• 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.
Wow, was it ever rough out there today. A howling East wind and we definitely had to have our sea legs. Lee and Clell were on board with me for the day and we left from Pete's Pier Marina ready to tackle some trout. I made the run south to the offshore grass patches that have been holding the trout, and we found them. We had nine good keeper trout before the conditions deteriorated so much and chased us inshore. We made a quick drift in 4ft of water just outside Mangrove Pt. and picked up our other keepers to top off out limit. Motor oil DOA jerk baits and bourbon Lil' Johns were today's flavors of the day. We had a couple other species to add to the catch and we called it a day. I thank you guys for the fun time and congratulations on a great catch in "less than favorable" conditions... Capt. Dan
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Sunday, May 26 2013

Homosassa Trout...

A busy Memorial day weekend on the river and I had the pleasure of fishing with fellow Homosassa Guides Association Captains Mark Zorn, Rick Spratt, Fred Lyles, Jody Johnson, William Toney and Eric Toney at the Homosassa Fishing Club. The fishing was pretty good over the couple days, but Saturdays catch was off for me with only a couple keeper trout. The wind was up and making it offshore where the majority of the fish are, was not possible. However, Sunday was a different day and I could make it out to the 10ft depth range and find some quality trout. Peggy and Ford were on board and in just a couple hours of fishing, the crew caught their limit of ten keeper trout and a few sea bass before noon. The group returned to the club island, we prepared a fine shore lunch and then returned back to the flats for another hour of fishing. My team added another trout to the box and lost a hefty red fish to the rocky shoreline before we called it a day. A couple more trout were caught among the other guides and Capt. Zorn's team won the prize with a pair of beautiful red fish to end their day. I thank you all for the fun time and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan
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A fantastic day just offshore Crystal River and Mel and Jerry hit it out of the park. I met the guys at 8am at Pete's Pier Marina and we made our way to the trout grounds. It was a little breezy to make the initial run, so we tried the shallow area's; but had very little success. The winds calmed around 10am and we made our run offshore. In two quick drifts the guys had their limit of quality sized trout and bourbon colored Lil' John's were the bait of choice. After the excellent trout bite, we anchored on one of my favorite rock piles and added a few mangrove snapper and sea bass to top off the charter. What an excellent day and i can't thank you all enough. Here's Jerry and Mel with their fine catch... 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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Friday, May 17 2013

Crystal River Going Deep...

Not to much different it today's report- other then the gulf slicked off and had a slow hour or so of fishing. I had the pleasure of having the Worthington family on board and we made our way offshore once again. A beautiful day working the spotty bottom grass patches and we had excellent mixed bag action. Bourbon colored Lil' Johns and motor oil colored DOAs did the trick. The trout are definitely keying in on shrimp and almost every trout we caught were spitting them up. I can't thank you all enough for such a great time and congratulations on such a fine catch... Capt. Dan
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We made the run to the spotty bottom areas off Crystal River today and the trout were very cooperative. I had two guests from Europe on board today and they experienced not only a beautiful day, but some excellent fishing. The trout action was steady all morning with several keepers coming on board and eventually, we reached our limit of healthy speckled trout. Bourbon colored Lil' Johns and motor oil DOA cal shad tails were the baits of choice. The usual mixed catch of sharks, sea bass, lady fish, etc... kept us quite busy. On the way in we stopped along "the wall" and picked up a keeper red fish to end our trip. I can't thank you both enough for such a great day and I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay. Here's Graham and his wonderful girlfriend with a fine catch... Capt. Dan
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A great day on the big pond with Gary, Jim and Kristi for a full day Crystal River charter. We left from Pete's Pier Marina just before 8am and made our track south off the keys. The tide was quite low and there wasn't much happening after a couple drifts for the first hour. The tide was about to turn around 10am and the breeze was calming, so we made a run to the 10ft range and did some jigging on the early summer time locations. Well, the trout are there and we also picked up a couple flounder and sea bass to add to the mix. Bourbon colored Lil Johns and motor oil DOA jerk baits were the flavor of the day. We wrapped it up just after 2pm and called it a day. I thank you all for the fun time and hope to see you soon... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, Apr 13 2013

Crystal River to Homosassa...

We made the big swing today from the North side of Crystal River to flats off Homosassa. Jack and John were on board today for a full day charter and the guys had some busy action. The lady fish have invaded the area in full force and it was making it difficult to get to the trout. The trout we did catch, were quality fish and all came on glow DOA cal shad tail jigs and bourbon colored MirrOlure Lil' Johns. From the 8ft spotty bottom areas to the shallow flats off the keys, we caught trout in all locations. The guys did a fine job and secured plenty of fillets for dinner. I thank you both for the fun time and look forward to seeing you again soon... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, Apr 06 2013

Waiting on the Wind...

It was a kind of hurry up and wait situation for my crew and I today. I had the Sweeney family on board and we killed some time inshore while we waited for the winds to calm some, so we could run offshore. Today's charter began to a breezy NE wind and we caught some trout on the first couple of drifts, but mostly shorts with a handful of keepers for the first few hours. I was chomping at the bit to make a run to some hard bottom area's that have been very productive lately. Finally after 1pm, the conditions were favorable to run West and I said "here we go". Once at the location, it was some great trout action. Bourbon colored MirrOlure Lil' Johns were the hot color and trout after trout came aboard; with a few macks mixed it. The day finished strong and I thank you all for the great time. Here's my crew with an outstanding catch... Capt. Dan
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Saturday, Mar 30 2013

Crystal River Mixed Bag....

A nice mixed bag today out of Crystal River with Bill and Ryan on board and this father and son team did great. We left from Pete's Pier Marina and began the day offshore on some rock piles jigging for trout. We caught several blue fish right off the bat and they are always a fun fight on light tackle. Along with the blues, we caught some sea bass and mackerel to add to the mix and the trout turned on later. We left the south rocks, ran North and with MirrOlure Lil' Johns in hand; and caught some beautiful trout. I made a quick last minute stop in hopes of finding a red fish, but there no takers today. I thank you both for a fun day and congratulations on a fine catch... Capt. Dan
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