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Speckled Trout aka Spotted Seatrout Fishing

Late March Cedar Key Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The inshore bite is awesome rite now. The speckled trout and red fish are on fire. On all of Cedar Key’s grass flats in 3 to 5 ft of water and around the many bars we have we’re catching fish.
We’re using popping corks or 1/8 oz jig heads with live shrimp. The sheepshead are still biting on the rock piles and around the docks and the Spanish mackerel are here too. We also have been catching pompano and some sharks

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The best thing biting right now are the sea bass and pink grunts and they can be caught in 18 to 45 ft of water. The gag grouper are bitting good too but you do have release them …. unharmed please. The red grouper have been a little hard to find but they are there in 38 to 48 ft of water. All are hitting on live pins and any type of the frozen baits you care to use. The Spanish mackerel are there too and we haven’t caught one yet but we’re looking for the king fish to show up any day now.

Come on down to Cedar Key and enjoy the weather and fun fishing
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
Mr. Davis with some nice Cedar Key Reds

Mr. Davis with some nice Cedar Key Reds

Nice Cedar Key Red

Fine Cedar Key Red

And Another Cedar Key Red Grouper caught with Hookedup Charters

And Another Cedar Key Red Grouper caught with Hookedup Charters

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Late February Cedar Key Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

With the strong cold fronts and winds, fishing has been tough. The trout are here, just biting slow but still in the 3 to 4 ft grass flats. The reds have been mostly in the back marsh areas around bars but do come out by the islands on a high tide in the afternoons. Both are hitting on live shrimp, mud minnows, gulps and finger mullet. The trout seem to hit better using popping corks and reds on a jig head fishing on the bottom. The sheepshead are doing well by the dock pilings and the inshore rock piles using frozen shrimp and fiddler crabs with enough weight to keep them on the bottom.

 

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

Same as inshore, since the weather hasn’t been favorable, we haven’t had many great days but we have had some good luck with the larger sheepshead on the offshore rock piles in 18 to 25 ft of water, using frozen shrimp. The sea bass and grunts are plentiful in 20 to 50 ft of water. The red grouper are slow to bite in shallow water and do better in 60 to 75 ft, using threadfins, sardines, cut mullet and northern mackerel. I look for the bit to get better and the fish to move in closer within the next couple of weeks. We did see some schools of baitfish with bonita busting thru them last week, that’s a good sign. So as the weather is breaking for the better, come on down and enjoy the fun.

 

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