Late April Cedar Key Fishing Report

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Hi all, in Cedar Key the speckled trout are still plentiful on the grass flats in 3 to 5 feet of water and seem to be moving in front of north key and sea horse key. The Spanish Mackerel are there as well, both the speckled trout and Spanish mackerel are hitting on live shrimp, mud minnows and frozen finger mullet. Also all the different flavors of gulp are working too. The red fish have also moved in around the oyster bars and pass’s and up close to the islands. There has been some reports of snook being caught as well near the docks and bridges.

Cedar Key offshore Fishing Report

The kingfish are here and lots of nice sized fish are being caught using threadfins, blue runners and trolling stretch 25’s. The cobia have showed up as well, they can’t resist live pin fish or gulp eels. The cobia and kings have been caught in 18 to 35 feet of water, look for the birds and bait pods, there are plenty. The gag grouper are on fire but you must release them unharmed. The red grouper are scared acting but they are there mostly in 40 to 50 feet of water on live and hard bottom areas using any of your favorite frozen baits. Live bait seems to work best for the gags, of course the grunts are plentiful and the Spanish Mackerel are also on the reef.

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

Gulf Fishing Is Alive and Well

slick-charters-saltwater-galmour-shotFishing in the Gulf of Mexico is alive and well. Our recent warm spell has the Speckled Trout and Redfish moving from the skinny water (creeks and guts) out onto the shallow flats.

Depending on the weather, this may or may not be a temporary situation. January and February is your best bet for those huge spawning Gator Trout, although typically this time of year it takes a kayak or air boat to find them. Better get them while the gettings good.

The Sheepshead bite has also been very good this season. Look for them around structures such as pilings and markers. Scrapping the barnacles off any kind of structure is a great way to chum-em-up.

I had a report of a good sized Snook being caught off the Levy/Citrus Coast last week. Not typical, but a good sign that they’re also alive and well.

Good Luck & ‘Til next time…see you on the Gulf!
Captain Nick
This Yankeetown & Big Bend Fishing Report is from Yankeetown Florida Fishing Guide Captain Nick