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