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Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Spanish Mackerel are running thick on the flats, them and the speckled or spotted trout are best south east of Snake Key. The red fish are back on the shoals and near all of our islands. We are using Cajun Thunder corks with 40 lb leaders and 1/4 oz jig heads and live shrimp and finger mullet. The red fish really love live mud minnows too. The Sheepshead are still around the docks and the bigger ones are out in 18 to 30 ft on the artificial reefs, we are using trout rods with 40 lb braided line, 1-1.5 oz knocker rig, with live and frozen shrimp. I also like using chum, I make mine with rice, sand, minced clams, clam juice and menhaden oil mixed with salt water, just scoop it over every time they stop biting.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The amber jack’s, aka “reef donkey’s”, are thick as thieves out on the wrecks in 58 to 75 ft of water. The “ENDANGERED” gag grouper are every where,from 30 to 75 ft. The red grouper are biting good from 52 to 75 ft, we’re using, Northern Mackerel, thread fins, menhaden, mullet and live pin fish as well. The amber jack’s prefer live pin fish but will bite butterfly jigs too.

I look for the King Fish to show up soon, we haven’t seen a lot of bait pods yet, but we can’t be but a couple of weeks away.

Till next time, tight lines & safe boating
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

 

Amber Jack Caught with Hookedup Charters

Amber Jack Caught with Hookedup Charters

And Another Amber Jack

And Another Amber Jack

The Lady and the Red Grouper

The Lady and the Red Grouper

From a Day's Trip At Cedar Key Marina

From a Day’s Trip At Cedar Key Marina

Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

cedar key fishing guideInshore Fishing Report
The Redfish and Speckle Trout are on fire and are large in size. Fishing around all of our islands and 4 to 6 ft grassy flats, using popping corks and live shrimp, mud minnows or frozen finger mullet has produced results.
The Sheepshead are super plentiful around the docks as well and we’re catching some Spanish Mackerel too.

Offshore Fishing Report
Near shore rocky areas, in the Kingfish hole and 10-3 hole are producing good size Sea Bass, and some gag grouper, which you have to release unharmed. We noticed some bait pods showing up as well which is a good sign that it won’t be long before the Spanish and Kingfish show up, there are Cobia will be here too. We are having good luck with larger red grouper in 60 to 75 ft of water but they can be caught in 40 to 50 as well, just a lot more shorts to weed through.

So now’s the time to come on down to Cedar Key and get em

Till next time, tight lines & safe boating
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
Captain John With Two Red Groupers

Captain John With Two Red Groupers

Captain John’s Mid Fall Cedar Key Inshore Report

cedar key fishing guideWith the water temperature cooling down, the trout & redfish are biting good. Most anglers are using live shrimp, mud minnows and cut mullet.

The bigger trout seem to be biting better on a Carolina rig use as little weight as possible to keep your bait just off the bottom. You can’t go wrong using a Cajun thunder & popping cork.

The sheepshead are staring to bite around the docks and rock piles inshore.

The Spanish mackerel are still here in plenty of numbers, they’re best out on the edge of sea horse reef in 8 to 12 feet of water.

 

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

Fishin Is Good

Yankeetown Fishing Guide Captain Nick BozmanFishing off the Levy/Citrus County coasts has been good over the past few weeks, although most of the fish are on the move as fall begins and water temps drop.

Recently the larger ‘Gator Trout” aka big speckled trout have moved from the extremely deep flats to the more shallow and warmer waters. Look for them around the outermost oyster bars of the Withlacoochee reefs.

The Red Fish have also been frequenting these spots, typically just before and after the high tide. I’ve heard several reports of good sized Black Drum being taken in the skinny water (airboat country) around Porpoise Point.

The Red Fish are preferring cut Mullet, fished on the bottom, and the Trout can’t resist that new penny jig fished under a Cajun Thunder rattling cork.

Good Luck & ‘Til next time…see you on the Gulf!

Captain Nick
This Yankeetown & Big Bend Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick