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Fishing heating up in Cedar Key

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By Danny Allen

Hello everyone. I hope everybody has a great Father’s Day weekend planned. The weekend is gonna be hot, but nice. Those little heat showers may be an issue but the mornings will be good to go, I feel.
Our water temps are rising and the grass flats are growing back really nice. Some of our spots for trout have grass a few feet deep. That’s awesome to see, because a month ago they were still behind on growth. 

Our trout fishing is a little on the tough side due mainly to the hot afternoons. As we move into the later part of the summer, early mornings and late evenings will be your better feeding times.
Our bait pods are starting to show up lots of jacks, mackerel, lady fish and shark’s. I’ve seen more and more in the last few weeks. This will mean more accidental catches from tarpon, cobia and king mackerel. Any of these species can make a good day of trout fishing on the flats turn into a great day to remember – stories galore.
Our redfishing is pretty stable for the most part. We are fishing three or four areas all different styles during different tides but, all in all, our Facebook feed is full of toad redfish.
I had the pleasure of taking some folks out from North Carolina. The four anglers had a  great time fishing Cedar Key and have booked three days in September to come back and fish redfish again! I can’t explain in words how important and awesome that feels.
Guys and girls, do what you do but keep it salty.