Early October Shallow Water Grouper Fishing

October 11, 2010

Took a party of 5 out Saturday morning, for a?half day of fishing. Half?day trips are always in close, we pulled pin fish traps, had about 6 dozen, plus sardines, threadfin’s and cut grunt’s for bait. Our?1st drop was in 26feet, on some rocks & live bottom, bite was good and picked up 3 keepers, some shorts and a couple nice sea bass. The next drop, 3 more keepers, and the same. last drop , 4 keeepers and some more sea bass, all gag’s, no red grouper. The water temp was 75-79 deg. obviously the red grouper are still deeper, […]

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Captain John’s Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

September 29, 2010

We headed out of the Florida Gulf Coast town of Cedar Key to a depth of about 50 ft for our 1st stop, seas were rough, the tide was strong andthe wind and the bite were good and steady all day. Every stop we made produced both gag grouper and red grouper, plus our famous Cedar Key Snapper ( grunts). We moved around to about 4 stops, ranging from 50 to 58 ft. Five guy’s ended up with 7 keepers and about 50 shorts. It was the Not bad for the Offshore Special, all had fun and hopefully the bite […]

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Cedar Key Marina from the air

I Guess Fishing Is Good!?

June 10, 2010

Cedar Key Fishing Guide Captain John’s fishing report was to the point. “It said here and please put these on my web site”. I guess this means fishing is good.

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A Good Half Day In Cedar Key And In A Week It Will Be Great

April 23, 2010

The wind finally stop blowing and we headed out of Cedar Key at about 7:30 am with the water temperature at the dock at 68 degrees, when we crossed the reef it was 70 degrees and out at 45 feet it was 67 degrees. The gags were biting but then all of a sudden the bite shut down. We didn?t have live bait and I’m positive that would have made a big difference. We lost a couple nice ones with a free line behind the boat. With a threadfin on a kingfish rig we got hit two times and got […]

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Offshore Fishing For Cedar Key, Florida For April 2nd & 3rd

April 6, 2010

The water temp was 63 degrees at the ramp, dropped to 62 degrees out in 45-58 ft of water but it warmed up to 63 degrees in afternoon. The gag grouper, sea bass and Florida snapper (grunts) are biting good in 50 to 60 ft of water. It’s been hard to find any keeper red grouper in these depths. I believe there still out deeper, but there is plenty of shorts to catch and release. Haven’t seen any kings or cobia yet. nor is there a lot of bait pods, as soon as water temp. hits 68 to 72 degrees, […]

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