Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report From Captain John

July 8, 2013

In Cedar Key sea trout seem to moving into the deeper water at about 8-12 feet, out by seahorse reef in the grass patch on the southeast side, also Spanish n King Mackerel are there as well. Bottom fishing with just enough weight to get it to the bottom using chum and shrimp or Cajun Thunder corks and jigheads with shrimp. Cobia are still patrolling the flats and there are plenty of sharks to tangle with. The red fish are biting well around the oyster bars, the islands and passes. Crestnot and snake keys are good bets. So come on down and […]

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Inshore Cedar Key Fishing Report From Cedar Key Marina

April 1, 2013

Finally some nice weather, the fishing was hot this weekend and there were numerous reports of limited catches of Speckled Trout and Sand Trout all good and fat. The areas producing? All of the grass flat areas, North Key, Dead Mans Channel, Gomez Key and in between Osenotie and Snake Key. The red fish are still in the Back Marsh areas, due to the water being about 60 to 63 deg, but I believe by the 2nd week of April it will be in the 70’s and they will move out and the Spanish Mackerel will be here as well. So come […]

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Cedar Key August Inshore Fishing Report

August 11, 2011

There are Lots of Redfish in by Deadman’s Channel near the bars and grassy bottom area’s and good size trout have been caught in same area and out by Crest Mott and near Snake Key in the finger channels. And there are also have been some big black drum caught in 3 to 6 ft flats area’s and around the bars. Use cut mullet, gulp rootbeer color, or live shrimp, you can’t go wrong.There are some scallops there as well, just not easy to find. Shark fishing is always an easy bet in the summer months and alot of fun. […]

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Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

May 25, 2011

South East of Snake Key, Deadmans channel, and all flats in 3 to 6 ft of water are producing plenty of trout, reds, sharks, some cobia and the tarpon are there as well. Bait of choice is a chartreuse 3/8 jig, tipped with shrimp or new penny gulp, and of coarse the live pinfish hanging from a popping cork. Most are drifting or anchoring w/ chum bags. out at Sea Horse reef, the Mackerel, both Kings and Spanish are biting too. Stay just off the edge, in 10 to 15 ft of grassy bottom, drift or use chum bags and […]

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