It Takes Some Work To Get Clear Water Scallops

Steinhatchee Scallops

August 27, 2012

Yes, there is a pattern, when it’s storming I’m in the office. It has been a couple of weeks since I posted a report. Honestly I really haven’t had much to say. My parties and I have chased clear water as far 18.5 nautical miles from the Steinhatchee River. And I have found it and Scallops. Issac is either going to make things worse or better, we’ll know in a few days. Our season has been extended to 9/25 and I’m planning to take advantage of it, if only for my own freezer stash. Offshore fishing reports have very good for Gag […]

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Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

August 9, 2012

If you’re fishing offshore you can catch both gag grouper & red grouper in water as shallow as 30 ft, but there are plenty of shorts as well. Also there have been good size sea bass in 30 to 40 ft on hard rocky bottom areas. If you move out to 50 -60 ft, you will have a better chance of catching more keeper size grouper and the king fish are still around. We, actually ran into a school of mahi-mahi last weekend in 45 ft of water. I noticed that most of the large bait pods were in 45 […]

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

August 7, 2012

There have been good reports of nice trout in 10 to 15 feet of water and some on the shallow flats. Redfish have been good sizes around corrigans reef, osenotie, north key and inshore oyster bars. A moving tide is key, using cut mullet, finger mullet, shrimp and new penny gulps. If you just want to play with something that fights n jumps, use a chum bag, any of the frozen baits of your choice, sit back and hang on. Till next time, tight lines and safe boating Capt. John blouse This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Marina […]

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You Just Never Know

August 1, 2012

Although the Bass fishing in general is slow this time of year, like Forest said “you just never know what you’re gonna get”. After all, it is August and we do live in Florida. Defying all odds, my great niece, Brittany (13), on one of her first Bass fishing trips, caught an 8.5 lb. Largemouth on her second cast. I live for these moments and I’ve seen it happen on numerous occasions. The most inexperienced person on the boat gets that Bass of a lifetime while the rest are just dumbfounded over the catch. Good for you, Brit! It couldn’t […]

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Hot Fishing Tips

August 1, 2012

Near record high temperatures throughout the Big Bend region have really effected the fishing. Water temps are already up to 90 degrees. On our most recent trips the best bite for the Trout and Redfish has been very early in the morning, typical for late summer. For best result, plan your trip accordingly, and if possible fish the near shore waters around the high tide. Grouper fishing off the Citrus/Levy County coasts remains pretty good between 25 and 30 feet of water. Although I expect them to move further out as water temps increase. Record numbers for scalloping appears to […]

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