Cedar Key Fishing Is Awesome Now

A huge Cedar Key trout, you go girl
A huge Cedar Key trout, you go girl

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The fishing action is awesome right now. The redfish are on the sand bars and islands, and they always love mullet but shrimp or gulps work too. The trout are biting and are on fire and the Spanish Mackerel have showed up. The bait pods have returned as well and we’ve spotted 2 Cobia but didn’t catch them. The Speckled Trout are hitting in shrimp and your favorite soft baits, use popping corks and a 1/4 oz. jig-head on the grass flats and cuts in 3 to 5 ft. of water.


Showing how it's done with a big Amber Jack
Showing how it’s done with a big Amber Jack
1st big Amber Jack and a nice catch
1st big Amber Jack and a nice catch

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The Spanish Mackerel are here and we look for kings and cobia shortly. The Sheepshead are still biting great but I expect that to start slowing down in the next 2 or 3 weeks. The gags & red snapper are biting great but you must release them unharmed. The red grouper are still very scarce but we are catching them but small and there’s not a lot of them either. The grunts and sea bass are biting good in 20-45 ft. I look for the Kings and the cobia to show up in the next few weeks so have rods rigged and ready to go while your bottom fishing. The water temp is up to 68 degrees and climbing.

So come on down and enjoy the spring fish bite and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies and daily current fishing details!

cedar key fishing guideTill next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina
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Tight lines and safe boating

Fishing Is Picking Up In Cedar Key

Capt Kyle, Denny and crew with a bunch of nice fish
Capt Kyle, Denny and crew with a bunch of nice fish

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout in Cedar Key are biting great on the flats and bar areas and the bite seems better on the incoming tide and in the afternoon.

We should almost be out of cold fronts and that means the redfish will be coming out of the creeks. Live Shrimp, mud minnows and your favorite gulps will work just fine, for now we’re still doing better with jig-heads on the bottom fishing kind of slow. But by mid-march the popping corks will be better. And if we start talking about sheepshead, we have the pictures to prove they’re biting good on rock piles and docks.


Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
For the best bet, it’s sheepshead fishing on the offshore reefs and rock piles, we use knocker rig and either live or frozen shrimp. The sea bass and grunts are plentiful in 30 to 60 ft and they bite on anything, but we find cut bait gets the bigger ones. The amberjacks are out on the offshore wrecks and high structure, and they love live pinfish but some jigs will work too. The red snapper are thick but must be released unharmed, as well as the gag’s. The red grouper are still hard to find but we’ve been catching some small ones so hopefully they moving back. Oh, we also been catching a couple of Spanish mackerel while sheepshead fishing, that’s a good sign for early migration.

So come on down, enjoy the fun and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies and daily current fishing details!

cedar key fishing guideTill next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina
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Chelsi, Roger & Capt John's scouting day for sheepshead, not bad
Chelsi, Roger & Capt John’s scouting day for sheepshead, not bad
Birddog Steve showing off again, nice gag, released unharmed
Birddog Steve showing off again with a nice gag, released unharmed

Cedar Key Fish Are Still Biting

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The Cedar Key speckled trout are on fire on the grass flats in 3.5 to 5 feet of water. We’re using popping corks and a 1/4oz jig head with live shrimp or gulp baits. Keep it just off the bottom, we usually drift some till we start catching pretty steady, then go back and anchor.
The redfish can get challenging in winter, they like to move back to the warmer creeks in the Marsh area but you can still get them in the afternoon on your favorite bar areas. The Sheepshead are biting now around the pilings and inshore Rock piles, using shrimp or fiddler crabs, use a jig heads heavy enough to get to the bottom and be ready, they are tricky. We look for the bigger breeders to be biting on offshore rock piles late in January thru March.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
Well, the gag grouper season is shut down now and the red grouper season is open but they have been hard to find. Amberjack season is open now and they’re plentiful around wrecks and offshore structure. The red snapper are very plentiful and you must release them unharmed, but they’re still fun to catch. The sea bass are biting great and the bigger ones seem to be in 45 to 55 feet of water but there are plenty in 25 to 30 feet as well. And of course the grunts are always hungry and good to eat. It’s worth checking your favorite sheepshead spots, they should be biting very soon and they’re great to eat. We make some chum out of canned clams and mackerel, rice, sand, menhaden oil and salt water, stir up and spoon over board. It can turn them on for you.

So come on down, enjoy the fun and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies and daily current fishing details!

Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina
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The Cooler Weather Is Turning the Fishing On in Cedar Key

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout are biting great in 4 to 6 feet of water on Cedar Key’s grass flats and the cooler weather has really turned them on. We catching them with using popping corks, live shrimp or gulp baits.
The redfish are hitting great too around the sand bars and cuts, they seem to love cut mullet, live shrimp and gulp baits.
The mackerel and sharks are still here as well. There has also been some nice flounder caught too. Stop by the marina for fishing supplies and daily current fishing details.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The gag grouper are hitting good in 30 to 50 feet of water and they love live pin fish, frozen threadfins, sardines and northern mackerel works fine too.
The king fish and Spanish mackerel are on fire in 25 to 40 feet over hard live bottom areas.
The red grouper have been tough and seem to be in 45 to 60 feet of water. The sea bass and grunts are plentiful in 30 to 45 feet as well using squid or sardines.
The weather is great and the fish are biting, so come on down to Cedar Key and remember to stop by the marina for fishing supplies and daily current fishing details.

Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina
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