Cedar Key Florida Inshore Fishing Report
The water temperature is hot and so is the redfish bite. The bait of choice is fresh cut mullet, but shrimp, pinfish and gulps work too. The incoming tide seems best around the islands and oyster bars. The trout are biting good too, but the bite seems best in 5-7′ water. They are also out on the edge of seahorse reef. There have been some cobia and mackerel caught and the tarpon have been plentiful as well and they seem to love mullet. The sharks also have been abundant and some big hammerheads, tigers and bulls, using bigger cut baits.
Cedar Key Florida Offshore Fishing Report
The snapper are still thick at 55-75 feet, we use chum bags and weight them down 30ft and its not long till they swamp the boat, sardines or threadfins seem best. I seem to catch bigger ones free-lining out the back of the boat also. The red grouper are making a good come back, still small but they are biting good. The gags are being a little finicky but it’s hot and we are catching shorts and a few keepers, I look for the bite to pick up better this fall. There are plenty of nice sea bass and grunts too and every trip has produced good catches and has been a lot of fun. So come on down and enjoy a day out on the water.
So come on down to Cedar Key, the weather is finally good, the wind has stopped blowing and the fish are hungry. Remember to stop by the marina for your Cedar Key fishing supplies, Cedar Key boat rentals and daily current fishing details!
Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”