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Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

There are reports of good numbers and good sizes of redfish have being caught. Mostly on the in coming tide around the cuts and passes and up close to the islands using live shrimp and finger mullet.

The trout are still here but can be a little finicky when the water is above 82 degrees and it’s now 85. Be patient and drift different areas, fishing in 6 to 12 ft of water using 1/4 or 3/8 oz jig heads with shrimp, finger mullet or gulp’s. Also try live pin fish on a popping cork with a 5ft leader.

The mackerel are still here and a lot are being caught out off of sea horse reef, trout are there also and blue fish.

Cobia are still out there and if their around you they are hitting anything you put in front of them.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The reports of the red tide in the last few weeks have changed in whats happening. Although we don’t have it here, the groupers are biting better in 38 to 48 ft of water.

The Gag Grouper are here but you have to be patient, when they turn on, catch em as fast as you can,because they seem to turn back off quickly. We have been catching some quality size red grouper, some mangroves and have caught some hog fish on shrimp too. The groupers are biting best on mullet, menhaden and live pins, also sardines and thread fins work too.

The Amber Jacks should be thick till they close season again and we look for the kings to move back in in the next month so.

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
Cedar Key Grouper
Cedar Key Grouper
A Fishing Party Out of Cedar Key and Their Catch of Grouper
A Fishing Party Out of Cedar Key and Their Catch of Grouper

 

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Late April Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The speckled trout, redfish & black drum, are on fire. They are hitting on live shrimp, gulps, live pin fish and frozen finger mullet. The Spanish Mackerel are here as well and if you like shark fishing, they are here also, one guy caught one over 200lb!

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The bait pods are in and the king fish are hot. The red grouper are in 40 to 55 ft of water, we had 20 keepers yesterday and about 30 shorts, plus we caught some of the biggest gags I have seen in a long time and we released them unharmed. If you look for more live bottom areas you will catch less gags but they are still fun to catch. I hope to see the Cobia show up in the Cedar Key area in a week or two.

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

Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

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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

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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