Captain Steve Novakovich, Homer, AK

Bob Hudson’s Alaska buddy and charter captain, Captain Steve Novakovich, loves to come to Cedar Key every year for some airboat fishing. I was pleased to be able to put him on some nice fish.

Good red fishing day

Paul Dietrich and I had an incredible red fishing day in the airboat. W slammed these upper slot fish plus 48 more that we released.  

John’s Trophy Red

Fishing the redfish tournament out of Steinhatchee, John Byatt hooks into this beautiful 28″ redfish

Where Art Thou’ Redfish?!

It feels like it has been over 9 months since I’ve caught a slot redfish. There have been plenty of shorts, and even a few over slot…. but none right in the middle. The add insult to injury, *many* slot fish have been caught while on my boat, just not by me! That ended yesterday. A very reasonable 24″, 5.1lb […] Continue Reading

Birthday catch

Took my son and 2 grands to Cedar Key to celebrate my birthday. Redfish beats a birthday cake any day.

29″ Cedar Key Redfish

With the outgoing tide ripping, I tossed a redfish magic into the turbulent waters near some small grass/oyster islands west of North Key. At first I thought I was snagged. Then the “rock” shook its head, and it was on!

Airboat Fishing at Cedar Key

My grandson, Wes Hudson, called me up a while back and says “Grandaddy I’ve been checking the tides and January 4 looks good for airboat fishing, would you take me and some buddies airboat fishing for my birthday. Naturally, the answer was a resounding yes. So, I took 3 twelve year old boys airboat fishing. We had a blast, caught […] Continue Reading