Cooler Weather Is Here And Fishing Is Heating Up

Showing Off Redfish & Speckled Trout An Awesome Day
Showing Off Some Cedar Key Redfish & Speckled Trout
Nice Catch Of Spanish Mackerel At The Cedar Key Marina
Nice Catch Of Spanish Mackerel At The Cedar Key Marina

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The redfish are biting and are on fire, incoming tide seems best but outgoing tide works well too. Fish up close to the islands, grass piles, oyster bars and cuts, fresh cut mullet on a circle hook or you’re your favorite jig-head, live shrimp or favorite gulps. The trout have fired up also, using popping corks and live shrimp or gulps. Fish the grass flats and cuts, in 3’ to 6’ of water. We also have caught some flounder and Spanish mackerel. This cooler weather should keep the fish biting good for the next few months. We have seen some Snook being caught too. This time of year, is all around great, its hot but the fish are biting and are on fire.

First Cobia of October
First Cobia of October
The Pinch a Penny crew enjoying an employee day
The Pinch a Penny crew enjoying an employee day

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The gag grouper bite has picked up, we are catching 30 to 50 each trip but only about 6 to 10 keepers, gags have to be 24” now but the bite is good in 35’ to 50’ of water on rocky live bottom areas. The red grouper are still elusive, we are catching some but most are too small, I look for next year to be great though. The Spanish mackerel and the kings are here, they’re biting best in 25’ to 45’ over good live bottom areas. Look for bait pods and slow troll or while bottom fishing, put out a chum bag and set some free lines out back with a live bait and a frozen threadfin. Then just swap poles and grab that screaming drag pole and hang on. The snapper are still here but must be released unharmed. There are still some straggling cobia around the offshore wrecks and structure piles. And you can always count on the grunts and sea bass, which make great table faire. The sea bass love winter and should be in larger sizes as water continues to cool down.
So, come on down and enjoy the wonderful weather and hot fish bite.

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

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Fishing is Good In Cedar Key

Dave n Cana with a nice redfish and some trout caught with Captain Kyle of Hookedup Charters
Dave n Cana with a nice redfish and some trout caught with Captain Kyle of Hookedup Charters

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The Cedar Key redfish are on fire and they seem to like this fairly hot weather. Using gulps, shrimp and cut mullet seems to be on their diet. Fish the oyster bars, cuts and up close to the islands. The incoming tide seems best and moving water is important, plus you got-ta have enough water to get up close to them.
The trout are a little scare-ish right now, but being in 5 to 8 feet of water on the grass flats and out off the edge of sea horse reef seems to be working. People are getting results using popper corks and just a jig head, slow jigging off the bottom, they’re also using gulps and shrimp.
A few mackerel have been caught and some triple tail. The tarpon have been jumping all over the place and people are having fun catching and releasing them. The sharks are plentiful and super fun to catch, we have seen a lot of 5 ft plus being caught as well.

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
Well, the snapper have been awesome this year, the season closes September 4th, but they will be fun to catch and release. Please use circle hooks and release them unharmed, they are a wonderful resource for us.
The gag grouper have been tough to catch and harvest over 24”, but we are catching plenty under sized in 25 ft to 60 ft. The red grouper are really plentiful but with the same issue, just not big enough. I look for this fall and next season to be a banner year, they are healthy and rebounding from the bad red tide a couple years ago.
The kings should be coming thru late September and October. The grunts and sea bass are biting very well and are great table fare. We are still catching a couple of cobia, but I’m not sure if they’re coming back thru or they’re residents.
If you want a tug of war, the Goliath groupers are fun to play with, but you better have some stout tackle.

So come on down to Cedar Key, the weather is good and remember to stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies, Cedar Key boat rentals and daily current fishing details! And be sure to check out and print out our Cedar Key specials.

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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