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Waccasassa Bay, Florida Fishing Reports

Cedar Key Fishing Report: Inshore

cedar key fishing guideThe trout are in thick and the best reports are south of snake key in the finger channels in 5 to 10 ft of water.

Drifting and using a Cajun thunder popping cork and about 4 ft of leader line, #3 to #5 hook and baited with live shrimp, small pin-fish or gulp’s (new penny color).

The red fish are biting great as well, around any of the inshore oyster bars and inside deadmans channel.

Alot of cobia have been caught as well, site fishing on the flats or anchor up near channel makers, using live pin-fish, on the bottom and always have a rod ready to flip out to one that will just cruse right up to your boat.

Come On Down, The Fishing Is On Fire!

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
Hooked up charters & Cedar Key Marina II

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

Showing Off A Cobia In Front Of Cedar Key Marina
Showing Off A Cobia In Front Of Cedar Key Marina

Cobia, Tarpon And Snook Off The Levy County & Citrus County Coasts

The pelagics (migratory fish) are on the move in the Gulf of Mexico.

Over the last month or so we’ve seen several different species of fishes on their semi-annual migration. Some of the most sought after game fish in the world, i.e. Snook, Tarpon and Cobia, are being caught just off the Citrus County and Levy County Coasts. As well as the pelagics, several of our resident populations are alive and well, just waiting for the chance to inhale a bait.

Recently the Speckled Trout and Redfish bite has improved, as well as the Spanish Mackerel and Blues. Best bet for this time of year is the Grass Flats, about 5 miles north of the Withalacoochee River. Lots of Sea Trout in the Flats, and plenty of Reds in closer.

Tarpon Tip:

When fishing the Grass Flats for Trout, drag an entire Mullett around on an unattended line behind the boat. Use heavy line/leader with a 7 to 10/0 circle hook, and a small float (just enough to keep the bait up out of the grass). Great way to get yourself a ‘Silver King’.

Until next time…see you on the Gulf!
Good Luck
Captain Nick

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

Cedar Key Offshore Report

Cedar Key MarinaWell, with the gag grouper season closing this week, the thousands of big gags out there will be safe for another year.

Saturday, November 12th, was a rough trip, cold, windy and 3-6 foot seas, the bite was slow but there were good red grouper & gag grouper in 45 to 60 feet. We were/are even catching keeper red grouper in 30 feet of water this year. Large sea bass are in 25 to 30 feet as also and they make great table fare.

Sunday, November 13th, we had beautiful weather and the fish were on fire, we released plenty of keeper sized gags and plenty just short. We did best in 55 feet of water.

Remember, you’re now allowed four red grouper, even though gag grouper fishing will be closed. The Amberjacks have moved back in, go to structure or wrecks, use live bait or jigs and have all the fun you can stand.

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
Hooked up charters & Cedar Key Marina II

 
This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

The crew with some nice Cedar Key Grouper
The Team With Some Nice Cedar Key Grouper
Smiles And Cedar Key Grouper
Smiles And Cedar Key Grouper
A Shed Full Of Grouper
A Shed Full Of Grouper, One Of The Things To Love About Cedar Key.

Plenty of Redfish and Trout to be Caught

Cedar Key MarinaFrom the Suwannee to Waccasassa and all around the oyster bars, corrigan’s reef, deadmans channel, gomez and in the back creek mouths, there are plenty of redfish to be caught, the trout are also there, still around the grass flats and hard bottom areas.

There also have been good numbers of sheephead caught around the docks, as the temperature gets cooler, they will move in strong. so come on down to Cedar Key & the Big Bend, the fish are biting.

Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
Hooked up charters & Cedar Key Marina II

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina II and Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.

Schooling Redfish Are On The Move

Schools of Redfish have been spotted in numerous locations off the Dixie, Levy and Citrus County coasts.

September and October are the best months to go for that Trophy Redfish in Florida’s Big Bend region.

Huge schools of “breed stock” Redfish run inshore up the creeks and rivers near Steinhatchee, Horseshoe, Suwannee, Cedar Key, Waccasassa, Yankeetown and Crystal River to lay their eggs this time of year, then it’s’ back to the deep water. These aren’t the typical 12-24 inch fish we’re all used to catching, but huge full grown adults, up to 52 lbs.!

Although these schooling Red’s are sometimes very picky about eating, they will bite. It’s kind of overwhelming when you see 30 huge Reds swimming in formation past your boat, but a sight to see, never the less.

Best bet is to have a fresh Mullet handy, and fishing gear big enough to handle a 30 pound Red Fish (30 lb. test minimum).  It’s hard to target these schools, but most of the time you will see them while moving from one place to another.  My advise is to be prepared.

Until next time…see you on the Gulf!
Good Luck
Captain Nick

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