Corrigan Reef

A long sandy reef running offshore in a southeastward direction for about two miles and located 2 miles east of Cedar Key, Corrigan Reef marks the northwestern edge of Waccasassa Bay. Trout, redfish, flounder, and sheepshead can be found in the deep cuts in the reef, but use caution when approaching at low tide. Jig the holes and cuts or drift live bait such as shrimp, pinfish, mud minnows or finger mullet under a float or free-lined. Also watch for tailing redfish along the edges of the reef. These are great targets for gold spoons and flies. Bird activity at the tip of the reef during warm weather marks schools of bluefish, jack crevalle and Spanish mackerel feeding on baitfish. Jigs and spoons will catch them, but a trace of wire leader might be needed to prevent cut-offs.