Cedar Key’s August Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

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

Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

There are reports of good numbers and good sizes of redfish have being caught. Mostly on the in coming tide around the cuts and passes and up close to the islands using live shrimp and finger mullet.

The trout are still here but can be a little finicky when the water is above 82 degrees and it’s now 85. Be patient and drift different areas, fishing in 6 to 12 ft of water using 1/4 or 3/8 oz jig heads with shrimp, finger mullet or gulp’s. Also try live pin fish on a popping cork with a 5ft leader.

The mackerel are still here and a lot are being caught out off of sea horse reef, trout are there also and blue fish.

Cobia are still out there and if their around you they are hitting anything you put in front of them.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The reports of the red tide in the last few weeks have changed in whats happening. Although we don’t have it here, the groupers are biting better in 38 to 48 ft of water.

The Gag Grouper are here but you have to be patient, when they turn on, catch em as fast as you can,because they seem to turn back off quickly. We have been catching some quality size red grouper, some mangroves and have caught some hog fish on shrimp too. The groupers are biting best on mullet, menhaden and live pins, also sardines and thread fins work too.

The Amber Jacks should be thick till they close season again and we look for the kings to move back in in the next month so.

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 Grouper
Cedar Key Grouper
A Fishing Party Out of Cedar Key and Their Catch of Grouper
A Fishing Party Out of Cedar Key and Their Catch of Grouper

 

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