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Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

cedar key fishing guideCedar key Inshore Fishing Report
All of Cedar Key’s grass flats and areas close to the islands are producing nice size trout and redfish. Most anglers are using popping corks and 1/8 oz jig heads, tipped with shrimp, mud minnows or finger mullet. The Spanish mackerel are also in the flats area’s but in water 6ft and deeper, due to the sharp teeth on these fish be sure to use steel leader or you’ll lose them.
Also, near shore in the king fish hole area on the west side of the reef in 20 to 25 ft of water the bait pods are showing up, as well as the kingfish with several kingfish being caught.

Cedar key Offshore Report
We are catching big gag grouper everywhere and of course we must release them. The red grouper are plentiful in 48 to 75 ft of water on hard bottom and live bottom area’s. They are biting good on cut mullet, northern mackerel, thread fin herring and sardines. The Amberjacks are plentiful on the wrecks west of Cedar Key. We are also catching kingfish free lining a thread fin herring while bottom fishing and we’re looking for Cobia to show up with in the next couple of weeks.

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

 

Kingfish Caught Out Of Cedar Key Florida With Hookedup Charters
Kingfish Caught Out Of Cedar Key Florida With Hookedup Charters
Bright Sky, Flat seas and Red Grouper
Bright Sky, Flat seas and Red Grouper
Posing With A Nice Speckeld Trout At Cedar Key Marina In Cedar Key Florida
Posing With A Nice Speckeld Trout At Cedar Key Marina In Cedar Key Florida

 

 

Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Spanish Mackerel are running thick on the flats, them and the speckled or spotted trout are best south east of Snake Key. The red fish are back on the shoals and near all of our islands. We are using Cajun Thunder corks with 40 lb leaders and 1/4 oz jig heads and live shrimp and finger mullet. The red fish really love live mud minnows too. The Sheepshead are still around the docks and the bigger ones are out in 18 to 30 ft on the artificial reefs, we are using trout rods with 40 lb braided line, 1-1.5 oz knocker rig, with live and frozen shrimp. I also like using chum, I make mine with rice, sand, minced clams, clam juice and menhaden oil mixed with salt water, just scoop it over every time they stop biting.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The amber jack’s, aka “reef donkey’s”, are thick as thieves out on the wrecks in 58 to 75 ft of water. The “ENDANGERED” gag grouper are every where,from 30 to 75 ft. The red grouper are biting good from 52 to 75 ft, we’re using, Northern Mackerel, thread fins, menhaden, mullet and live pin fish as well. The amber jack’s prefer live pin fish but will bite butterfly jigs too.

I look for the King Fish to show up soon, we haven’t seen a lot of bait pods yet, but we can’t be but a couple of weeks away.

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

 

Amber Jack Caught with Hookedup Charters
Amber Jack Caught with Hookedup Charters
And Another Amber Jack
And Another Amber Jack
The Lady and the Red Grouper
The Lady and the Red Grouper
From a Day's Trip At Cedar Key Marina
From a Day’s Trip At Cedar Key Marina

Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

cedar key fishing guideInshore Fishing Report
The Redfish and Speckle Trout are on fire and are large in size. Fishing around all of our islands and 4 to 6 ft grassy flats, using popping corks and live shrimp, mud minnows or frozen finger mullet has produced results.
The Sheepshead are super plentiful around the docks as well and we’re catching some Spanish Mackerel too.

Offshore Fishing Report
Near shore rocky areas, in the Kingfish hole and 10-3 hole are producing good size Sea Bass, and some gag grouper, which you have to release unharmed. We noticed some bait pods showing up as well which is a good sign that it won’t be long before the Spanish and Kingfish show up, there are Cobia will be here too. We are having good luck with larger red grouper in 60 to 75 ft of water but they can be caught in 40 to 50 as well, just a lot more shorts to weed through.

So now’s the time to come on down to Cedar Key and get em

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
Captain John With Two Red Groupers
Captain John With Two Red Groupers

We’ve Had A Great Year And The Last Few Weeks Have Been Fun

Steinhatchee Fishing GuideCongratulations, we have made through another year. I just realized it’s been several weeks since I posted an article. Apologies. We have had a great year, very blessed year and looking forward to 2014. The last few weeks here in Steinhatchee have been a lot of fun, with Family, Friends, Fish and Food.

We are catching Speckled Trout in the river regularly. Some days we have to hunt a little, but hey! can’t be easy every day. The creeks are also holding fish, usually bigger. With the numbers of Trout in the river, it’s easy to talk yourself out of the boat ride! After all, a limit of fish without putting the boat on plane is special!

Redfish are more difficult to find, at least slot size, there are schools of “cobs”, a name given to undersize Reds, that can be found in river and creek holes. If you find them, and want to enjoy some catch and release fun, please use a jig to minimize damage to the fish. Treble hooks are very difficult to remove.

I will admit that I’m looking forward to warmer weather already, but plan to take advantage of the opportunities we have the next couple months. Thanks for checking in.

Thanks for reading
GOD Bless and Good Fishing,
Captain STEVE KROLL

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This Steinhatchee Fishing Report is from Steinhatchee Fishing Guide Captain Steve Kroll

 

And This Is Why You Go Fishing In Steinhatchee
And This Is Why You Go Fishing In Steinhatchee
Speckled Trout Caught In Steinhatchee, Florida
Speckled Trout Caught In Steinhatchee, Florida

Cedar key Inshore Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideThe Speckled Trout & Sand Trout are biting good in both back marsh area and on the flats in about 3 to 5 ft of water.

The Redfish are doing well in the same area but are closer to the islands and oyster bars. We’re using Popping corks and fishing on the bottom using a 1/4 oz jig head tipped w/ shrimp or finger mullet.

The Sheepshead are starting near the pilings and inshore rock piles, here we’re using shrimp or fiddler crabs and small sharp hooks.
 

Till next time, tight lines & safe boating
Captain John blouse
This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina