Keaton Beach Fishing Report November 11 -12 , 2016
Trout fishing has been Great at Keaton this past two weeks as water temps have held in the mid 70's the trout have begun to shift into shallower water; but not really moving to the hill yet. Three to four ft. seems to be the magic for most everyone you talk to. On lo tide you can pick up a a few fish shallower; but not so much around the hi tides. Live pinfish has been the ticket for my One More Cast charters, but others are finding good trout on artificials. Billy Pillow and Terrell Smith of Perry, Fl. had their limit using hard jerkbaits and live shrimp a couple of days over the last week. Bruce Ratliff and a pal had a limit of trout fishing with Cordell Redfins and Gulp Saturday.
I had Bobby Underwood of Americus, Ga. out with his son Bobby Jr. and Cary ( sorry I forgot his last name) on board this past Tuesday and we managed a limit of trout and three reds fishing with live pinfish rigged up under Back Bay Thunders. We did our best in 4 - 5 ft of water.
Friday, I had Jeff Treadway with his son Ben and his brother, Wes from Macon, Ga. out and we bested 16 keepers with one red. Again we fished with live pinfish under Back Bays in 3 - 4.5 feet of water.
If water temps continue to hold in the mid to low 70's I would expect hard and soft jerkbaits to land fish. Fish Bite-A-Bait fighters in the Clown and Silver Mullet pattern for larger trout in the shallows. Dave Malone had several nice trout to 4 pounds on Assassin's 5" in the Chartreuse Ghost pattern Tuesday, last. I like the 5" Assassin Shad in Stinky Pink, Panhandle Moon, Houdini, and Croaker Shad this time of year. Rig it up un-weighted on a 5/0 offset worm hook like the Daichii 42 Z. Fish areas where you see ballyhoo being pushed and look for birds as well.