It doesn't get much better than this folks. We had 16 tout on three consecutive trips this week; including a limit of reds each trip as a bonus. All this despite a 14 degree drop in the Gulf water temperature! I had Jimmy Douglas with Eric Thomas and Wade Spivey all of Homerville, Ga. out Wednesday and we caught some beautiful fish including a 24" trout for Jimmy and reds to 24" as well. The early morning bite was off but the last two hours of the incoming tide was incredible. We fished with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders to land most of our fish this week. We also caught fish on Precision Tackle's Thunder-Spin spinnerbaits.
I fished Steven Cook his son, Steve and son-in-law Matt Williams all of Dallus, Ga. and we limited out each day ( as I said earlier) but we also had our one fish over 20" each day as well. We had a 26.5" red Saturday which weighed 7 pounds! Our largest trout Saturday, was 24+" weighing 4.1 pounds. Steven Sr. caught both of the largest fish. Again, Live pinfish under Back Bays were the ticket. 4 - 4.5 was the best depth.
here's a report from Dave Bosch of Tifton, Ga. who had his buddy Bil Gburek of North Carolina down for the week.
"Made my annual Keaton Beach fishing trip with Bil Gburek (NC) from 5/01 to 5/05. We were joined early in the week for a couple days by Bobbie Jones and Chris Norman (Tifton, GA). Fishing was pretty good but not as good as what we've come to expect for early May. We couldn't get on a morning bite during the rising tide, but got some pretty good bites on the fall. Bil picked up a nice 27" redfish as did Bobbie. Chris also picked up a couple of nice reds, a 22 and a 24. I was able to land a 25" trout, and also a 24, a 23, and a 22. Water temps started out ranging from 78 to 84, then later in the week dropped all the way down to 67 when the wind switched from the north and temperatures dropped. We fished anywhere from 6.5 to 2.5. Weather wise it was a good trip with us able to fish every day.
also from Dave:
"Thursday the 5th we did have a pretty good day for trout. Miserable morning (I would guess due to the temperature drop), so we kicked into redfish mode pretty early. Hit some exposed oyster bars on the rising tide looking for a good redfish bite like we had Wednesday. But we found trout instead, a good bonus. They were hitting the spinner baits pretty well. We then fished the grass line but it was pretty aggravating with the wind. No production there, but we elected to move off the grass around 1/2 mile and just drift across some bars. That produced some really solid trout. We wound up that day with a 24, a 23, a 22 and several 19s. Had to eventually give it up do to the wind."