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It's summer time here in Cedar Key Florida and hot out on the water fishing. Both the fishing and the temperature. The water temp is upwards of 90 degrees F now-a-days also. With a large bimini top up on my 24ft. pontoon boat it's not too bad. A little breeze and some shade goes a long way to keeping us comfortable. With a big redfish on your line, ziggin' and twisting, you don't really care how hot it is. Redfish are showing up all around the usual spots. Oyster bars and the mouths of inlets, tidal streams coming out of the 'back waters'. All the little islands out from Cedar Key have oysters surrounding them. Great fish habitat. The shallow 'flats' are super feeding grounds for many species as they school in from the deeper Gulf of Mexico. Call me at 352-221-5463 and we'll pick a good day and take your crew out and I'll provide all the gear and fillet your catch back at the dock. thanks, Capt. Dan 

   classic angling form


 On another day we caught 12 trout and 1 bluefish



 Above, Lori holds up a beautiful Spanish Mackerel.

 Below is Kate from Alaska with a 26.5in. trout.


  A 4 hour fishing trip for 1 to 5 folks is $350. 5 people is the maximum. I'll provide all the fishing gear you'll need and  fishing license too,then fillet your catch back at the dock so you can eat fresh fish that evening. Call me at 352-221-5463 and schedule a trip. Capt. Dan

 Below is our pontoon boat with lots of room and a new 2014 Yamaha outboard motor.


Above, 6 year old Will Wertenberger stands next to his 22.5in. seatrout as father Nevin holds it for photo.


Above, Fionnuala San Juan makes the Irish proud with her big trout

Come fish with me aboard a spacious 24ft pontoon in the unspoiled fishing grounds of Cedar Key Florida.


everybody catches fish

  Below is your captain holding up a 26.5in redfish.


Stay in luxury overlooking Cedar Key backwaters at 'Old Fennimore Inn'


 A Red too big. We had to release Don Hyland's redfish after this pic. It was 1 in. over the legal limit of 27in.


 Above, Doug Cole of Chiefland, Fl. holds up a 38in. bullred he caught on warm day. A quick picture and measurement and I slipped him back into his world to breed some more. 


Bob Seguin hoists this 40 lb Drum for picture in one of my favorite inshore spots.

Authentic old Florida lodging at Cedar Key Bed and Breakfast