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    Hey folks, it's June 8, 2022 and it's hot already. Out on the water the temps are slightly cooler. With a little breeze and 

 my Bimini top opened up, it feels pretty good. Floating along on my 24ft. pontoon boat angling for speckled trout and redfish is what keeps me busy here in Cedar Key Florida. On the Northwest coast of Florida at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico is Cedar Key Florida. A small waterfront community that hasn't changed too much over the years. A fishing community. Real nice habitat for many species of fish. Good clean bottom. Square miles of 'flats'. Healthy grass and oyster bars everywhere. Keyes with mangroves covering them, birds flying everywhere. It's a nice day when you catch a few trout and a redfish then take them home and eat em' for dinner. Fresh.  I can take 5 fishin' folks out on my pontoon for 4 hours or so for $400 and provide all the gear you need,( if you have a favorite rod, bring it) then I'll expertly fillet all your catch then slip those fillets ito a ziplock with some fresh ice and into your cooler for transport to your place. Call me at 352-221-5463 and we'll pick a good day and have a great time and make some memories. thanks, capt. Dan

   Lisa from Pennsylvania



 Mitch Wilburn from Knoxville, Tenn. with a 24in. redfish 

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


  A 4 hour fishing trip for 1 to 5 folks is $400. 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 . Call me at 352-221-5463 and schedule a trip. Capt. Dan

 Below is our pontoon boat with lots of room and a smooth and quiet Yamaha 4 stroke.


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.


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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