Keaton Beach Fishing report April Fool's Day
Trout have responded well to the warming trend after that last blast of cold and water temps were up to 70-72 degrees the first of this week: so I am sure things will be great for this weekend ( at least after the rain goes through) and the following week ( with a great weather forecast) combined with the new moon coming up on the 7th. Everything just looks spectacular.
We caught a limit of trout for Heather Tucker and Brett Rodgers of up Valdosta, Ga. way Monday. Heather also caught a nice red as well. We fished 4 - 5 feet of water with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders for our trout and I caught several nice trout on Assassin's 5" shads in Clear/Gold, Croaker Shad and Ripper with a 48" leader under an Original Cajun Thunder. The water temperature was up to 71 degrees when we quit late in the afternoon. We caught one Spanish and three Catfish including one SailCat (ugh) but at least they signal the warming up of the flats and the fact that Spring has sprung.
Reds have moved out of the creeks and out onto the bars after all that rain. I had three different reports on Gold Spoons taking redfish over the last week or so. I have caught a few reds on the new Magnum ( Gold) Sleigh too; so now is the time to throw Intruder Spoons in Gold and Copper.
Cal Beanblossom and Mark Casteel of Sylvester, Ga. were down last week and caught their limits of Specks and a few sand trout on Assassin's Sea shads. They got their trout on live shrimp under Cajun Thunders from 4 - 5 feet of water.