Cedar Key Is Springing Into Action

Louis with a sea monster drum
Louis with a sea monster drum

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The waters are warming up and hopefully the wind has calmed down. The speckled trout and redfish have been biting good on live shrimp, gulps and assassin baits. The grass flats all around Cedar Key are producing and the islands and oyster bars are producing reds too. The sharks are plentiful, we have had some tarpon and triple tail action too. The mackerel and cobia have shown up as well. Don’t forget your chum bag.

Mrs K showing how to catch Kings
Mrs K showing how to catch Kings

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The kings and cobia have made it here. Last weekend there were about 25 nice kings caught and a few cobias. The reef area and structure spots are holding bait which equals bigger fish, if your impatient, troll or just find bait pods, set out chum and some free lines n bottom rigs and wait for the action. The gags and red snapper are thick in 40-60 ft, but must be unharmed and released. The red grouper are biting but mostly too small to keep, still a good sign since we haven’t seen them in a year. And of course the grunts and sea bass will always help feed the family.
Come on down n enjoy the spring “hot” fishing.

So come on down and enjoy the spring fish bite and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies, Cedar Key boat rentals and daily current fishing details!

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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 Fish Are Still Biting

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The Cedar Key speckled trout are on fire on the grass flats in 3.5 to 5 feet of water. We’re using popping corks and a 1/4oz jig head with live shrimp or gulp baits. Keep it just off the bottom, we usually drift some till we start catching pretty steady, then go back and anchor.
The redfish can get challenging in winter, they like to move back to the warmer creeks in the Marsh area but you can still get them in the afternoon on your favorite bar areas. The Sheepshead are biting now around the pilings and inshore Rock piles, using shrimp or fiddler crabs, use a jig heads heavy enough to get to the bottom and be ready, they are tricky. We look for the bigger breeders to be biting on offshore rock piles late in January thru March.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
Well, the gag grouper season is shut down now and the red grouper season is open but they have been hard to find. Amberjack season is open now and they’re plentiful around wrecks and offshore structure. The red snapper are very plentiful and you must release them unharmed, but they’re still fun to catch. The sea bass are biting great and the bigger ones seem to be in 45 to 55 feet of water but there are plenty in 25 to 30 feet as well. And of course the grunts are always hungry and good to eat. It’s worth checking your favorite sheepshead spots, they should be biting very soon and they’re great to eat. We make some chum out of canned clams and mackerel, rice, sand, menhaden oil and salt water, stir up and spoon over board. It can turn them on for you.

So come on down, enjoy the fun and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies and daily current fishing details!

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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The Cooler Weather Is Turning the Fishing On in Cedar Key

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The speckled trout are biting great in 4 to 6 feet of water on Cedar Key’s grass flats and the cooler weather has really turned them on. We catching them with using popping corks, live shrimp or gulp baits.
The redfish are hitting great too around the sand bars and cuts, they seem to love cut mullet, live shrimp and gulp baits.
The mackerel and sharks are still here as well. There has also been some nice flounder caught too. Stop by the marina for fishing supplies and daily current fishing details.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The gag grouper are hitting good in 30 to 50 feet of water and they love live pin fish, frozen threadfins, sardines and northern mackerel works fine too.
The king fish and Spanish mackerel are on fire in 25 to 40 feet over hard live bottom areas.
The red grouper have been tough and seem to be in 45 to 60 feet of water. The sea bass and grunts are plentiful in 30 to 45 feet as well using squid or sardines.
The weather is great and the fish are biting, so come on down to Cedar Key and remember to stop by the marina for fishing supplies and daily current fishing details.

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 Fishing, From Finicky To Good

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The trout have been a little finicky, but are biting in 6 to 10 feet of water over grass flats and out by the reef and fishing on the bottom, slow jigging with shrimp or gulp baits. The redfish are biting good around the islands and oyster bars, the bite seems best on incoming tide and live baits or mullet also seem to be the best. We also have had a lot of triple tail being caught around markers, buoys and floating debris, using shrimp free lined to them. The sharks are plentiful and a lot of fun too.

Cedar Key Marina Storage Customer Sara With A Nice Speckled Trout
Cedar Key Marina Storage Customer Sara With A Nice Speckled Trout

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
Well, snapper season is over, but they’re still here, just release them unharmed, they’re plentiful in 50 to 80 feet of water on good hard and live bottom areas and they love cut threadfins and sardines. The gags are playing hard to get, but they are in 25 to 80 feet of water, using cut baits and live bait. Some divers have been getting nice hogfish and gags when they won’t bite. The red grouper are also playing hard to get but we are catching some in 50 to 70 feet on live bottom areas. There are still some kings and Cobia around but they’re not so plentiful. We also are still getting some nice sized sea bass in 60 feet of water using sardines.
So come on down and enjoy the fun.

Will With a Nice Red Grouper On a Very Hot Day
Will With a Nice Red Grouper On a Very Hot Day

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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