Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The Redfish are still biting here in Cedar Key and they’re on fire. They seem to love the incoming tide, fresh cut mullet, shrimp, mud minnows or gulps. Fish around the oyster bars, cuts and up close to the islands. The Speckled trout are biting good too, using popping corks with jig heads with gulps or shrimp. The Spanish Mackerel are coming through also and they will bite the same baits but you may want to use a heavier leader or wire to keep from getting cut off. The tarpon are biting good too, they seem to like whole mid-sized mullet. Try floating a bigger rig out while fishing for trout and reds, they seem to be around deeper cuts and look for mullet schools running for their life.
Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
It’s still tuff to get red and gag grouper that are the legal size, but we are catching a good amount of them, mostly in 50-70 ft. of water. There have been a few cobia caught too. The Spanish Mackerel are here and I look for the Kingfish to be here any day. There are plenty of bait pods busting all around in 25-35 ft. of water. The red snapper are still plentiful but you must release them unharmed. The sea bass and grunts are still biting well. I do look for the gag grouper bite to turn on as the water temperature drops using threadfins, sardines, mullet and live pinfish
Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Speckled Trout bite is great and they are still on the grass flats in 3 to 5′ of water and around the bars & cuts. People are using popping corks, 1/4 oz jig heads with live shrimp, gulps and assassin soft baits. The Spanish Mackerel are in close too as well as many kinds of sharks. We have been catching Cobia around the markers and flats and many Tarpon have been spotted too. The Redfish are biting good and it’s only getting better. We also have been getting some triple tail around the buoy markers, using shrimp with small hooks and no weight, just drift it up to them.
Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The Kingfish are still patrolling the coast and the Cobia have turned on pretty good too. The Spanish Mackerel are out around the reef grassy areas at about 10′. The Gag grouper and red snapper are biting and are on fire in 45 to 60 ft, and we can’t wait till Thursday June 1st to start keeping some. The Red Grouper are on the rebound, we are catching them but they are only 15 to 18″, so we look for that to get better as the months go on.