Fishing Is Picking Up As Warm Weather Heads Our Way

Rhodens tearing it up on a cold day
Rhodens tearing it up on a cold day

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report

The cold weather and water have pushed the redfish more into the back marsh and creeks but on nice warmer days they can be caught around the islands and oyster bars. The trout are biting good in 3 to 5 ft of water on the grass flats and cuts. Fish a little slow and be patient. The sheepshead are hitting now around the docks and rock piles, we use shrimp on a jig head or a knocker rig and 3-5/0 hook, they also love fiddler crabs. The whiting and sand trout are hitting good too, using shrimp, gulps and cut mullet.

Mr Babi with a monster 72lb reef donkey
Mr Babi with a monster 72lb reef donkey

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

The gag grouper are biting good in 30 to 60 ft of water, but you must release them unharmed, threadfins, sardines and cut mullet are working good. The AmberJacks are also hitting good but you also have to release them unharmed. The red grouper are still hard to find but the numbers are climbing and the size is increasing. The sea bass are everywhere, they are larger in 50-75 ft on hard bottom and live bottom areas and they are hitting on any frozen bait. The sheepshead should be starting to bite on the offshore structures any day now.

So come on down and wet a line, warm weather is heading our way. 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”

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The Cedar Key Bite Is Up And Down

Dad and son with an awesome redfish
Dad and son with an awesome redfish

 

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
With the colder weather in Cedar Key the fish bite is up and down. The redfish are starting to move in the back marsh and creeks with a high tide at about 2 pm the bars with the warming of the sun and we have been catching them then. The trout are biting good on the flats, cuts and around the islands, using popping corks and just a jig head with shrimp, gulps or favorite soft baits. Work it slow bouncing it off the bottom. And the sheepshead are biting to around the docks and rock piles.

What a whooper caught wth Captain John
What a whooper caught with Captain John

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The gags are biting good but the season closes at the end of the month and we’re are catching them from 25’ to 60’ of water. The red grouper are still small but they are making a good come back. The red snapper are big and biting in 50’ to 75’ of water but you must release them. Amberjacks open up in January until the 27th and the sea bass and grunts are hungry.

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.

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