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Cedar Key, Florida Fishing Reports

Inshore Cedar Key Fishing Report From Cedar Key Marina

Cedar Key MarinaFinally some nice weather, the fishing was hot this weekend and there were numerous reports of limited catches of Speckled Trout and Sand Trout all good and fat. The areas producing? All of the grass flat areas, North Key, Dead Mans Channel, Gomez Key and in between Osenotie and Snake Key.

The red fish are still in the Back Marsh areas, due to the water being about 60 to 63 deg, but I believe by the 2nd week of April it will be in the 70’s and they will move out and the Spanish Mackerel will be here as well. So come on down, the weather is great and the fishing is hot.

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

 

Offshore Cedar Key Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideSince grouper fishing is shut down, we are mainly fishing within 9 miles. The Sea Bass and Florida snapper (white grunts) are biting good & are a good size in 25-35 ft of water on live bottom and rocky area’s. The big Sheepshead are biting good out on the reefs and rock piles in water 22-30ft deep. We caught 3 over 10lbs using live shrimp, some people like to chum as well, the best is crushed oysters and shells.

I got some info on a new homemade chum made of rice, clam juice and menhaden oil mixed with saltwater to expand the rice, I’m gonna try it and let you know how it works, I’m also going to try mixing sand with it so it sinks faster, I’ll let you know how it works in the next report.

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

Inshore Cedar Key Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideJust a quick heads up that the speckled trout are still in the back marsh area. But also moving back out on the grass flats and around the island’s and sand bars.

The best reports are in the mid afternoon when the sun warms up the waters.

The deeper channels in between bars and about 5-8ft have been productive as well. The sheepshead are still biting around the piers and shallow rocks and sand trout and whiting are there also.

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

Offshore Fish Are Biting Good

cedar key fishing guideIn 28 to 30 ft the Sea Bass are biting good and the notorious “Florida snapper” are always hungry, we’re catching both using squid or cut sardines or thread fin herring.

The Gag’s are there too but we can’t keep em right now(sad face goes here). The Red Grouper are biting good in 48 to 60 ft, using live pin fish or frozen thread fin or sardines, I’ve caught some bigger ones on menhaden and Boston mackerel.

The Amber Jacks are thick on the wrecks and structures in 60 ft or better, we’re using live pins or diamond jigs. And by the end of the month we should be looking for Sheephead on the reefs at 25 to 30 ft.

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

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.