Longtime local fishing guide Dan Clymer is undergoing treatment for a rare sarcoma (cancer) on his ankle and is unable to work.
The community is invited to a fundraising benefit fish fry and auction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Sodium Fishing Gear, 7763 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Crystal River. The phone number is 352-794-6199.
Some of the items available for silent auction include fishing trips from local guides, shotguns and a Yeti cooler filled with goodies and merchandise.
Clymer said he’s being treated at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, going through nine weeks of chemotherapy, followed by surgery and radiation.
His last day on the water was April 26, and he hopes to return to his job sometime in August.
“It’s a blessing how everybody has reached out to me and are rallying to help,” Clymer said. “I can’t do my charters right now, so I’ve been able to set up charters with other guides for now.”