• New limits for red grouper in Gulf

    The recreational red grouper bag limit in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County) will increase Dec. 30 from two to four fish, followed by the Jan. 1 season closure of shallow-water grouper in Atlantic state waters.
    The red grouper bag limit increase is one of several fishery management changes made at the November Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Key Largo.

  • Deer provide show for anglers

    Hello, Hello, Hello. Merry Christmas.
    Ha ha, okay, maybe I can get some fake laughs for that. Anyways not a big o’ bunch to talk about this week. Not much guiding going on for me.
    I did make a fish camp trip to the north with my oldest son Daniel. We had a big time and ate like champs. But the cool, big news is something new happened to me that has never of all my days happened.
    We were catching fish while having deer walking within casting range of our boat in a 2 to 3 foot shallow flat.

  • ‘Lucky boat’ pays off in reds

    Hey everyone, I hope everybody was able to hold down the forts with all this wind we’ve had. It has put a major damper on my fishing. Also, put a major push on the tides — we really had some good low tides this week. Good for airboaters, clammers and oystermen — all the above jobs are easier with less water. Well for the most part,  I guess, without getting too technical.

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Dec. 15

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

  • Tides for the week of Dec. 8

     Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      

  • Capt’n Danny on leave

    Capt’n Danny Allen’s fishing report is on military leave as the Allen Family spends time with his daughter who is home recuperating from serving her country.

    The Cedar Key Beacon staff thanks her for her service and her family’s sacrifice.

  • Fishing can be tricky this time of the year

     Happy Turkey Day everyone — what a great holiday. Seems that this time of the year the woods are full of hunters, and the water is full of fishermen. And stories about big bucks and  rumors all over town.

  • FWC ups limit on red drum

     Recreational anglers targeting red drum in northern Florida can soon take home more of the popular fish, thanks to a change approved Nov. 16 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

  • Tides for Cedar Key for the weeks of Nov. 24

     Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time    

  • Sour attitude creeps in on constant wind

    Wind, wind, and, oh yeah, more wind. That's the report for the week.

    It seems that the wind has just decided it would blow every day. Y'all have to excuse my sourness, but it’s kinda’ cramping my style a bit.

    And the grouper guys, man, hey let's open the season for a month or so. And what happens almost the entire time is 20 to 25 knot winds. I'm sure the beloved protected goliath grouper will keep the grouper catching covered for the offshore guys—until they get a chance to get out.

    Ok, I'm done crying.