Maurice with a nice Redfish for the contest

Maurice with a nice Redfish for the contest

Victor with a whoper 5 lb trout

Victor with a whoper 5 lb trout

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

Well the weather hasn’t been in our favor for awhile, but when its not blowing and its above 50 deg., The trout have been biting out on the flats and towards the back marsh areas and around the bars, fish slow and be patient. The Redfish are kinda favoring the back marsh and oyster bar areas when we have high tide in the afternoon and the sun is out, they’ve been showing up by the islands and bars too. The Sheepshead have been biting good around the piers & inshore rock piles and bars, using shrimp & crabs. Pick your days and come on down and catch-em up, look on the bright side, its not 95 deg and there’s been no wind, fishing is always fun and very relaxing, so get ya some of this good time fun.

Big man Mr. Diaz with his 1st sheepshead fishing with his dad, nice job

Big man Mr. Diaz with his 1st Sheepshead fishing with his dad, nice job

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

With the cold water and closures, we have been targeting the Sheepshead on the nearshore structures mostly, they are just now starting to bite good, if you move around and position yourself right, you will get em, we usually bring plenty of live shrimp and a few bags of frozen shrimp too using as chum.
The gags are biting good, but ya gotta release them unharmed, the red grouper are biting but we still haven’t been catching them over 20″, the grunts are always hungry and make good fried fish too. We noticed the better sea bass are in 50 to 65′, they are in closer too, but the bigger ones are deeper, using squid, cut sardines or threadfins. The Amberjacks are hungry, but ya gotta release them unharmed too.
The best thing about offshore now is you will always get your pole bending and steady action, even if you can’t harvest all of what you catch, it always puts smiles on the faces of your quests & family. So, pick your days, and come on down, catch em, they are hungry.


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

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