Cedar Key’s End Of September Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The redfish are still biting great around the bars and close to all of the islands using jig heads or popping corks with live shrimp or mud minnows and frozen finger or cut whole mullet.

The Speckled trout are starting to bite again and we look for it to get better as the water temperature. goes down as well.

The Spanish mackerel are in too around the deeper grass flats and out on sea horse reef. Be sure to use at least 20 lb wire or 60 lb mono leaders or those toothy critters will bite through your line. We have been using shrimp or cut finger mullet and setting out a chum bag and wait for them to come to us.

There are still plenty of sharks to play with and they are ranging from 2 ft to 5 ft in length, just set out a chum bag and rig your line with at least 80 lb wire and a 7 to 10/0 hook with most any kind of frozen bait you prefer, I like cut whole mullet, menhaden or threadfin herring.

A Huge Cedar Key Redfish
A Huge Cedar Key Redfish
Jad Mansour & Robin Hallbrook with some nice Redfish
Jad Mansour & Robin Hallbrook with some nice Redfish

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The grouper bite is still slow but some days they are doing well. The gag grouper are in 25 ft to 60 ft and the red grouper seem to be in 45 ft to 60 ft. They seem to be hitting best on threadfin herring, sardines and cut mullet or live pinfish. I look for the bite to really pick up here soon, as the water temp went to 78 deg last week.

The Spanish are around in 10 to 30 ft and I haven’t caught a King yet this September but they should be here. We still have been catching mahi mahi in 50 to 60 ft, so keep some small tackle ready with 3 to 5/0 hooks and NO WEIGHT, when you see em, start chunking cut bait and cast away and have fun.

Nice Gag Grouper Caught Off Cedar Key, Florida
Nice Gag Grouper Caught Off Cedar Key, Florida
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