The water temp was 63 degrees at the ramp, dropped to 62 degrees out in 45-58 ft of water but it warmed up to 63 degrees in afternoon.

The gag grouper, sea bass and Florida snapper (grunts) are biting good in 50 to 60 ft of water. It’s been hard to find any keeper red grouper in these depths. I believe there still out deeper, but there is plenty of shorts to catch and release. Haven’t seen any kings or cobia yet. nor is there a lot of bait pods, as soon as water temp. hits 68 to 72 degrees, things will change, maybe 1 or 2 weeks away.

We did catch some quality gags though, 12-15 lb’s. we did use some frozen?mullet & thread fins and cigar minnows but the bait of choice was live pinfish & porgies.

Good luck and tight lines
Captain John

This Fishing Report Is From Cedar Key Fishing Guide Captain John of Hookedup Charters

Cedar Key Marina from the air

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  • Jordan says:

    Thanks so much for the fishing report! I will need to see what i can do to get myself out there in the water and go fishing!

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