Seth with a monster Cedar Key Black Drum

Seth with a monster Cedar Key Black Drum

Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

The Redfish bite is hot, they like it hot. As usual people are using cut mullet, shrimp, their favorite gulps and spoons. We normally fish on the bottom but use popping corks to keep the bait from getting hung on the oyster bars. The Speckled Trout seem to be in the deeper grass flats and out off the reef. We use both popping corks and fish the bottom, with shrimp, live pinfish and plastic baits. The Triple Tail have been hot too, around floats and poles. We just toss a live shrimp in front of them and wack’em. The Tarpon have been seen around too, so be ready. The Sharks are thick this year, fun to catch and kinda easy to get. Just put out some good chum, toss out half or whole mullet or and fresh cut bait, set back and wait for em to show up. All of this is just fun stuff and great to be on the water enjoying the day.

The pride of Jacksonville Florida with a nice catch!

The pride of Jacksonville Florida with a nice catch!

 Susan with a monster Red Snapper caught with Hookedup Charters

Susan with a monster Red Snapper caught with Hookedup Charters

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The Snapper season is over but boy was it fun, we had to go deep this year, 75 to 100 ft to get em. We caught plenty of fish 28” to 32”. The grouper has been a little tough, but we caught them in 45 to 100 of water but they seem to be more in 50-58 feet though. We use mainly threadfin, live pinfish and cut mullet. The Red Grouper have still been elusive, we’re only catching 16” to 19” fish, and we have checked all depths. The Grunts have been plentiful, the Cobia have moved to the offshore rock piles n structures. The sharks have been super thick and eating our fish 🤦‍♂️.
The Amberjack’s and Triggerfish open up August 1st, so we look forward to that too.
We hope NMFS will open up snapper again in the fall but if not, we had fun.

cedar key fishing guideTill 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, Cedar Key’s Full Service Marina.
Cedar Key Marina from the air

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