Cedar Key’s August Fishing Report

August 21, 2015

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report The redfish have been hitting good all around the bars and islands using live shrimp & mud minnows or fresh cut mullett. There also has been alot of tarpoon caught, using live pinfish or mullett. The trout have been slow but are being caught in healthy sizes using same baits as for redfish and be pateint. The water temp is hot but with these heavy rains the fishing could get alot better here fast. And of coarse the sharks are everywere and they are easy to catch and fun to fight. Just find ya a […]

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Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

August 20, 2014

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report There are reports of good numbers and good sizes of redfish have being caught. Mostly on the in coming tide around the cuts and passes and up close to the islands using live shrimp and finger mullet. The trout are still here but can be a little finicky when the water is above 82 degrees and it’s now 85. Be patient and drift different areas, fishing in 6 to 12 ft of water using 1/4 or 3/8 oz jig heads with shrimp, finger mullet or gulp’s. Also try live pin fish on a popping cork […]

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Cedar Key Inshore & Offshore Fishing Reports

March 24, 2014

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report The Spanish Mackerel are running thick on the flats, them and the speckled or spotted trout are best south east of Snake Key. The red fish are back on the shoals and near all of our islands. We are using Cajun Thunder corks with 40 lb leaders and 1/4 oz jig heads and live shrimp and finger mullet. The red fish really love live mud minnows too. The Sheepshead are still around the docks and the bigger ones are out in 18 to 30 ft on the artificial reefs, we are using trout rods with […]

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Cedar Key Fishing Report From Captain John Blouse

June 15, 2012

The red snapper are biting good in 85 to 96 feet of water on thread-fin herring, sardines, and live pin fish. We had the best luck keeping our baits about 10ft off the bottom. The red grouper are on fire in 60 to 75 feet, but they are also in 40 to 50 ft, you’ll just get a lot more shorts in the shallower water. But they are there, hitting on thread fins, sardines, menhaden and cut mullet. Red grouper generally are not too picky. The sea bass are also hitting well in 50 ft and of course, the “endangered gag’s” […]

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Cedar Key Fishing Report: Offshore

May 28, 2012

We are mostly targeting red grouper, seabass, king fish, and the world famous grunts (Cedar Key Snapper). The red grouper are biting great in 50 to 75 ft of water, but can also be caught in 35 to 45 ft of water, just not as many keeper size. Of course the gags are on fire and are everywhere, but remember, they are over fished, go figure. You can use sardines, thredfins, cut mullet or menhaden. The kings are biting from 35 to 60 ft of water, look for bait pods, free line a bait or troll thru them with a top […]

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