Cedar Key Paddling
This year is finally coming to an end. I hope 2021 ends up being much less apocalyptic. As I write today, Hurricane Eta is about to hit Florida, and Cedar Key is supposed to be a direct hit, but who knows. There is probably a 95% chance that poor Louisiana somehow still gets smacked. I just got off the water, and had four guys on my charter. Two of them got their personal best red fish, both over 30 inches, and two of them caught their best trout, which were both right at 24 inches. So as of right now, both the reds and trout are still hot. We do have a lot of sheepshead coming in already, so get ready for those delicious creatures. This time of year, water temperature plays such an important role in what you should target. For instance, if the water temp drops to the 60° or lower, and you do not own an airboat or something that can get in and back out of our creeks at low tide, then you probably should go for trout or the convicts (sheepshead). Always listen to those old guys. I had one tell me about a new technique for catching the convicts. If I write about it in January, you will know it worked very well. I am looking forward to this new year and I hope to see you all on the other side. Get those kids out on the water with a fishing pole in their hand!