Fishing Is Picking Up In Cedar Key

Capt Kyle, Denny and crew with a bunch of nice fish
Capt Kyle, Denny and crew with a bunch of nice fish

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout in Cedar Key are biting great on the flats and bar areas and the bite seems better on the incoming tide and in the afternoon.

We should almost be out of cold fronts and that means the redfish will be coming out of the creeks. Live Shrimp, mud minnows and your favorite gulps will work just fine, for now we’re still doing better with jig-heads on the bottom fishing kind of slow. But by mid-march the popping corks will be better. And if we start talking about sheepshead, we have the pictures to prove they’re biting good on rock piles and docks.


Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
For the best bet, it’s sheepshead fishing on the offshore reefs and rock piles, we use knocker rig and either live or frozen shrimp. The sea bass and grunts are plentiful in 30 to 60 ft and they bite on anything, but we find cut bait gets the bigger ones. The amberjacks are out on the offshore wrecks and high structure, and they love live pinfish but some jigs will work too. The red snapper are thick but must be released unharmed, as well as the gag’s. The red grouper are still hard to find but we’ve been catching some small ones so hopefully they moving back. Oh, we also been catching a couple of Spanish mackerel while sheepshead fishing, that’s a good sign for early migration.

So come on down, enjoy the fun and stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies and daily current fishing details!

cedar key fishing guideTill 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
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Chelsi, Roger & Capt John's scouting day for sheepshead, not bad
Chelsi, Roger & Capt John’s scouting day for sheepshead, not bad
Birddog Steve showing off again, nice gag, released unharmed
Birddog Steve showing off again with a nice gag, released unharmed

Cedar Key April Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout are biting and are on fire on the grass flats using live shrimp or soft baits on jig heads and a popping cork. The best bite seems to be in 4 to 5 ft of water.

The redfish are biting good around the islands and oyster bars, the best bite seems just before and after high tide using live shrimp and mud minnows on a jig head working it on the bottom. If you are getting hung up a lot, change to a cork and a leader just long enough to keep your bait just off the bottom.

We also have Spanish mackerel showing up and one report of a cobia caught.

The speckled trout and the redfish are biting good, the Spanish mackerel and cobia are showing up and the sheepshead are still here

Limiting out on trout in cedar key
Limiting out on trout in Cedar Key

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The sheepshead are still biting good on the offshore culverts and wrecks, using a knocker rig and shrimp. The Spanish mackerel are showing up also and the sea bass and grunts are biting good on squid and cut sardines.

The gag grouper are biting good but must be released unharmed. We have been struggling to catch red grouper, I have heard there are more grouper in 100 ft. of water. I look for them move in shortly, we have been noticing lots of bait pods on 50 to 60 ft. of water which also means the kings should be getting here soon also.

So get your rigs ready, come on down, the fish are biting and keep trying for kings and cobia while you’re bottom fishing, it won’t be long.

Cedar Key Sheepshead Slayers
Cedar Key Sheepshead Slayers

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

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Also:

A heads up from Captain John & Cedar Key Marina II. A burnt up water pump can ruin your day on the water. Remember to change them out once a year or every 100 hours which ever comes first. And if the motor has been sitting all winter its a good idea to change it out.

And Cedar Key Marina wants to remind you that the FWC is rewarding $100 to people who catch a tagged Spotted Seatrout in Cedar Key