Keaton Beach Fishing Report April 29-30, 2016

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0891 Shelby Wilkes with a great red taken on a Thunder-Spin
0912 Carmen Yawn of Lee, Florida with the largest red.
0915 Roger Marlow with a fine flounder caught Tuesday 4/26/16

Keaton Beach Fishing Report April 29-30
Wow! Trout, Reds, Flounder, Cobia what more could you ask for? We have been catching Great fish and Limits of Trout and Reds for most of my One More Cast charters this week. Live Pinfish under Back Bay Thunders have taken most of the trout while Assassin five inch shads in Stinky Pink, and Croaker Shad have also taken nice trout.
We caught a bunch of reds on live pinfish; but the best three of the week were taken on Precision Tackle's Thunder-Spin jig spinners with a Cantaloupe Sea Shad tail.
Jud Alexander bested the best red of the week with a 29" brute caught and released which ate the Thunder-Spin Saturday last, while his fishing partners Mark Hawthorne ( who caught a red with 18 spots) and Craig Killen caught multiple reds on Thunder-Spins and live bait under the Back Bay. Mark also had a 2.9 pound flounder which ate a live pinfish under the Back Bay in 4 feet of water.
Sunday, Scott Stinson with his son Sam and Shelby Wilkes had their limit of 15 trot and three reds including a 23" fish Shelby landed on the Thunder-Spin.
Monday, we landed the first keeper cobia of the year, on my boat, when Dale Culpepper beat down a 38" Cobia on ten pound test Trik Fish Game Green line using a Star Aerial 4000 reel on a Star SG817FT76 rod. Took about ten minutes to land after a great run and fight. The ling came out of 6.5 feet of water. Later that same day Dean Harris landed our best trout of the week a 24" trout weighing in at 4.3 pounds while his buddy Doug Hamilton caught the largest red of the day a 23.5" fish both caught on a live pinfish.
Roger Marlow and Carmen Yawn came down from Lee, Florida Tuesday, and had a great day catching a limit of trout and their limit of reds as well as throwing back a few keeper reds. Carmen took top honors on reds with a 24" beast and Roger had a 19+" flounder weighing just over 3 pounds! We fished 4.5 -.5 feet for the trout and 3.5' for the reds late in the tide.
Don't forget the NEW redfish rule, as of May first, only one red per person per day.