Mrs McDonald with a beauty of a Cedar Key Speckled Trout

Joey with a fine Cedar Key Trout

Joey with a fine Cedar Key Trout

Cedar Key’s March Inshore Fishing Report

The trout seem to be the best bet at the moment, in between these long-lasting cold fronts we been having. We’re fishing in the 3 to 5 ft depths on the grass flats, cuts and also near the islands, using popping corks and just a jig head and shrimp, be patient and fish a little slower. As the afternoon heats up the fish seem to turn on again.

The reds are hit and miss right now but warmer afternoons up close to the islands and oyster bars will be productive and if you know your way towards the back marsh creeks, they will be there mostly, seems live shrimp is the best now.
The sheepshead are biting good around the pilings and rock piles and old docks too.They love shrimp and fiddler crabs, we use a knocker rig and 2/0 or 3/0 hook.

A fine 16 pound Cedar Key Grouper

A fine 16 pound Cedar Key Grouper

Doug Lindhout with a 36" at the fork Cedar Key King Mackerel

Doug Lindhout with a 36″ at the fork Cedar Key King Mackerel

Cedar Key’s March Offshore Fishing Report

The sheepshead are biting good now on the offshore structures and rock piles, we noticed a lot of smaller ones, but as the water warms the bigger ones will start biting better, again we use a knocker rig for these tricky devils.

We haven’t been far offshore lately, due to weather and gags are closed, but I believe the Red Grouper will be hungry in 50-75′ on good hard live bottom areas.

It would be worth going for sheepshead and then venture off deeper for grunts, sea bass and red grouper. We have had water temps in the 50’s so must be patient but they gotta be hungry.
Come on down and get your lines wet and have some fun.

Captain John’s 2021 Cedar Key Fishing Report

cedar key fishing guideTime to fill your coolers and enjoy the day on the water. As always we’ll keep you posted! Till 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, The Big Bends Full Service Marina.

Cedar Key Marina from the air