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Yankeetown Fishing Report: Levy & Citrus County Fishing is Excellent

Hi OutdoorUpdate.com readers, recently we’ve been fishing the flats and near shore oyster bars around the Levy County and Citrus County Coast with excellent results. Recently we headed about 5 miles north of the Withlacoochee River entrance to fish the grass flats for Speckled Trout. Caught several small Specs, but nothing to brag about.

After an hour or so of drifting, I decided to move further inshore to try our luck with the Redfish. We anchored up at one of my favorite oyster bars and noticed several varieties of bait fish in the area. Always a good sign.

Caught a Trout over 20 inches on the first cast, a keeper Redfish on the second cast, and a nice Black Drum on the third. Definitely a good sign. It was one fish after the next until the tide slowed around 12:30 p.m.. By days end we wound up catching 10 different species of fishes without pulling the anchor. Not bad for a half day trip.

Tip: If you’re planning a trip, keep in mind the “T’s”: Time, Tide, and Temperature. When the tide slows, so does the bite. Plan your trip around the tides when possible.

‘Til next time….see you on the Gulf

Good Luck
Captain Nick

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

 

Levy County Speckled Trout
Levy County Speckled Trout

Cedar Key Fishing Report: Offshore

Cedar Key MarinaWe are mostly targeting red grouper, seabass, king fish, and the world famous grunts (Cedar Key Snapper).

The red grouper are biting great in 50 to 75 ft of water, but can also be caught in 35 to 45 ft of water, just not as many keeper size.

Of course the gags are on fire and are everywhere, but remember, they are over fished, go figure.

You can use sardines, thredfins, cut mullet or menhaden. The kings are biting from 35 to 60 ft of water, look for bait pods, free line a bait or troll thru them with a top lure and a stretch 25 or 35 and hang on.

The bigger seabass have been in the 40 to 58 ft range and they are nice ones, and your grunts can be caught just about anywhere. again, come on down, the weather has been great and the fish are 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.

Nice Cedar Key Grouper
Nice Cedar Key Grouper
The Guys With Their Catch At Cedar Key Marina
The Guys With Their Catch At Cedar Key Marina

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.