Keaton Beach Fishing Report September 5,6 2014

From the girls at Sea Hag @Keaton :

8/27-30 Jack Minchey and David McAfee had their limit each day, Wednesday through Saturday fishing with live pinfish under Cajuns. Jack told me he fished some in the a.m.s catching about half then came in and went back out to finish his limits on the incoming tides in the late afternoons.

8/30  Mitchell Donahoo and Wes Carter with E.L Sprayberry of Ashburn, Ga.. had their limit of trout to 23" while fishing with grubs and Gulp in 4 - 6 ft near Rock Island

I had Zack and Nick Cook with Nathan Alexander of Woodstock, Ga. out Saturday and we landed 16 trout with one 25" trout which I landed on an Assassin Violet Moon five inch shad on an Assassin Pro Elite jighead from 2.8 feet of water. We also had a 24" trout for Nick and two more over 20" long. Nathan caught a 20" red on a pigfish under a Back Bay.

Sunday, I took the same crew out and this time Nathan took top honors with a 25" , 5.1 pound trout. Nathan also landed a cobia which was an inch too short for the grill. But the best fish of the weekend was a Pompano which Zach caught on a pinfish! In my 24 years of guiding out of Keaton no one has caught a Pompano on board my that is unusual enough...but to catch one on a live "fish" is especially rare, as they are mostly crustacean and mollusk eaters?  We brought in 17 trout, a Spanish and the Pompano with four trout over 20" long.

From David Bosch of Tifton, Ga. "Fished 8/30 out of Keaton Beach with Peng, Calvin, and Guna Chee We landed 16 trout, 2 Spanish, and a couple of sea bass. All were caught on pin fish under Cajuns  We had our best success in 5 ' - 6 ' in slightly stained water. Water temps rose from 82 to 86."

HEY! the Fall Taylor County Fall Trout Tournament is next Saturday, September 13 at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach.

Prizes include $1000, $600 and $300 for 3 places in the heaviest five trout stringer, $300 for the largest trout weighed;

$300 for the largest Red weighed; a $100 Lucky DOG drawing and Prizes for more categories. Entry fee is only $30 per angler.

Weigh-in in is 3:00 p.m. or you can pay an extra $20.00 and weigh in at 4:00 p.m. For more information call Ashley Mock at 850-843-0566 or the Chamber @ 584-5366.

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