The water is still brown from the Suwannee river overflow, but the fishing is great. Even in the low visibility water you can catch all types of fish. Water temperature was 86 degrees F last Friday the 13th as I motored around the mangrove islands of Cedar Key, Florida with a group of 4 men. Fathers and sons. The youngest son was 26 years old. They were all of them fishermen.
We fished over grass in about 4ft. of water for most of our 4 hour trip. Caught lots of fish. When we stopped next to an oyster bar, angling for a redfish, we hooked up to some large critters. Jason, the youngest, had a,`redfish too big` on for quite while and then lost it. Later on he snatched up a 20in. speckled trout we slipped into the cooler.
Thats Jason with his trout. While fishing for redfish, right next to an oyster bar, Mark, ( the other son ), caught a big beautiful Spanish mackerel. 22in. long. We usually catch them in open water as they chase and devour small schools of bait fish. Not in 3ft. of water and oysters.
There is always a suprise, always an adventure out fishing the coastal waters of Cedar Key, Fl. Thats Mark with his big Mac. Jason`s father, Larry, caught a 19in redfish we added to the dinner menu for the evening. We cruised back to the dock where I filleted all the fish for the guys and iced them down real good in their cooler. I love fresh fish and take care of the meat so it`ll be the freshest for dinner.
Folks, if you`d like to float around over the shallow coastal waters of Cedar Key, Florida, and catch your own fresh fish for dinner, call me at 352-221-5463 and we`ll do it. There is a picture of my pontoon boat at: http://www.inshorefloridafishing.com
check it out, thanks, Capt. Dan