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Cedar Key, Florida Fishing Reports

The Trout Are Starting To Move

cedar key fishing guideThe trout are starting to move in the back marsh areas and in 5 to 8ft grassy areas. The reds have been a little slow but can be caught around the islands and oyster bars. Both are being caught using live shrimp, frozen finger mullet, mud minnows and Berkley Gulp baits.

I look for the next couple of weeks bringing a little more action since the weather has been a little warmer. Also the sheephead are biting around the docks and oyster bars and it wont be long before the big ones start their spawning in the deeper water reefs. So for real hunting come on down to Cedar Key and get your lines wet.

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

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

Cedar Key MarinaIf you’re fishing offshore you can catch both gag grouper & red grouper in water as shallow as 30 ft, but there are plenty of shorts as well.

Also there have been good size sea bass in 30 to 40 ft on hard rocky bottom areas.

If you move out to 50 -60 ft, you will have a better chance of catching more keeper size grouper and the king fish are still around.

We, actually ran into a school of mahi-mahi last weekend in 45 ft of water. I noticed that most of the large bait pods were in 45 to 50 ft of water. We have been using thread fin, hearing, northern mackerel, menhaden and live pin fish for bait.

Trolling stretch 30’s works well too, just watch for the floating grass, if it gets caught up in the line it’s a pain. The water temp has been around 83 to 86, so the bite will slow down, till you go deeper.

I haven’t went after Amberjack yet since they re-opened on the 1st, but live bat will be the trick.

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.
A Cedar Key Grouper Caught With Captain John Of Hookedup Charters
A Cedar Key Grouper Caught With Captain John Of Hookedup Charters
Captain John With A Cedar Key Grouper
Captain John With A Cedar Key Grouper

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