Cudjoe Key

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Cudjoe Key Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cudjoe Key

According to customer reviews, Fish LLSea – Pair Marine, Held Fast Charters, and Salt Therapy Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cudjoe Key, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Cudjoe Key.

The average price for a private 4 hour Cudjoe Key fishing trip is $549, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $950 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fish LLSea – Pair Marine, Held Fast Charters, and Salt Therapy Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cudjoe Key.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Tarpon, and Yellowtail Snapper. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Bottom Fishing. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Cudjoe Key has so much to offer that it's a surprise to see it overlooked by tourists in favor of some of its neighbors. Cudjoe Key fishing charters will give you the full Florida Keys experience with all the action and variety you could wish for. The only thing missing will be the crowds and bustle of its more famous cousins!

Head to the wrecks to go after Grouper, Cobia, Kingfish, and Barracuda, while the reefs hold Yellowtail, Mutton, and Mangrove Snapper. The flats offer you the challenge of quietly stalking elusive Bonefish and Permit, as well as the chance to battle the Silver King himself! Offshore targets hardly need an introduction. Tuna and Billfish in these waters are as good as they come.

Even a short afternoon on the water can go a long way at Cudjoe Key. Half day reef excursions can land you plenty of excellent tasting fish in a hurry, especially if you're visiting during the summer months. If you’re visiting the flats, try to give yourself a couple of extra hours since the fish here demand patience. Offshore adventures vary greatly based on what the target is, but full day expeditions will produce the best results!

US Highway 1 splits the island into a northern and southern portion. Although much smaller, the south part of the island, around Cudjoe Bay is where the vast majority of development is. This makes it easy for visiting anglers to find charters and quickly find your captain for the day. From here, you’ll have easy access to any fishing spot you’d like.

Rules & Regulations

For all anglers fishing aboard a charter boat, licenses are covered by the captain. If you opt to blaze your own path and explore the local flats and inshore waters alone, be sure to get a Florida fishing license ahead of time.

Cudjoe Key
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27695 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

In January, the weather can turn on a dime, making it often difficult to hit the reefs or flats. This is why anglers prefer sticking to the backwater. For those determined to head offshore, you’ll find Blackfin Tuna and Sailfish waiting.

February

The weather conditions still restrict the options somewhat. Backcountry continues to be a great safe bet. If the weather is calm, you can test the flats, as the Permit bite is great this time of the year. Hitting the wrecks can also be productive since Cobia are active right now.

March

March brings with it warmer temperatures and marks the end of the treacherous winter weather. This is great news for those heading to the flats, as the Tarpon and Permit bite continues to excel. Offshore charters are also picking up steam with the arrival of Mahi Mahi.

April

With the water warming up, Permit make their way to the reefs to spawn and Bonefish takes over the action in the flats. Reefs are also great Shark fishing grounds at this time. Offshore expeditions are still chasing Mahi Mahi, as well as Sailfish.

May

Tarpon are on the move and many large ones show up in the flats. This makes May a great month to go for the flats Grand Slam of Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish. The weather is warm and the winds are calm, making the conditions ideal.

June

The temperatures are still climbing and the Tarpon are still on the move through the area’s waterways. This is the perfect month to see the legendary airborne acrobatics of the Silver King as you push yourself to the limit trying to reel one in.

July

It's still as hot as ever and the wind is keeping away. Atlantic reefs are the sight of some great Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper action. July is also the month of spawning for Mangrove Snapper, making the reefs the place to be.

August

The weather is as hot as the action in August. The calm conditions make flats the perfect fishing grounds, as tailing Permit and Bonefish become much easier to spot. Offshore, the bite is slowing down slightly for everything other than Blackfin Tuna, which is now coming into its prime.

September

The weather is beginning to cool down and the main action starts to move back to the flats. September is a great month for finding feeding schools of Bonefish, making it slightly easier to target this elusive fish.

October

In the latter months of fall, the reefs provide anglers the best action around. Plentiful baitfish that are now present in the area are making Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and various Grouper very active. This is a great time to catch some prime table fare.

November

The reefs still provide great action, with Grouper and Snapper still being targeted reliably. However, the weather may not be on your side in November. If this is the case, head to the flats or backcountry and you won’t be disappointed.

December

Unpredictable weather makes offshore and reef excursions less and less viable, meaning backcountry and flats fishing is your best choice most of the time. If you find a window to hit the reefs, you’ll be able to target Grouper before the season closes in January.

Cudjoe Key Fishing Calendar

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Let the captain do his thing if the fish will bite you will do a lot of reeling had a great time ! My sons and I
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the captain do his thing if the fish will bite you will do a lot of reeling had a great time ! My sons and I
Dan  H.
Dan H. Bethel Park, PA

Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great day fishing the reef today with Mark. Had a great time and caught a lot of fish and took enough home for dinner. Hooked a few big ones that got away but that’s fishing which leads to great stories! Thank you so much Mark can’t wait to fish with you again.
Jason  Y.
Jason Y. Pleasant Hill, MO
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
It’s hard to find good people these days but mark is one of them. Absolute great guy Caught fish, had a great time and made it back safe. What more can you ask for! Without a doubt I will be a repeat customer and highly recommend. Thanks again brother Mark 🤘🏼
Nick  B.
Nick B. Toms River, NJ
Fish LLSea – 18' Hewes
Fish LLSea – 18' Hewes
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Beautiful day, lots of laughs, and we went home with dinner. I would say it was a good trip!
Leo  B.
Leo B. Sheridan, IL
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
I must say it was an honest and exceptional experience. The captain demonstrated extensive knowledge of the area and the fish we were targeting. He not only listened to our desires but also tailored the trip to meet our preferences. We had a fantastic time catching the targeted fish and left the charter with unforgettable memories. I highly recommend this fishing charter to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and customer-focused fishing adventure.
Frank  H.
Frank H. Greencastle, PA
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Mark took us out on a wonderful and memorable trip! He is so knowledgeable and taught us a ton about the local fish and wildlife in the keys! He is a master on the water and took to some really cool fishing spots. I would 100% trusting Captain Mark with all your fishing needs!
Erika  F.
Erika F. United States
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time with Captain Mark. He was very professional and very patient. Captain Mark put us on a bunch of bone fish and we had a blast. I would not hesitate to book another trip with him.
Leo  B.
Leo B. Sheridan, IL
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great trip with a great Captain! Me and my son had a great time fishing with Captain Mike. Pulled up several Yellow Tail and Blue Runners.
Justin  O.
Justin O. Tampa, Florida
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great day on the water. We didn’t kill them, but got enough for dinner. Capt seemed very knowledgeable and fun to b around. Would use LL SEA again
Doug  B.
Doug B. Cudjoe Key, FL
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Best charter I’ve ever experienced !! We went out for mangrove and yellow tail and that’s what we got, along with several other delicious species. Besides catching fish, the conversation, stories and laughs were nonstop. We were cut’n up the entire time. Equipment, supplies and boat were top notch. Highly recommend. He even provided free beer and massive sandwiches (just kidding - inside joke).
Robert  B.
Robert B. Cudjoe Key, FL
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Fun day on water! Caught bunch fish and Captain Mark had live bait and fresh cut bait/chum so action packed trip. Looking forward to the next trip!!!!
Paul  L.
Paul L. Jupiter, FL
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Great trip. Captain Mark put us on bonefish, mutton snapper, barracuda and the bonnet head shark. And we saw some amazing flats, channels and cuts between the islands. Definitely recommend Captain Mark if you are looking for a fun trip on the water!
Paul  L.
Paul L. Jupiter, FL
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Mark was great. Very nice and plenty of good stories. He patiently answered all of our questions….and we had a lot. Caught a lot of fish. Saw a large bull shark take one of our fish right off the line by the boat. We will definitely book with Mark the next time we are down.
Michael  B.
Michael B. Tampa, Florida
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Mark did everything in his power to make our trip as enjoyable as possible. We caught various species and stayed on the fish all day. Will definitely book him again.
Shane  C.
Shane C. Havelock, North Carolina
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Had 1 Tarpon hit, jumped out of water and shook out the bait. Caught 4 bonnet sharks kept enough for great dinner. We had a ray on for about 20 minutes but couldn’t get it to the boat. We a great day on the water thanks Captain Mark.
Gordon  B.
Gordon B. Meredith, NH
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
My kids and I really enjoyed this fishing trip and couldn’t have done it without Mark’s expertise. We would recommend this fishing trip with Mark.
Jason  D.
Jason D.
Held Fast Charters
Held Fast Charters
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(50 reviews)
Captain was very nice, ready to go right away in the morning. We asked to fish for barracuda and tarpon. He put us on fish all day long. We caught a lot of small barracuda. We saw a big ones they did not cooperate the tarp and did not cooperate. Overall, it was a fun day for me and the boys. Thanks again.
Eric  T.
Eric T. Menominee, MI
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fish LLSea – Pair Marine
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Capt Mark will go above and beyond to put you on fish! Released a lot and kept a few for dinner. Highly recommend
Frank  A.
Frank A. Westover, MD
Goliath Charters Summerland
Goliath Charters Summerland
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain Craig is a great caption that helped me catch 1 Tarpon 2 Nurse sharks, and 1 Blacktip shark. It was also great to hook into a Goliath grouper and a baricuda that both gave a fantastic fight. He even recommended me a specific spon lure to use for Baricuda, and I caught my first one the next day in Keywest! I highly recommend booking with Captain Craig if you want to have a great time on the water and catch some nice fish!
Christian  S.
Christian S. Raccoon Ford, VA
Goliath Charters Summerland
Goliath Charters Summerland
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Had a great day with my son the captain was great was very knowledgeable and put us on fish right away we would both go out again and recommend this trip
Thomas  H.
Thomas H. Philadelphia, PA
Held Fast Charters
Held Fast Charters
Fishing charter in Cudjoe Key
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(50 reviews)
We had a beautiful day for fishing with a breeze. Caught 10 different kinds of fish including barracuda and sea trout. Cam was very knowledgeable and was fun to be with.
David  D.
David D. Oswego, SC

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