
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I made the run on today's Crystal River Charter to some of the deepest trout areas I target and they sure are there. I had Lee, Clell and Aaron on board out of Pete's Pier for the day and we headed West. Hot water temperatures in the uppers 80's mean a slow presentation and really, your're dragging your baits. We loaded up with MirrOlure lil' Johns and worked various grass patches from 10ft to 17ft of water. I can't begin to tell you how many short trout we caught, but I know it was well over a hundred and more sharks than I care to mention as well. We did manage several nice keepers before the gulf slicked off and we had to cool down. I made a long run to try and find a tarpon to end the day and we found them immediately. They were happily rolling and we had one on for about 20 seconds before the hook pulled. The storms were coming, so we called it a day just before 3pm. I thank you guys as always and look forward to our next charter... Capt. Dan
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Thursday, Jun 13 2013

Crystal River, Deep Grass...

We were off to the deep grass patches on today's charter with Chris on board, and we did fine. I picked up Chris at his home on the Crystal River and we tried a few places in hopes of finding a tarpon this morning, but no signs for us today. With no tarpon showing themselves, we throttled down and ran offshore. Loaded with bourbon colored MirrOlure Lil' Johns on hand, we targeted the spotty bottom grass patches in 10ft of water to find our trout. We had a lot of variety of species including, red and gag grouper, sea bass, sheepshead, lady fish, sharks etc... to keep us busy. We called it a day just after 2pm and I thank you for the fun time... Capt. Dan
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