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  Not too hot here in Cedar Key Florida yet. Its' only May 24th. In the morning around 8 or 9am its' really beautiful out floating over some  grassy 'flats' and snatching up plump speckled trout. Nice and comfortable. Light winds, calm seas. There are redfish 'patrolling' the edges of the oyster bars. They're looking for something to eat. This time of year there are many species of fish scouting around for food. They are feeding as the tide rises and the schools of fish find their way out of the Gulf of Mexico and up and onto the shallow waters of Cedar Key Fl. Lots of bait fish to attract  'em. We're seeing big schools of mackerel and jack crevalle crashing thru small fish at the surface. Birds slammin' down from the air. You never know what you'll see staring out over miles of open water. It's a great thing. Call me up at 352-221-5463 and we'll pick a good weather day and cruise out among the keys of Cedar Key Florida on my 24ft. pontoon boat and catch your own fresh fish. I'll fillet 'em all 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, Wynnette holds up a 23.5in. Redfish


  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.


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  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