Today's News

  • Captain's Log for the week of 6-9-16

    It was easy to tell that the offshore fishermen were back last week. By 8 a.m. on Saturday the nearest truck/trailer parking space was in Archer – slight exaggeration, so maybe Otter Creek.

    The weather was ideal and some impressive catches came in. John Blouse reported to me that the gag bite is strong, with plenty of fish in the legal range and several short fish (see photo). And the king mackerel are willing and able to stretch your line to its limits for those who care for smoked mackerel. I just like the way they scream the drag when they hit a flat line.

  • Shark News for the week of 6-9-16

    Kindergarten Graduation

    Hannah Stallworth

    Shark Correspondent

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2016

    Smiles were all around as Cedar Key celebrated their Class of 2016.

  • Pledge to Vote

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections is seeking to increase voter participation this election year by organizing a “Pledge to Vote” campaign.

    Supervisor Tammy Jones said this is a non-partisan push to encourage voters to take a proactive role in this year’s elections. Businesses and organizations that partner with her office on this campaign will be promoted on the Supervisor of Elections Office Facebook page.

  • Levy cleans up after TS Colin

    Tropical Storm Colin washed ashore on Monday and for residents and officials it looked more like a hurricane exercise than a storm that could do real damage.

    “It was a very nice wake up call to shake the rust off,” said Levy County Emergency Management Assistant Director David Peaton.

  • Smiles abound at the Kindergarten Circus

    The jokesters of the big top kept the laughs coming as the Cedar Key Kindergarten class held their annual end of school year circus.

    From magicians to wild animals, the Cedar Key kindergarten students strutted their stuff at teh annual end of the school year circus.

  • Teen critical after accident

    A 17-year-old is in critical condition following a one-vehicle accident Monday shortly after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19 at Northwest 135th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Trevor D. Hill, 17, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville after he lost control of his 2003 Ford Escape while southbound on U.S. 19 during heavy rain, overcorrected and the SUV started to rotate.

  • TS Colin: Damage assessments begin



  • Push is on to restore voting rights to 1.5M Floridians

    ORLANDO - More than one in 10 Floridians and nearly a quarter of African-Americans in Florida will be shut out of the polls in November because of past mistakes ― but civil rights activists say they hope to change that.

    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., has introduced legislation in the House ― HR 5352 ― that would restore voting rights to people after leaving prison, with the exception of those convicted of murder, manslaughter or sex crimes.

  • Gag order has been lifted

    The long awaited grouper opener has arrived, and both gag and red grouper may be harvested again. Be advised that as of June 1st gag grouper in the gulf must be at least 24 inches long to keep. From what I understand the state wanted the gag grouper size limit to be the same on both coasts. Red grouper are still at 20 inches however. The grouper limit is four in aggregate, not more than two can be gags. Same for reds.

    Inshore the water is heating up and trout limits are less common than just a few weeks ago.