Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Speckled Trout and Redfish are on fire right now. The Redfish are going to start moving towards the back marshes and creeks as the temperature of the water and air gets colder. But a lot of people are still catching them around the oyster bars close to the islands on the afternoon high tides that seem to heat up the water as well.
The trout seem to be real hungry and plentiful out on the grass flats in 3 1/2 to 5 foot of water, we’re using a popping cork and a jig head fishing the bottom. Use live shrimp or your favorite plastic baits, they’ll work just fine, also try some finger mullet. The Sheepshead have started to bite a little early this year, probably due to the cold weather, they will increase as the water temperature drops, use fiddler crabs or shrimp on a knocker rig up close to the peers and rock piles. Come on down and catch all the good fishing while the weather is perfect.
Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The Gag Grouper are biting like they are starving, we are catching them in 25 foot all the way out to 60 foot, there has been a couple reports of a few keeper size red grouper as well. The gags always seem to love live bait but they are hitting threadfin herring, cut Mullet, sardines and Boston mackerel. The Sea bass and the grunts are hungry, they are biting like crazy, They are hitting best on squid and sardines, in 25 to 50 ft of water. The Spanish mackerel are still around but not as plentiful as before. But we only have one month left to catch the gags so come on down and get them while they’re hot.
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.