Keaton Beach Report Sept 30 - Oct. 1 2016
Trout fishing was Grand both Tuesday and Wednesday as we caught a limit of 15 trout to 22.5 inches long for Kay Willingham of Ocilla, Ga. and Anna King of Steinhatchee, Florida on Tuesday. Anna took top honors with the largest trout and we caught all our fish on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders from 2.9 - 4.5 feet of water.
Wednesday, I had Terry Cooksey ( of Banjo's Bar-B-Q fame) with David Ziegler both of Tallahassee, Fl. and before the rain ran us off the Gulf we brought in nine trout to 21" and a 22" red. in a little over 4 hours fishing time.Terry managed a couple of nice trout on Assassin's "Butt Naked" 5 inch shad rigged under a Cajun Thunder while most of our keepers, and the red David caught, came in on live pins under Back Bay Thunders. We fished 2.5 - 3.5 feet of water for these fish under an overcast sky ahead of the rain.
update October 2nd,
Oh for all the folks calling or emailing asking if they can put in at the county ramp
Everything is back up and running at the Keaton Beach ramp and canal
I have fished six or seven days since and have seen no debris on the Gulf.
I still recommend you keep and eye out 'cause after all it was a Hurricane.
Meanwhile the water has been clearing up a little each week and is the perfect color from Dekle up towards Warrior. I have not been South but some folks have caught a few fish that way.