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What are the best fishing charters in Cudjoe Key?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 7 trips in Cudjoe Key, and the most popular trips in the area are Key West Day Trips guided by Craig, 3 Hour Trip – Evening Shark / Tarpon guided by Craig, and Marquesas Full day guided by Craig.

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Other popular fishing spots nearby for booking a charter include Key West, Stock Island and Summerland Key.

What types of fishing charters are common in Cudjoe Key?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Cudjoe Key as well as flats fishing and nearshore fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Cudjoe Key are: 1. tarpon, 2. bonefish, 3. permit, 4. snook, and 5. redfish.

The most common fishing techniques in Cudjoe Key are fly fishing, light tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but heavy tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do Cudjoe Key fishing charters cost?

in Cudjoe Key prices can range anywhere from $350 to $1,100, but the average price for a half day in Cudjoe Key is $570. The average price for a full day in Cudjoe Key is $794.

When is the best time to go fishing in Cudjoe Key?

The most popular season for fishing in Cudjoe Key is spring, and most anglers book their trips 33 days in advance.

Where can I get a Cudjoe Key fishing license and what are the bag limits in Cudjoe Key?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Cudjoe Key, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Cudjoe Key. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Cudjoe Key.

Cudjoe Key Fishing Charters

The Florida Keys are stunning and when you factor in the fishing opportunities that exist here, you get a top-tier fishing destination. Located in the middle of the Florida Keys, Cudjoe Key is on the border between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico which brings fish from both bodies of water to the island. With an abundance of reefs, mangroves, and bays, Cudjoe Key has an array of fish habits that house bucket list fish making it the perfect destination for any angler.

Cudjoe Key Inshore Fishing Charters

With two oceans touching Cudjoe there is no shortage of fish to catch. The keys are known for variety, and that holds true for the inshore fishing here. In the channels and backcountry waters for snook and reds, on the gulf side as well as bonefish on the Atlantic side. Starting in the early spring, bonefish make their way into the flats and bays around Cudjoe Key and stay all summer long. Permit will show up on either side like trout, which will hold up in the grass flats.

A little later in the spring, tarpon swarm the bays and channels around the Island. Tarpon hang out in shallow waters from the backcountry to the bridges where you also have a shot at sharks and grouper. With enough variety for several trips, the inshore fishing in Cudjoe Key is world-class.

Cudjoe Key Offshore Fishing Charters

Head past the reefs on the Atlantic side and you will be in marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, and blackfin tuna feeding grounds. Mahi-mahi are also commonly caught here and can even be caught closer in. Offshore on the gulf side means catching cobia while trolling or dropping bait for snapper and grouper species. The difference in fish species between the two sides of Cudjoe Key can be confusing but regardless of what side you choose for your trip, this is a magical place to wet lines.

Things to Do in Cudjoe Key

There are more wildlife sanctuaries in and around Cudjoe Key than most people see in their life. This is heaven for those of you who love nature. With beautiful beaches and gorgeous water, Cudjoe Key is an ideal place to relax. With plenty of restaurants and bars, you won’t have time to try them all but it gives you a lot of options. Cudjoe Key is a top-notch vacation destination and whatever you’re looking for, you can find it here.

Cudjoe Key Tides and Weather

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How are fishing conditions in Cudjoe Key?

Cudjoe Key Fishing Reports from Our Damn Good Guides. See more reports for Cudjoe Key.

    Lower keys flats fishing is still on fire, tarpon can be found on calmer mornings and a few straggler migrators can be found traveling. As the sun gets higher bonefish and permit can be found on any of the respective flats so long as the water doesnt get to hot. Unfortunately low pressure systems are more abundant this time of year which brings a lot of wind clouds and rain which makes it hard to see some of the fish on the flats.
    Lower keys flats fishing is still on fire, tarpon can be found on calmer mornings and a few straggler migrators can be found traveling. As the sun gets higher bonefish and permit can be found on any of the respective flats so long as the water doesnt get to hot. Unfortunately low pressure systems are more abundant this time of year which brings a lot of wind clouds and rain which makes it hard to see some of the fish on the flats.