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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The Game Fish Are Coming Out To Play

 Mrs. Rhoden with a nice redfish, caught the Captain Kyle
Mrs. Rhoden with a nice redfish, caught the Captain Kyle
 Mrs K Wth A Nice Trout, Caught Out Of Her New Key West Boat, You Go Girl !!!
Mrs K Wth A Nice Trout, Caught Out Of Her New Key West Boat, You Go Girl !!!

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The Speckled trout are getting fired up, they are loving this warm weather and the redfish are coming out to play as well. The Trout like popping corks with shrimp, gulps or your favorite plastic baits in 3-5 ft of water on the grass flats and oyster bar areas. The redfish will hit the same thing, but seem to love cut mullet, finger mullet and mud minnows with just a jig head on the bottom, change to a cork if you keep losing rigs to the oysters. The sheepshead are biting around piers and rock piles, they’re not on fire yet, but they will crank it up any day now.

 Jeff Sporting Some Nice Gags, Released Unharmed
Jeff Sporting Some Nice Gags, Released Unharmed

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The sea bass are on fire in 25 to 60 ft of water and the deeper the water, the bigger they are. The Gags are hungry but ya gotta release them unharmed, same goes for the Red Snapper. The Red Grouper are still hard to find and due to weather conditions, we haven’t tried fishing out passed 60 ft. I look for them to turn on here in March. Then we should see the Spanish Mackerel show up, then kings and cobia. So, come on down its fixing to get exciting.

So come on down and wet a line, warm weather is heading our way. 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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