Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
At the downtown dock, the Sheepshead are biting good with shrimp, fiddlers crabs and oysters.
The trout are hitting good on the grass flats in 3 to 5 feet of water using popping corks with shrimp or gulp baits. The redfish are hitting better in this stretch of warmer weather on the sand bars and near the islands, on finger mullet, shrimp and filleted whole mullet. There are also plenty of whiting and sand trout as well.
Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The sea bass and the grunts, aka Cedar Key Snapper, are hitting good in 18 to 30 feet of water using squid, sardines or shrimp. There are plenty of gag grouper, for catch n release at 30 to 45 feet. The good news is that on January 1st the Red Grouper open up and with a 4 fish bag limit. They will be in 45 to 65 feet on hard live bottom areas, use threadfins, sardines, northern mackerel and cut mullet. Also amber jacks and trigger fish open as well and the larger Sheepshead should be making their way out to spawn from mid January thru march.
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
The trout are starting to move in the back marsh areas and in 5 to 8ft grassy areas. The reds have been a little slow but can be caught around the islands and oyster bars. Both are being caught using live shrimp, frozen finger mullet, mud minnows and Berkley Gulp baits.
I look for the next couple of weeks bringing a little more action since the weather has been a little warmer. Also the sheephead are biting around the docks and oyster bars and it wont be long before the big ones start their spawning in the deeper water reefs. So for real hunting come on down to Cedar Key and get your lines wet.
Till next time, tight lines and safe boating
Capt. John blouse
This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters.