Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout bite is on fire in 3 to 5 feet of water on the grass flat areas and the cuts near the oyster bars using popping corks with live shrimp, gulps or your favorite soft baits.
The Redfish are doing well too, more in afternoon on a rising tide near the islands and oyster bars using cut mullet, live shrimp, gulps or your favorite soft baits. The air boaters have started heading back to the creeks with the water temp dropping and doing very well.
A few Sheepshead have been caught as well as black drum and this will only get better as winter approaches.
Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The kings are still here in 28 to 40 feet of water over rocky and live bottom areas, using a free line with live blue runners or threadfins and frozen baits work too.
The gags are biting great in 28 to 45 feet of water using live and frozen baits, but they love cut mullet too. Fish more on rocky areas and live bottom and the artificial reefs n wrecks. The red grouper are biting good but most of them are still small, next year should be a great year for them. The red snapper and Amberjacks are plentiful, but you must release them unharmed. Amberjack seasons open back up January 1st, still fun to catch.
The sea bass and grunts (aka Florida snapper) are loving this cooler weather, just use squid or cut sardines on lite tackle it’s a lot of fun and they are great to eat.
The Sheepshead should be starting on the offshore rocks in January.
Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”
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.
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.