Cedar Key, Florida Fishing Report, “Things Are a Changin”!

September 24, 2008

Don at Cedar Key Marina says the water is cooling down and fishing is good. The Trout are spotty but big, 20 inches and over are common when they do bite. The Reds are biting all over and are moving on the bars and big schools of Red Fish are being seen. The Grouper are moving in closer and are in 40-45 feet of water. Its good fishing for Cobia is good too. One guy from Nashville came into Cedar Key Marina telling Don that the Cobia were biting like crazy.?Don thought he was full of BS (Bull Shipments) until […]

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Some Kinda-Drum

September 11, 2008

High winds have kept us from any saltwater trips recently. I have received a report or two from a few “die hard anglers”. For the most part, the fishing was slow. A Redfish here and there. On the other hand, several huge Black Drum,, between 30 and 80 lbs., were taken around the mouth of the Withalacoochee River entrance, on cut mullett. Also on Monday (9/8), Doug Bruce of Ocala reported a large school of these bruisers tailing around the shallow oyster bars in the Withalacoochee reefs area. He claimed they threw everything but the kitchen sink at them, but […]

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As A Guide it’s Important to Be Able to Adapt.

September 10, 2008

As a guide it’s a good idea to have a plan, but just as important to be able to adapt Friday morning case in point. I didn’t think I had enough water to fish for Reds, but on my way out the river, some of my tide level gauges(shell bars and channel markers) said yes I did. So we went redfishing on an outgoing tide?for 2 hours. Our efforts were rewarded with 4 nice Reds to 24 inches on 3″ Gulp shrimp installed on Assassin 1/16 oz jigheads. Keeper Trout were very difficult this day.? Redfish saved the day to […]

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The Water is Clearing Up & Change is Coming

September 3, 2008

We have 7 days of scallop season left and the water is clearing up. By the weekend I bet the visibility will be good. It’s still summertime fishing, however, Trout are biting. Keep in? mind this time of year is about change, and I don’t mean politics. I mean conditions are changing, so fish will begin moving, patterns changing.? As water cools slightly, trout will move more shallow, 10 & 12 foot flats up to 4 & 6 and less. Redfish are still scattered, but I hope to see them start grouping up towards the end of September. Remember,”you don’t […]

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Fishing Report, This time of year its best to be an Early Bird

August 6, 2008

Gulf of Mexico (Cedar Key to Crystal River) High water temps have pushed most everything we fish for to deeper water. Lately, the best Trout bite has been early morning, in 6 to 8 feet of water. We’ve recently been fishing the grass flats in the Lowes Bay area with mixed results. The Reds have also moved out of the creeks into deeper, cooler waters around the outside oyster bars and spoil islands of the Withlacoochee Reefs (Yankeetown). Most Grouper reports I’ve recently heard of indicate they are offshore in 40 to 60 feet of water, and few and far […]

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