Captain AJ Brown has been fishing all his life. A dedicated outdoorsman, he has decades of experience guiding people around the beautiful islands of Cedar Key, Florida. Come join him and catch some fish in the unspoiled backcountry of the Nature Coast!

AJ Brown Charters will see you fishing from a sturdy 22’ Morgan boat that has seating for 4 people. Restored in 2010, she’s fitted with all the essentials for inshore and backcountry fishing. This vessel provides a comfortable ride and has plenty of room to walk around. She even features a foldable shade canopy for those hot summer days!

Capt. AJ offers up a variety of angling adventure, suitable for guests of all skill levels. Choose between a half day or full day trip, where you’ll target a whole variety of species on light tackle. Depending on the season and the conditions on the day of your trip, you could be catching Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper.

All the gear you’ll need for a productive day will be provided by Capt. AJ, but you’re welcome to bring your own fishing equipment if you prefer. After your trip, Captain AJ is happy to expertly clean and fillet any keeper fish you decide to take home. There’s nothing like some delicious fresh fish to finish off a wonderful day on the water!

Each trip includes a valid fishing license, so all you need to do is hop aboard AJ Brown Charters and cast off on an unforgettable adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $450
    What could be better than spending a full day fishing out of beautiful Cedar Key, Florida? You'll get to cast your line for prized species such as Snappers, Redfish, Seatrout, Tripletail, and Sheepshead. Your captain will provide top-quality fishing gear for you, as well as a license, so all you need to bring is plenty of energy for an exciting day on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $250
    If you're new to angling or are looking for the perfect introduction to fishing on the Nature Coast, this half day trip is the perfect option for you! You'll be casting your line for Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, and a host of other species. Your captain will make sure you're provided with top-quality fishing gear, but you can bring along your own equipment if you'd like. Your fishing license is included.
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About the Captain

A J Brown
Cedar Key, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
81 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2016
I have been a commercial fisherman all my life. Now I guide because I love to fish. I also love watching people catch fish! I have 45 years of experience and enjoy sharing my knowledge of fishing with my clients, using live and cut baits as well as artificial soft & hard baits.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Morgan (Center console) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Greg M.
Cedar Key, Florida
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Cedar key fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 2, 2021
Captain AJ Brown turned us on to some really nice red fish,sand and spotted trout today , what a nice and enjoyable trip we...
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on June 12, 2021
Capt AJ is a Cedar Key native and knows the water and where to fish. He is a great Capt! We will be back!
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Bogalusa, LA
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on June 4, 2021
We had a wonderful time.  Enjoy the trip so much.  Beautiful day and loved the Captain, he was a lot of fun and a joy to...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 28, 2021
My wife and I fished the low and incoming tide with AJ.  Nice man who would be great for a fishing trip with your kids. ...
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FAQs about AJ Brown Charters

AJ Brown Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with AJ Brown Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with AJ Brown Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Shrimp)
  • Lures (Plastics)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

AJ Brown Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

AJ Brown Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with AJ Brown Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Whiting