Captain John’s Mid Fall Cedar Key Inshore Report

November 4, 2013

With the water temperature cooling down, the trout & redfish are biting good. Most anglers are using live shrimp, mud minnows and cut mullet. The bigger trout seem to be biting better on a Carolina rig use as little weight as possible to keep your bait just off the bottom. You can’t go wrong using a Cajun thunder & popping cork. The sheepshead are staring to bite around the docks and rock piles inshore. The Spanish mackerel are still here in plenty of numbers, they’re best out on the edge of sea horse reef in 8 to 12 feet of […]

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Inshore Fishing Is Hot!

October 10, 2012

Inshore fishing off the Levy and Citrus County Coasts has improved over the last few weeks. Record numbers of good sized Speckled Trout have been caught around the Trout Stake, just north of the Withlacoochee River. The Redfish bite has also improved. The best time to fish for the Reds is on the last of the flood tide. For best results use either cut Mullet or pinfish fished under a popping cork. The Seatrout bite has been best on the outgoing tide, preferably in the a.m..”Cajun Thunders”, tipped with pinfish are hard to beat for that once in a lifetime […]

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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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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

March 13, 2012

For results, fish around the southeast side of Senodie Key and around Grassy Key in 3 to 5 ft of water and many other grassy flats in same depth, the Speckled Trout are on fire. Using Cajun Thunder floats, 3ft of leader, 1/4 oz jig heads and shrimp. Redfish are biting good as well, look for moving water near oyster bars and grassy bars, using the same as for trout or the finger mullet are working great also. Any of your favorite soft plastics or gulp work as well too. We have had a couple of reports of Spanish Mackerel, a good sign, […]

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