Folks, It’s Time To Get On Down Here!!

Beautiful Redfish Caught With Captain Kyle Of Hookedup Charters
Beautiful Redfish, Caught With Captain Kyle Of Hookedup Charters
Puttin a Cedar Key, Florida bruiser onboard
Puttin a Cedar Key, Florida bruiser onboard

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report

The Speckled trout are on fire using popping corks with your favorite soft bait, shrimp or finger mullet in about 3-5ft of water on the grass flats, you just got to watch the wind, it’s been calm every afternoon, but this won’t last long, spring is about here! The redfish are hungry too and they love mullet and your favorite soft baits, we use just a ¼ oz jig head and work it off the bottom. There are a few reports of Spanish Mackerel being caught and a couple of cobia and we have seen some bait pods, so the fishing is about to be great. The sharks are here, and we saw 2 tarpon jump. So folks, it’s time to get on down here!!

Mr. Parker with a 7ft bull shark
Mr. Parker w a 7ft bull shark

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

The Sheepshead are biting, and the Seabass are very hungry. The gags are biting but you must release them unharmed, and the grunts are always hungry. The Spanish Mackerel are moving in and the bait pods are showing up. We haven’t been to deep water in a while for red grouper but we look for this year being a good year for them, we are due.

We’re only fishing in 24 to 35 feet of water, so come on down, the weather is right and it’s time to have some good ole time fun with family & friends. And Remember to stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies, Cedar Key boat rentals and daily current fishing details! And be sure to check out and print out our Cedar Key specials. And if you want to keep your boat and boat trailer in top shape, check out our boat maintenance specials. AND checkout Cedar Key Marina II’s Biggest Fish Contest!

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

cedar key fishing guideThis Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II, Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina.

More Saltwater Fishing Pictures

25 Reasons To Hire A Fishing Guide

For the people that serve their local communities and send me reports, here is 25 Reasons To Hire A Fishing Guide (aka Why hire a guide?)

A Professional Guide Will Put You On Fish, (that’s their job).


1. No boat payments

2. No fuel bill

3. No boat maintenance

4. No boat insurance

5. No boat registrations

6. No boating equipment to buy and maintain

7. No boating gear to buy and maintain

8. No boat tags

9. No boat permits or licenses

10. No tackle to buy and maintain

11. No bait to buy

12. No need for storage facilities for your boat

A Pro Guide Offers Peace of Mind & Mental Health

13. No worrying about safety equipment,

14. No worrying about breakdowns from your boat being parked to long.

15. No worrying about navigating dangerous or unfamiliar waters

16. No worrying about sea conditions, weather etc

17. No psychological problems caused by $250 a month or more payments for a boat you see parked for 3, 6 or 9 months.

18. No convulsions or dry heaves from writing insurance payments for a boat you see parked for 3, 6 or 9 months.

A Pro Guide Will Save You Time by

19. spending your time fishing or sleeping rather than prepping boats

20. not having to put gas into your boat

21. not having to put extra gas into your truck, suv or car to tow your boat

22. not having to round up bait, ever had to go to several places to find bait?

23. not having to do the dreaded clean up of your boat after your fishing trip.

24. letting you sleep in while your guide does the dirty work.

25. being a quick way to learn about the local fishing and water conditions. It can take several weeks, months, or years if you do it your self.

and one to grow on ……..

With a guide you just walk on the boat and go!

Why do Guides Hire Guides?

When guides go on vacation many hire a local guide because,

1. they want someone else to do the work.

2. they are fishing new or unfamiliar waters.

3. fishing techniques change with geographical areas and they like to learn these new techniques.

4. they get real-time info on what is biting, when and what its biting, and how its biting.

Saltwater Fishing Guides

Freshwater Fishing Guides

This list was made mostly by Captain Nick Bozman, his cohorts and a little by

Originally published January 1, 2012