Today's News

  • Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens May 7

     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters.

    The 2016 season will open Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 7. On May 28, the season will open continuously through July 10. Finally, the season will reopen for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day. This would provide for a 78-day season in Gulf state waters.

  • Spring warmup rotates catch

    Things seem to be heating up offshore. A few red grouper have moved into the shallower water as of late, but the bite is no where near what I would call good. The gags are ready but are still a catch and release issue until June 1.

    A few cobia have also been caught in our local waters and I expect them to continue to get better as our water temps continue to rise. I have not heard of any king mackerel so far but they should be in place at their regular haunts.

  • Community calendar for the week of 4-28-16

    Saturday, April 30

    Denim & Jewels aims to end abuse

    Another Way, Inc., Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center and Suncoast Credit Union present the second annual Jeans & Jewels event at Otter Springs on Saturday, April 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    The event will feature down home country cooking, live entertainment and a silent auction.

    Tickets are $75 and include meal, beverage and souvenir photo. All proceeds go to Another Way, Inc.

    For tickets or more information, call 386-719-2700.

    Sunday, May 1

  • Water talk focuses on sea level rise

    The fourth installment in “Think Water, Think Cedar Key” will be the “Power of Water,” presented on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. in the community meeting room at Cedar Key Public Library.    

    Water, water everywhere! The Gulf water surrounding Cedar Key is a powerful force of change, through daily tides, occasional storm surges, and long-term sea level rise.

  • Water manager has good news on system

    By John McPherson

    Good things have been happening at the Cedar Key Water and Sewer District. Here’s a summary.

    Special Legislative Appropriations Received

    A special thanks is owed to our state legislative delegation, state Sen. Charlie Dean of Inverness and state Rep. Charles Stone of Ocala, who were both instrumental in securing legislative appropriations in the amounts of $400,000 in 2014, and $450,000 in 2016, to help pay for new water facilities needed by the District.

  • Enjoying time on the beach

    Another perfect ending for a day spent in Cedar Key — our own island paradise. 

  • State Poultry Contest

    On Saturday, April 9th, our Middle School FFA Poultry Team competed at the state level at the University of Florida. We are patiently waiting on the results of our team members: Burlynne Mejeris, Macy Ryan, and Trey Stanfield.

  • Garden Club Grant

    On April 6th the Cedar Key FFA was awarded a grant through the Cedar Key Garden Club to set up an aquaponics garden. The agriculture department will work closely with high school science teacher, Raymond Powers, to develop a system that will provide bountiful harvests.

  • Festival Wrap-Up
  • Captain's Log for the week of 4-21-16

    Luck is a funny thing. Google says luck is success or failure apparently brought on by chance rather than through one’s actions. Well as for me I believe in luck. I have always felt lucky to have been born in America, raised by two loving parents who taught me hard work, empathy, dedication, patriotism, integrity, faithfulness, conservation and a million other important values. And luck has been with me most of my life, so you might ask, what is your point?