Keaton Beach Fishing Report October 24, 25 2014
Trout Fishing has been tough of late as this unrelenting High pressure hangs over us. I also contribute the slow bite to what I call "moving day "( or rather moving" week") It seems that each year, some time in October, when the water temps start to drop the larger trout seem to start a migrating from 4 - 6 feet of water into 2 - 3 ft. depths. Apparently trout don't like to eat on the run as they have yet to "set up shop" for ambushing food from their new digs etc. Our water temps are hovering around 73 degrees on average and this is down ten degrees from about ten days ago.
We went from 17 trout with three over 20" long and a nice 20" flounder for Debbie, Grant and Colin Marcum of Dozier, Alabama, Friday last to 9 trout for Don and Louise Stewart of Chiefland, Fl. and her mother Margaret ( 81 y.o) from Jax, Fl. We fished identical conditions and yet had such drastically different results. We fished live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders both days.
Most folks struggled over the weekend and this next high pressure seems to be having the same dulling effect on the trout bite; as Billy Pillow and I went Wednesday and caught 7 trout and a 19" redfish with 3 trout taken in less than 2 feet of water on "those old Walmart plugs" while the balance ate live pins under Back Bays in 3.5 feet of water right on top of the hi tide.
Here are some reports from the girls at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach:
Ashley, Cody and Zach Fowler of Moultrie, Ga. fished 3.5 - 4 ft. with New Penny and Pearl White Gulp to catch a limit of trout to 18 " and a 21" red 8/17/14
Steve Henderson and Tom Vafias of Tifton, Ga. had their limit of trout Friday, using Zara Spooks and Gulp then caught 7 on Saturday all with Gulp under Cajuns. 10/18,19