March Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Speckled Trout & Redfish have turned on and as long as the weather continues to get warmer the catch will just increase.
The grass flats behind & in front of Snake Key, Dead Mans Key & North Key are producing good catches using shrimp or your favorite plastic baits on a popping cork. The reds are always better up close to the islands, grassy areas and oyster bars. We have got a few Spanish Mackerel too. The Sheepshead are still good around the docks and rock piles, using shrimp or fiddler crabs, use a knocker rig w/ 2 or 3/0 hook. Later this month and into April the Spanish & King Mackerel should be here, we noticed some small bait pods showing up, so it won’t be long.
February Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
Offshore the Sheepshead are the best bet now, as well as the Mangroves Snapper and some Hogfish using knocker rigs and shrimp.
We did venture offshore to 60-80′ of water and had a fun time catch-n-release Gag Grouper & Red Snapper. We also got a few keeper Red Grouper, and lots of Grunts. We noticed bait pods showing up in 45′ of water, so it won’t be long until the King Fish & Spanish show up, then the cobia. Lets hope for a early spring, winter has been windy and cold, for too long.
We got more reports this year than in the past about nice catch’s of Hogfish on hook-n-line, so keep trying for them to, usually in 35-45′ on live bottom areas is best.
As always we’ll keep you posted!
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.