Cedar Key Fishing Report

December 30, 2014

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report At the downtown dock, the Sheepshead are biting good with shrimp, fiddlers crabs and oysters. The trout are hitting good on the grass flats in 3 to 5 feet of water using popping corks with shrimp or gulp baits. The redfish are hitting better in this stretch of warmer weather on the sand bars and near the islands, on finger mullet, shrimp and filleted whole mullet. There are also plenty of whiting and sand trout as well. Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report The sea bass and the grunts, aka Cedar Key Snapper, are hitting good in 18 to 30 feet […]

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The Trout Are Starting To Move

December 10, 2012

The trout are starting to move in the back marsh areas and in 5 to 8ft grassy areas. The reds have been a little slow but can be caught around the islands and oyster bars. Both are being caught using live shrimp, frozen finger mullet, mud minnows and Berkley Gulp baits. I look for the next couple of weeks bringing a little more action since the weather has been a little warmer. Also the sheephead are biting around the docks and oyster bars and it wont be long before the big ones start their spawning in the deeper water reefs. […]

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Rainey Days, Scallop Report & Fishing Report

June 25, 2012

Rainy days have a way of making me sorry, not that I need much help. But watching a few recorded fishing shows makes me want to talk about fishing when the weather is bad. So here I am watching Debby sit out there in the Gulf and dump large amounts of needed rain on us here on the Big Bend Gulf. Our summer fishing has been great so far. July 1st opens recreational  Scallop Season and we are expecting the usual large crowds here in Steinhatchee. I have seen scallops from the boat this year, but have not been in […]

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Cedar Key Fishing Report: Inshore

May 27, 2012

The trout are in thick and the best reports are south of snake key in the finger channels in 5 to 10 ft of water. Drifting and using a Cajun thunder popping cork and about 4 ft of leader line, #3 to #5 hook and baited with live shrimp, small pin-fish or gulp’s (new penny color). The red fish are biting great as well, around any of the inshore oyster bars and inside deadmans channel. Alot of cobia have been caught as well, site fishing on the flats or anchor up near channel makers, using live pin-fish, on the bottom […]

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Steinhatchee Fishing Report

May 1, 2012

Here I sit at the desk looking out the window at my pond. It’s a beautiful day, it’s an admin day, and like any other business, however small, one must do paperwork and pay bills. Last week the Trout bite was like a summertime bite, slow on shallow flats, and slow to good on the deeper flats (6-10 feet). I don’t look for the change unless we have another front bring us a cool down. The closer to summer we get, the less impact fronts have on us. I included a picture of a customer, Carl, holding a 10 pound […]

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