The Cedar Key Bite Is Up And Down

Dad and son with an awesome redfish
Dad and son with an awesome redfish

 

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
With the colder weather in Cedar Key the fish bite is up and down. The redfish are starting to move in the back marsh and creeks with a high tide at about 2 pm the bars with the warming of the sun and we have been catching them then. The trout are biting good on the flats, cuts and around the islands, using popping corks and just a jig head with shrimp, gulps or favorite soft baits. Work it slow bouncing it off the bottom. And the sheepshead are biting to around the docks and rock piles.

What a whooper caught wth Captain John
What a whooper caught with Captain John

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The gags are biting good but the season closes at the end of the month and we’re are catching them from 25’ to 60’ of water. The red grouper are still small but they are making a good come back. The red snapper are big and biting in 50’ to 75’ of water but you must release them. Amberjacks open up in January until the 27th and the sea bass and grunts are hungry.

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

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& Cedar Key Marina II, Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina.

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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”

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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