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Keaton Beach Fishing Report May 23-24

Trout fishing was outstanding before the Full moon last week with pre-spawn fish aggressive and hungry. The calmer mornings after the moon over the weekend were tough, as trout don't like the slick surface conditions, however when the w-i-n-d got up in the afternoons folks caught fish.

Jared

Jared Singletary of Thomasville, Ga. with a great 27+" redfish caught & released May 11th on board ONE MORE CAST 

 I had Al Voigt with Johnny Langdale, both of Valdosta, Ga. out Friday and we caught a fine limit of trout with three over 20" to top off our stringer. Al caught and released a 29" red after we finished our trout up. We caught all our fish on live pinfish under Back Bays.

Chuck

Chuck Wedell of Tampa with a 4.5 lb. trout caught in 6.5 feet of water Saturday May 17

We had a limit of trout Saturday for Chuck Wedell of Tampa, who finally got to fish with me after re-scheduling his Father's Day 2013 gift trip five times due to weather. Chuck was rewarded with a 24.5 Inch trout weighing 4.5 pounds. Saturday's slick condition forced me out to 6.5 feet of water where we finished our limit of ten trout while fishing with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders. I caught one 19" fish bouncing a Assassin's Candy Corn split-tail.

Here are a few reports from Sea Hag at Keaton Beach Marina:

5/17 Reilly Gerald from Valdosta, Ga. caught 2 trout on popping corks and a nice 19" keeper trout on a MirrOlure and one flounder in one hour's time.
5/17 Jack & Jason Minchey, with Brian Tillman all of Eatonton, Ga.  caught their limit of 15 trout including a sow of 24" using live pinfish under Cajun Thunders.
5/18 Phil Bannon fishing Offshore with Brian Stone, Heath Day and Lynn Stone, all from Adel, Ga. caught a 61 pound COBIA Sunday, which ate a Salt Life Big Eye Salty Jig after refusing live pinfish for ten minutes while swimming around the boat. Brian also had a box full of pink-mouth grunts.

Cobia
Phil Bannon, Brian Stone, Heath Day and Lynn Stone, all from Adel, Ga. with their 61 pound cobia.

Hey DON'T FORGET  the TEAM Lundy Fishing Tournament is
Saturday, MAY 31, 2014
This is a Saltwater Big Fish Tournament with over $6,000 in cash prizes
Paying $2000 cash prize for first place for trout
and the same $2000 for the heaviest legal redfish!
Only $50.00 per person entry fee. Come out and support Robert
and show your appreciation for his bravery, service and sacrifice.
contact 850-843-6120, 850-578-2479 or 850-838-6957 for more information.

Also coming in JUNE!
the 5th annual Nauti-Girls Tournament is Saturday, June 7th in Steinhatchee
$4,000 in Cash and Prizes including Trout, Redfish, Grouper, Flounder and Ladyfish
Captain's Meeting and Silent Auction Friday June 6th 6-8:30 p.m.
Special bonuses for all-girl boats winning prizes
for More Information: contact: Rhoda Moehring 352-498-7376
or Liana Chapman 352-210-1781

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report May 16 -17 2014

Trout fishing was Great last weekend as I took Louise, Don and Margaret Stewart of Lake City, Fla. out and we brought back a Great box of 17 trout including three over 20 " long. We used live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders to catch our trout.

Sunday, I had Jared Singletary of Thomasville, Ga out and Jared landed a 27+ inch red ( released) and we also brought in 10 trout with two over 22" long. Most of these fish ate live pinfish rigged under a Back Bay Thunder from 3.5 - 4 feet of water. I had three on a pinfish strip and one on an Assassin Violet Moon 5" Shad

Monday, Jerry Gerardi of Tallahassee went out with me for a while and we caught 5 trout in under 30 minutes when the "bite" was on. We had a 22.5 inch trout to top off our stringer. All were caught on live pins under Back Bay Thunders from 3.5 - 4.5 feet of water.

Kennedy

4 year old Kennedy Clark of Valdosta, Ga, with her Daddy's big trout

Brian Thomas

 Brian Thomas of Gainesville, FL, holding a 24" trout he caught near Keaton Beach while fishing with his Dad, David Thomas.

 These two reports from Holly at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach:
5/4 Bill Starr and three guests from Forsythe, Ga. had 14 trout including a 21 and a 22" trout fishing south of the south Bird Rack.

5/3 Jasper  Stewart and a friend from Groveland , Florida had 9 trout to 20" long in 3 - 4 feet of water north of the channel.

Don't Forget

Hey, There will be a benefit Tournament for Robert Lundy, Saturday MAY 31 2014
This is a Saltwater Big Fish Tournament over $6,000 in cash prizes
Paying $2000 cash prize for first place for trout
and the same $2000 for the heaviest legal redfish!
Only $50.00 per person entry fee.
contact 850-843-6120, 850-578-2479 or 850-838-6957 for more information.

Also coming in JUNE!

the 5th annual Nauti-Girls Tournament is Saturday, June 7th in Steinhatchee
$4,000 in Cash and Prizes including Trout, Redfish, Grouper, Flounder and Ladyfish
Captain's Meeting and Silent Auction Friday June 6th  6-8:30 p.m.
Special bonuses for all-girl boats winning prizes
for More Information: contact: Rhoda Moehring 352-498-7376 or Liana Chapman 352-210-1781

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Keaton Beach Fishing report May 9, 2014

Hey trout were on fire this weekend, at least when the w-i-n-d would pick up, until then they were sluggish. I had Stan and Tyler Bryant with Will Shrimpsscer all of Macon, Ga. who landed 20 trout with three over 20" long, Saturday, using live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 3' to 4.5 feet of water. Sunday this same crew had 20 trout again although we caught about half of our trout on live shrimp under Back Bays, the balance on pinfish.

Keaton Beach

Bert, Timothy and Herb Deener of Waycross, Ga. 5/5/14

Monday, I was fortunate enough to have three generations of Deeners from Waycross, Ga. on board . Specifically... Herb, Bert and Timothy Deener who caught a fine box of trout including four over 20" long of which Timothy landed the largest a 23.5 " beauty. Three of us fished live pinfish under Back Bays while Bert threw Assassin Candy Corn split tail shads under a Back Bay to land seven of the 13 trout we caught. Herb was not to be outdone however; as he caught a 30" redfish which we released after some photos. We fished in 15 knot w-i-n-ds in the afternoon Monday and had a blast!

Keaton Beach

Stan and Tyler Bryant with Will Shrimpsscer of Macon, Ga

Here are the results of the Perry Optimist tournament courtesy of FeeBee Houck

23rd Annual Optimist Club of Perry Salt Water Fishing Tournament Results:

1st Place Trout - Scott Robinson - 6.90 lbs
2nd Place Trout - Blaine Brenner - 5.95 lbs
3rd Place Trout - Chase Stefanelli - 5.85 lbs

1st Place Red Fish - Todd Mitchell - 7.35 lbs
2nd Place Red Fish - Mike Conrad - 7.35 lbs

1st Place Cobia - Victoria Wierick - 52.55 lbs...

Under 18 1st Place Trout -Thomas Hudson - 3.35 lbs
Under 18 2nd Place Trout - Walter Hodges - 3.00 lbs
Under 18 3rd Place Trout - Will Bush - 2.75 lbs

Under 18 1st Place Red Fish - Owen Moon - 7.00 lbs
Under 18 2nd Place Red Fish - Walter Hodges - 5.80 lbs

Under 12 Shiner Contest Winner - Jake Berry - 8 3/4"

Optimist Club of Perry Boat Raffle Winners:

Winner of the boat is Ty Crowley

Fish Cooker Winner - Robert Calhoun
Handheld GPS - Ryan Gerrald
Depth Finder - Charley Campbell
Marine Ship to Shore (CB) Radio - Rachel Moore
Rod & Reel Combo - Eric Morgan
80 Quart Ice Chest - Jeremy Davis
Tool Set - Jody DeVane

Hey, There will be a benefit Tournament for Robert Lundy, Saturday MAY 31 2014
This is a Saltwater Big Fish Tournament over $6,000 in cash prizes
Paying $2000 cash prize for first place for trout
and the same $2000 for the heaviest legal redfish! 
Only $50.00 per person entry fee.
contact  850-843-6120, 850-578-2479 or 850-838-6957 for more information. 

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Keaton Beach Fishing report May 2, 3 2014

 Wow at lot has been going on at Keaton Beach and a lot is going on this weekend!
The Perry Optimist Club's 23rd annual Saltwater Tournament is Saturday so don't Miss it! A great charity even benefitting the kids of the our local area.

Last Saturday looked like Memorial Day weekend! Wow!! what a crowd of folks.. the trout weren't too crazy about the crowds  and kinda took a day off. We managed a limit of ten trout for my charter but man it was tough.

Keith and Ben Golden

Keith and Ben Golden of Tallahassee, Fl. with a true "double" 4/27

Sunday was a Grand improvement as I had Keith and Ben Golden of Tallahassee, Florida on board and we managed a magnificent mess of 15 trout with three over 20" and we caught them in under three hours. Then we found the reds and caught three 27" , 26.75" and 26.5 " long. All these fish ate live pinfish and live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders.

Tuesday, I took Dave Bosch of Tifton,Ga. his brother Larry Bosch of Minnesota and Bil Gburek of Virginia and we brought in 20 trout in under three hours with the top ten weighing 26.5 pounds! We caught all these fish on live pinfish under Back Bays from 5.5" - 3' of water in 18 Knot w-i-n-d.

Keith Golden

Now that's why they call them  "REDS" nice one for Keith Golden of Tallahassee. 4/27

Here are some reports from Lynn from Sea Hag marina at Keaton Beach: Thanks Lynn for everything!

4/24,25,26 Jack Minchey of Eatonton, Ga. fished three days and caught his limit each day and had three reds, 7 blues and 10 Spanish Mackerel. Jack was using live pinfish under Cajun Thunders in 4 feet of water.

4/26 Nancy and Sam Harvell of Tallahassee, Fl. had their limit of trout using a white Jerk Shad bouncing the bottom and Catch 2000 in 8 feet of water.

4/26 Tommy and Betty Brown of Jennings, Florida had 9 speckled trout to 19" using small pinfish in 7 feet under Cajuns.

4/26  Molly, Madison and Toby Cooper of Sylvester, Ga. had 13 trout, a 24" Spanish and caught them on Gulp in 7 ft. of water.

4/26 Michael Santas and Casey Doyle of Atlanta, Ga. had 4 reds from 22-24" long using g shrimp under a Cajun, and 5 trout using pinfish under a Cajun.

4/26 Eli Curl of Madison, Florida caught a legal gag grouper on the Steinhatchee Reef.

4/27 Billy Drew and Jake Lawson ( with their parents) all from Jax. Fl.  caught 30+ reds including many over the slot C & R  using 1/4 oz. jigheads with Gulp.

Remember! This Weekend! Saturday May 3rd!
The 23rd Annual Perry Optimist Saltwater Tournament
Three weigh-in sites: SeaHag in Steinhatchee, SeaHag in Keaton Beach and Econfina River Resort
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m weigh-in
Entry Fee is $50.00 per person Over $13,000 in Cash and prizes combined!
Largest trout $3,000, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $250
Largest legal red $1000, 2nd $500
Largest Cobia $500
Drawing for a 15ft. Carolina Skiff and 25 h.p. YAMAHA with galv. trlr,. ...$5.00 tickets
For more information visit www.optimistclubperry.com
Or call Feebee at: 850-843-0578

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April 25-26

O.K. I'm no geologist but it appears that  the fresh water is just percolating up out of the ground higher and higher even when it hasn't rained? I guess the continental edge we live on here is down hill from the rest of the U.S starting with Georgia and you can figure out the rest?

To much fresh water and the silt that is laying on everything makes it an adventure to find the right conditions each trip out. The direction and the velocity of the w-i-n-d is everything.

We had limits this week Tuesday and Wednesday for Jimmy Brandon, Ronald (Rooster) Spain and Bill Bell of Stone Mountain, Ga. These guys have been best of friends since they were in the army together as teenagers and they are now 75 y.o. What a blast to have them on the boat!  Tuesday, the trout ate on the outgoing tide and we fished with live pinfish, pinfish strips (shiner tails) and live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders in 4.5-3 ft of water. We had two over 20" Wednesday, the bite was in the morning and we got all but four of our limit on the incoming tide and finally scraped up four more on the first hour of the falling tide. I caught a few keepers on Assassin's Space Guppy under an Original Cajun Thunder, Tuesday.

Steve Wysocki

Steve Wysocki and B.K Isom of up Lake Park, Ga. way with a days catch

Here is a report sent to me from David Bosch of Tifton, Ga.

"Fished Keaton Beach Saturday with Chris Norman, Carter Norman, and Mason Branch all of Tifton. Weather was less than ideal, but we managed to stay dry and fairly warm. We fished a mixture of shrimp (worked in the morning), pin fish (worked in the afternoon), and gold redfins (worked off and on) and picked up a dozen sea trout and five Spanish mackerel. Water temps had dropped from 70s the prior week to 62 when we first got there (and it didn't climb much). We had our best success in 5-6' of water."

Cleaned my truck out and lost the report from Sea Hag at Keaton Beach the girls made for me? Yikes?

Don't forget!
The 23 rd Annual Perry Optimist Saltwater Tournament is coming up Saturday, May 3rd!
Three weigh-in sites: SeaHag in Steinhatchee, SeaHag in Keaton Beach and Econfina River Resort
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m weigh-in
Entry Fee is $50.00 per person Over $13,000 in Cash and prizes combined!
Largest trout $3,000, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $250
Largest legal red $1000, 2nd $500
Largest Cobia $500
Drawing for a 15ft. Carolina Skiff and 25 h.p. YAMAHA with galv. trip. ...$5.00 tickets
For more information visit www.optimistclubperry.com
Or call Feebee at: 850-843-0578

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report April 18-19 2014

Trout have been biting all over for those who could find the right water color solution. Up North fish have been caught out to 7.5 feet both on Assassin Sea shads and on live pins and shrimp under Back Bay Thunders like the 20 trout, 10 Spanish and a flounder Jud, Nathan and Tanner Alexander caught with me on Friday. We  used a 42 " leader to land those fish under Thunders.

Water temperatures combined with silty shallow water moved a bunch of fish out from  2-4 to 4 - 6 feet up north while yesterday ( 4/14 ) We had our limit of trout to 22" in 3.5 - 4.5 feet South on live pinfish and shrimp.

I would guess the full moon this week will wind up the sheepshead fishing of the Steinhatchee Reef for this who were willing to scramble for a position to catch the last few of the year.

Double! a Spanish for Ellen Williams and a Trout for Joe Wallace of Vermont 4/13
Double! a Spanish for Ellen Williams and a Trout for Joe Wallace of Vermont 4/13

This report from Dave Bosch of Tifton, Ga.  "Fished Saturday 4/12 with David Stewart (Tifton) and Emory Smith (Bainbridge) and picked up our limit our trout. We caught our first half on the rising tide in around 3.5' of water and our second on the fall in 5'. Four were picked up on Cordell Redfins and Gulps, the balance on shrimp and pinfish under Cajuns ."

Tanner Alexander

Tanner Alexander of Woodstock, Ga with a 4.5 pound Spanish

Here are a few reports from Lynn at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach:

4/10-11 Paul and Kimberly Wilson of Lake Park, Ga. had their limit of trout both days on live bait under Cajuns from 3 feet of water.
4/11 Seth Harper of Perry and Mac Crews of Tallahassee, Fl. had a limit of trout and one Spanish using Gulp under a Cajun and with Gulp bouncing in 7 feet of water.
4/11 Arlen Favors and Andrew Peters of Madison, Fl. had their limit of trout and 2 Spanish using Gulp New Penny in 6.5 feet of water.
4/12 Toby, Mollie, Madison, and Grace Cooper had their limit of trout in 2 hours  to 17" fishing with a Chartreuse jerkbait from 5 - 6 feet of water
Matt and Brian Mitchell of Valdosta, Ga. hit the reds just right and landed four 25" - 27" from "Oyster bars" with live shrimp on the bottom they also had 3 trout and one Spanish using Gulp under a Cajun.

Matt and Brian Mitchell
Matt and Brian Mitchell  of Valdosta, Ga.

Don't forget!
The 23 rd Annual Perry Optimist Saltwater Tournament is coming up Saturday, May 3rd!
Three weigh-in sites: SeaHag in Steinhatchee, SeaHag in Keaton Beach and Econfina River Resort
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m weigh-in
Entry Fee is $50.00 per person Over $13,000 in Cash and prizes combined!
Largest trout $3,000, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $250
Largest legal red $1000, 2nd $500
Largest Cobia $500
Drawing for a 15ft. Carolina Skiff and 25 h.p. YAMAHA with galv. trip. ...$5.00 tickets
For more information visit www.optimistclubperry.com
Or call Feebee at: 850-843-0578

Optimist Club

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report April 11-12 2014

Marc Dillon

Marc Dillon of Jacksonville with a nice trout  4/5/14 

Wow.... I can hardly believe the water temperature change last week Sunday, March 30 the Gulf was 59 then this week, Sunday the water temp was 79 degrees ! 20 degrees in one week? I have never seen it warm that quickly.

Jason Witherspoon
Jason Witherspoon and Jim Carter caught these within eyesight of Sea Hag at Keaton Beach Marina Saturday afternoon in about 3 hrs.

I had 74 degrees Tuesday, after the 4 inches of rain we received at Keaton in less than 24 hours. Trout have been on fire. I had limits each day we fished last week, including 20 trout Friday with three over 20" ; then Sunday we had 15 trout which weighed 32.7 pounds! for Mike Norris and Nic Wyatt of Macon, Ga. Nic landed a 4.1 pound trout to anchor our string. We fished live shrimp and pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 3 - 3.5 feet of water.

We caught trout on Assassin's 5" shad in Stinky Pink and Violet Moon as well as Sweet Pea fished un-weighted on a Daiichi 5/0 worm hook. I also caught a few on Candy Corn sea shads.

Brian Stone had Brice and Seth McDaniel, Kala Hobbs, David Sills and Garrett Lundy on board Saturday and they caught 47 sheepshead.

Here are few reports from Lynn at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach:

4/4 Matt, Luke and Cindy Chastain with Keith Parks, all of Elijay, Ga. had 20 trout, 3 Spanish and a flounder using Gulp under a Cajun in 5.5 - 6 feet of water .

4/4 Reid and Rodney Cornelius of Nashville, Ga. had their 10 trout, with 4 Spanish, fishing with New Penny/chartreuse tail under a Cajun Thunder in 4 - 5 feet of water.

4/5 Jimmy and Marion Evans had their limit of 10 trout to 22" using live shrimp and New Penny Gulp under a Cajun Thunder in 3 - 4 feet of water.

Don't forget!

The 23rd Annual Perry Optimist Saltwater Tournament is coming up Saturday, May 3rd!
Three weigh-in sites: Sea Hag in Steinhatchee, Sea Hag in Keaton Beach and Econfina River Resort
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m weigh-in
Entry Fee is $50.00 per person Over $13,000 in Cash and prizes combined!
Largest trout $3,000, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $250
Largest legal red $1000, 2nd $500
Largest Cobia $500
Drawing for a 15ft. Carolina Skiff and 25 h.p. YAMAHA with galv. trlr. ...$5.00 tickets
For more information visit www.optimistclubperry.com
Or call Feebee at: 850-843-0578

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Keaton Beach Action for April 2, 2014

Keaton Beach Photo Board

Roy Stanley, Mike Stanley, Keith Stephens,and Candler Pace from Athens, GA,
with two day limits of trout and Spanish mackerel all caught on artificial baits out of Keaton Beach last week.

Miguel Parga

Miguel Parga from Keaton Beach, caught this fine 27" redfish that
weighted over 7 pounds during a windy fishing trip this past weekend.

Ron Cadle

Ron and Carolyn Cadle Cooler Full of Trout

Ron Cadle above caught this cooler full of nice trout fishing with his wife Carolyn last week.

Keaton Beach Fishing Report March 28- 2014

Trout fishing improved in 3 - 5 feet of water this week, as the fish there have finally warmed to the surface temps of 65+ degrees. Tuesday,3/25 We caught trout from 2.5 - 5 feet using live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders as well as fishing with Assassin's 5" shad un-weighted on a Daiichi 5/0 worm hook. We caught fish on Clear/Gold, Stinky Pink, Pink Ghost, Sweet Pea patterns. When the wind got up ( 19 knots) I added a 1/8 oz. Pro Elite jighead and was still catching trout out to 5 feet.

Aden Ivey

Aden Ivey's 6th birthday fishing trip out of Keaton Beach.

Here are some reports from Lynn at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach
3/21,22,23
Robert and Tracy Setters of Tifton, Ga. caught their limit of trout, each day for three days, and added two Spanish Mackerel while fishing with Gulp under a Cajun Thunder in 3.5 feet of water.
3/21
Seth Harper and Jr. Dice fished all day to catch a limit of trout on Gold Redfins in 3 feet of water.
3/22
Seth Harper and John Young of Perry, Fl. had 4 Spanish and 7 trout,
again using Cotton Cordell's Redfins.
3/22
Michael Covington and Paul Wilson of Lake Park, Ga. had their limit of trout using live shrimp in three feet of water, "North"
3/23
Michael, Aris and Ari Santas of Valdosta, Ga. landed 14 keeper trout to 22" and had two reds while fishing with live shrimp under Cajuns and throwing Cordell's Redfins in 3 feet of water.

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report March 21-22 2014

Trout continue to mostly hold the shallows as folks who caught any trout of size stayed in less than 2 feet water to catch them. The water should warm up this week if we can get the sunshine and hold 60 degrees overnight, but holding 65 would really kick things off for the trout. I fished with Capt. Dave Malone, Tuesday in 25-30 knot w-i-n-d-s and the fish we caught were tucked in the creeks and hit Paul Brown Devils and MirrOdines in the C-eyes patterns for Dave and I caught my fish on the new Softdine. I caught some trout on the Softdine again Saturday and really like the action and feel of this new kid on the block. Other folks fished Bite-A-Bait fighters, MirrOdines, Catch 2000's and Cordell Redfins to land their trout over the weekend.

Haley Cate fromm Nashville, TN with a nice trout from March 15.


Here are a few reports from Lynn at Sea Hag in Keaton Beach:
3/10
Lee Haney of Quitman, Ga. had his limit of trout last Monday in less than 15 minutes on PBS FatBoys in the PINK pattern. He said he landed 62 keeper trout in less than 3 hours after his limit! That was before that next cold snap.
3/15
Kelly and Chris Newsome with Dennis and Melissa Mullis of Lake Park, Ga. had their limit of trout, one red and one Spanish bouncing Gulp in 4 - 5 feet of water.
Bret Harvey and Garrett Cave of Bushnell, Florida had a limit of trout to 24" using MirrOdines in 1 - 2 feet of water.
Dwane Griner of Keaton Beach had his limit of trout in 2 feet of water using "plugs".

Jacob Whitten

Jacob Whitten of Nashville, TN

Here are the results of the Steinhatchee Community Fishing Tourney last week:
(in pounds)
Largest Trout Jason Carrington 6.10
2nd trout Dan Rhine 5.40
largest Red Blake O'Connor 7.95
2nd red Scott McCann 6.90
largest Shpshd Brinkley Turner 5.60
2nd shpshd Don Towery 5.15
Flounder Mike Winter 1.85
Grouper Dean Baker 14.35
most spots David Becker 11 spots
that's it!

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report March 14, 15

This week the trout took a hit with water temps around 50 degrees Saturday Morning, yet folks didn't give up and although the bite was mostly in the afternoon, some great fish were caught at both tournaments. Cordell Redfins, and Bite-A-Bait fighters took their share of trout as did MirrOdines and Catch 2000's.

Sunday, I had a charter with Drew Hulse, David Parrish, and Jonathan Bosshardt of North Ga. and they
landed 17 keeper trout on live shrimp under Back Bays and one flounder( Bite-A-Bait).

 

Taylor County Special Olympics

Special Olympics Tourney results were as follows:

 Big trout Bob Bryan  4.98 lbs.
Second was John Towles with 4.33 lbs
Largest redfish was Doug Tran 7.3lbs
2nd Red, Davis Bell 7.16 lbs.
Most Spots on a redfish "3" Amos Berry
5 trout stringer Mike Ledbettter 11.88 lbs. See More Details Here!

 

NFGFC Tournamnet March 8, 2014

More action from the NFGFC torunament here!

From Steve Hobbs of North Florida Gulf Fishing Club: 3/8/14 Tournament at Keaton results: Congrats to our winners and thanks again to Sea Hag Marina and everyone who participated. We had a good turnout with 16 total boats entered and almost $1000 in cash and prizes!
1st PlaceTotal Stringer - Casey Cook & Pat Irwin - 13.17lbs
​2nd Place Total Stringer - Eric & Nina Keyser - 11.23lbs
3rd Place Total Stringer - James Padgett & Doug Tran - 10.98lbs
Big Trout - Casey Cook - 4.05lbs
Big Red - Doug Tran - 7.26lbs
Big Flounder - Jimmy Milton - 1.4lbs

 

 

THIS WEEKEND!

13th Annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing Tournament is this weekend!
Saturday, March 15, 2014 $30:00 entry fee per angler
prizes include: Trout $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
Red $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
Sheepshead $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
most spots on a Red $250 ; Largest Flounder $350
NEW for 2014 SCSFT has added a RED Grouper, top prize only, $600 for the heaviest weighed in!
For tickets and more information contact: Rhoda Moehring at 352-498-7376
or any of the fine Marinas in Steinhatchee.
Also go to Facebook: Steinhatchee Community Fishing Tournament

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report for the week of March 1-5

Taylor Pitts

Taylor Pitts caught this big trout out of Keaton Beach last week using live bait while fishing with Blaine Brenner.

Blaine Brenner

Blaine Brenner caught this and three other big trout, 29", 27" and 26½" inches, out of Keaton Beach last week on live bait.

Casey Raulerson

Casey Raulerson from Eatonton, GA, caught this nice redfish on Sea Hag shrimp off Keaton Beach. He and Chris Raulerson limited out on trout and caught 3 nice redfish.

Chris Raulerson

Chris Raulerson from Eatonton, GA, caught this nice redfish off Yates Creek, out of Keaton Beach Sunday on Sea Hag shrimp.

taylor count fishing club Taylor County Fishing Club

First Fishing Tournament!

Keith Gober

Keith Gober 1st Place Winner. See all the results here!

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Keaton Beach Fishing report 2/ 21,22 /14

Trout continue to be caught in the larger creeks mostly on MirrOlure's Catch 2000's and other suspending plugs. The high winds last week kicked up some mud ands silt and dirtied the waters up north towards Warrior; so folks headed south for clearer water and looked to Dallus Creek for trout.

Here are three reports from Lynn at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach who said all three boats fished in Dallus Creek.

2/16/14
Steve and Debbie Striplin of Funston, Ga. caught their ten trout with two over 20" in 23 minutes using Catch 2000's in 2.5 - 3.5 feet of  water. The Striplins reported catching and releasing over 50 trout in an hours time.

Melanie, Brad and Blake Reiney of Midland, Ga. had their limit of trout in 35 minutes while using "suspending plugs" with a few caught on New Penny Gulp fishing in a 10' hole in Dallus Creek.

Charles Mitchell and Kelli Camp of Atlanta, hauled their kayaks down to Dallus Creek, put in at the ramp, and paddled out to find their limit of trout using live shrimp under Cajun Thunders in 1.5 feet of water.

River Griffin

River Griffin from Barney, GA, with the big one that didn't get away!

Tyler Sumner

Tyler Sumner from Lenox, GA, caught this redfish out of Keaton Beach fishing in 1-3 ft of water.

Here are a few Tournaments coming up in March:

These two are to be held at Sea Hag @ Keaton Beach

Special Olympics 5th Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament is March 8
Contact Lin Gray at Perry Police Dept via 850.584.5121 or lin.gray@perrypoilce.net

North Florida Gulf Fishing Club Tournament is March 8
for more info contact : www.NFGFC.org
or Steve Hobbs 850.363.0527 or splopsl@aol.com

13th Annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Saturday, March 15, 2014 $30:00 entry fee per angler
prizes include: Trout $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
Red $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
Sheepshead $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
most spots on a Red $250 ; Largest Flounder $350
NEW for 2014 SCSFT has added a RED Grouper, top prize only, $600 for the heaviest weighed in!
For tickets and more information contact: Rhoda Moehring at 352-498-7376
or any of the fine Marinas in Steinhatchee.
Also go to Facebook: Steinhatchee Community Fishing Tournament

Keaton Beach Fishing Report 2/14/14

David Sills

David Sills with one of the 16 nice sheepshead he and Melissa Meyer caught last Sunday Feb. 9th.

Well, with no reports coming off the water, I thought to highlight some of the upcoming March Tournaments.

These two are to be held at Sea Hag @ Keaton Beach

Special Olympics 5th Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament is March 8
Contact Lin Gray at Perry Police Dept via 850.584.5121 or lin.gray@perrypoilce.net

North Florida Gulf Fishing Club Tournament is March 8 ( Membership required)

13th annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Saturday, March 15, 2014 $30:00 entry fee per angler
prizes include: trout $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
red $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
sheepshead $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
most spots on a red $250 ; Largest Flounder $350
NEW for 2014 SCSFT has added a RED Grouper top prize only $600 for the heaviest weighed in!
For tickets and more information contact: Rhoda Moehring at 352-498-7376
or any of the fine Marinas in Steinhatchee.
Also go to Facebook: Steinhatchee Community Fishing Tournament

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report January 31 2014

Whew, Sunday was the only day where anyone reported to have caught fish and here are those four reports from Lynn at Sea Hag at Keaton :

1/26
Brock Moore and Russell Welch of Lenox, Ga. had their limit of trout and 2 reds throwing "white jigs" in 1 - 3 feet of water.

Charlie and Morgan Harris of Valdosta, Ga. had 7 trout fishing with MirrOlure's Catch 2000's in less than 2 ft.

Trey and Jack Stevens of Tifton, Ga. had their limit in less than and hour in less than 3 feet of water using Paul Brown Specials.

Wyatt Haney of Quitman, Ga.  was also using PBS lures to catch his five trout to 27" ( GOOD FISH)  in less than an hour.

Wyatt Haney

Wyatt Haney from Quitman, GA

Hey, we have some Tournaments coming up like:

13th annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing tournament
Saturday, March 15, 2014 $30:00 entry fee per angler

prizes include: trout   $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
                        red   $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
           sheepshead   $600 for 1rst, 300 for 2nd place
most spots on a red  $250  Largest Flounder $350

For tickets and more information contact: Rhoda Moehring at
352-498-7377 or any of the fine Marinas in Steinhatchee.

 

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report 1/17-18

Yikes... I was out of town this week, so all I have are these three reports from Lynn at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach :

1/10
Larry Hendricks of Tifton, Ga. had his limit of 5 trout in 7 ( seven) casts Friday, with a Cotton Cordell Redfin in 2 feet of water. Larry's best trout was 23" long.

Rick Harrell and John Porter of Cordele, Ga. had 9 trout, a flounder and one red while fishing with L & S  MirrOdines in 2 - 3 feet of water.

1/11
Charlie Harris of Valdosta, Ga. and Jimmy Carter of Lake Park, Ga. had their limit of trout to 24" while fishing with an assortment of plugs in 2 - 3 ft. of water.

That's it except to say "Brrr" the weekend's forecast is not promising much for the flats?

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report Jan 3 - 4

Well, the Gulf water temperatures went right back down to 54 degrees, at least that is where we found it Saturday morning.

I took Brian Stone and Heath Day of Adel,, Ga out and once we found the fish, we caught over 60 trout with 25+ keepers (we kept our 15) The bite was from 10:15 a.m - 12:45p.m.  with an 11:30 hi for the day. Brian and I used MirrOlure's MirrOdines in CH and EC and Bite-A-Bait fighters in the clown pattern. Heath wore 'em out on live shrimp under Back Bays throwing back at least 25 trout himself . We fished in 2.5' to 3.5' for these fish.

Sheepshead

David Porter caught this nice Sheephead fishing out of Keaton Beach on Dec. 22, 2013

Here are a couple of reports from Lynn at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach:

12/26-27/13
Larry Hendricks, Ronnie Brooks and Ronnie Goodwin all of Tifton, Ga. had their limit of 15 trout, both days, with fish to 22" while using "suspending plugs" in 2.5 - 3 feet of water.

Ken and Debbie Clark

Ken and Debbie Clark along with Deb's sister and  niece brought in these fine trout out of Keaton Beach Marina Dec. 31.

12/28
Ketih Howell and his son Kyler of Madison, Fl.  with Dan Ward of Tallahasssee, had 10 trout using Gulp under a Cajun in 3 - 5 feet of water.

Kendall Godwin

Kendall Godwin of Naylor, GA, caught these nice trout on New Year's Eve with his dad Greg.

Lane Stinchcomb

Lane Stinchcomb, from Concord, GA, brought in these nice trout while fishing with his dad Donny on New Years eve. 

Meanwhile Good Fishing to everyone!

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report December 27-28 2013

Well, Christmas came early for all of those who got in on the recent warming trend, as the trout and reds went crazy and just were on a feeding frenzy unlike any one would expect to see in late December. Our Gulf water temperatures warmed up from Wednesday last, at 52 ( I was out there in 20 knots) to 72 degrees as of Sunday, December 22!!  20 degrees in 4 days...remarkable. Trout were eating MirrOlure's Catch 5's, Catch 2000's, topwater stick baits, hard lipped jerkbaits, soft jerkbaits( flukes), Gulp, live pinfish and shrimp under Back Bay Thunders......or just about anything you tossed at them!

Well, Sunday, I had Michael and Jay Paoletti of Valdosta, Ga. out in 20 knots only those two were wearing shorts as the air temp was around 75 and the water temps were 72 degrees. We caught a limit of trout in under 3 hours and I simply started fishing just off Keaton Channel and had five keepers on the first drift. When the smoke cleared we had our fifteen trout with three over 20" and caught them on live pinfish, squirrel fish, and shrimp under Back Bay Thunders and also on MirrOlures 20MRs and Renegade plugs in Golden Shiner from 3 - 2.5 feet of water.

Here are several Great reports From Sea Hag at Keaton Beach:

12/20
Jason Gamage and Jake Walker of Tifton, Ga had their limit of trout on MirrOlures in 1.5 - 3 feet of water.

John and Brenda Carter with Jim and Rob Simpson, all of Thomasville, Ga. had 19 trout to 20" in 2.5 - 3 feet of water using a "Texas rigged" Jerkbait bounced on the bottom and on New Penny jerkbaits.

Seth Harper and Timmy Lundy of Perry, Fl.. caught 32 gator trout ( kept 10) and had three right @ 24" using topwater in less  than 2 feet of water.

12/21

Richard Powell of Nashville, Ga. and Wyatt Haney of Quitman had their limit of trout including a 23" and a 24" sow to top off their cooler. This pair also landed a 26" red. They were using MirrOlure's MR25 in silver and black in 3 feet of water.

12/22
Randy Brock and Mark O'Connnor of Perry Fl. had a limit of trout, 2 blues and 2 reds to 26" bouncing Gulp in 2.5 feet of water.

That's it,  except.... Happy New Year! 

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Keaton Beach Report 12/20-21/13


The trout took a hit last week with the cold front which held rain behind it then got slammed with another cold snap behind that.
Water temps Monday afternoon were 51 - 54 degrees but should fair better this weekend with upper 70's predicted.

Expect fish to be sluggish and respond on top of the hi tide and for the first hour or so of the flop. MirrOdines, Catch 2000's Cordell Redfins, Bite-A-Bait fighters should all take some fish; but keep in mind they should be worked slowly.

Miguel Parga

Miguel Parga from Keaton Beach Monday Dec. 16th.

Sea Hag at Keaton gave me these 2 reports from two weeks ago as well as one bright spot in last Friday's fishing:

Frank Pelz with his son Kinnon with Scottie Souther and Josh Hosack of Withlacoochee had their limit for both days with two trout over 20". This crew reported they caught fish on a mixed bag of lures with some on Gulp under Thunders and all from less than 4 feet of water. 12 / 7-8 / 13
Mark Hampson of Leesburg and Bobby Hinman of Albany had their limit, for two days, using Redfins and live shrimp under Cajuns in 3.5 feet of water. 12 / 7-8 /13

Howard Alven, Emmett Bridges, Louie Dawlins  and Ryan Hughes of Valdosta fished most of the day with no fish; then in one magic hour caught their limit to 22" mostly on Cotton Cordell Redfins and a few on New Penny Gulp under a Cajun from 2 feet of water right on hi tide. 12/13/13

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report December 13-14

Trout have been biting like crazy when the "Bite" is on..until then you sit and wait...but man when it is on, Hang On 'cause they are biting! MirrOdines and Cordell Redfins have taken a Lion's share of trout and reds lately, while Gulp and live bait is also working.

Max Leatherwood

Max Leatherwood from Atlanta, Ga, with a gator trout he caught off Keaton Beach last Friday.

I had Joe Paoletti and Jeff Collins of Valdosta, Ga. out and we fished two-and-a-half hours without a fish Saturday, then in under an hour we had fifteen trout in the box with one over 20". We fished live pinfish and shrimp under Back Bay Thunders to land most of our trout. I caught three on Bite-A-Bait fighters. All our fish came from 2.5 - 3 feet of water.

Mike O'Feild of Homosassa Springs was up for a week and got his limit each day on MirrOdines, Gulp under a Cajun, DOA jerkshads, and a few other plugs. Mike mostly fished 2.5 - 3.5 feet of water.

here are a couple of reports from Sea Hag at Keaton Beach:

Gilbert and Elizabeth Rykard of Perry, had 2 trout (19" & 20"), one flounder and a 29" red all while using live shrimp on the bottom? 12/6

Jimmy and Marion Evans of Lake Park, Ga. had Kermit and Sandra Goodson of Lake City, Fl. along as well and they managed 10 trout and two reds (26" and 27") using live shrimp under a Cajun Thunder from 2 - 3 feet of water. 12/6

Charles and Alex Wills of Ambrose, Ga had a limit of trout using MirrOdines and Gulp under a Cajun from 3 - 5 feet of water. 12/7

Billy Pillow and Terrell Smith of Perry. Fl. went Monday and caught their limit of trout on Renegades, Bite-A-Bait fighters and Cordell Redfins from 2.5 - 3 feet of water. 12/9

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Zach Cook and Nathan Alexander of Woodstock, Ga. 11/28/2013

Keaton Beach Report December 6-7, 2013

Despite many folks were buffaloed by the cold snap and subsequent drop in Gulf water temperatures to 49 degrees Friday morning, we had two outstanding days of trout fishing on board One More Cast. I had Zack Cook and Nathan Alexander of Woodstock, Ga. out and we used Catch 2000's and MirrOdines to land 14 trout with three over 22" and threw back two over 20". Our top ten trout were all over 19" long!

Saturday the w-i-n-d was up early and the Catch 2000 got us five nice trout including a 5.1 pound 25" trout for Zach, the first fish of the day. Then the w-i-n-d laid off and the water warmed up from 51 - 55 degrees and we had to resort to live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders to finish off our limit. All of our fish came from 2' - 3' of water Friday and yet Saturday we caught fish out to 3.5' 

I would expect this week's warm-up to put the "Gulpers" back in business as well as the folks trying to get the trout to hit Gold Cordell Redfins. Tip: S-l-o-w down and let the lure rest on the surface five to ten seconds before resuming your working the bait.

 Saturday, I saw these two boat loads of Georgia Boys who had their limit using Gulp under Cajuns:

Joel Rykard of Eastman with George Etheridge of Columbus, Ga. on boat #1
Jim Manley of Griffin with John Porter of Americus and Chad Dennis of Eastman, Ga. in boat #2

 

Here are a few reports from Sea Hag At Keaton Beach:

Ed and Jace Newton of Tifton, Ga. had a limit of trout to 19" using New Penny under a Cajun and MirrOlures in 3 feet of water 11/29

Kenny Wadsworth, Grady Hampton, and Render Heard of Quitman, Ga. had 6 trout with three over 20" and two 26" reds using Redfins in 2 -3 feet of water Sat.11/29

Travis Arrington, Russell Hodnett and Zack Hodnett of Tifton, Ga. had their limit of trout to 23" using Cotton Cordell Redfins and Gulp under a Float from 3 feet of water Sunday 11/30

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November 21-25, 2013

Well, You might not have liked the weather and it may have kept you home ....but Man have we killed them the last 5 days! We started off with folks in shorts, Thursday, then moved to arctic wear Sunday and Monday. The Gulf water temperatures dropped from 70 Tuesday to 54 degrees Monday morning. We fished in 66 degree water Sunday evening only to lose 11 degrees overnight.

The tactics changed for some folks; but we managed fish on hard jerkbaits, live pinfish and live shrimp under Back Bays and Assassin 5" shads rigged under Cajun Thunders right through the cold front. The "Bite" was late on the last hour-and-a-half of the rising tide for four days from Wednesday thru Sunday, then Monday we had a great bite at the last of the falling tide? Go figure?

Willard Lee

Willard, Lee & J.W Sisson with a great day's catch Thursday, November 21

I had limits for all five days of charter, including fifteen trout Sunday for Johnny Jackson and Blake Odom of Opp, Alabama who landed trout on hard jerkbaits and live shrimp and pinfish  under Back Bays with three trout over 20". Blake hung a 10" trout on the Renegade only to have a 30" inch trout ( I'd say around 6 - 7 pounds) slap the Little guy and take it under only to drop it then swing back twice to try again never catching the plug! Whew...and this all in 23+ Knots!

Capt. Dave Malone had a limit of trout Sunday for George and Cale Pierce of Opp, Alabama using white Shaddee Shads  in 2 - 3.5 feet of water. David said they lost track of how many trout they caught and released.

I saw the board of fish that David Matthews of Augusta, Ga . with Hal Chambers of Valdosta, and Jim Letourneau of Quitman caught Sunday from 4 feet of water and Man was it impressive! They had 15 trout, all over 18 inches long,with three over 20 including a 24" to top off the stringer. Oh and they had a nice 25" red to boot! Shiner Tails under Cajun Thunders!

Mike Hardegree

Mike Hardegree of North Georgia with a nice flounder despite the 20+ knots and 43 degree air temps. 11/25/13

Trout should try to migrate to ditches, troughs and channels as the weather cools sharply. Pay exact attention to your depth when you land a keeper and be precise to within 6" now, to insure limits.

 Here are a couple of reports from Sea Hag @ Keaton: (Sea Hag At Keaton Now has GAS, non-ethanol gas! Hurrah!)

Friday, Don Osteen of Boston, Ga. with his daughter Tina Eubanks of Sale City, Ga. had a limit of ten trout to 22" bouncing Gulp.

Robert and Tracey Setters, of Tifton, Ga. had their limit Saturday on Bite-A-Bait fighters and Gulp under a Cajun.

Lloyd Wooten Jr. of Mussel Shoals had his limit of trout also on Saturday bouncing Gulp on the bottom in 5 feet of water.

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"Hey Pat went trout fishing on the Hammerknocker 3 . Had Mike King and Tracy Walker onboard .. Had a limit of trout up to 24 in. In a hour. Fished (Cordell) Redfins in 1 to 3 foot of water.

Mike King

Mike King of Thomasville with a 24" trout caught Friday, November 22

(Sat.)Went offshore on the Hammerknocker with Mike King..Tracy Walker.. Greg Yoder.. JD..Robert . Had Eight grouper and one scamp.. Lost three kings due to tackle or should I say the man holding the rod problems!!

Mike King

Mike King with Gag Grouper caught Saturday November 23

Love that Fishing.
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Keaton Beach Report November 22 - 23

I know everyone is tired of me saying " folks it doesn't get any better than" ......Well it Did!  We caught limits on each charter last week and caught fish right through the cold snap and never missed a beat!  I switched to live shrimp under Back Bays Friday and by mid-day Saturday the pinfish were back eating the shrimp; so we switched back to pins and caught larger fish Saturday. Saturday, I had Steven Cook with his son-in-law Matt Williams and his Dad, David Williams, all of Dallas, Ga. out and we landed 20 tout the top ten of which weighed 24.6 pounds!

Many boats limited out using artificials, while a Cajun with an Assassin or other soft plastic seemed  to catch far more than simply bouncing the bottom. The water temps had dropped down to 53 - 54 degrees as of Thursday, but were back up to 60 - 63 by Saturday afternoon.

Gus Powell, Craig Bozeman and Pat Thornhill of Griffin, Ga. came down for three days and had their usual limits each day fishing exclusively with hard jerkbaits. Craig said they had their three over 20" Saturday. This trio was plug fishing from 2' - 3' of water.

Dave Malone took Jeff Lunsford of Columbus, Ga. out with his son and grandson along ( sorry no names) Sunday and they limited out in under three hours. They used live shrimp and Shaddee Shads under Cajuns in 3 - 4 feet of water.

Here is a report sent to me from Judy Denman of Cairo, Ga. :

"Brad had an awesome day of fishing (not so good for me). He caught more large trout than ever before. He threw back 2 - 21", 2 - 22", 1 - 23" and 1 - 26". He was fishing with goldrush and redbone Z-Man grubs and Dorkey and Redfin plugs." . Judy

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Grant Cobia with a sheepshead

Grant Cobia with a nice sheepshead caught November 16

Ashley Zach and Cody with trout

Ashley and sons, Zack and Cody with some of their catch for last weekend.

Keaton Beach Fishing Report  November 15-16

 

jamy henderson

Jamy Henderson with a fine flounder caught 11/8/13

Keaton Beach Fishing Report 11/15-16/13

Our fishing at Keaton Beach continues to be "Speck"tacular and after this blow will probably just go on the same...

Topwater stickbaits, lipped jerkbaits, Assassin 5" both jigged and rigged under a Cajun Thunder, live shrimp and live pinfish rigged under Cajuns and Back Bay Thunders have all taken fish this week at Keaton. Most trout seem to be in 2.5 to 4.5 feet of water and willing to strike most anything you wish to fish with?

Billy Pillow and I caught a limit of ten trout with five BSB and 12 Spanish,Thursday and caught them on live pins under Cajuns, Assassin plastics bounced and the Mackerel on Clark Spoons rigged on a Bubble Rig.

I had Jamy, Reese and Jake Henderson of Georgia out Friday and we limited out with 20 trout and two nice flounder, to boot, in under 3 hours fishing. We had four trout over 20" long in that stringer. The flounder ate the live pinfish rigged under the Back Bay Thunders along with the trout. We fished from 2' to 4' of water in a 15+ Knot Northeast B-L-O-W.

jamy henderson

Jamy, Jake and Reese Henderson 11/8/13

I fished Monday, by myself, landed and released 18 keeper trout to 24.5" long using She Dogs, Super Spooks and Assassin 5" rigged under a Cajun Thunder.  It was a Blast! Now is the time for topwater folks; so if you want to learn or just have a Ball doing it give me a call 'cause NOW is the time!

Here are a couple of reports from Sea Hag at Keaton Beach Marina:
11/9
Rick and Terri Rutland of Hahira, Ga. had 8 trout and 8 BSB using New Penny and Cut bait under a Cajun from 3 - 4 feet of water.
11/10
Richard DeLarber  of Thomasville, Ga. and Grant Cobia of Newnan, Ga. fished two days and brought back 18 trout to 21"while fishing  in 2.5 - 3.5 feet of water.

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Keaton Beach Fishing Report  September 27-28
 
Trout continue to bite for those fishing out of Keaton Beach. Live pinfish and Shrimp under Cajun Thunders and Rapala Husky Jerk plugs all took nice limits of trout over the weekend.
 
 
Here is a report from David Bosch of Tifton, Ga.
 
"Fished Saturday 9/21 with David Stewart of Tifton. Picked up a limit of trout and a wide variety of 'others'. David topped the box with a 21" trout and a couple at 19.5". Most of the trout were caught on pins (pinfish) under Cajuns in 3.5' - 5'. Water temps held steady at 80 degrees. Had a pretty good breeze and overcast conditions most of the day. Great day on the water.
 
Here are a couple of reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
 
9/19,20 Justin and Ed Davidson of Americus, Georgia fished Thursday and had 8 trout over 17" long, with one 23" trout to top off their stringer. Then Friday, they limited out on trout in under 2 hours using Rapala's Husky Jerk plugs in 7 - 8 feet of water.
 
9/20,21,22
 Phillip Sellers and Keith Pittman of Plainville, Ga. fished for three days and that 28 trout to 25" and one Spanish while fishing with live shrimp under Cajuns.

 

Keaton Beach Report 9/13/14
 
Friday the 13th is this week and I will be fishing, if I can, 'cause I have had some Great trips in the past on these special Fridays?
 
That said, last Saturday was a blast as Billy Pillow and I fished along with 84 other anglers in the 3rd annual Taylor County Fall Fishing Tournament and we came in 3rd. We had 5 trout weighing 12.06 pounds while first and second place ( a tie) had 12.80 lbs for their four slot fish and one over 20" stringers.
 
 The winning top trout was 4.68 pounds and the team which caught him also won the overall heaviest stringer prize.
 
All the prize winning fish, but the largest redfish: were brought in to the Keaton Beach Marina scales.
here's who and what they weighed
Jonet Vilardell fished from Steinhatchee to catch the largest red 6.7 lbs ( only five were weighed in)
Largest trout was 4.68 lbs by the Mark Fletcher team which also took heaviest trout stringer with 12.80 lbs. (the Big trout was the tie breaker)
Second place in heaviest stringer was the Jim Carter team with 12.80 lbs. and a 4.18 pound trout for 2nd place Big trout
Most spots ( five) on a redfish was brought in by Stephen Cooper
Mystery fish was a sail cat and Scott Clark had the largest 3.58 lbs.
largest shiner ( kids category) was Jake Berry  ( .30 lbs)
 
Our top trout was a 3.70 pound fish, Billy caught, which ate a live pinfish under a Back Bay Thunder ( as did all our trout) this one in 1.8 feet of water about a mile and a half offshore on dead low tide @ 10:20 a.m. Saturday morning? I mention this as I marked the time and we went almost four hours without a single trout; then from 2:15 to 2:35p.m. ( with a 3:00 p.m. weigh-in deadline) we added two 19+" long fish fish to the creel which upgraded our total. I would like to state at this time, I didn't put but one keeper in the boat and it was not one which was 19" or better. Yep, Billy caught 'em all!
 
That's all I have for a report, except to say we had a great time and I wish to thank the Taylor County Tourism Development Council and all the sponsors for a Great tournament!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report September 6 - 7
 
The trout continue to feed in 3 - 5 feet of water for those willing to catch and use live pinfish for bait.
 
I took Loren Forbus of Buckeye Cellulose out with Siegfried and his daughter Antonia Fuchs, both of Brukmuhl (Millbrook) Germany, out Thursday and we managed 8 nice trout with two over 20" long and a Blacktip shark for Antonia. We fished the falling tide and the catfish were relentlessly biting our baits; but we only had to handle six or seven. We caught all our fish on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders.
 
This weekend's tides will be more cooperative as we still have lo's in the mid-morning and decent ranges to work with.
 
Rains continue to keep the water to the North unfishable; but plenty of trout are taking baits near the beach. Gulf water temps were around 83 degrees as of Tuesday.

THIS Weekend is the Taylor County Fall Saltwater Fishing Tournament!
 
Captain's Meeting* Friday, September 6, 6:00 p.m. @ Keaton Beach Marina
 *start with a .30 lbs. "trout-stringer" bonus, per team, for attending Capt's meeting
 
Saturday, September 7th $30.00 per person Entry Fee Fish Safe Light  til 3:00 p.m weigh-in
Weigh in at Fiddlers in Steinhatchee or Keaton Beach Marina
 
Over $3000 IN CASH AND PRIZES!
Heaviest 5 trout stringer pays $1000, $600 and $300 for 1rst, 2nd and 3rd place
Largest Trout $300 Largest Red $300 Lucky Dog $100
Prizes for 3 additional categories
 
For more Information contact: TaCo Chamber of Commerce: 850.584.5366
or Ashley Mock @ 850.843.0566
Tickets now available at Big Bend Outfitters in Perry, Keaton Beach Marina,
In Steinhatchee at Fiddlers or Sea Hag Marina

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report  Labor Day Weekend 2013
 
Don't let folks tell you you need to be in deep water to catch trout from Keaton Beach.
 
I caught 44 keeper trout last week in four trips and we caught only one fish in over 5 feet of water?
 
Friday, I had  Marsha Jarrell of Ft. White, Florida and Valerie Simmons of Tennessee and we caught 14 keepers with two over 21" long.Our best drift was from 4.5 to 2.8 feet of water where we landed 11 of our 14 . We caught all our trout on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders. We had a few catfish thrown in for grins but very few short trout.
 
Saturday, I took Rion Behnke originally of Perry, now from Tallahassee  and his brother, Jeff from Augusta Ga. out and we brought in 12 really nice trout with two over 21" and one 25"sow trout. We caught three fish on the first drift of the day starting at 10:45 a.m. then went three hours without a keeper as the w-i-n-d laid off to calm ; then when the breeze finally kicked up around 3:00 ish we caught the last 8 in under an hour. All our trout ate live pinfish rigged 34" under a Back Bay Thunder from under 4.5 feet of water.
 
 Hey, DONT MISS the Taylor County Fall Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Saturday, September 7th $30.00 per person Entry Fee
Heaviest 5 trout stringer pays $1000, $600 and $300 for 1rst, 2nd and 3rd place
Largest Trout $300 Largest Red $300 Lucky Dog $100
Prizes for 3 additional categories
Captain's Meeting* Friday, September 6, 6:00 p.m. @ Keaton Beach Marina
* .30 lbs. "trout-stringer" bonus, per team, for attendance
For more Information contact: TaCo Chamber of Commerce: 850.584.5366
or Ashley Mock @ 850.843.0566
Tickets now available at Big Bend Outfitters in Perry, Keaton Beach Marina,
In Steinhatchee at Fiddlers or Sea Hag Marina

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report 8/23-24
 
 
Trout are still eating live pinfish pie under Back Bay Thunders in 4.5 feet of water, at least Billy Pillow had 9 in under four hours time, while I caught bait. I caught one trout at the last.  Water temps were 84+ degrees down 6 degrees from last week. We had one 20 " trout and one 20.5" fish.
 
The water was just about the same as far as color and as long as we had a breeze we were getting trout. We never broke 5 feet of depth? We don't need any more rain.
 
I had a charter Tuesday and had 8 trout before the weather ran us in for Mike Tischler of Johnson City, Texas. All were caught on live pins under Back Bays from 4ft.- 5.5 ft. One trout came from 7' on one drift.
 
From KBM: Renita Young of Valdosta, Ga.  caught a 21" trout Sunday, from 6 feet of water using a live pinfish under a Cajun Thunder.
 
Hey, DONT MISS the Taylor County Fall Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Saturday, September 7th $30.00 per person Entry Fee
Heaviest 5 trout stringer pays $1000, $600 and $300 for 1rst, 2nd and 3rd place
Largest Trout $300 Largest Red $300 Lucky Dog $100
Prizes for 3 additional categories
Captain's Meeting* Friday, September 6, 6:00 p.m. @ Keaton Beach Marina
* .30 lbs. "trout-stringer" bonus, per team, for attendance
For more Information contact: TaCo Chamber of Commerce: 850.584.5366
or Ashley Mock @ 850.843.0566
Tickets now available at Big Bend Outfitters, Keaton Beach Marina, Fiddlers or Sea Hag Marina
that's it! See You on the Water!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report August 16-17
 
 
Plenty of fish are to be had at Keaton Beach...scallops...... not so much.
 
The water color is just perfect for trout fishing, from Piney Point to about Yates Creek area, go much north of that it gets kinda ugly. Billy Pillow and I went Monday 8/12 and we caught 10 trout in under 3.5 hours. We used live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders to catch our limit from 7.5' - 5' of water. The spectacular spot of the trip just happened to be mine as I set the hook hard on a 23"-24" , 3 -3.5 lb trout which promptly leaped out of the water and begun thrashing her big yellow maw, trying to toss the hook, only to be suddenly attacked by a 160-170 lb. Tarpon which only 45 feet from the boat decided to eat the trout. Well, I was still in the game, albeit briefly, and as I resisted the Tarpon's attempt to steal my prize the Tarpon skyed and spat the nice trout out, only to have my leader part simultaneously and the last we saw either of the two, the Tarpon was still dead after the trout right on? Can't say if the Tarpon got her dinner; but it seemed doubtful as fast as it happened and as dark as the water was. Oh, by the way, the water temperature was 90 degrees everywhere we fished and just over 93 degrees in the canal at Keaton.
 
Here are a couple of reports from my email buddies:
 
From Bob Maxwell:
Doug Maxwell, Bob Maxwell and Fred Hester of Thomasville, Ga had 15 trout Friday, August 9th while using live pinfish and "shinertails" under a Cajun Thunder from 7 - 8 feet of water. (They fished an area they had never fished before to land their limits!)
 
 From David Bosch:
Saturday, ( 8/10) Calvin, Peng Chee and I (all from Tifton, Ga.) caught our limit of 15 trout to 22" fishing with live pinfish under Cajuns  in  4 - 7 ft. of water. Calvin took top honors with the 22" trout!
 
 Offshore:
From Mike King, on board the Hammerknocker:
Mike King, Merion Tye, Chris Jones and Tracy Walker of Thomasville, Ga. had a great time, fishing out of Keaton Beach, bringing in 10 grouper from 55 feet. All were caught on alewives and weren't interested in live pinfish?
 
Hey, DONT MISS the Taylor County Fall Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Saturday, September 7th  $30.00 per person Entry Fee
Heaviest 5 trout stringer pays $1000, $600 and $300 for 1rst, 2nd and 3rd place
Largest Trout $300   Largest Red $300    Lucky Dog $100
Prizes for 3 additional categories
Captain's Meeting* Friday, September 6, 6:00 p.m. @ Keaton Beach Marina
 * .30 lbs. "trout-stringer" bonus, per team, for attendance
For more Information contact: TaCo Chamber of Commerce: 850.584.5366
                                            or Ashley Mock @ 850.843.0566
Tickets now available at Big Bend Outfitters, Keaton Beach Marina, Fiddlers or Sea Hag Marina
 
that's it!  See You on the Water!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report July 26-27 2013
 
Rain, rain go away... come again ....next year? Whew, what some more rain eh?
 
Well, between showers last Saturday, I took Ed, Brandon and Jordan Lamb of Valdosta, Ga. out and they caught 20 trout fishing with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders. We fished 3.4 -5.5 feet of water between Piney Point and the channel and caught our fish despite hundreds of boats whizzing by going back and forth to Grassy trying to catch the last scallop in Taylor county!
 
The scalloping was wide open...the finding was snail-like according to most of the folks I spoke to.
 
 Here are a couple of  reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
 
7/20 Bob Weeks and his family, all from Jacksonville, Fl. picked up 8 gallons of scallops Saturday.
 
7/20 Bill Slaughter of Valdosta,Ga. and Joey and Sharon Oliver of Jacksonville, Florida had 10 trout to 27" using live pinfish under Cajuns in 4 - 5 feet of water.
 
 The Woods 'N Water Fishing Team went offshore last week and three of us caught 6 gag grouper to 12 pounds and two red grouper from 65 feet of water.  Live Pinfish
 
Remember, Stay Safe, Watch for those Thunderstorms and  Fly Your Dive Flags ! It's The LAW!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report 7/19-20
 
Most folks are scalloping; however a few have been fishing between the storms.
from the Marina:
 
7/13 Chet Royals of Jacksonville, Fl. had two reds on topwater and was back a t the Marina before 7:30 a.m. then he took five friends out and they limited out on scallops .
 
7/13-14 Lester Eakes and Todd Rowand of Albany, Ga. had their limit of scallops in 3.5 feet of water both days.
 
7/12 Carol Walter of Keaton Beach slipped up on a 27" trout which weighed 6 pounds using a New Penny Gulp Shrimp under a Cajun Thunder.
 
I saw these folks down at the cleaning station:
 
7/15-16 Liam  ( Satellite Beach) and Austin O'Rourke ( Port Orange)
with Mark and Ashley Ensenat of Melbourne, Fl.  had their limit of scallops on 7/15 but took 9 (nine) hours to do it...whew...
then had about half their limit before having boat motor problems Monday. Reported they had a blast at Keaton anyhow!
 
Remember to Fly Your Dive Flags! It's the Law!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report July 5-6  
 
Rain, Rain go away come again another holiday?
 
Just seems like July holds a lot of rain. Oh and Thanks alot Guv for the two extra days of scallop season? I mean, couldn't your staff figure out that a little earlier in the year? like .. we all had calendars here in Taylor County since , Gosh before the year even started and we could see that "July Fourth" came on a Thursday? glad y'all finally put that together...duh...
 
anyway the weather took care of that little political carrot-on-a-stick..
 
Scallop report:  Well few have been able to get out there and a few scallops were what they found except, I did get this report from Keaton Beach Marina:
"Danny Ellison with his grand-daughter Olivia Davis with Anne and Pat Anderson all of Perry, Florida had their limit of 8 gallons of scallops on Saturday June 29th....no news on where they came from except "3 - 4 feet of water."
 
Most of my intel said "below Big Grassy' and the Steinhatchee reports were "way South"
 
that's all I have for scallops: now for the real news ..... Fishing report that is.
 
From Keaton Beach Marina: 
 
6/22 Billy Pearson and Andy Woods of Valdosta, Ga. with Drew Atkinson of Wisconsin had 13 trout 8 BSB and one flounder using live pinfish and Gulp under a Cajun Thunder from 5 - 13 feet of water.
 
6/29 Gilbert Rykard of Keaton Beach and Richard Ratliff of Lake City, Fl. had 9 trout  "free-lining" pinfish and bouncing jigs in (ready for this ) 3.5 - 10 feet of water.
 
from an e-mail Dave Bosch of Tifton, Ga. sent me this:
 
"Fished 7/29 and 7/30 with Chris Norman (Tifton) and Hill Fort (Americus). Picked up a limit of trout Saturday with a couple over 20 and ten ( trout) on Sunday morning with one at 25". Fished from 7' - 3', with our best luck in 4.5 - 6'. Most were caught on pin fish under Cajuns with a few on Gulps. Water temps were from 79-81 degrees . Storms must have kept most scallopers home as the boat traffic was quite light."
 
 I would suggest moving up north to get away from the scallopers and fish live pinfish from 5.5 feet and deeper keeping one eye on the weather and one eye on your Back Bay Thunder!
 
 Hey, Y'all be careful out there over the Fourth and
 
Remember to FLY YOUR DIVE FLAGS!    It's the Law!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report June 28 -29
 
 
 I had 16 trout for Wayne, Donna and Ken Walker from Gainesville, Florida on Thursday, June 20. We fished with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 4 - 6 feet to land our trout. We had three fish over 20" long.
 
Trout fishing was tough Saturday, as the w-i-n-d just wouldn't cooperate. We managed 11 trout 6 BSB and a Spanish Mackerel for Harry Dorsey Joe Brown and Mike Johnson of Albany, Ga.  We caught them on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 4.5 - 5.5'.
 
I saw one boat which had four anglers on board who had 13 trout .....best I heard of for the day.  Simply put, in 87 degrees water you must have a decent breeze to get them going otherwise it will be tough.
 
here's a report from  two guys who fished three days at Keaton Beach
 
Andy Young of Perry and Jeff Edwards of St. Augustine had
7 trout 6/20, 8 trout  6/21, and 9 trout 6/22 while using live pinfish
 under Cajun Thunders in 8 - 10 feet of water.

Scallop Season opens June 29th!!!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report June 21-22
 
Trout continued to bite for my clients on board One More Cast, as we had a limit of 20 trout for Lamar Carver, Andrew Wilson and  Tim Gray of Doerun, Ga. Sunday. We fished live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 4.5 - 5.5.feet of water to produce this fine mess of trout. We fished from 1:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m
 
here are a couple of reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
 
6/15 Bill Stinchcomb and Harold Yawn of Perry, Florida had 7 trout from 17" - 27" long while using Assassin's Candy Corn both jigging and under a Cajun Thunder.
 
6/16 Gilbert and Elizabeth Ryyard of Perry Florida had 6 trout, 2 BSB with three Spanish Mackerel bouncing Gulp in 7 feet of water.
 
Here are the result from the Nauti-Girls Tourney held in Steinhatchee last Saturday
 
"The Nauti-Girls of Steinhatchee set sail Saturday morning to search for the �big ones�. By the end of the day, 13 ladies had managed to bring in a prize winning fish. With a very nice fish weighing 6.95 #, Toni Sherrell of Mayo captured the 1st place redfish. Suzie Skitsko of Steinhatchee followed in 2nd place with a 6.85 # red. Katie Polgar from Cumming, Ga., picked up 3rd place with a redfish weighing 6.7 #. With a redfish wearing 10 spots, Yvette Graham of Gainesville picked up the spots prize. In the trout division, Cassie Evans of Steinhatchee won 1st place with a 4.0# fish. Madonna Otto, also of Steinhatchee, brought in the 2nd place fish with a 3.7 # effort. 3rd place was won by Autumn Duncan of Tallahassee with a 3.45 trout. The largest ladyfish was caught by Julie Baker of Jacksonville and she received a nice piece of jewelry for her prize. A flounder of 1.7# was caught by Elaine Barber of Gainesville for the largest flounder. This was the 1st year we offered off-shore fishing prizes and as the day wound down we thought no one had made it out. When a nice big boat pulled up to the dock with at least 5 ladies on it, and they started unloading snapper and grouper, we all cheered. Missie Schneider claimed 1st place grouper with a nice 7.9 red. 2nd place went to Carissa Miller with a red of 7.35. Kat Crews had a nice red snapper weighing in at 11.4 # and Mary Jo Smith's snapper was good for second place at 4.4#s. These ladies were all from Gainesville except Mary Jo who came up from Land-O Lakes. The all ladies boat bonus for trout was won by the boat captained by Debbie Evans of Steinhatchee. The all ladies boat bonus for redfish was won by the boat captained by Elaine Huss of Steinhatchee. We hope they all return next year. This tournament was sponsored by the Steinhatchee Community Projects Board and the Taylor Tourism Council. The Projects Board would like to thank all those who worked in this tournament and all those who donated prizes." Jean Ridgeway

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report June 14 - 15
 
We had some great fishing over the weekend for Jim Wilson, Bruce Watford  and Jason "Stump"  of Albany, Ga. This trio landed 20 trout with two over 20" all taken on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders from 4.5 - 5.5 feet of water on Saturday.
 
Sunday and Monday, I took Gene Harper and his grandson Jake Harper, both of Memphis, Tennessee out and we limited out  both days fishing with live pinfish and pigfish under Back Bay Thunders in 4.5 - 5.5 feet of water. We had 15 trout weighing 28.8 pounds, Monday with three over 21" long. We also had a couple of black sea bass.
 
 Here are some reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
 
6/6-7/13 Bill Knight of Bushnell, Fl. had his limit of trout both days using live pinfish under Cajuns in 4 feet of water.
6/8 Mark and Cathy Moore of Dublin, Ga has 5 trout with one 20"  using pinfish under popping corks
6/8 Sunday Davis and Tucky Brown of Tifton, Ga. had their limit of trout, with a 21" trout to top off the stringer, while bouncing Gulp in 7 - 8 feet of water.
 
Big Congrats to Ashley Mock, Junior Dice, Pat Irwin and Casey Cook who won Top Trout, the trout Calcutta and the Inshore Slam at the Doug Johnson Reeling For Kids tourney last weekend. Sorry, I don't have the other results/winners.
 

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report June 7 - 8, 2013
 
Could you have a better day than I had Sunday for Clay Mixon, Joe Tawzer, and David Carmichael of Tifton, Ga.?
Clay fought a 40+ cobia only to have him pull the hook. David landed a ( one inch too short) cobia and Joe jumped a 90 - 100lb tarpon for five jumps and fought it for 20 minutes before it pulled off. Did I mention we also landed 20 trout with three over 20" long as well. We also caught catfish, ladyfish, sharks, jacks, and in case you were wondering jumped a big school of bull reds which proceeded to mostly set their buddies free by breaking each other off by one red grabbing the Back Bay Thunder while the other held onto the pinfish and hook. Well, Joe managed to land one just over 30" and the balance set each other free. David did get a 20" keeper red out of the school with a Panhandle Moon Assassin five inch Shad under a Cajun.
 
Monday, I had Monty Lewis of Thomasville, Ga. and Bill Torrey of St. Simons Isle., Ga. out and we caught a Great limit of trout with three over 20" while fishing with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 4.5 - 5.5 feet of water.
 
Hey, The 4th Annual Nauti-Girls Ladies Fishing Tournament is this weekend!
Don't forget Grouper and Snapper have been added to their prize categories this year.
The tournament is Saturday, June 15 Safe-light and weigh-in before 4:30 p.m at Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, Florida. Captain's meeting /party will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at The River House on June 14. The party features tournament tickets for sale, t-shirts, party food, a silent auction, door prizes and rules and regulations.
                             PRIZES INCLUDE:
 1st place redfish and trout $350.00. 2nd place: $250.00 and 3rd place: $150.00.
 1st place grouper and snapper $500.00 ; 2nd place: $400.00. 
  Most spots on red $250.00 and the largest flounder is $250.00.
The lady that brings in the largest ladyfish will win a nice prize of jewelry.
Boat bonuses of $100.00 will go to the lady's (no boat boy) boat with the largest grouper, snapper, redfish or trout. Tickets will be on sale at local marinas for $30.00 per lady. They will also be available at the Captain's party.
For further information, contact Jean Ridgeway- 352-498-2556.

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report May 31-June 1 2013
 
Trout fishing was outstanding over the Memorial Day Weekend for my One More Cast charters as we limited out Saturday  for Matt and Natalie Rivers of Perry, Ga. who were the winners of my fishing trip drawing at the Perry, Ga. Great Outdoors Show in February. The Rivers used live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders to land their trout in 4.5 - 5.5 feet of water. Monday , I had Ben and Debra Golden of Savannah Moon Bakery in Thomasville, Ga out and they brought in 15 trout, a blacktip shark and a nice redfish also fishing with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders.
 
Here are a few reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
 
5/25 Ron and Carolyn Cadle of Live Oak, Fl. had 6 trout and two BSB using Rage tails under a Cajun Thunder in 3 - 4 feet of water.
5/25 George Lisiewecz of Tallahassee, Fl. caught a 30lb. King with live bait in 25 feet of water.
5/24 Seth Harper of Perry, Fl. had nine trout kept  five and threw back four over 20"  using Gulp under a Cajun.
 
 
Hey, The 4th Annual Nauti-Girls Ladies Fishing Tournament has added grouper and snapper to our list of prizes this year.
The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 15 beginning at Safe-light and weighing in by 4:30 at Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, Florida. Captain's Party will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at The River House on June 14. The party features tournament tickets for sale, t-shirts, party food, a silent auction, door prizes and rules and regulations. 1st place redfish and trout $350.00. 2nd place for redfish and trout will be $250.00 and 3rd place will be $150.00. 1st place grouper and snapper winners will receive $500.00 and 2nd place will receive $400.00. The most spots on red $250.00 and the largest flounder is $250.00. The lady that brings in the largest ladyfish will win a nice prize of jewelry. Boat bonuses of $100.00 will go to the lady's (no boat boy) boat with the largest grouper, snapper, redfish or trout. Tickets will be on sale at local marinas for $30.00 per lady. They will also be available at the Captain's party. For further information, contact Jean Ridgeway- 352-498-2556.

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report Memorial Day Weekend 2013
 
 
 
Wow! it's 92 degrees before Memorial Day and there is no global warming if you listened to Ole George W. Bush and friends?
 
Fishing couldn't be much better than the last two weeks on board One More Cast as we have had 14 limits in 16 days of charter.
 
Sunday, Luke, J.P. and Jake Cocke of Big Cocke charters fished with me and used Back Bay Thunders and live pinfish  in 3.5 - 4.5 feet of water to land 20 trout weighing 38.3 pounds! Monday, I had 20 weighing 36.4 pounds for B.K., Davis, and Bear Isom of Valdosta, Ga.  And we also fished live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders.
 
There are a lot of small sharks, catfish and ladyfish mixed in, but we only threw back 4 shorts Monday. I caught two nice trout on Panhandle Moon five inch Shad Assassins under an Original Cajun Thunder. The water temperatures are over 80 degrees now and the grass is shedding and there is a bunch of floating grass out there already; but it isn't affecting the trout fishing.
 
Here is an e-mailed report from David Bosch of Tifton, Ga.
"Fished with Chris Norman and his son Carter on 5/18 and the morning of 5/19. Picked up 13 keeper trout and 2 slot reds on 5/18 and added another 6 trout on 5/19. Most were caught on pinfish, but a few on assorted plastics and gulps. Fished from 2-7', had our best luck with the trout out deep. Water temps from 79 - 82."
 
 
Here are a few  reports from Keaton Beach Marina which I couldn't run last week:
 
4/26 Archie and Patsy Davis of Lee, Fl. had a limit of trout on Chartreuse tail white Gulp in 4- 6 feet under a Cajun.
4/27 -13 George Miguel and his parents Bonifacio and Crispina Miguel from the Philippines caught  12 trout with one 24" long on Pearl White. in 4 -5 feet of water.
5/10 William and Belinda Felts of Adel, Ga. had a limit of trout and one Spanish using live shrimp under a a float. in four feet of water.
5/10 Davis King and Davis King Jr. of Sylvester, Ga.had a limit of trout to 22" uisng Gulp New Penny and White ( bouncing)
5/11 Kate Knight and McKinsey Mask of Bushnell, Fl. had one BIG 26" trout ( Kate) on a live pinfish under a Cajun Thunder.
5/18 John and Brenda Carter of Thomasville, Ga. had a limit of trout to 22" using Gulp and a cork in 4.5 - 6ft of water
 
 
Hey, The 4th Annual Nauti-Girls Ladies Fishing Tournament has added grouper and snapper to our list of prizes this year.
The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 15 beginning at Safe-light and weighing in by 4:30 at Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, Florida.  Captain's Party will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at The River House on June 14. The party features tournament tickets for sale, t-shirts, party food, a silent auction, door prizes and rules and regulations. 1st place redfish and trout  $350.00. 2nd place for redfish and trout will be $250.00 and 3rd place will be $150.00. 1st place grouper and snapper winners will receive $500.00 and 2nd place will receive $400.00. The most spots on red $250.00 and the largest flounder is $250.00. The lady that brings in the largest ladyfish will win a nice prize of jewelry. Boat bonuses of $100.00 will go to the lady's (no boat boy) boat with the largest grouper, snapper, redfish or trout. Tickets will be on sale at local marinas for $30.00 per lady. They will also be available at the Captain�s party. For further information, contact Jean Ridgeway- 352-498-2556.

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report May 3 - 4
 
Trout have been incredible of late with limits for many boats and trust me.... many boats have been out there.
 
Thursday, I had Bill and Melinda Blanton of Havana, Fl. out and we caught 15 trout weighing 30.2 pounds. Bill also managed a 27" redfish on a Thunder-Spin jigspinner with an Assassin chicken-on-a-chain tail. We caught all of the trout on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 3.5 - 4 feet of water.Next we had our limit for Steven Cook, Matt and Slade Williams of Dallas, Ga.  Friday and Saturday with half of our fish Saturday coming in on Assassin's Panhandle Moon 5" under an Original Cajun Thunder. We fished from 3.5 - 5'  both days. Then on Sunday I took Mike Norris and Nic Wyatt of Macon, Ga. out and we landed 15 trout weighing  31 pounds! with a 4.2 and a 3.9 pound trout for top honors. We had two of the 15 on Assassin Panhandle Moon under a Cajun with the balance on live pinfish under the Back Bay from 3.5' - 4.5'
 
Here is a report from David Bosch of Tifton, Ga. who fished for five days at Keaton.
 
"Fished from 4/22 to 4/27 with Bil Gburek from PA ...now.. NC. Had pretty good fishing with some really great days mixed in. As a wise fisherman suggested, 'every day was different'. We picked up some nice trout up to 22", but not the Gators we've found in past years. We did pick up some nice slot reds and some overslot reds. We threw pretty much the tackle box at them. Pinfish were probably the most consistent producer, but Bil also had several good days including the first five fish in minutes on Friday with the #27 MirrOdine in the EC (electric chicken) color. I also had some pretty good success with Assassin's Pink Ghost 5" and with a MirOlures scented twitchbait in the electric chicken color. Reds were picked up on Thunder-Spins, top water, pinfish, and Bite-a-Bait fighters. We were primarily fishing in 2.5 - 5 ft. Dave Stewart joined us Friday and we had a limit of 20 trout.We also landed a keeper cobia both Thursday and Friday. "
 
Peng, and his son, Calvin Chee also of Tifton, Ga. were down Thursday and fished with live pinfish under Cajun Thunders and had their limit of trout with a keeper cobia of 25+ pounds.
 
HEY This Saturday, May 4th, is the Perry Optimist Club's 22th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament with over $13,000 in Cash and Prizes including a $3000 first place Biggest Trout Prize! Entry Fee $50 per angler $5.00 raffle tickets to win a boat, motor and trailer! Weigh-In at Keaton Beach Marina, Sea Hag Marina or Econfina River Resort. Fish from 7:00 a.m to 4:oo p.m Sharp Weigh-in Deadline. For More Info call FeeBee @ 850-843-0578 www.optimistclubperryfl.com
 
Come on down to Keaton this weekend and support this charity event which raises money for local area youth!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report 4/26-27/13
 
 Do I love the W-I-N-D- or what? Fished with Joyce Thursday and we had 15 trout weighing over 25 pounds with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders I took two nice trout on Bite-A-Bait fighters from 3.5 - 4.5 feet of water.
Then Friday, I had Drew  Jed and Andy Jackson out from Live Oak and Katy, Texas and we had 20 trout weighing 39 pounds again using Back Bay Thunder with Live pinfish in 3.5 - 4.5 feet of water. It blew 18-20 knots!
 
Then Monday, I had Cal Beanblossom with Hannah Johnson and Brandon ( don't have last name) all of Sylvester, Ga and we had 20 trout weighing just over 42 pounds. Cal caught his on Assassin Pink Ghost five inch shads rigged on an Original Cajun Thunder while Hannah and Brandon killed them on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders. Cal landed a 12 pound Jack Crevalle on ten pound test and the Pink Ghost. Oh and It Blew 20 + knots.
here are a couple of reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
 
Mickey Lindsey of Adel, Ga. and Robbie Dasher and Greg Exum of Nashville, Ga. had a limit of trout to 20", 3 flounder, 2 Spanish and one BSB using New Penny Gulp in 5 - 6 feet of water 4/19
 
David and Allen Bailey , James Hide , Earl Lockhart and Ed Holland of Calhoun, Ga. has a limit of trout both days with 5 over 20 inches long , 2 Spanish and 2 flounder w/Gulp and jigs from 4 - 6 feet of water 4/19-20
 
 Michael and Ragan Pollock of Leesburg, Ga. had their limit of trout to 21"  using Bite-A-Bait fighters and MirrOlures in 2 - 4 feet of water. 4/20
 
Randy Bozeman, Mark Graham , Scott Miller and Brian Rode of Hahira, Ga. had 35 trout, one red, one flounder and 2 Spanish Mackerel in 25 mph w-i-n-d-s  while using Gulp under Cajuns in 4 - 6 feet of water. 4/20-21/13
4/19-4/21 
Robby & Elaine Boyd of Thomaston, Ga and Ashley Boyd of PCB, Fl caught plenty of trout, black bass, and had 4 sharks.  They were using gulp with a popping cork.

That's it except Next weekend, Saturday, May 4th, is the Perry Optimist Club's 22th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament with over $13,000 in Cash and Prizes including a $3000 first place Biggest Trout Prize! Entry Fee $50 per angler  $5.00 raffle tickets to win a boat, motor and trailer! Weigh-In at Keaton Beach Marina, Sea Hag Marina or Econfina River Resort. Fish from 7:00 a.m to 4:oo p.m Sharp Weigh-in Deadline. For More Info call FeeBee @ 850-843-0578 www.optimistclubperryfl.com

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report  April 12-13
 
Trout have moved off from the super shallows they were taking refuge in all winter and begun to set up shop for spawning over the next three months. Look for trout in 3.5 - 4 feet of water as the 72 degree ( as of yesterday morning 4/10) water is ideal for trout to spawn. Live pinfish under Cajun and Back Bay Thunders have taken a slew of trout as have Assassin five inch shad in several colors. Gulp fished 30" under Cajuns have also taken a bunch of fish. Jerkbaits and stick baits are taking trout in 2-3 feet for those still fishing shallow.
 
 I took Matt Eckel of Perry, Fl. and Franz and Fritz Visser of Pretoria, South Africa out Friday and we brought in 16 trout to 3.6 pounds while fishing with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders.
 
Saturday, I had Bill Evan and Ross Schaefer of Tampa, Florida out and we had 20 trout weighing in at 40.1 pounds! We had two flounder including on 18.5 inch flatfish which had a nine inch trout in it's stomach! We caught six of our trout on Assassin five inch Shads in "Stinky Pink"
 
Hugh Hardy of Carroll's Sausage had his limit for three, then four anglers, for three straight days Sunday through Tuesday. Hugh was throwing Pearl White Gulp under Cajuns in 3 - 5 feet of water and had several nice Spanish each day.
 
Here are a couple of reports from Keaton Beach Marina
4/3, 4/4 
Bo Lester of Quitman, Ga had his limit of trout using white Gulp under a Cajun Thunder in 4 feet of water for two days.
4/3. 4/4 
Rick Harrell and Ricky Hedrick of Sylvester, Ga. had their limit of trout also for two days using New Penney Gulp under Cajuns in 4 feet of water.
4/6 Frank Ruttinger Will Dawe and Cameron Fosk of Valdosta, Ga. had 13 trout with one 24" sow using live pinfish and Gulp under Cajuns in 6'feet of water.
4/6 Billy and Brent Henderson of Madison, Florida had their limit to 19" of trout using a Gold Redfisn and Gulp in 5 feet of water.
 
The 12th Annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing tournament
is Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th
Entry Fee $45.00 per angler
$600 for 1st and $300 for 2nd largest Trout, Red and Grouper
$350 top Sheepshead and largest Flounder
$250 the most spots on a Redfish
Captain's Meeting 4/18/13 @ 7 p.m Stein. Comm. center
Raffles, T-Shirts, Food and more at the meeting
For tickets or info call one of these fine sponsors:
Sea Hag Marina 352-498-0709 or River Haven Marina 352-498-0709
Good Times Marina 352-498-8088 Tackle Outlet 352-498-5424

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report April 5-6
 
WOW? Spring has Sprung! This week the Gulf water temperature rose from 50 degrees, last Wednesday, to 73 degrees this Tuesday!  That is remarkable. The trout thought it was pretty outstanding too, as we caught a limit of 20 trout Tuesday, for Mike and Gary Hendrix with David Jackson of Sylvester, Ga. which weighed in at 36.4 pounds! Our Top 10 trout weighed 24.4 lbs! This trio fished with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders and Assassin 5" Shads in Clear/Gold, Sand Trout and Goldfish patterns under Cajun Thunders to land their fish from 4.5 - 3.5 feet of water. We threw back 5 or 6 keeper trout trying to find a redfish later in the day. We fished from 12:30 p.m. til 6:00 to catch our fish Tuesday.
 
Here are a couple of reports from the marina:
 
 3/29
Hershel and Mike Sheffield of Valdosta, Ga. had a limit of trout fishing with Pearl White Gulp bounced on a jig and Cordell Ripplin Redfins in gold from 3 - 5 feet of water.
3/30
Mark & Kyle Hampson of Albany, Ga. had a limit of trout with two right at 20" long fishing with Cotton Cordell Gold Redfins in 3 feet of water.
3/30
Chuck Carpenter of Michigan and Wayne Horte of Perry, Fl had 10 trout with 4 - 19"ers in 4.5 feet of water fishing with white Gulp on a jig.
 
The 12th Annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing tournament
is Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th
Entry Fee $45.00 per angler
$600 for 1st and $300 for 2nd largest Trout, Red and Grouper
$350 top Sheepshead and largest Flounder
$250 the most spots on a Redfish
Captain's Meeting 4/18/13 @ 7 p.m Stein. Comm. center
Raffles, T-Shirts, Food and more at the meeting
For tickets or info call one of these fine sponsors:
Sea Hag Marina 352-498-0709 or River Haven Marina 352-498-0709
Good Times Marina 352-498-8088 Tackle Outlet 352-498-5424

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report March 29-30
Trout were biting great before this week's cold front came down and few folks have been since and fewer have caught anything in the colder water.
This weekend promises to warm up, and so should the trout.
I had Darla and Jeff Dillard of Lake Park, Ga. out last Thursday and we caught 14 trout despite the 39 degree morning. We had 57 degree water early and the trout wouldn't bite for four hours. Then when the water warmed up to 61 degrees we caught some nice trout. We caught most on live shirimp under Back Bays however, I had three nice trout on Assassin's Sand Trout color 5" shads rigged under a Cajun Thunder.
John Rodgers of Dunnellon had two friends on board with him Thursday, Friday & Saturday and had their limits each day while throwing MirrOlips and Cordell Redfins in 1 - 3 feet of water.
Craig Bozeman and Gus Powell fished with Pat Thornhill, all from Griffin, Ga. last Thursday to put a limit of trout in the boat with "those Jerkbaits" from 1- 3 feet of water.
Here are a couple of reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
David, Allen, Phillip and Branton Bailey with Earl Lockhart, all of Calhoun, Ga. had 12 trout Thursday3/21, 22 Trout Friday 3/23 and 30 trout Sunday 3/23 using Gulp and grubs bounced on the bottom in 4 - 5 feet of water.
Robert Setters and Greg Wood with Travis Arrington, all of Tifton, Ga. had their limit of trout with two over 24" long Thursday: then had another limit Friday 3/22 while fishing Gulp bounced on a jig in 3 feet of water.
The 12th Annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing tournament
is Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th
Entry Fee $45.00 per angler
$600 for 1st and $300 for 2nd largest Trout, Red and Grouper
$350 top Sheepshead and largest Flounder
$250 the most spots on a Redfish
Captain's Meeting 4/18/13 @ 7 p.m Stein. Comm. center
Raffles, T-Shirts, Food and more at the meeting
For tickets or info call one of these fine sponsors:
Sea Hag Marina 352-498-0709 or River Haven Marina 352-498-0709
Good Times Marina 352-498-8088 Tackle Outlet 352-498-5424

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report March 22-23
Trout were biting like crazy in some places, well the right places that is, as we caught over 50 trout each day, Saturday and Sunday. We kept 13 trout Saturday and 15 trout Sunday for my charters. We fished with live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders and Assassin 5" Shad Assassins under a Cajun Thunder in Panhandle Moon to catch our larger fish Saturday and Assassin 5" Clear Gold for our larger fish Sunday. Jim Ball of Albany, Ga. had our best trout Sunday 3.6 lbs. on the Clear/Gold. We fished from 3 - 4 ft. each day.
David Bosch had Chris, Ely and Carter Norman, all four from Tifton, Ga. out Sunday and half a day Monday. They caught a limit of 20 trout Sunday on Assassin Red/Gold sea shads (13) and live pinfish ( 7) under Cajun Thunders. They also had two flounder on the red/gold. Monday, they fished the falling tide 'til noon and had 6 trout on Assassin Clear /Gold 5" and Red/Gold Sea shads under Thunders.
The North Florida Gulf Fishing Club, from Tallahassee, had their annual Keaton Beach Tourney Saturday and Mike Ammans & Lucas Ross won top honors with a legal limit of 5 trout weighing over 14 pounds! ( Jerry, please run a couple more places here, if you secure the results from Steve Hobbs. If I receive them before deadline I will send them to you) NFGFC had 27 boats participate in their club tourney.
Here are a couple of reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
3/14,15
Bo Lester ( of the Possum Navy Fishing Team) Quitman, Ga had his limit of trout, both days, fishing with white Gulp and a Rootbeer Assassin Sea shad in 3 feet of water.
3/17
Sean Mathis of Newton, Ga. had 5 trout using white Gulp with a chartreuse tail under a Cajun and bouncing from 3 - 4 feet of water.
this report was e-mailed from Mike Johnson of Macon , Ga.
"I had Fred Register of Keaton Beach with me Saturday and Sunday. We had a limit of ten trout both days, all taken on live shrimp under Cajun Thunders. We were in 3 - 3.5 ft Saturday, with 24" leaders and 2 ft or less Sunday with 12" leaders. Fred had the big one at 22-1/2 inches.
Thanks,

The 12th Annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing tournament
is Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th
Entry Fee $45.00 per angler
$600 for 1st and $300 for 2nd largest Trout, Red and Grouper
$350 top Sheepshead and largest Flounder
$250 the most spots on a Redfish
Captain's Meeting 4/18/13 @ 7 p.m Stein. Comm. center
Raffles, T-Shirts, Food and more at the meeting
For tickets or info call one of these fine sponsors:
Sea Hag Marina 352-498-0709 or River Haven Marina 352-498-0709
Good Times Marina 352-498-8088 Tackle Outlet 352-498-5424

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report March 15 -16
If I told you it took a 7.19 lb trout to win the Special Olympics Tournament top trout last week would you believe it? Well Michael Ammans of Perry along with Jody Davis also of Perry took all the money, Yep swept the top trout second trout 6.14 pounds for Jody, and took top red 6.42 and 6.41 ..oh and did I mention one of their reds had seven spots so they won that too!
Quite a day for this pair and Michael reported they caught their fish on MirrOlures Catch 200's and on Gulp. Where? Well you would have to have a gun to get that info I would imagine? He did tell me they had the two winning trout hooked up at the same time and had to net the sixer while still having the 7+ pound fish on the line! Impressive!
Elsewhere folks caught trout and reds in shallow water ( less than 3 feet) over the weekend with most fish coming in on plugs of some variety. Cordell Redfins, Bite-A-Bait fighters and Bomber Long-A's all took good fish.
Water temperatures went from 49 degrees last Thursday to 63-64 degrees on Sunday.
I fished Terri and Bobby Barrs of Shady Grove, Florida and we landed 15 trout with three over three pounds, Monday in 18 - 25 knot w-i-n-d-s! The Barr's braved 18 - 20 knots early and caught fish on Renegades and Bite-A-Bait fighters until the w-i-n-d decided to shift from south to Southeast and increased over 20 knots and we shifted to live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders and landed our last 7 trout.
Here are two reports from Keaton Beach Marina;
3/8 Greg Findley or Pelham, Ga. and Tim Findley of Gray, Ga. had 8 trout and one flounder using white Gulp in 4 -5 feet of water.
3/9 Ray Ford and Dave Busch both of Camilla, Ga. fished nine (9) feet of water with live shrimp...with NO cork... and caught their limit of trout. How they arrived at that particular pattern is the question....but congrats on the idea and the limit!
Hey, the
12th Annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing tournament is coming up
Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th
Entry Fee $45.00 per angler
Prizes for first and second largest Trout, Red and Grouper are $600 and $300 for each category
$350 for top Sheepshead and largest Flounder
$250 for the most spots on a Redfish
Captain's Meeting 4/18 on Thursday Night at 7p.m at the Steinhatchee Community center
Raffles, T-Shirts, Food and more at the meeting
PUT it on your Calendar!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report  2/22-23
Well, I went last Friday, before the cold snap, and fished Bert and Herb Deener of Waycross, Ga. and we managed five keeper trout. We fished four hours with two short trout on Gulp under a Back Bay Thunder then I caught a 16" trout on an Electric Chicken MirrOdine up above Warrior; but the algae and "muck" in the water was unfishable up there. I went all the way above Eagle's Nest and it was worse up there? So right at the tide change( 4:30 p.m.) I moved back down to clearer water south of Adam's and Bert landed four keepers; two on Cordell Redfins and two of the nicer fish 19+ inches on a Bite-A-Bait fighter in blueback gold orange( Golden Mullet ) Unbelievably these fish took the baits off the surface in 61 degrees in 3.1 - 3.3 ft. of water? Bert, Herb and I all three lost a fish apiece which came unpinned. in the clearer water.
The only report I had this week was Ronnie Woodall of Tallahassee, Fl. who caught a limit of five trout, Monday, "in a creek"
Perhaps there will be a short bite around the hi tide this weekend, if the water warms up a bit? Plan to fish the last hour of the rise and the first two hours of the fall for best results.

 

Keaton Beach Fishing report 2/15-16
Don't have much to tell you this week folks, except I was in Perry, Ga. for the weekend at the Great Outdoors Show and the only report I have is from Jerry Cawthon at Keaton Beach Marina who said Cameron Hutto of Dahlonega, Ga. had his 5 trout with one 21" long, fishing with Gulp under a Cajun Thunder in 3 - 4 feet of water Monday, 2/11/13
heard rumors of some nice fish coming from down south on Paul Brown specials that's it!
Good Fishing!

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report 1-2 2013
If you can fish a plug... you had a ball this week...if you weren't run over by boats who just don't get it?
It will never cease to amaze me the folks who think they can just drive right over a fish which is camouflaged with spots ( everywhere) Heck he is even named "Spotted Sea trout" yet folks will drive their boat right up on top of clear, shallow water full of trout and then wonder why they can't catch anything?
Anyway the fishing was great, if you could get a way from the crush of ignorance...Trout were biting like crazy when they turned on.....I had some great days and a couple not so great...We went from 13 trout to 3 trout to 18 trout and a flounder. Some locals said they caught and released large trout ( over 20") for an hour or so over the weekend. Fish have eaten Gulp, as well as Assassin 5" plastic in several colors including Violet Moon, Panhandle Moon, Goldfish and Alewife. They smacked Cordell Redfins, Renegades, Bomber Long A's (19A) & Bite-A-Bait fighters in several colors.
Super shallow draft boats did better on the incoming tide, when they got in close before those who covered them up later, when the tide filled in. Trout, reds and flounder were caught in creek mouths and just inside the larger creeks to the North. Some larger trout were caught South with several over 4 pounds reported again from pluggers.
The last hour of the flood and the first hour-and-a-half of the fall was simply "magic" for most folks who can fish.
I left 66-67 degrees water temps in the Gulf, a mile offshore, Sunday? Simply unheard of for late January. The cold front, this week, will most likely knock them in the teeth; but if the cold doesn't drop the water temps too much ( less than 10 degrees) I would think the trout could recover by Sunday?

 

Keaton Beach Fishing Report January 18-19 2013
Trout are biting most anything you throw out there, once you find the fish. The trout are coming from very shallow water most in less than 3 feet on top of the tide. Creek mouths and rocky flats adjacent to the creeks are producing the most fish, while the back end of bays facing the South have also produced some large SOW trout. Fish to 26" have been caught on topwater.
The "bite" is most active for the last hour of the flood and the first hour or two of the fall. Fish are coming in on Cordell Redfins, Bite-A-Bait fighters in Root Beer, Gold, GG, Gold /Orange Belly, also Skitter Walks, Zara Spooks and Zara Spook Juniors, Catch 2000's, Paul Brown Specials, Gulp under a Cajun Thunder and live shrimp under a Cajun Thunder. Gulf water temperatures have been up to 70 degrees and that is simply unheard of in mid January!
Here are some reports from Keaton Beach Marina:
1/12
Melvin Bennett of Homerville, Ga. had his limit of trout to 20" fishing with a white/pink grub in 4.5 feet of water.
Paul and Geraldine Fay of Cordele, Ga. had their limit of 10 trout fishing with Cordell Redfins in 3 feet of water.
Paul and Kevin Wilson of Lake Park, Ga. had their 10 trout using live shrimp under Cajun Thunders in 3 feet of water.
1/14
Joe Wingate, Jim Long and Kenny Wadsworth of Quitman, Ga had 12 trout using Gold Redfins in 2 - 3 feet of water.
1/15
Steve Lewis and Paul Lade of Macon, Ga. had their limit of 10 trout caught on Gulp under a Cajun Thunder in 2 - 4 feet of water.
Michael Jelk Sr. and Jr. of Tifton, Ga had a limit of trout using live shrimp and Gulp Ghost shrimp under a Cajun Thunder in 3 feet of water.
1/12 & 1/13
Jr. & Mary Alice McGee, Chad, Angie, and Tripp McGee of Alapaha, Ga had their limit of trout and redfish Saturday and Sunday fishing in the creeks using live shrimp under a cajun thunder.