Cedar Key Fishing Charters

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Cedar Key: 105 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cedar Key

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Cedar Key, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Cedar Key

The average price for a private 4 hour Cedar Key fishing trip is US $421, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $446 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Cedar Key that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Cedar Key are:

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Many fishing charters in Cedar Key provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Cedar Key are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Cedar Key?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Cedar Key are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $353
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $425
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $456
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $536

Fishing in Cedar Key

Getting on a Cedar Key fishing charter will let you experience the “Old Florida.” Here, you’ll get to relive the days before the Sunshine State was all about Disney World. There are no big chain stores here, and it’s not uncommon to find signs hanging in shop windows that read “Gone fishing.” It’s fishing at its purest, hidden away only for those determined to find it!

Inshore, the waters are teeming with exciting targets. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead are just a few of the characters you’ll find cruising around. Add to that a variety of offshore fishing holes where you’ll be fishing for Mackerel, Cobia, Seabass, Grouper, and Mangrove Snapper and you’ll start to get the allure of this place.

Even if you only have half a day, you’ll be able to get to some of the most popular and productive hotspots around. Known fondly as “the other Keys,” this area is one massive grassflat riddled with channels, deep potholes, and a smattering of small keys. If you’re ready to venture beyond the inshore waters, put Seahorse Reef at the top of your list. Perfect for extended and full day trips, this sandbar is the area’s primary offshore structure.

Once you’re here, fishing charters won’t be hard to find. It’s a small town and plenty of its residents are connected to fishing. Many Cedar Key fishing charters head out of the Cedar Key Dock and Marina. It’ll be easy to find – just follow Florida State Road 24 all the way to the end.
 

Rules & Regulations

All licensed charter boats include a fishing license for customers. If you plan on fishing from the pier, shore, or on your own boat, be sure to purchase a Florida fishing license. Also, consult the FWC website for bag and size limits before wetting your line, especially if fishing on your own.

Cedar Key
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Based on 28535 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Cedar Key Fishing Seasons

January

The flats around Cedar Key tend to be pretty empty in the dead of winter. With average temperatures hovering around 57°F, you may find a good day to head to shore and practice casting a few lines.

February

There’s still no action to be found on the flats, but that doesn’t mean the fish have stopped biting altogether. You may reel in a Black Drum or Sheepshead here and there. Chin up, spring is right around the corner!

March

Things are heating up, as the average temperature climbs toward 63°F. If you make it out to the reefs, you may have luck fishing for Amberjack, Triggerfish, Red Grouper, and other bottom dwellers.

April

Redfish and Speckled Trout are making a comeback on the flats, followed closely by Spanish Mackerel and Cobia. Check out the Cedar Key Fine Arts Festival in your spare time.

May

Cedar Key’s fishing season is in full swing. Fish the nearshore reefs and land yourself Mackerel, Bluefish, or Cobia. The flats are bustling with all kinds of game fish, from Reds and Speckled Trout to Jack Crevalle.

June

At this time of year, you can expect sunny days and temperatures around 80°F. This is the time to head offshore for Red Snapper and a wide variety of other bottom fish.

July

Almost everything that swims is biting and free for the taking in July! Scallop season is open, action on the reefs is red hot, and the flats are full of fish. Dodge the tides and come catch yourself a treat!

August

Summer fun continues, with your choice of Scalloping, flats fishing, and a trip to the reefs offshore. Take a dip before heading back to the dock and cool off—it’s the hottest month of the year, after all. 

September

Spanish and King Mackerel are heading into their second peak season near the reefs. From Memorial Day through New Year’s, tourists will be flocking to Cedar Key, so book your accommodations early!

October

It’s time for the Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival! Now that you’ve caught everything out there, come ashore and enjoy eating some of it (that is, when you’re not sight fishing for schooling Redfish on the flats).

November

Average temperatures are sliding back down toward 63°F. You can still enjoy fishing the flats for Sheepshead, Black Drum, and some Redfish or Speckled Trout. The reefs will continue to provide good bottom fishing.

December

Come December, there’s not much to keep you busy on the water around here. But the town will be bustling with families from out of town and holiday cheer.

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What anglers said about fishing in Cedar Key

Today the gulf was a little rough but got better as the day progressed. Wish the redfish were biting but…that’s fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Today the gulf was a little rough but got better as the day progressed. Wish the redfish were biting but…that’s fishing.
Local Slayer – 30'
Local Slayer – 30'
Be ready for all kinds of weather. Take your catch to Steamers and they will cook it for you. It was amazing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for all kinds of weather. Take your catch to Steamers and they will cook it for you. It was amazing
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Season is the biggest thing here... the waters aren't the warmest yet... there are fish to be caught but you have to work for them. February is a hard month to fish Florida in general, mid March to June is much better if the wind isn't an issue. Just remember it's called fishing for a reason and not catching..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Season is the biggest thing here... the waters aren't the warmest yet... there are fish to be caught but you have to work for them. February is a hard month to fish Florida in general, mid March to June is much better if the wind isn't an issue. Just remember it's called fishing for a reason and not catching..
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Need to be aware of the tides as the marina can be completely dry at low tide
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Need to be aware of the tides as the marina can be completely dry at low tide
Native Sonz Fishing Charters Llc – Cedar Key
Native Sonz Fishing Charters Llc – Cedar Key Apison, TN
Get shrimp and fish a bottom rig or a popping cork. Cut bait works great also
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get shrimp and fish a bottom rig or a popping cork. Cut bait works great also
Cedar Key Fishing Charters & Tours
Cedar Key Fishing Charters & Tours Stone Mountain, GA
It’s Hot. Be prepared for the crazy heat and humidity. Even out on the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s Hot. Be prepared for the crazy heat and humidity. Even out on the water
Cedar Key Fishing Charters & Tours
Cedar Key Fishing Charters & Tours Commerce City, CO
Great fishing, beautiful scenery, definitely hot but if you’re prepared it can be a great day on the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, beautiful scenery, definitely hot but if you’re prepared it can be a great day on the water
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC Gainesville, FL
The fishing was great. Mixed bag of fish. The Red Fish were not up when we were there. Speckled trout were plentiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing was great. Mixed bag of fish. The Red Fish were not up when we were there. Speckled trout were plentiful.
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters Mentor, KY
Such a great experience having this tour with Captain Jayson . We really learned so much about all the keys along with the history of Cedar Key. Learned about the fish, birds and other wildlife in the area. Saw dolphin and many birds and fish. Highly recommend this type of tour with Capt. Jayson.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Such a great experience having this tour with Captain Jayson . We really learned so much about all the keys along with the history of Cedar Key. Learned about the fish, birds and other wildlife in the area. Saw dolphin and many birds and fish. Highly recommend this type of tour with Capt. Jayson.
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC Homosassa, Florida
Find an experienced local guide with extensive knowledge of the Cedar Key area.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find an experienced local guide with extensive knowledge of the Cedar Key area.
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters Gainesville, Florida
Don’t count on the weatherman being right. Love Cedar Key plenty of fishing opportunities and land shops and eateries.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t count on the weatherman being right. Love Cedar Key plenty of fishing opportunities and land shops and eateries.
In The Slot Fishing
In The Slot Fishing Gainesville, FL
Patients as all fishing experiences. It’s not always about catching fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patients as all fishing experiences. It’s not always about catching fish
J.  Lowe's Guide Service
J. Lowe's Guide Service Ocala, Florida
Prepare yourself for a great time. Invest in a buff. It surely helps with the wind. Listen to the Captain. They know where the fish are at.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare yourself for a great time. Invest in a buff. It surely helps with the wind. Listen to the Captain. They know where the fish are at.
In The Slot Fishing
In The Slot Fishing Orlando, Florida

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Cedar Key?

Saltwater Hitman Outfitters LLC
Saltwater Hitman Outfitters LLC
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Capt. Cameron put us on fish right away, but they were small, a constant mix of ladyfish, catfish, and undersized trout. However, we finally found the keepers towards the end of our half-day trip! The action was constant; we left with plenty to eat, and my 11-yr old son, my wife, and I had a great time. Definitely would do it again.
Jeff  L.
Jeff L.
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
We had a great time fishing, captain Harold was awesome! We even saw dolphins during our fishing trip!
Michele  P.
Michele P.
In The Slot Fishing
In The Slot Fishing
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
My wife and I had a really fun time with Jason. He put us on a ton of fish in some fairly windy and not ideal conditions. Highly recommend booking your next trip with him!!
Will  R.
Will R.
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Great fishing charter out of cedar key, the captain put us on fish fast! Took us quick to an area to get comfortable with the fishing gear, then headed further out for bigger fish, everyone enjoyed the trip and caught fish, caught all kinds of fish from sea trout, black drum, sand trout, bluefish, bonnethead and ladyfish to other smaller ones. The captain was very accommodating to us all, we'll book again next time we're in the area!
Erik  L.
Erik L.
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain Steve is definitely experienced in these waters and made it fun for all of us. Caught a BUNCH of fish.
Timothy  H.
Timothy H.
Local Slayer – 25'
Local Slayer – 25'
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Great time! Thank you so much for taking us out! Definitely coming back soon
Taylor  H.
Taylor H.
In The Slot Fishing
In The Slot Fishing
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
You could tell Our captain Jason was right at home when he took us fishing, great experience with a great fisherman!
Alan  K.
Alan K.
Local Slayer – 30'
Local Slayer – 30'
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(3 reviews)
We caught several fish but no keepers. Capt. Morgan did his best to find the redfish, but none to be found this trip. Make sure to wear water proof clothes as it was kind of a rough day and we got wet on the way out, but dried quickly in the sun when we stopped to fish. I would definitely go out with this company again.
Brenda  H.
Brenda H.
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Great day on the water with Captain Steve. Caught a couple of big ones, 25 & 30 pounds and enough smaller ones for a nice fish fry that night that night. Would definitely recommend Captain Steve!
Zac  S.
Zac S.
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain Steve is the best charter experience we've had in a long time.. he will get get you on the fish all day.. great captain.. great fishing trip!.. highly recommend
Kim  S.
Kim S.
Breaking Nets Fishing Adventures Cedar Key
Breaking Nets Fishing Adventures Cedar Key
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
If your looking for someone who makes it easy to catch fish, this is your guy. We immediately got on fish, right after a short run from the dock. In addition to catching fish Brandon kept us entertained by showing some of the local wildlife, which included dolphins and many bird species. Overall great trip, highly recommended, thanks Captain Brandon We will see you again next year!
Cody  S.
Cody S. Fort Myers, FL
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(76 reviews)
We booked two trips with Captain Jayson a day apart. The weather both days was cold and windy but Captain Jayson worked hard to find us fish, and we were able to boat several. We caught some large redfish, a large sheepshead and several trout. Captain Jayson gave us a couple days to remember and it was truly a pleasure to get to know him. We will definately book with him next time we are in Cedar Key.
Donald  M.
Donald M.
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Jayson was definitely on top of his game . We truly enjoyed our experience with Captain Jayson . He was very knowledgeable about the area a what fish was where . I would highly recommend Jayson as your captain if you wanna catch fish . We felt very safe and enjoyed every minute we had out on the water with him .
Tony  B.
Tony B.
Breaking Nets Fishing Adventures Cedar Key
Breaking Nets Fishing Adventures Cedar Key
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Brandon took us out we had a great time. He was very knowledgeable and took care of where were the best places to catch reds and trout. My son caught a red drum unable to keep him though was too big, wish it hadn't been. I have already booked my next trip with him. Excellent Captain and guide
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Clearwater, Florida
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
We did a family charter with Captain Dj. Captain Dj was fun to be around and answered all the boys questions with a smile. He was very helpful and informative. We all had a blast and never heard the boys ask when it was time to leave. In fact it was the opposite. They got upset when it was time to leave. We will definitely book again when we’re in Cedar Key!
Danielle  K.
Danielle K.
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Hookin It Charters And Tours LLC
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
The boat was clean and equipped with everything that we needed to catch fish. The captain was very knowledgeable about navigating the waters to where we should catch fish and we caught a TON of keepers!
Jason  H.
Jason H.
Local Slayer – 25'
Local Slayer – 25'
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Captain Danny took us to the fish! He was extremely helpful and we had a great day!
Sandra  S.
Sandra S.
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Tides Turn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Captain Steve taught us exactly how to successfully get trout in the boat. We appreciated his expertise and easy-going demeanor and highly recommend Tides Turn! We had fried trout for dinner that evening and blackened some for sandwiches the next day for lunch. So good. Thank you!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R.
Reel Fishing Charters
Reel Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(15 reviews)
Fishing with captain Nick was great. He worked hard to put us on fish. We saw lots of area inshore. He is very knowledgeable of the waters and how to navigate them.
Richard  F.
Richard F.
Breaking Nets Fishing Adventures Cedar Key
Breaking Nets Fishing Adventures Cedar Key
Fishing charter in Cedar Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
I had a great time with Captain Brandon. This area of Florida is really unique. He knows the fishing spots, scalloping spots, manatee spots, you name it! I will continue to book with him.
Danielle  B.
Danielle B. Bellevue, Iowa

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