Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report
The Speckled trout have been hungry and some are a good size too, don’t forget the new regulations for our area now. They have been hitting as usual, on the flats in 3′ to 5′ and around the bars and cuts, using popping corks and just a jig head w/live shrimp or any of your favorite gulps or soft plastics. Remember when it’s cold be patient and work it a little slower.
The Redfish have been doing really well for the air boat guys in the back creeks and when the tide is right, skiffs can get to those areas too, just be careful. The black drum should be biting too in same areas as Speckled trout and Redfish. The Sheepshead are hitting good around the docks and rock piles and in back creeks, using shrimp & fiddler crabs.
Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report
The December Gag Grouper were on fire, this fall and winter was a good’n, but now we gotta wait till next June. Well that’s ok, we look for the 2020 season to be better yet. The Red Grouper are still hard to find in the keeper size but we are and have been catching them 16’to 19′ of water, they must be moving out to deeper water than normal. The Red Snapper are still biting good, but you gotta release them though unharmed and the Amberjacks are hitting good too, but please release them unharmed. The Sheepshead have seemed to start a little early, had a couple reports of guys catching them on the nearshore rock piles, good sizes, not big numbers yet but they are coming around with shrimp and crabs w/ a knocker rig.
Hopefully January weather will be good so we can enjoy the next round of season.
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.