This Off Shore Cedar Key, Florida Fishing Report is From Cedar Key Grouper Guide Captain John
MIDDLE GROUNDS OFFSHORE OVER NITE TRIP
Bait: sardines, thread fin hering, live pin & pig fish
Left the dock around 10:30 am Sunday, with 2-4 ft sea and a 15 kt west wind, it was alittle rough, but we made the 80 mile run in about 3.5 hrs.
1st stop at a wreck, was on fire, amber jacks and grouper, lost some real big fish then the sharks moved in, so we moved on.
Next was some vermilion snapper, mango snapper and porgies, bite was a little slow in afternoon.
Next went to our nite time spot, cooked dinner, got lites all set up, and started fishin. The maongo?s were on fire and red grouper, then red snapper moved in and you could barely get your line down without them snatchin your rod out of your hand.
By 2 am we were limited out on, red snapper & mangos and went to sleep.
Woke up, hit another wreck, and wham, nothing but 20 plus lb red grouper, in 15 minutes we were limited out.
9 am headed back to the dock.
We caught 3 keeper amber jacks ( 40lb each) , 8 red snaper, 32 mangos, 30 vermilon snapper, 8 red grouper, some trigger fish and porgies. Plus we must of thrown back 30 keeper red snaper and red grouper, remember their being over fished! Ya rite.
CEDAR KEY LOCAL OFFSHORE
THE BITE IS GOOD FOR , GROUPER , KING FISH, COBIA, IN 45 —-75 FOOT OF WATER
BAIT OF CHOICE IS LIVE PIN FISH, BUT SARDINES, THREAD FIN HERING, CUT MULLET & MEHADEN WORK GREAT TOO.
WHILE YOUR BOTTOM FISHIN FOR GROUPER, ALWAYS THROW OUT BACK A FREE LINE, RIGGED WITH WIRE LEADER, #9 CIRCLE HOOK WITH A WIRE STINGER WITH TREBLE HOOK, USE A SARDINE, THREADFIN OR LIVE BAIT.MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR DRAG SET LOOSE, SO THE KING CAN RUN AND NOT PULL THE HOOK, HANG ON AND ENJOY THE FIGHT!
Call Cedar Key Grouper Guide Captain John of Hookedup Charters
for more information about putting fish in the boat and on the table.