Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report from HookedUp Charters

July 9, 2013

The Gag Grouper are biting good and are a nice size in 45 to 60 feet. We’re using live pin fish, frozen thread fins, menhaden, northern mackerel and sardines. The Red Grouper are in the same depths but prefer deeper water and we’re using the same baits. We are also still catching King Fish and there are plenty of bait pods in 35 to 60 ft. I look for the larger Cobia to starting moving offshore now, we didn’t catch any this weekend but be looking for them, they’re there. Also there are always plenty of good sized Florida Snapper (aka Grunts) and […]

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Gulf Fishing Is Alive And Well

A Fine Yankeetown Cobia

April 29, 2013

Fishing on Florida’s Nature Coast is alive and well. Last Thursday all the planets aligned. The tide, time, temperature and weather conditions were all perfect for an offshore trip. I and two of my fishing partners, Doug and Pat, struck out about 8 a.m. from the Yankeetown Public Ramp. We ran offshore about 15 miles and thanks to Doug’s driving, it took about 30 minutes. Before the anchor had took a set, Pat was hooked up. Cobia everywhere! The “fire drill” was on. There’s nothing like sight fishing Cobia. On my second bait, pinfish (free lined on top), I was […]

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Offshore Fish Are Biting Good

December 11, 2012

In 28 to 30 ft the Sea Bass are biting good and the notorious “Florida snapper” are always hungry, we’re catching both using squid or cut sardines or thread fin herring. The Gag’s are there too but we can’t keep em right now(sad face goes here). The Red Grouper are biting good in 48 to 60 ft, using live pin fish or frozen thread fin or sardines, I’ve caught some bigger ones on menhaden and Boston mackerel. The Amber Jacks are thick on the wrecks and structures in 60 ft or better, we’re using live pins or diamond jigs. And […]

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Offshore Fishing For Cedar Key, Florida For April 2nd & 3rd

April 6, 2010

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, […]

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