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Waccasassa Bay, Florida Fishing Reports

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

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.

 

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.

Gulf Fishing Is Alive and Well

slick-charters-saltwater-galmour-shotFishing in the Gulf of Mexico is alive and well. Our recent warm spell has the Speckled Trout and Redfish moving from the skinny water (creeks and guts) out onto the shallow flats.

Depending on the weather, this may or may not be a temporary situation. January and February is your best bet for those huge spawning Gator Trout, although typically this time of year it takes a kayak or air boat to find them. Better get them while the gettings good.

The Sheepshead bite has also been very good this season. Look for them around structures such as pilings and markers. Scrapping the barnacles off any kind of structure is a great way to chum-em-up.

I had a report of a good sized Snook being caught off the Levy/Citrus Coast last week. Not typical, but a good sign that they’re also alive and well.

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