Gulf Fishing Is Alive And Well

A Fine Yankeetown Cobia

April 29, 2013

Fishing on Florida’s Nature Coast is alive and well. Last Thursday all the planets aligned. The tide, time, temperature and weather conditions were all perfect for an offshore trip. I and two of my fishing partners, Doug and Pat, struck out about 8 a.m. from the Yankeetown Public Ramp. We ran offshore about 15 miles and thanks to Doug’s driving, it took about 30 minutes. Before the anchor had took a set, Pat was hooked up. Cobia everywhere! The “fire drill” was on. There’s nothing like sight fishing Cobia. On my second bait, pinfish (free lined on top), I was […]

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Expect Fishing To Improve Over The Next Week Or So

April 24, 2013

The Largemouth bite on the Ocklawaha River has slowed a bit over the past few weeks. Although we’re still catching plenty of keeper-sized Bass, fish over 6 pounds have been few and far between. Expect the numbers to improve over the next week or so as the full moon approaches and spawning Largemouths begin to come off the bed. Early and late in the day remains the best time of day to fish and as always, wild shiners are the best bait. Water levels on the Ocklawaha River are extremely low, as well as several impassable snags between Moss Bluff […]

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Captain Steve’s Steinhatchee Fishing Report

April 13, 2013

Hi Steinhatchee Friends, what great fishing we’re having and I expect to have for a while. Speckled Trout are feeding good right now and my guess is they are engaged in mating rituals, or getting ready to. Tuesday 4 of 5 trout were males, they were drumming. I’m sure they have to eat more during this time. Now we could have a lot of fun with conversation, but lets not and say we did, HaHa. The large females have bit well also, I’m sure the same applies. Trout seem to be everywhere, shallow and deep flats where grass is present. However, […]

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Offshore Cedar Key Fishing Report From Cedar Key Marina

April 2, 2013

The Sheepshead are still on the artificial reefs in 20 to 30 ft of water and in good sizes too. The sea bass and grunts are biting good in 25 to 35 ft on all live n rock bottom areas as well as the ” the endangered gag grouper ( they are everywhere). The red grouper are in 45 to 70 ft, so go get em starting Yesterday. The Amber Jack’s are thick out in 60+ feet of water on wrecks and structure, using live bait. The King Fish should be here soon but no reports yet. Till next time, tight lines […]

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Inshore Cedar Key Fishing Report From Cedar Key Marina

April 1, 2013

Finally some nice weather, the fishing was hot this weekend and there were numerous reports of limited catches of Speckled Trout and Sand Trout all good and fat. The areas producing? All of the grass flat areas, North Key, Dead Mans Channel, Gomez Key and in between Osenotie and Snake Key. The red fish are still in the Back Marsh areas, due to the water being about 60 to 63 deg, but I believe by the 2nd week of April it will be in the 70’s and they will move out and the Spanish Mackerel will be here as well. So come […]

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