It’s Getting Colder But Cedar Key Fishing Is On Fire

Rob Rickets w a nice redfish off the Cedar Key big dock
Rob Rickets w a nice redfish off the Cedar Key big dock
Seth turned black Friday into Redfish Friday, that's 1 happy big man
Seth turned black Friday into Redfish Friday, that’s 1 happy big man

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout bite is on fire in 3 to 5 feet of water on the grass flat areas and the cuts near the oyster bars using popping corks with live shrimp, gulps or your favorite soft baits.
The Redfish are doing well too, more in afternoon on a rising tide near the islands and oyster bars using cut mullet, live shrimp, gulps or your favorite soft baits. The air boaters have started heading back to the creeks with the water temp dropping and doing very well.
A few Sheepshead have been caught as well as black drum and this will only get better as winter approaches.

Brian Kiel crew mate w nice gag
Brian Kiel crew mate w nice gag

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The kings are still here in 28 to 40 feet of water over rocky and live bottom areas, using a free line with live blue runners or threadfins and frozen baits work too.
The gags are biting great in 28 to 45 feet of water using live and frozen baits, but they love cut mullet too. Fish more on rocky areas and live bottom and the artificial reefs n wrecks. The red grouper are biting good but most of them are still small, next year should be a great year for them. The red snapper and Amberjacks are plentiful, but you must release them unharmed. Amberjack seasons open back up January 1st, still fun to catch.
The sea bass and grunts (aka Florida snapper) are loving this cooler weather, just use squid or cut sardines on lite tackle it’s a lot of fun and they are great to eat.
The Sheepshead should be starting on the offshore rocks in January.

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

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Cooler Weather Is Here And Fishing Is Heating Up

Showing Off Redfish & Speckled Trout An Awesome Day
Showing Off Some Cedar Key Redfish & Speckled Trout
Nice Catch Of Spanish Mackerel At The Cedar Key Marina
Nice Catch Of Spanish Mackerel At The Cedar Key Marina

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The redfish are biting and are on fire, incoming tide seems best but outgoing tide works well too. Fish up close to the islands, grass piles, oyster bars and cuts, fresh cut mullet on a circle hook or you’re your favorite jig-head, live shrimp or favorite gulps. The trout have fired up also, using popping corks and live shrimp or gulps. Fish the grass flats and cuts, in 3’ to 6’ of water. We also have caught some flounder and Spanish mackerel. This cooler weather should keep the fish biting good for the next few months. We have seen some Snook being caught too. This time of year, is all around great, its hot but the fish are biting and are on fire.

First Cobia of October
First Cobia of October
The Pinch a Penny crew enjoying an employee day
The Pinch a Penny crew enjoying an employee day

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The gag grouper bite has picked up, we are catching 30 to 50 each trip but only about 6 to 10 keepers, gags have to be 24” now but the bite is good in 35’ to 50’ of water on rocky live bottom areas. The red grouper are still elusive, we are catching some but most are too small, I look for next year to be great though. The Spanish mackerel and the kings are here, they’re biting best in 25’ to 45’ over good live bottom areas. Look for bait pods and slow troll or while bottom fishing, put out a chum bag and set some free lines out back with a live bait and a frozen threadfin. Then just swap poles and grab that screaming drag pole and hang on. The snapper are still here but must be released unharmed. There are still some straggling cobia around the offshore wrecks and structure piles. And you can always count on the grunts and sea bass, which make great table faire. The sea bass love winter and should be in larger sizes as water continues to cool down.
So, come on down and enjoy the wonderful weather and hot fish bite.

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

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& Cedar Key Marina II, Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina.

 

 

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