Keaton Beach Fishing report 4/24,25/15
Trout continue to be tough most days while spurts of activity seem to pepper the incoming tides if you are lucky enough to be fishing when those "bites" occur. Live pinfish or shrimp under Back Bays and Cajuns have brought in most of the fish while Gulp bounced or rigged under a Cajun Thunder has caught a few as well.
My charter, last Friday, with Rodger, Morgan and Jerry Braddock of Callahan, Fl. was fantastic as Jerry caught his largest trout ever a 25" trout weighing close to 6 pounds. Morgan( 13 y.o. ) had the most fish and the largest red, 23" while we landed 11 trout with three over 20" and 8 keeper reds. We threw back over 30 short reds. We fished with live pinfish and shrimp under Back Bay Thunders in 2.5 - 3.5 ft. of water.
Saturday, I had Johnny and Nolen Jackson with Blake Odom all of Opp, Alabama, and we brought home 15 trout and 4 reds using live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders from 3.5 - 4.5 feet of water.
Jack Minchey from Eatonton, Ga. and his buddy ( sorry no name) had nine trout Tuesday, using live pinfish under Cajuns in 4 - 4.5 feet of water. The pair had their two over 20".
Don't Forget the Perry Optimist Club's 24th Annual Saltwater Fishing tournament is Saturday, May 2nd.
$50.00 per person entry fee gets you a chance to win a $3000.00 first place largest trout prize, a $1000.00 first place redfish or a $500 first place cobia with other cash and merchandise prizes available.
This is a Charity tournament which raises money for area youth, so try to fish it and come to the weigh-in at Keaton Beach Saturday afternoon. All anglers must be in line at one of three weigh-in sites Keaton, Steinhatchee of Econfina before the 4:00 p.m. deadline.
Visit their website at www.optimistclubperryfl.com for complete details.