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Outdoors

  • Tides for Cedar Key starting with April 5, 2012.

    Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
    /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

    Th 5 High 1:28 AM 3.6 7:16 AM Set 6:08 AM 94
    5 Low 7:44 AM 0.2 7:53 PM Rise 6:58 PM
    5 High 1:38 PM 3.7
    5 Low 8:07 PM -0.3

    F 6 High 2:19 AM 3.7 7:15 AM Set 6:49 AM 98
    6 Low 8:23 AM 0.3 7:53 PM Rise 8:06 PM
    6 High 2:10 PM 3.9
    6 Low 8:52 PM -0.7

  • The fishin’ was there if you braved the conditions

    Hey everyone, hope everybody enjoyed the weekend. It was beautiful for everything except fishin’.
    If flying a kite was the plan last weekend, then you probly flew it till it fell apart.
    Most charter captains canceled their trips Saturday, but no, not us. We said anyone can catch fish when it’s pretty and perfect. So we headed inside the backcountry to stay clear of the kite flying weather.

  • Tides for Cedar Key starting March 29

    Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
    /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

    Th 29 Low 12:40 AM 0.1 7:25 AM Set 1:16 AM 31
    29 High 7:13 AM 2.4 7:49 PM Rise 11:56 AM
    29 Low 12:13 PM 1.4
    29 High 6:07 PM 3.4

    F 30 Low 1:40 AM 0.3 7:23 AM Set 2:04 AM 40
    30 High 8:29 AM 2.3 7:49 PM Rise 12:49 PM
    30 Low 1:16 PM 1.6
    30 High 7:11 PM 3.2

  • Four license-free fishing days begin April 7

    Grab your fishing rods and tackle box. It’s almost time – April 7 – to take advantage of the first of four license-free fishing days scheduled for this summer in Florida, according to Gov. Rick Scott.
    The days are perfect chances for parents, who don’t yet have a license, to take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to the recreational pursuit without having to purchase a license.

  • Things are hopping in Cedar Key - and the fishing ain’t bad, either

    Hello again everybody, hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Our lil’ town was pretty busy during the day with lots of folks out wandering, fishing, sightseeing and gift shopping.
    We also had some debating/politicking going on. All in all, it was great to see the town full. I don’t think the evenings were as awesome with lots of rain Saturday night, mainly.

  • Cedar Key Everlasting event Saturday

    By LESLIE STURMER

    Special to the Beacon

  • Attempt to rescue pelican proves futile

    After a young couple sitting on the deck of the Black Dog noticed the injured Brown Pelican sitting on the ruins behind Seabreeze restaurant, there have been several attempts the past couple of days to catch the bird in order to bring it to a rehabilitation clinic.
    Among the rescuers is Cedar Key Public Works Director Josh Wilson, Tidewater Tours, FWC Officer Andrew, John Fields and others. So far, the pelican has eluded capture.

  • Springtime brings freshwater fishing, boat access

    March is prime freshwater fishing season for many species of fish, because bass and bream are getting geared up to hit the shallows. During spring, sunfish such as bass and bluegill move close to shore to find suitable spawning habitat. Shallow areas (ideally 2 to 6 feet deep) with sandy or firm soils and nearby vegetation tend to attract sunfish. Often the same areas are used year after year, because sunfish do best when they construct beds in sheltered areas without too much current and away from prevailing winds (often coves or the north shores of lakes).

  • Good weather = good fishing

    Hey folks, sorry I was absent last week, between life and fishing and building our house,  most of all my mental strength was a lil’ low.

  • Shell cities of the Gulf

    By Pam Darty
    Refuge Ranger
    Colorful flyers seen all over town brought a record crowd to the Cedar Key Library for the third presentation by Dr. Kenneth Sassaman.
    The University of Florida archaeologist has been working on the 30 coastal miles of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge and the thirteen islands of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge for the past three years, so nearly half of the standing-room-only audience had returned for the most recent findings.