As Amberjack Battle Starts, The Fish Bite Retreats to Cooler Water

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report

Sara proving she still has it with this nice Cedar Key Redfish
Sara proving she still has it with this nice Cedar Key Redfish

The weather and the water in Cedar Key has have been hot, and the bite is going up and down. The trout are moving in the deeper, cooler water now, in around 4 – 7 feet. They’re out on the edge of seahorse reef in the grassy edges and pot holes. Use popping corks and slow jigging just off the bottom with your favorite plastic baits, shrimp and small live bait for results. The redfish are hitting good on the oyster bars, cuts and near the islands, they seem to like the incoming tide better. There has been some nice triple tail caught, the tarpon are rolling too and there are plenty of sharks to be caught too.

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

Sally with a very nice Cedar Key Red Snapper
Sally with a very nice Cedar Key Red Snapper
Ryan's crew pulled out a very good day
Ryan’s crew pulled out a very good day

Well we had a great snapper season in Cedar Key! Hard to believe we gotta wait until next June. The gag grouper bite is good in 50 – 80 ft of water on hard and live bottom areas and the red grouper are biting but are still small. The King Fish are still here in 60 – 80 ft of water and there’s some cobia too. And of course, the sea bass and grunts always seem to be hungry. There seems to be a lot of sharks this year, bulls, sandbar, sharp nose and nurse sharks. The snapper are still thick in 60-80 feet of water but you must release them unharmed.

The action is good, and they are all biting on threadfins, mullet, sardines and live baits. In Cedar Key, Amber Jack season opens back up in August, so get ready for the battle.

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Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

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& Cedar Key Marina II, Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina.

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Fishing Is Getting Ready To Break Out

Play time is over, get to Cedar Key! It’s time to get to work and fill the freezer.

A mighty Cedar Key fisherman sportin a monster Cobia and some nice Mango Snapper
A mighty Cedar Key fisherman sportin a monster Cobia and some nice Mango Snapper
Mr Z showing off his Spanish Mackerel ... again
Mr Z showing off his wall of Spanish Mackerel … again

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report

The Speckled trout fishing in Cedar Key is on fire, the red fish are hungry, the Spanish Mackerel are biting good, the Cobia are here, and we been seeing some tarpon too.

Fish for the Speckled Trout in 3-5ft of water on the grass flats, using popping corks with shrimp, soft plastics or live Pinfish.

For Redfish fish around the islands, oyster bars and cuts using shrimp, cut bait, mullet or soft plastics. They seem to love it on the bottom with a jig head.

While fishing for trout, we’re catching Spanish Mackerel but they’re biting better out off of Seahorse Reef. Drop a chum bag and use popping corks with some wire leader and they will show up. Cobia are on the flats, near markers and rock piles and they eat just about anything but love live pinfish.

Austin with a beauty of an Amber Jack. Caught w Hookedup Charters
Austin with a beauty of an Amber Jack. Caught w Hookedup Charters
Donnie is gettin ready for Snapper season, caught with Hookedup Charters and released unharmed. They know where he's at, come June 1 they'll come a calling!
Donnie is gettin ready for Snapper season, caught with Hookedup Charters and released unharmed. They know where he’s at, come June 1, Hookedup Charters will come a calling!

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

We are all excited  … June 1st is close! The Gag Grouper and Red Snapper are hungry. We’ve been releasing them unharmed, we know where they’re at we can’t wait to keep them in the boat, that starts June one!

The red grouper are still running small but we have been catching good sized fish in 45 to 60 ft of water. The Cobia are also offshore on the wrecks and good rocky areas, we always throw a free line out while bottom fishing for Kingfish, Cobia and Sharks. We still look for the red grouper to come back, hopefully in the next report we can give some good news.

The fishing in Cedar Key is on fire and Red Snapper season opens June 1. Everything seems to be biting and the Tarpon have showed up too. If you want to fill the freezer or want a fish fight, you need to get to Cedar Key!

Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

cedar key fishing guideThis 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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