Cedar Key Fishing Report


Hey There folks,

I sure hope y’all are enjoying this summer weather. By now, everything is in full-swing with water temperatures staying steady in the upper 70’s. The Cedar Key flats are alive with action!

The trout-bite is pretty good on both incoming and outgoing tides and they are still holding in 3 to 5 feet of water. The B52 Super Sounder with the Bass Assassin tail in the sea shad pattern, still produces the numbers of keeper trout, while top-water baits produce the really big ones on the shallow flats when the tide is low.

The reds are still making their presence known along and along. Around the islands, cut mullet is still your best bet for getting bit. If you are the type who likes to throw artificial, a gold spoon is working well around the oyster bars.

The Spanish mackerel are also showing at Sea Horse reef and on the flats around the islands. Trolling plugs or jigs will work great on the reef.

Suwannee River is producing some nice bass around the bonnets. Buzz baits early in the morning or late in the evening are producing some big ones.

Also, trick worms rigged Texas style around the wood, is also working great, just about any time of day.

Well folks, I know I sound like a broken record, but this is what I do day in and day out and it just works for me. I hope y’all enjoyed the report and like always, get outside and enjoy what God has given us!


Saltwater Assassin Fishing Charters

Capt.Jimbo Keith