1392 Buster Donald with a nice 22" trout taken October 25
Keaton Beach Fishing report October 25-26 2016
Well, it doesn't get much better'n Tuesday of this week, when I took John Burkhalter, with his son Clint and friend Buster Donald, all of Macon, Ga. out and we brought back limits of trout with 4 fish over 21" long, released a 26" sow and kept 19 keepers. We also had a nice red which just showed up in the trout drift in 4 feet of water. We were fishing with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 4.5 - 5.5 feet of water on the incoming tide and took 3.5 hours for the first ten trout. The next ten trout all bit in less than an hour on one drift which started over an hour after the stand of tide and just happened to coincide with a nice 5- 8 knot breeze something which was absent most of the morning.
Monday, I saw Gus Powell of Griffin Ga. and he was in the boat with Craig Bozeman. His brother, Perry Bozeman was also down from Griffin with a buddy and both boats were catching their usual limits of trout for the three days they were here Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week. These guys always fish plugs only and then they are all lipped jerkbaits. Gus said color didn't seem to matter and they were doing their best on the falling tide in 2.5 - 3 feet of water.
The Gulf was down to 67 degrees Tuesday morning and warmed up to only 71 ... perfect for plugging ....so all you folks who wanted to go plugging better call me now 'cause November is almost booked up.