Tate's crew showing off a great day fishing

Tate’s crew showing off a great day fishing

Travis with an awesome Cedar Key Redfish

Travis with an awesome Cedar Key Redfish

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The hot weather and warm water have turned the Redfish and Triple Tail on. The Triple Tail are around floating debris, poles, and lease pods, using shrimp on a 3/0 hook, toss it out in front of them and they will whack it. The Redfish are as usual, around the oyster bars, cuts and up close to the islands, use a knocker rig or a jig head, with shrimp, finger mullet or cut mullet. You can use a popping cork with a short leader to keep from getting snagged. The trout are biting too, just a little slow, try deeper grass flats and try both, jigging on the bottom and a popping cork, see what’s working best that day. But be patient, they are a little slow to bite right now. Use shrimp, live pins or your favorite plastic baits. The Spanish Mackerel are biting again too, put out a chum bag, use popping corks with #50 leaded and 3/0 hook with cut bait or shrimp, also try just a jig head too. See what depth they are hitting on. Sharks are plentiful, and a lot of fun to catch and release.

Jason with a nice Red Snapper released unharmed

Jason with a nice Red Snapper released unharmed

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

Well our great Snapper season is over and it seems as though the Cobia have moved on too, but there are some still out in 75 – 100ft structures. The Grouper are biting slow but they are here in 45 to 80ft of water. I like using threadfin herring, sardines, menhaden and mullet, and of course live pinfish. The Red Grouper are plentiful but mostly short. I’m not sure where they go when they grow up, but they’ve been like this for a few years now, but its gotta change soon. AJ”s are open now, you’ll find them on the offshore wrecks and structure, they love live bait and jigs. I noticed the deeper you go the less finicky they are. The Sea Bass and grunts are plentiful, they hit any cut bait and are good to eat too. We haven’t been fishing a lot offshore lately due to weather and its always a little slow this time of year, but we are looking to see it pick up soon. Plus, the Kingfish and Cobia will show again next month too.

cedar key fishing guideTill next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Trust God n Be Blessed
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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