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Gag Grouper Fishing

Cedar Key’s End Of November Fishing Report

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The trout are biting and are on fire using live shrimp-gulps-finger mullet and live mudminnows on a popping cork with a leaded just long enough to keep it off the bottom and a 1/4 oz jig head.

Cast it out away from boat and pop it, then let it set for a minute, and wham o, fish is on. The grass flat areas at 3 to 5 feet are doing well and the redfish are doing great also. But fish more to the islands and oyster bars, using same baits or fresh cut mullet, they cant resist it.

The sheephead are starting to bite around the piers and rock piles, using fiddler crabs and shrimp, chumming helps too.

November 2015 Winner Of Cedar Marina's Biggest Fish Category

November 2015 Winner Of Cedar Marina’s Biggest Fish Category

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The gag grouper are biting and are also on fire in 25 to 40 feet of water, using threadfins, live pins and cut mullet or any of your favorite frozen baits, they are hungry. Remember the season for them to keep ends Dec. 3rd. So all grouper except scamp. Are closed after the 3rd of Dec. but they’re still fun to catch and release though.

There were two cobia caught last week and still a couple Kingfish around. The sea bass and grunts are biting good using squid or sardines, using lighter tackle is quite fun.

Mr. Henry Rabell Nice Grouper

Mr. Henry Rabell Nice Grouper


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Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
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
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Cedar Key’s End Of September Fishing Report

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The redfish are still biting great around the bars and close to all of the islands using jig heads or popping corks with live shrimp or mud minnows and frozen finger or cut whole mullet.

The Speckled trout are starting to bite again and we look for it to get better as the water temperature. goes down as well.

The Spanish mackerel are in too around the deeper grass flats and out on sea horse reef. Be sure to use at least 20 lb wire or 60 lb mono leaders or those toothy critters will bite through your line. We have been using shrimp or cut finger mullet and setting out a chum bag and wait for them to come to us.

There are still plenty of sharks to play with and they are ranging from 2 ft to 5 ft in length, just set out a chum bag and rig your line with at least 80 lb wire and a 7 to 10/0 hook with most any kind of frozen bait you prefer, I like cut whole mullet, menhaden or threadfin herring.

A Huge Cedar Key Redfish

A Huge Cedar Key Redfish

Jad Mansour & Robin Hallbrook with some nice Redfish

Jad Mansour & Robin Hallbrook with some nice Redfish

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The grouper bite is still slow but some days they are doing well. The gag grouper are in 25 ft to 60 ft and the red grouper seem to be in 45 ft to 60 ft. They seem to be hitting best on threadfin herring, sardines and cut mullet or live pinfish. I look for the bite to really pick up here soon, as the water temp went to 78 deg last week.

The Spanish are around in 10 to 30 ft and I haven’t caught a King yet this September but they should be here. We still have been catching mahi mahi in 50 to 60 ft, so keep some small tackle ready with 3 to 5/0 hooks and NO WEIGHT, when you see em, start chunking cut bait and cast away and have fun.

Nice Gag Grouper Caught Off Cedar Key, Florida

Nice Gag Grouper Caught Off Cedar Key, Florida

Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
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

Cedar Key’s End Of August Fishing Report

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The redfish are bitting and are on fire. They are hitting topwater baits, live shrimp, mudminnows, cut mullet and gulp baits. Fish around the islands and bars, incoming or outgoing tides seem to be best. The trout are tough but seem to be more in deeper water since the water temp is high, be patient, they are not super active right now. The sharks are also plentiful and fun to catch.

Art Mowery With A Fine Cedar Key Redfish

Art Mowery With A Fine Cedar Key Redfish

Jad Mansours With His First Cobia

Jad Mansours With His First Cobia

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The gag grouper and red grouper seem to be biting best at 45-60 feet. They are not biting like they should but we are rebounding from are bad red tide issue from last year. A few people reported some king fish are moving in and there is a lot of huge bait pods, so we look for them and the Spanish mackerel anytime now.

McCormick Fishing Charter

McCormick Fishing Charter

So come on down and enjoy our island paradise. Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
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

Cedar Key’s August Fishing Report

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The redfish have been hitting good all around the bars and islands using live shrimp & mud minnows or fresh cut mullett. There also has been alot of tarpoon caught, using live pinfish or mullett. The trout have been slow but are being caught in healthy sizes using same baits as for redfish and be pateint.
The water temp is hot but with these heavy rains the fishing could get alot better here fast. And of coarse the sharks are everywere and they are easy to catch and fun to fight. Just find ya a good spot in 7-16′ of water and drop a chum bag over and start fishing.

Tom Baker and his son are all smiles with a Cedar Key redfish & trout

Tom Baker and his son are all smiles with a Cedar Key redfish & trout


Cedar Key offshore Fishing Report

The gag and red groupers’ are in season now. But they are still slow to bite for us. The best bite seems to be from 40 to 55′ of water on hard bottom areas. We have caught some gags in 25-30 ft as well but its been slow.
The sea bass and grunts are plentiful using squid. The cobia & kingfish are becoming scarice too but should be back in September & October.

Capt Kyle With Some Red Grouper Caught at 45 ft

Capt Kyle With Some Red Grouper Caught at 45 ft


Tom Wallace with a nice gag caught with Capt John in 30ft

Tom Wallace with a nice gag caught with Capt John in 30ft


Please come on down and enjoy our island paradise Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
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