Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Cedar Key inshore fish bite has been great. The trout are on the flats south of snake key, in front of dead man’s key, on the front & back side of north key, as well as near bars n cuts. We like using popping corks with a 3.5’ leader and 1/4 oz jig head. Then we add our favorite plastic bait or live/frozen shrimp, you should have good results doing the same.
The Redfish are loving the warm water and will only get better by August. We’re using knocker rigs or jig heads with finger mullet, cut mullet or shrimp. It’s best near the islands, bars and cuts.
There have been a few reports of some good-sized Snook caught too while the triple tail have been hit and miss … but they love shrimp. The sharks are plentiful and a fun sport fish, everyone loves their hard-fighting action.
Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The Red Snapper have been fun and they seem to be better around the 75 to 95 foot area. They’re good size and there’s plenty of them. You can chunk chum them up and free line and catch them with spinning gear, it’s lots of fun.
We finally been getting a few keeper Red Grouper and the Gag Grouper and they’ve been hitting good too but as usual, as it gets hotter it gets they harder they seem to come by.
We have been using Thread Fin, Sardines, Menhaden and Northern Mackerel for baits and we’ve been using live baits too. We also noticed he Cobia have been offshore in the 60 to 75 foot area too.
The fishing and weather has been good, so get em while it lasts
Till next time “Safe boating n tight lines”
Trust God n Be Blessed
Captain John Blouse“Hooked up Charters & Cedar Key Marina II”
This Cedar Key fishing report is from Cedar Key Fishing Guide Hookedup Charters
& Cedar Key Marina II, The Big Bends Full Service Marina.