Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report

Sara proving she still has it with this nice Cedar Key Redfish

Sara proving she still has it with this nice Cedar Key Redfish

The weather and the water in Cedar Key has have been hot, and the bite is going up and down. The trout are moving in the deeper, cooler water now, in around 4 – 7 feet. They’re out on the edge of seahorse reef in the grassy edges and pot holes. Use popping corks and slow jigging just off the bottom with your favorite plastic baits, shrimp and small live bait for results. The redfish are hitting good on the oyster bars, cuts and near the islands, they seem to like the incoming tide better. There has been some nice triple tail caught, the tarpon are rolling too and there are plenty of sharks to be caught too.

Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report

Sally with a very nice Cedar Key Red Snapper

Sally with a very nice Cedar Key Red Snapper

Ryan's crew pulled out a very good day

Ryan’s crew pulled out a very good day

Well we had a great snapper season in Cedar Key! Hard to believe we gotta wait until next June. The gag grouper bite is good in 50 – 80 ft of water on hard and live bottom areas and the red grouper are biting but are still small. The King Fish are still here in 60 – 80 ft of water and there’s some cobia too. And of course, the sea bass and grunts always seem to be hungry. There seems to be a lot of sharks this year, bulls, sandbar, sharp nose and nurse sharks. The snapper are still thick in 60-80 feet of water but you must release them unharmed.

The action is good, and they are all biting on threadfins, mullet, sardines and live baits. In Cedar Key, Amber Jack season opens back up in August, so get ready for the battle.

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.