Harald showing off a 32' gag, nice

Harald showing off a 32′ gag, nice

January Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The cooler weather has made fishing a little tough but the Speckled Trout are still hitting good on the flats in 3-5ft of water near Snake Key, Dead Mans, North Key and back towards the marsh behind Rattle Snake Key. The Black Drum and Redfish have been good too and best on incoming tides in the afternoon as the water warms up as the bars.

We look for the trout to continue as weeks progress, the Reds will be more in the back marsh area’s.

The Sheepshead have been going good near the piers and inshore rock piles, we tried offshore and they’re not quite biting there yet.

December Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

We had a great fall/winter grouper season, it’s over now but you can still keep Red Grouper, they’re best in 60 to 80 ft around good live / hard bottom areas. They will hit threadfins, northern mackerel, menhaden, cut mullet, not to picky.
The Sea Bass and Grunts are hungry and the bigger ones seem to be in the 45 to 60 ft.

The winter is tough for offshore due to regulations, but you can always have you pole bent out there, try bringing shrimp and try for Hogfish too.

We look forward to Feb, March & April for the offshore Sheepies to come and play, we’ll keep you posted!

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, The Big Bends Full Service Marina.

Cedar Key Marina from the air