Keaton Beach Fishing report October 16-17 2015

       Kasey Mee of Sebring, Fl. with her first -ever redfish!

      Kasey Mee of Sebring, Fl. with her first -ever redfish!


Sunday, October 10
Keaton Beach Fishing report October 17-18 2015
Trout were happier this weekend especially when the w-i-n-d was blowing and I had three, Jeff Henderson of Oxford , Ga. with Tim and Dennis Mee of Sebring, Florida on board Saturday and we caught 12 trout and 3 reds on Live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 2.5 -3.5 feet of water. The tide was weird Saturday morning when with little to no breeze we had 2.5 feet of extra water up on the flats. I have no memory of experiencing that before. On the same tide time the next morning there was just over 2 ft less water in on the flats with 8-10 knot North breeze? Very strange?
Sunday, we had Jeff and Tim with his wife Kasey, instead of his Dad and she put it on them catching her first ever and another red then catching her limit of trout and a mackerel. We brought in 12 trout and 3 reds again Sunday.
Lee Crowe was down from Greensboro County Ga. with Chuck Hurst and two others on board and they caught 12 trout and 8 reds Saturday and then had 18 trout and 8 reds Sunday. Lee was fishing with live shrimp under Cajun Thunders with some Gulp and live pinfish thrown in for fun. Lee fished 2.5 -4.5 feet of water.
Sam Shaw his wife and son were down from Homerville , Ga. Monday and had six reds an seven trout on live pins and shrimp under Cajuns and Back Bays from3.4 ft. of water.
Most folks caught some fish over the weekend but man there was a lot of folks out there Saturday. Kind of reminds me of the funniest thing I heard this scallop season.This guy was standing there next to me at the fish/scallop cleaning station on the main canal at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach when I heard him say to his cell phone with it on the "speaker mode" "DUDE, Just take a picture of the shore so I can find where you are and text it to me" Well, his friend out there scalloping said, "Man, You just don't understand, you can't see the blinking shore there are so many boats here that's all you can see...DUDE!
Well, it wasn't quite that bad but every rock or bar you or I have marked or named had a boat on it Saturday.
Tournament Alert!
The Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel Seatrout Shootout presented by Gordo's will take place Saturday, October 24, 2015. Cash rewards will be paid out to the top 10 teams weighing in the heaviest combined weight of (5) Slot Seatrout (15" - 20") starting at $1,000.oo for first to $100.oo. for 10th place. Teams will also have the option to register for an additional $1000 in bonus money. $250 will be given for each of the following categories. Big Trout, Big Red, Red w/ Most Spots and Luck Of The Draw. With an entry fee of $50.00 per angler (bonus categories are optional) and a Guaranteed cash purse of $5000, you and your crew will want to get registered today! Pre-Registration deadline is Saturday, October 17. This unique inshore fishing tournament allows teams to launch their boat at any boat ramp, fish their favorite holes and then weigh in their catch in at Jerry's Bait & Tackle located at 664 Woodville Highway, Crawfordville, FL.
The tournament Kick Off Party/Captain's Meeting will be held Friday, October 23 at Gordo's Northside and feature live music by the Donovan Chapman Band.
For more information, visit our website at www.seatroutshootout.com or call (850) 528-0553