Keaton Beach Fishing Report December 4 -5
Well, water temps went back up to over 70 degrees remarkable for the first of December but here we are. It was 81 degrees today!
I took Joyce out Sunday and we left the dock at 1:45 p.m. and at 3:45 we were headed back in with 10 trout and 15 blues. We fished Assassin plastic exclusively. we caught fish on Electric chicken 3.5" Die Dappers, on Cantalope Sea shads, Alewife, on Violet Moon and Croaker Shad 5 inch shads, on Wagasaki Elite Shiners, on Space Guppy Eels, and on Candy Corn split tail shads. We literally caught or missed a fish every cast. The blues were so thick, in the mud we were fishing, that you rarely got two casts with the same plastic. I was using an Assassin 1/8 oz. Elite Shiner jig head on all the styles of plastic. The Space Guppy Eels and the 5" Croaker Shad caught the better trout. The water was 5 - 6 feet deep and the fish were thick as could be in the "mud."
Last week, Wednesday I had Allen Dacus and his grandsons, Lawson Kent of Warner Robins, Ga. and Gavin Sumner of Valdosta, Ga. and we caught a limit of 15 trout from 3.5 - 4 feet of water on live pinfish under Back Bays despite the 15 knot w-i-n-d-s. I can't believe how lucky I am to have two fine young men, again, on my boat. These two cousins had a ball, never had a cross word to say to each other, weren't competitive and generally made it a great day on the water.
Saturday, I had Jared and Porter Harden of Ft. Walton Beach out and we caught 15 trout, then went in to an oyster bar to try for a red and Porter caught a really nice 21" redfish then on the next cast he caught a 3.5 pound Pompano! I realize Pompano aren't rare: but they are for us here in Keaton Beach. This is the 3rd one I have had anyone catch on my One More Cast charters in 25 years! Porter was a good angler and proved it by catching the most fish, the largest fish and a Pompano! He too was a delight to have on the boat.
I got this report from the cleaning station: Taylor and Donna Strickland with Roger Gardner all of Albany, Ga. "Sunday we had a limit of 15 trout to 20" 7 Spanish Mackerel, with 4 Black Sea Bass and Saturday had 14 trout to 21" with 5 Black Sea Bass." This crew bounced Gulp and fished live pinfish under Cajun Thunders in 4 - 5 feet of water.
Most folks caught fish over the Holiday weekend with tons of shorts caught by those who would not move out of them. Everything is catching fish. Plastics, synthetics, plugs, live bait and cut bait. Now is the time to go as it can't get much better than it is right now.