As Amberjack Battle Starts, The Fish Bite Retreats to Cooler Water

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report

Sara proving she still has it with this nice Cedar Key Redfish
Sara proving she still has it with this nice Cedar Key Redfish

The weather and the water in Cedar Key has have been hot, and the bite is going up and down. The trout are moving in the deeper, cooler water now, in around 4 – 7 feet. They’re out on the edge of seahorse reef in the grassy edges and pot holes. Use popping corks and slow jigging just off the bottom with your favorite plastic baits, shrimp and small live bait for results. The redfish are hitting good on the oyster bars, cuts and near the islands, they seem to like the incoming tide better. There has been some nice triple tail caught, the tarpon are rolling too and there are plenty of sharks to be caught too.

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

Sally with a very nice Cedar Key Red Snapper
Sally with a very nice Cedar Key Red Snapper
Ryan's crew pulled out a very good day
Ryan’s crew pulled out a very good day

Well we had a great snapper season in Cedar Key! Hard to believe we gotta wait until next June. The gag grouper bite is good in 50 – 80 ft of water on hard and live bottom areas and the red grouper are biting but are still small. The King Fish are still here in 60 – 80 ft of water and there’s some cobia too. And of course, the sea bass and grunts always seem to be hungry. There seems to be a lot of sharks this year, bulls, sandbar, sharp nose and nurse sharks. The snapper are still thick in 60-80 feet of water but you must release them unharmed.

The action is good, and they are all biting on threadfins, mullet, sardines and live baits. In Cedar Key, Amber Jack season opens back up in August, so get ready for the battle.

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. And if you want to keep your boat and boat trailer in top shape, check out our boat maintenance specials. AND checkout Cedar Key Marina II’s Biggest Fish Contest!

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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Cedar Key Fishing Is Still Going Strong, Evidence Abounds

The Wilkes crew w a monster trout, caught w Captain Kyle
The Wilkes crew w a monster trout, caught w Captain Kyle

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report

The water has been a little dirty causing a tougher bite, but it’s still good fishing and the trout have been biting good in 4-5’ of water on the grass flats and in the cuts. Use your favorite plastic baits and live shrimp on popping corks. When the water heats up soon they will move to some deeper water and out by the reef in the grassy edges.
The redfish are biting good on oyster bars, up on the island edges and cuts fishing on the bottom using cut mullet and plastic baits. But if you’re getting hung up a-lot, use a cork to keep your bait just off bottom.
There’s been some tarpon spotted too, they seem to love medium size mullet and the sharks are plentiful to.

The Voyles crew on opening day with Captain John
The Voyles crew on opening day with Captain John
Marc's crew w a pair of monster Cobias
Marc’s crew w a pair of monster Cobias

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

The red snapper are biting good in 55-75 feet of water using frozen threadfins. We put out a chum bag and fish some towards the bottom and some with light spinners free lining, it’s a lot of fun like that. The red grouper are mostly small but we’ve got a couple keepers and the gags are plentiful but we’re only getting a few 24 inch or bigger in 50-70 feet on the rocky bottom areas. We’re still getting some King fish and Cobia offshore too. The fish are biting so come n get’em while the fishing is hot.

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. And if you want to keep your boat and boat trailer in top shape, check out our boat maintenance specials. AND checkout Cedar Key Marina II’s Biggest Fish Contest!

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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