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Cedar Key, Florida Fishing Reports

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

Cedar Key MarinaThere have been good reports of nice trout in 10 to 15 feet of water and some on the shallow flats.

Redfish have been good sizes around corrigans reef, osenotie, north key and inshore oyster bars. A moving tide is key, using cut mullet, finger mullet, shrimp and new penny gulps. If you just want to play with something that fights n jumps, use a chum bag, any of the frozen baits of your choice, sit back and hang on.

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

Cedar Key Fishing Report From Captain John Blouse

Cedar Key MarinaThe red snapper are biting good in 85 to 96 feet of water on thread-fin herring, sardines, and live pin fish. We had the best luck keeping our baits about 10ft off the bottom.

The red grouper are on fire in 60 to 75 feet, but they are also in 40 to 50 ft, you’ll just get a lot more shorts in the shallower water. But they are there, hitting on thread fins, sardines, menhaden and cut mullet. Red grouper generally are not too picky.

The sea bass are also hitting well in 50 ft and of course, the “endangered gag’s” are just about everywhere, we seem to be releasing about 150 lbs per trip and we’re not trying to catch them.

Come on July 1, we are also noticing larger cobia offshore now. Look for bait pods in 50 plus feet of water where you’d normally find grouper. Have a rod ready, cause they come right up to the boat and you may only get one opportunity.

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
Hooked up charters & Cedar Key Marina II

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

Cedar Key Fishing, The Team & Their Catch
Cedar Key Fishing, The Team & Their Catch
Food For The Freezer
Food For The Freezer

Cedar Key Fishing Report: Offshore

Cedar Key MarinaWe are mostly targeting red grouper, seabass, king fish, and the world famous grunts (Cedar Key Snapper).

The red grouper are biting great in 50 to 75 ft of water, but can also be caught in 35 to 45 ft of water, just not as many keeper size.

Of course the gags are on fire and are everywhere, but remember, they are over fished, go figure.

You can use sardines, thredfins, cut mullet or menhaden. The kings are biting from 35 to 60 ft of water, look for bait pods, free line a bait or troll thru them with a top lure and a stretch 25 or 35 and hang on.

The bigger seabass have been in the 40 to 58 ft range and they are nice ones, and your grunts can be caught just about anywhere. again, come on down, the weather has been great and the fish are on fire.

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
Hooked up charters & Cedar Key Marina II

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

Nice Cedar Key Grouper
Nice Cedar Key Grouper
The Guys With Their Catch At Cedar Key Marina
The Guys With Their Catch At Cedar Key Marina

Cedar Key Fishing Report: Inshore

cedar key fishing guideThe trout are in thick and the best reports are south of snake key in the finger channels in 5 to 10 ft of water.

Drifting and using a Cajun thunder popping cork and about 4 ft of leader line, #3 to #5 hook and baited with live shrimp, small pin-fish or gulp’s (new penny color).

The red fish are biting great as well, around any of the inshore oyster bars and inside deadmans channel.

Alot of cobia have been caught as well, site fishing on the flats or anchor up near channel makers, using live pin-fish, on the bottom and always have a rod ready to flip out to one that will just cruse right up to your boat.

Come On Down, The Fishing Is On Fire!

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
Hooked up charters & Cedar Key Marina II

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

Showing Off A Cobia In Front Of Cedar Key Marina
Showing Off A Cobia In Front Of Cedar Key Marina

From Cedar Key Guide Captain Jimbo Keith

From Capt. Jimbo Keith,  5/15/12 at the Saltwater Anglers Guide.

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