Fishing is Good In Cedar Key

Dave n Cana with a nice redfish and some trout caught with Captain Kyle of Hookedup Charters
Dave n Cana with a nice redfish and some trout caught with Captain Kyle of Hookedup Charters

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The Cedar Key redfish are on fire and they seem to like this fairly hot weather. Using gulps, shrimp and cut mullet seems to be on their diet. Fish the oyster bars, cuts and up close to the islands. The incoming tide seems best and moving water is important, plus you got-ta have enough water to get up close to them.
The trout are a little scare-ish right now, but being in 5 to 8 feet of water on the grass flats and out off the edge of sea horse reef seems to be working. People are getting results using popper corks and just a jig head, slow jigging off the bottom, they’re also using gulps and shrimp.
A few mackerel have been caught and some triple tail. The tarpon have been jumping all over the place and people are having fun catching and releasing them. The sharks are plentiful and super fun to catch, we have seen a lot of 5 ft plus being caught as well.

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
Well, the snapper have been awesome this year, the season closes September 4th, but they will be fun to catch and release. Please use circle hooks and release them unharmed, they are a wonderful resource for us.
The gag grouper have been tough to catch and harvest over 24”, but we are catching plenty under sized in 25 ft to 60 ft. The red grouper are really plentiful but with the same issue, just not big enough. I look for this fall and next season to be a banner year, they are healthy and rebounding from the bad red tide a couple years ago.
The kings should be coming thru late September and October. The grunts and sea bass are biting very well and are great table fare. We are still catching a couple of cobia, but I’m not sure if they’re coming back thru or they’re residents.
If you want a tug of war, the Goliath groupers are fun to play with, but you better have some stout tackle.

So come on down to Cedar Key, the weather is good and remember to stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies, Cedar Key boat rentals and daily current fishing details! And be sure to check out and print out our Cedar Key specials.

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.

Fresh Water Fishing Reports

Cedar Key Fishing Is Looking Hot In August

Nice 33 lb Cobia, yum yum
Nice 33 lb Cobia, yum yum

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The water temperature is hot and so is the redfish bite. The bait of choice is fresh cut mullet, but shrimp, pinfish and gulps work too. The incoming tide seems best around the islands and oyster bars. The trout are biting good too, but the bite seems best in 5-7′ water. They are also out on the edge of seahorse reef. There have been some cobia and mackerel caught and the tarpon have been plentiful as well and they seem to love mullet. The sharks also have been abundant and some big hammerheads, tigers and bulls, using bigger cut baits.

Too big to keep, Steve showing off his mad skills .
Too big to keep, Steve showing off his mad skills .

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The snapper are still thick at 55-75 feet, we use chum bags and weight them down 30ft and its not long till they swamp the boat, sardines or threadfins seem best. I seem to catch bigger ones free-lining out the back of the boat also. The red grouper are making a good come back, still small but they are biting good. The gags are being a little finicky but it’s hot and we are catching shorts and a few keepers, I look for the bite to pick up better this fall. There are plenty of nice sea bass and grunts too and every trip has produced good catches and has been a lot of fun. So come on down and enjoy a day out on the water.

So come on down to Cedar Key, the weather is finally good, the wind has stopped blowing and the fish are hungry. Remember to stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies, Cedar Key boat rentals and daily current fishing details!

Easton with his 1st Red Snapper
Easton with his 1st Red Snapper
Steve & Capt Kyle with 2 monster Cedar Key Gag Grouper
Steve & Capt Kyle with 2 monster Cedar Key Gag Grouper

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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Fishing Is Picking Up In Cedar Key

Capt Kyle, Denny and crew with a bunch of nice fish
Capt Kyle, Denny and crew with a bunch of nice fish

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout in Cedar Key are biting great on the flats and bar areas and the bite seems better on the incoming tide and in the afternoon.

We should almost be out of cold fronts and that means the redfish will be coming out of the creeks. Live Shrimp, mud minnows and your favorite gulps will work just fine, for now we’re still doing better with jig-heads on the bottom fishing kind of slow. But by mid-march the popping corks will be better. And if we start talking about sheepshead, we have the pictures to prove they’re biting good on rock piles and docks.


Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
For the best bet, it’s sheepshead fishing on the offshore reefs and rock piles, we use knocker rig and either live or frozen shrimp. The sea bass and grunts are plentiful in 30 to 60 ft and they bite on anything, but we find cut bait gets the bigger ones. The amberjacks are out on the offshore wrecks and high structure, and they love live pinfish but some jigs will work too. The red snapper are thick but must be released unharmed, as well as the gag’s. The red grouper are still hard to find but we’ve been catching some small ones so hopefully they moving back. Oh, we also been catching a couple of Spanish mackerel while sheepshead fishing, that’s a good sign for early migration.

So come on down, enjoy the fun and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies and daily current fishing details!

cedar key fishing guideTill 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
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Chelsi, Roger & Capt John's scouting day for sheepshead, not bad
Chelsi, Roger & Capt John’s scouting day for sheepshead, not bad
Birddog Steve showing off again, nice gag, released unharmed
Birddog Steve showing off again with a nice gag, released unharmed

Cedar Key Fish Are Still Biting

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Cedar Key speckled trout are on fire on the grass flats in 3.5 to 5 feet of water. We’re using popping corks and a 1/4oz jig head with live shrimp or gulp baits. Keep it just off the bottom, we usually drift some till we start catching pretty steady, then go back and anchor.
The redfish can get challenging in winter, they like to move back to the warmer creeks in the Marsh area but you can still get them in the afternoon on your favorite bar areas. The Sheepshead are biting now around the pilings and inshore Rock piles, using shrimp or fiddler crabs, use a jig heads heavy enough to get to the bottom and be ready, they are tricky. We look for the bigger breeders to be biting on offshore rock piles late in January thru March.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
Well, the gag grouper season is shut down now and the red grouper season is open but they have been hard to find. Amberjack season is open now and they’re plentiful around wrecks and offshore structure. The red snapper are very plentiful and you must release them unharmed, but they’re still fun to catch. The sea bass are biting great and the bigger ones seem to be in 45 to 55 feet of water but there are plenty in 25 to 30 feet as well. And of course the grunts are always hungry and good to eat. It’s worth checking your favorite sheepshead spots, they should be biting very soon and they’re great to eat. We make some chum out of canned clams and mackerel, rice, sand, menhaden oil and salt water, stir up and spoon over board. It can turn them on for you.

So come on down, enjoy the fun and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies and daily current fishing details!

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
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