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 Hey folks, it's the hurricane season here in Florida and we have a 'WATCH' out for the NW central coast. Thats the Gulf of Mexico side of the state and we here in CedarKey Florida are right in the path of a tropical storm that will turn into a hurricane by the time it reaches us. It's August 31st and the storm should pass over us the next 2 days. I've been prepararing for the storm by picking up around the yard at the house and tying down some outdoor equipment. I cleaned out the gutter on the roof so water could flow freely out and off the roof. The boat and truck are under the steel shed. We've stored away lots of drinking water and food so now we just have to 'hunker down and hang tight'. Its' been windy and choppy on the inshore waters of Cedar Key Florida for 2 weeks and now it's hurricane conditions out there.  I have a trip scheduled for Saturday Sept. 3rd and it just might be calmed down enough to do it. I sure hope so. It won't be stormy forever and we'll be able to get back out around the inshore waters here and catch some fresh fish. September has always been a good time of year for fishing. The water temperature starts to cool down from the hot summer and fish begin to swarm over the 'flats' to feed on all the little critters living in the grass on the sandy bottom. I'm looking forward to it. Give me a call at 352-221-5463 and we'll pick a good day and go fishing. 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.


Go to and click on 'Fishing News' and read my fishing stories and check out the pictures.

  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