Keaton Beach Fishing Report June 5,6 2015
Trout are settling into their Hot Summer patterns and responding well to Shrimp, Live pinfish, Gulp and Assassin Soft Plastic rigged under Cajun and Back Bay Thunders. 4.5 - 8 foot depths have produced nice limits of trout this past week.
We have been having Great trips on board One More Cast as evidenced by 11 trout Friday, May 29 with three over 20"; then 15 trout Saturday, for Steven and Steve Cook and Matt Williams of of Dallas, Ga. with four over 22" long! We fished 4.5 - 6.5 feet of water to land these trout with live pinfish rigged 48" under Back Bay Thunders. Sunday, I had John and Leigh Turner of Stone Mountain, Ga. out and we managed 14 keepers with three over 20" again in 4.5 - 6.5 ft of water on live pinfish. Oh, and I caught 5 of those keeper trout on Assassin's "Opening Night" rigged 38" under a Cajun Thunder. Leigh jumped a 60-70 pound Tarpon, the first one we have jumped this year.
Saturday and Sunday, Matt and Luke Chastain of Elijay, Ga. were down from Elijay, Ga. and caught 8 keeper trout on 10 casts right at the high tide in 6 - 8 ft. of water using live shrimp under a Cajun Thunder. The next day, his wife Cindy joined Matt and Luke( son) and the trio had 15 trout using Gulp under a Cajun. Matt said he was using a 48" leader.
Monday, I took James Ragsdale and Jimmy Brandon of Loganville and Conyers, Ga. respectively out and we caught a limit of fifteen trout in 4.5 - 5.5 ft. This pair had a blast and repeated that same effort with 15 trout Tuesday as well.
The 6th Annual Nauti-Girls Ladies Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Steinhatchee Community Projects Board Inc. and The Taylor Tourism Council takes to the water Saturday, June 13th, 2015. Captain’s meeting will be held Friday, June 12th at Sea Hag Marina “The Scallywag Shack” on Riverside Drive, Steinhatchee from 6PM-8:30PM. One Angler and one quest only please due to limited space. Weigh in 1PM-5:30PM at Ideal Marine Supplyacross from the Steinhatchee Ramp on 1rst Ave.. Entry fee $30.00 per Angler.
Over $4000.00 in cash and prizes Ladies be in the water with poles ready by 5:30 or safe light.
Prizes include three places for Redfish and Trout and two places for Grouper and Amberjack. Redfish with the most spots as well as the largest Ladyfish and Flounder also will bring you cash or jewelry. A Boat Bonus of $100.00 per boat will be awarded for the largest Trout, Redfish, Grouper or Amberjack to the All Ladies Boat (no boat boy) that catches the largest fish.
Tickets are available at the Captain’s Meeting or at River Haven Marina & Motel 352-498-0709, Sea Hag Marina 352-498-3008,Ideal Marine Supply 352-498-5707 or Good Times Motel & Marina 352-498-8088. Please use cash or check only at the Captain’s meeting. No credit or debit cards. For additional information contact Liana Chapman 352-210-1781, Ann Boy 352-498-5963, or Rhoda Moehring 352-498-7376.