Cedar Key Fishing Reports

Fishing report from Jason L. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jason here.

Fishing report from Scott W. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Scott here.

Fishing report from Jason L. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jason here.

    October has been a great month to fish. It truly has been ‘red October’. The redfish bite has been on fire. November will bring some cold front patterns but the bite should stay strong. Just be patient. After a big cold front, the fish may be more lethargic than usual so you may have to fish artificial bait a little slower than you like. Live shrimp and cut mullet will still be good for redfish as well. You may have to start looking to the creek mouths for fish as the water gets colder. A popping cork rig will help keep you off the oyster bars. Thankfully, our cold fronts don’t last too long and it can be back in the 80s pretty quick this time of year. I know I keep saying this but just in case.....keep in mind that the redfish laws changed as of September 1st. Go to myfwc.com to get the latest info depending on the region you fish. The trout bite is starting to pick up. The water in Cedar Key is still a bit dirty but the trout are getting on the flats. Just keep working spots until you find them. Stay safe and be blessed!
    October has been a great month to fish. It truly has been ‘red October’. The redfish bite has been on fire. November will bring some cold front patterns but the bite should stay strong. Just be patient. After a big cold front, the fish may be more lethargic than usual so you may have to fish artificial bait a little slower than you like. Live shrimp and cut mullet will still be good for redfish as well. You may have to start looking to the creek mouths for fish as the water gets colder. A popping cork rig will help keep you off the oyster bars. Thankfully, our cold fronts don’t last too long and it can be back in the 80s pretty quick this time of year. I know I keep saying this but just in case.....keep in mind that the redfish laws changed as of September 1st. Go to myfwc.com to get the latest info depending on the region you fish. The trout bite is starting to pick up. The water in Cedar Key is still a bit dirty but the trout are getting on the flats. Just keep working spots until you find them. Stay safe and be blessed!

Fishing report from Scott W. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Scott here.

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Fishing report from Jason L. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jason here.

    Fall is so close you can almost taste it...well you can feel it in the air a little. I love this time of year-pumpkin spice lattes, fall decorations...nope! I love this time of year because the temps get more bearable, and the fishing gets great. September and October are probably my favorite months to fish. The redfish bite in Cedar Key is getting right. They school up this time of year and if you find one then there are probably more. Give them some time to eat. Shrimp, mullet and artificial lures are the way to go. Keep in mind that the redfish laws changed as of September 1st. Go to myfwc.com to get the latest info depending on the region you fish. I like to look for moving water. Anything where water is getting pushed or funneled through is a good place to start. If water is getting funneled through a tight spot, then bait is getting funneled through that same spot and bigger fish know that. I also like to look for bait getting hit. If I see a lot of bait getting pushed around a natural funnel spot, then it can be a like a gold mine..or a redfish mine. The trout bite has picked up some. The normal popping cork rig will work. Just keep searching the flats and you should pick them up. They should get better as the water temps cool down some. I still run with the Bass Assassin Sea Shad in a Green Moon color or a Stinky Pink color. Enjoy some football and some fishing over the next few months. In an effort to multi task, you can always listen to the game on the radio while you are fishing!!
    Fall is so close you can almost taste it...well you can feel it in the air a little. I love this time of year-pumpkin spice lattes, fall decorations...nope! I love this time of year because the temps get more bearable, and the fishing gets great. September and October are probably my favorite months to fish. The redfish bite in Cedar Key is getting right. They school up this time of year and if you find one then there are probably more. Give them some time to eat. Shrimp, mullet and artificial lures are the way to go. Keep in mind that the redfish laws changed as of September 1st. Go to myfwc.com to get the latest info depending on the region you fish. I like to look for moving water. Anything where water is getting pushed or funneled through is a good place to start. If water is getting funneled through a tight spot, then bait is getting funneled through that same spot and bigger fish know that. I also like to look for bait getting hit. If I see a lot of bait getting pushed around a natural funnel spot, then it can be a like a gold mine..or a redfish mine. The trout bite has picked up some. The normal popping cork rig will work. Just keep searching the flats and you should pick them up. They should get better as the water temps cool down some. I still run with the Bass Assassin Sea Shad in a Green Moon color or a Stinky Pink color. Enjoy some football and some fishing over the next few months. In an effort to multi task, you can always listen to the game on the radio while you are fishing!!
    Fall is so close you can almost taste it...well you can feel it in the air a little. I love this time of year-pumpkin spice lattes, fall decorations...nope! I love this time of year because the temps get more bearable, and the fishing gets great. September and October are probably my favorite months to fish. The redfish bite in Cedar Key is getting right. They school up this time of year and if you find one then there are probably more. Give them some time to eat. Shrimp, mullet and artificial lures are the way to go. Keep in mind that the redfish laws changed as of September 1st. Go to myfwc.com to get the latest info depending on the region you fish. I like to look for moving water. Anything where water is getting pushed or funneled through is a good place to start. If water is getting funneled through a tight spot, then bait is getting funneled through that same spot and bigger fish know that. I also like to look for bait getting hit. If I see a lot of bait getting pushed around a natural funnel spot, then it can be a like a gold mine..or a redfish mine. The trout bite has picked up some. The normal popping cork rig will work. Just keep searching the flats and you should pick them up. They should get better as the water temps cool down some. I still run with the Bass Assassin Sea Shad in a Green Moon color or a Stinky Pink color. Enjoy some football and some fishing over the next few months. In an effort to multi task, you can always listen to the game on the radio while you are fishing!!

Fishing report from Scott W. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Scott here.

Fishing report from Jason L. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jason here.

    Fall is so close you can almost taste it...well you can feel it in the air a little. I love this time of year-pumpkin spice lattes, fall decorations...nope! I love this time of year because the temps get more bearable, and the fishing gets great. September and October are probably my favorite months to fish. The redfish bite in Cedar Key is getting right. They school up this time of year and if you find one then there are probably more. Give them some time to eat. Shrimp, mullet and artificial lures are the way to go. Keep in mind that the redfish laws changed as of September 1st. Go to myfwc.com to get the latest info depending on the region you fish. I like to look for moving water. Anything where water is getting pushed or funneled through is a good place to start. If water is getting funneled through a tight spot, then bait is getting funneled through that same spot and bigger fish know that. I also like to look for bait getting hit. If I see a lot of bait getting pushed around a natural funnel spot, then it can be a like a gold mine..or a redfish mine. The trout bite has picked up some. The normal popping cork rig will work. Just keep searching the flats and you should pick them up. They should get better as the water temps cool down some. I still run with the Bass Assassin Sea Shad in a Green Moon color or a Stinky Pink color. Enjoy some football and some fishing over the next few months. In an effort to multi task, you can always listen to the game on the radio while you are fishing!!
    Fall is so close you can almost taste it...well you can feel it in the air a little. I love this time of year-pumpkin spice lattes, fall decorations...nope! I love this time of year because the temps get more bearable, and the fishing gets great. September and October are probably my favorite months to fish. The redfish bite in Cedar Key is getting right. They school up this time of year and if you find one then there are probably more. Give them some time to eat. Shrimp, mullet and artificial lures are the way to go. Keep in mind that the redfish laws changed as of September 1st. Go to myfwc.com to get the latest info depending on the region you fish. I like to look for moving water. Anything where water is getting pushed or funneled through is a good place to start. If water is getting funneled through a tight spot, then bait is getting funneled through that same spot and bigger fish know that. I also like to look for bait getting hit. If I see a lot of bait getting pushed around a natural funnel spot, then it can be a like a gold mine..or a redfish mine. The trout bite has picked up some. The normal popping cork rig will work. Just keep searching the flats and you should pick them up. They should get better as the water temps cool down some. I still run with the Bass Assassin Sea Shad in a Green Moon color or a Stinky Pink color. Enjoy some football and some fishing over the next few months. In an effort to multi task, you can always listen to the game on the radio while you are fishing!!

Fishing report from Jason L. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jason here.

Fishing report from Jason L. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jason here.

Fishing report from Jason L. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jason here.

Fishing report from Jason L. in Cedar Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jason here.

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