cedar key fishing guideCedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The speckled trout are biting and are on fire on the grass flats using live shrimp or soft baits on jig heads and a popping cork. The best bite seems to be in 4 to 5 ft of water.

The redfish are biting good around the islands and oyster bars, the best bite seems just before and after high tide using live shrimp and mud minnows on a jig head working it on the bottom. If you are getting hung up a lot, change to a cork and a leader just long enough to keep your bait just off the bottom.

We also have Spanish mackerel showing up and one report of a cobia caught.

The speckled trout and the redfish are biting good, the Spanish mackerel and cobia are showing up and the sheepshead are still here

Limiting out on trout in cedar key

Limiting out on trout in Cedar Key

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The sheepshead are still biting good on the offshore culverts and wrecks, using a knocker rig and shrimp. The Spanish mackerel are showing up also and the sea bass and grunts are biting good on squid and cut sardines.

The gag grouper are biting good but must be released unharmed. We have been struggling to catch red grouper, I have heard there are more grouper in 100 ft. of water. I look for them move in shortly, we have been noticing lots of bait pods on 50 to 60 ft. of water which also means the kings should be getting here soon also.

So get your rigs ready, come on down, the fish are biting and keep trying for kings and cobia while you’re bottom fishing, it won’t be long.

Cedar Key Sheepshead Slayers

Cedar Key Sheepshead Slayers

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

This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina

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A heads up from Captain John & Cedar Key Marina II. A burnt up water pump can ruin your day on the water. Remember to change them out once a year or every 100 hours which ever comes first. And if the motor has been sitting all winter its a good idea to change it out.

And Cedar Key Marina wants to remind you that the FWC is rewarding $100 to people who catch a tagged Spotted Seatrout in Cedar Key

Cedar Key Marina from the air