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Gag Grouper Fishing

Late April Cedar Key Fishing Report

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Hi all, in Cedar Key the speckled trout are still plentiful on the grass flats in 3 to 5 feet of water and seem to be moving in front of north key and sea horse key. The Spanish Mackerel are there as well, both the speckled trout and Spanish mackerel are hitting on live shrimp, mud minnows and frozen finger mullet. Also all the different flavors of gulp are working too. The red fish have also moved in around the oyster bars and pass’s and up close to the islands. There has been some reports of snook being caught as well near the docks and bridges.

Cedar Key offshore Fishing Report

The kingfish are here and lots of nice sized fish are being caught using threadfins, blue runners and trolling stretch 25’s. The cobia have showed up as well, they can’t resist live pin fish or gulp eels. The cobia and kings have been caught in 18 to 35 feet of water, look for the birds and bait pods, there are plenty. The gag grouper are on fire but you must release them unharmed. The red grouper are scared acting but they are there mostly in 40 to 50 feet of water on live and hard bottom areas using any of your favorite frozen baits. Live bait seems to work best for the gags, of course the grunts are plentiful and the Spanish Mackerel are also on the reef.

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

Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The redfish have been on fire, reports are coming in that you can see them swimming in packs. Fish for them using the same techniques as usual, jig heads tipped with shrimp or mullet or a popping cork with 30# leader and using live shrimp, finger mullet or mud minnows.
They are plentiful around any of the islands and oyster bars. The speckled trout, black drum and mackerel are doing well too. We have also had some tarpon caught and I have seen 2 over 5 feet jump while fishing.

Cedar Key Off Offshore Fishing Report

The red tide issue is about gone, the water clarity is good and lots of bait pods are around. We are catching good sized gags n red grouper in 40 to 50 ft. Using live pins and frozen mullet, thread fins, sardines, northern mackerel and menhaden.
There is still a lot of floating grass, so trolling 30+ plugs can be a problem. We caught a 30lb cobia on Friday, so I look for the kings and cobia to be making another run Thursday so be prepared and always throw a free line out while your bottom fishing, please remember to keep your drag set loose.

 

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
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