Keaton Beach Report March 6 - 7 2015
Trout continue to come from the creeks for those seeking the warmest water. That said, they should be sliding on out of them some time this week as we left water temperatures today ( on the flats) at 67-68 degrees? Earlier in the day the Gulf was 63-64 and the creeks were 4 or 5 degrees warmer.
Tuesday, I fished with Capt.Dave Malone and John Hardwick and we managed ten keepers with 7 to 18" from the creeks and 3 outside. We caught our trout on MirrOlure's #17 MiirrOdine in the 808 and the C-eyes #17 in the trout pattern. We also landed quite a few trout on the Paul Brown Devils in the 808 pattern again. Wednesday, the trout seemed to prefer the #93 Devil for Billy Pillow and but continued to eat the "trout" colored MirrOdine as well.
The Griggs boys, down from Phenix City, Alabama, had caught their limit of trout for two days fishing with the Paul Brown Devils in a few colors. They were fishing right on the edge of the grass "up North"
I saw Jack Minchey of Eatonton, Ga. and he had limited out for three days, Monday thru Wednesday using live shrimp "in a creek."
No One I spoke to had caught a redfish this week; but they have to be somewhere ...right?
Hey, Don't forget to plan to fish the 14th annual Steinhatchee Community Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Saturday , March 14th (Safe light til 4:30 p.m.) weigh-in Steinhatchee Community Center
$30.00 per person Entry Fee ; Capt’s meeting Friday, March 13th at 7PM at the Steinhatchee Community Center
$600 first place and $300 second place on Trout, Redfish and Red Grouper!
$350 largest Sheepshead, $350 largest Flounder; with final prize $250 for most spots on a Redfish.
Tickets available at the Capt’s meeting or Sea Hag Marina, River Haven Marina, Good Times Motel and Marina and Ideal Marine Supply. More information visit St. Com. Fish. Tourn. on Facebook or Rhoda Moehring 352 498 7376 or Liana Chapman 352 498 0865