Explore the waters around Cudjoe Key, Florida and have lots of fishing fun together with Held Fast Charters. From the inshore and nearshore to the backcountry waters, there’s plenty to catch in this gorgeous area rich in marine life. Come aboard together with Captain Camden Mullis and have a beautiful day of fishing in Cudjoe Key!

You’ll be fishing from a 23’ Carolina Skiff flats boat that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. It runs on a 150 HP Yamaha engine, uses GPS and a fishfinder for navigation, and is equipped with a wireless trolling motor and a livewell.

The wide range of fish you can catch includes but isn’t limited to Great Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Shark, Permit, Spanish Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. To catch them, you’ll use bottom fishing, spinning, as well as fly fishing, all on light tackle. If you want, you’re free to keep all the fish you catch. If not, simply release it back into the water.

Your captain will provide you with all the fishing gear you’ll need, including that for fly fishing as well. He also covers you for fishing licenses and will clean and fillet your catch, so the only things you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks.

Come aboard with Held Fast Charters and have a great time fishing on the lovely waters of Cudjoe Key!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sand Bar Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Take a boat ride to a remote island or sandbar and enjoy a relaxing day in paradise. Feel free to bring games, food, drinks, chairs, whatever you would like to make you day a blast. Let me know if you need anything else such as a cooler or bluetooth speaker and I might have it available . A lot of the beaches and sandbars are tide dependent so the exact location varies based on this. I always bring along a couple rods as well because you never know when you might come across a tarpon or bonefish!
  • Private trip
    Sand Bar Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    Take a boat ride to a remote island or sandbar and enjoy a relaxing day in paradise. Feel free to bring games, food, drinks, chairs, whatever you would like to make you day a blast. Let me know if you need anything else such as a cooler or bluetooth speaker and I might have it available . A lot of the beaches and sandbars are tide dependent so the exact location varies based on this. I always bring along a couple rods as well because you never know when you might come across a tarpon or bonefish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Join me for an exciting half day of fishing in the beautiful Florida Keys. After a short boat ride we will have lines in the water in pursuit of the catch of a lifetime. Let me know if you have any specific species you are wanting to target and I will do everything I can to make it happen. Some targets are seasonal but the beautiful thing about fishing in the keys is that there is always something around to bend a rod. Just bring anything you would like to eat or drink while on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Join me for an exciting half day of fishing in the beautiful Florida Keys. After a short boat ride we will have lines in the water in pursuit of the catch of a lifetime. Let me know if you have any specific species you are wanting to target and I will do everything I can to make it happen. Some targets are seasonal but the beautiful thing about fishing in the keys is that there is always something around to bend a rod. Just bring anything you would like to eat or drink while on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Lobstering/Snorkel (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Here in the Florida Keys we hunt a species of lobster called the Spiny Lobster. Lobster hide in rocks, holes, reefs, and mangroves and are a lot of fun to free dive for. You don't have to be able to dive deep at most locations, typically only 6 to 10 feet down. There are also beautiful reefs all around the Keys with a variety of tropical fish, corals, snails, crabs and much more to snorkel with and enjoy. I do have some snorkel equipment that can be used but it is best to bring your on to ensure good fit.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Lobstering/Snorkel (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Here in the Florida Keys we hunt a species of lobster called the Spiny Lobster. Lobster hide in rocks, holes, reefs, and mangroves and are a lot of fun to free dive for. You don't have to be able to dive deep at most locations, typically only 6 to 12 feet down. There are also beautiful reefs all around the Keys with a variety of tropical fish, corals, snails, crabs and much more to snorkel with and enjoy. I will provide all gear except snorkeling equipment. Fins are recommended.
  • Private trip
    Sand Bar Trip Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Take a boat ride to a remote island or sandbar and enjoy a relaxing day in paradise. Feel free to bring games, food, drinks, chairs, whatever you would like to make you day a blast. Let me know if you need anything else such as a cooler or bluetooth speaker and I might have it available . A lot of the beaches and sandbars are tide dependent so the exact location varies based on this. I always bring along a couple rods as well because you never know when you might come across a tarpon or bonefish!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Join me for an exciting full day of fishing in the beautiful Florida Keys. After a short boat ride we will have lines in the water in pursuit of the catch of a lifetime. Let me know if you have any specific species you are wanting to target and I will do everything I can to make it happen. One thing that is nice about the full day trip is that we have the ability to travel further to fish some very remote waters. It also allows us to fish multiple tide swings which ups our odds of finding the big one!
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About the Captain

Camden Mullis
Cudjoe Key, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
44 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Born and raised in GA, I have had a fishing rod in hand since I was around 3 years old. I spent most of my time through highschool and college fishing lakes and rivers in Georgia and nearby states but I would always make at least one trip a year down to the salt waters of Florida. After college I went out west and bounced around to different jobs and states until I decided that I wanted to give guiding a shot. I headed up to Alaska and cut my teeth guiding from drift boats on the Kenai river. Between season I came down to the Florida Keys (to thaw out) and fell in love with the place and the complex puzzle that this fishery presents. After working at a local tackle shop and doing a little deck handing on the side, I got my captains license and started Held Fast Charters. I am truly blessed and living my dream!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Reef fishing is only available in calm winds
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Welcome to bring small cooler for drinks

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (63)
Perfect day in the Keys
Perfect day in the Keys
May fishing trip
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Angler Rating
39
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Nysa S.
UPPER ARLNGTN, OH
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Perfect day in the Keys

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on June 6, 2022
Capt Camden’s fishing trip gave us a great day in the Keys. We started out with some sport fishing- we didn’t end up with...
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Jacob H.
Venus, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day fishing trip with Captain Cam

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) on July 19, 2022
Amazing half day of fishing with Cam. His knowledge of the area was great, and he was very personable and interactive. We caught...
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Rob M.
Dunedin, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Camden Mullen

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 15, 2022
Thanks Captain Camden for a great day on the water with my family and helping put everyone on fish and completing a memorable...
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Ray R.
IND HILLSIDE, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Fishing Trip (PM) on October 5, 2022
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Ronald B.
Key West, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Fishing Trip on July 12, 2022
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FAQs about Held Fast Charters

Held Fast Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Sand Bar Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Sand Bar Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Fishing Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Fishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Lobstering/Snorkel (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Lobstering/Snorkel (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Sand Bar Trip Full Day (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Held Fast Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Welcome to bring small cooler for drinks

Trips booked with Held Fast Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Held Fast Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Reef fishing is only available in calm winds)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Held Fast Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Held Fast Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon