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Cedar Key, Florida Fishing Reports

Cedar Key’s End Of August Fishing Report

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The redfish are bitting and are on fire. They are hitting topwater baits, live shrimp, mudminnows, cut mullet and gulp baits. Fish around the islands and bars, incoming or outgoing tides seem to be best. The trout are tough but seem to be more in deeper water since the water temp is high, be patient, they are not super active right now. The sharks are also plentiful and fun to catch.

Art Mowery With A Fine Cedar Key Redfish

Art Mowery With A Fine Cedar Key Redfish

Jad Mansours With His First Cobia

Jad Mansours With His First Cobia

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The gag grouper and red grouper seem to be biting best at 45-60 feet. They are not biting like they should but we are rebounding from are bad red tide issue from last year. A few people reported some king fish are moving in and there is a lot of huge bait pods, so we look for them and the Spanish mackerel anytime now.

McCormick Fishing Charter

McCormick Fishing Charter

So come on down and enjoy our island paradise. 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

Cedar Key’s August Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The redfish have been hitting good all around the bars and islands using live shrimp & mud minnows or fresh cut mullett. There also has been alot of tarpoon caught, using live pinfish or mullett. The trout have been slow but are being caught in healthy sizes using same baits as for redfish and be pateint.
The water temp is hot but with these heavy rains the fishing could get alot better here fast. And of coarse the sharks are everywere and they are easy to catch and fun to fight. Just find ya a good spot in 7-16′ of water and drop a chum bag over and start fishing.

Tom Baker and his son are all smiles with a Cedar Key redfish & trout

Tom Baker and his son are all smiles with a Cedar Key redfish & trout


Cedar Key offshore Fishing Report

The gag and red groupers’ are in season now. But they are still slow to bite for us. The best bite seems to be from 40 to 55′ of water on hard bottom areas. We have caught some gags in 25-30 ft as well but its been slow.
The sea bass and grunts are plentiful using squid. The cobia & kingfish are becoming scarice too but should be back in September & October.

Capt Kyle With Some Red Grouper Caught at 45 ft

Capt Kyle With Some Red Grouper Caught at 45 ft


Tom Wallace with a nice gag caught with Capt John in 30ft

Tom Wallace with a nice gag caught with Capt John in 30ft


Please come on down and enjoy our island paradise 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

Late April Cedar Key Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

Hi all, in Cedar Key the speckled trout are still plentiful on the grass flats in 3 to 5 feet of water and seem to be moving in front of north key and sea horse key. The Spanish Mackerel are there as well, both the speckled trout and Spanish mackerel are hitting on live shrimp, mud minnows and frozen finger mullet. Also all the different flavors of gulp are working too. The red fish have also moved in around the oyster bars and pass’s and up close to the islands. There has been some reports of snook being caught as well near the docks and bridges.

Cedar Key offshore Fishing Report

The kingfish are here and lots of nice sized fish are being caught using threadfins, blue runners and trolling stretch 25’s. The cobia have showed up as well, they can’t resist live pin fish or gulp eels. The cobia and kings have been caught in 18 to 35 feet of water, look for the birds and bait pods, there are plenty. The gag grouper are on fire but you must release them unharmed. The red grouper are scared acting but they are there mostly in 40 to 50 feet of water on live and hard bottom areas using any of your favorite frozen baits. Live bait seems to work best for the gags, of course the grunts are plentiful and the Spanish Mackerel are also on the reef.

Till next time, tight lines & safe boating
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

Late March Cedar Key Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The inshore bite is awesome rite now. The speckled trout and red fish are on fire. On all of Cedar Key’s grass flats in 3 to 5 ft of water and around the many bars we have we’re catching fish.
We’re using popping corks or 1/8 oz jig heads with live shrimp. The sheepshead are still biting on the rock piles and around the docks and the Spanish mackerel are here too. We also have been catching pompano and some sharks

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The best thing biting right now are the sea bass and pink grunts and they can be caught in 18 to 45 ft of water. The gag grouper are bitting good too but you do have release them …. unharmed please. The red grouper have been a little hard to find but they are there in 38 to 48 ft of water. All are hitting on live pins and any type of the frozen baits you care to use. The Spanish mackerel are there too and we haven’t caught one yet but we’re looking for the king fish to show up any day now.

Come on down to Cedar Key and enjoy the weather and fun fishing
Till next time, tight lines & safe boating
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
Mr. Davis with some nice Cedar Key Reds

Mr. Davis with some nice Cedar Key Reds

Nice Cedar Key Red

Fine Cedar Key Red

And Another Cedar Key Red Grouper caught with Hookedup Charters

And Another Cedar Key Red Grouper caught with Hookedup Charters

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