Rhodens tearing it up on a cold day

Rhodens tearing it up on a cold day

Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report

The cold weather and water have pushed the redfish more into the back marsh and creeks but on nice warmer days they can be caught around the islands and oyster bars. The trout are biting good in 3 to 5 ft of water on the grass flats and cuts. Fish a little slow and be patient. The sheepshead are hitting now around the docks and rock piles, we use shrimp on a jig head or a knocker rig and 3-5/0 hook, they also love fiddler crabs. The whiting and sand trout are hitting good too, using shrimp, gulps and cut mullet.

Mr Babi with a monster 72lb reef donkey

Mr Babi with a monster 72lb reef donkey

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

The gag grouper are biting good in 30 to 60 ft of water, but you must release them unharmed, threadfins, sardines and cut mullet are working good. The AmberJacks are also hitting good but you also have to release them unharmed. The red grouper are still hard to find but the numbers are climbing and the size is increasing. The sea bass are everywhere, they are larger in 50-75 ft on hard bottom and live bottom areas and they are hitting on any frozen bait. The sheepshead should be starting to bite on the offshore structures any day now.

So come on down and wet a line, warm weather is heading our way.

Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”

cedar key fishing guideThis Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II, Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina.