Cedar Key Inshore Fishing Report

Mrs. Lisa weighing in her fish for the big fish contest, 2.4lbs

Mrs. Lisa weighing in her fish for the big fish contest, 2.4lbs

Mr. Cooley weighing in his Redfish at 6.3lbs for the big fish contest

Mr. Cooley weighing in his Redfish at 6.3lbs for the big fish contest at Cedar Key Marina

Mr. Weaver is now in the lead for biggest Redfish 3.75lbs & 27 inches

Mr. Weaver is now in the lead for biggest Redfish 3.75lbs & 27 inches

It’s Time To Start Fishing. March had up and down temperatures so the fish we’re a little confused but the fish bite has been good and is getting a lot better. The Speckled Trout are back on the flats and fishing in 3 ½ to 4 ½ feet of water seems best, but fish the cuts and drop offs too. We usually drift till we start catching fish, mark the location, then go back and anchor till they stop. Use a popping cork with your leader and jig head just long enough to keep it off the bottom, tipped with your favorite soft bait, live shrimp or finger mullet, when your cork goes down, “WHACK EM”.

The Redfish are out of the creeks and on the sand bars and islands, more so in the afternoon as tide and water temp rise. We usually fish just a jig head with cut mullet, finger mullet or shrimp off the bottom. The Black Drum are hitting good too. The Spanish Mackerel started to bite this week also, a very good sign, lots of fun and good to eat.

Cedar Key Offshore Fishing Report

The Big Bend Sheepshead are still here and on fire in Cedar Key

A 12 lb Big Bend Sheepshead, they’re still here and on fire in Cedar Key, caught with captain John

2 baskets of Sheepshead caught with Captain John

2 baskets of Sheepshead caught with Captain John

The Sheepshead are still biting but look for that to stop soon. The Spanish Mack’s showed up off the reef, some people like to troll, we generally put out chum and bring em to us, cast out light weight line with either wire leader or 80# test mono with shrimp our cut bait.

The Gag Grouper are biting good but ya gotta release them. We have caught some red grouper in 45-60 feet of water. The sea bass and grunts are always hungry, the deeper you go the bigger they are. Amberjacks are shut down too but fun to fight. We look for the Kingfish and Cobia to be here mid-April.

So come on down, the weather is great and the fish are hungry.

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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