Keaton Beach Fishing Report March 18 -19 2016
The trout have really taken off as of this week with Gulf water temps jumping up from 59 degrees Sunday the 6th; to 74 degrees as of Monday, March 14th.
We had limits on board One More Cast for the last three trips. Billy Pillow and I had ten trout in under 4 hours last Friday catching them all on live shrimp and pinfish under Back Bay Thunders. Saturday I had Joe Sheffield and his son, JoeWilliam, both from Tifton, Ga. out and they caught their limit as well on live shrimp. We also had two trout on Assassin's Stinky Pink 5" shad under a Cajun Thunder Saturday. We fished 4 - 6.5 feet of water both days.
Monday, I had Richard Taylor of Perry, Florida out with Ted Grumbein of Pennsylvania out and we limited out with 15 trout and one red. We had three trout over 20" including a 24" 4.23 pound trout Richard caught. We caught two keepers on Assassin's Elite Shiner ( Albino) under a Cajun Thunder. We fished 3 - 6 feet of water with live pinfish and live shrimp to land the balance of this fine mess of fish.
Kay Willingham and Pete Giddens of Ocilla, Ga. had their limit of trout with two over 20" and a 26" redfish, Monday as well, using live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders from 3 - 5 feet of water.
Sam Shaw and his crew were down from Homerville, Ga. over the weekend and fished a shortened tip due to engine trouble and still landed 13 trout using live shrimp under Back Bays and Cajuns.