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!

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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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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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The Cooler Weather Is Turning the Fishing On in Cedar Key

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout are biting great in 4 to 6 feet of water on Cedar Key’s grass flats and the cooler weather has really turned them on. We catching them with using popping corks, live shrimp or gulp baits.
The redfish are hitting great too around the sand bars and cuts, they seem to love cut mullet, live shrimp and gulp baits.
The mackerel and sharks are still here as well. There has also been some nice flounder caught too. Stop by the marina for fishing supplies and daily current fishing details.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The gag grouper are hitting good in 30 to 50 feet of water and they love live pin fish, frozen threadfins, sardines and northern mackerel works fine too.
The king fish and Spanish mackerel are on fire in 25 to 40 feet over hard live bottom areas.
The red grouper have been tough and seem to be in 45 to 60 feet of water. The sea bass and grunts are plentiful in 30 to 45 feet as well using squid or sardines.
The weather is great and the fish are biting, so come on down to Cedar Key and remember to stop by the marina for 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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