Keaton Beach Fishing report May 6 -7 , 2016

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0913 Carmen Yawn and Roger Marlow of Lee, Fl. with a true "double" on reds caught on Star Aerial reels and Star Rods.

Keaton Beach Fishing Report May 6-7
This week has seen several "firsts" of the year. First "80 degree" water at day break, First pilchards ( I caught four, Tuesday, on my bait rod) First trout caught on a live pilchard ( a nice 23 inch fish I caught while scouting Tuesday).
Man did we kill it today( Wednesday, May 4th) with 16 trout, four over 20"; with one 24" 4.3 pound sow, four reds, and threw back 8 keeper reds. I had Jimmy Douglas, Wade Spivey and Eric Thomas of Homerville, Ga. out and while we struggled to catch 6 tor on the incoming tide; once the tide broke the north w-i-n-d was then going with the tide instead of neutralizing the tidal current and Bang Bang Bang it was "on". Top 7 trout weighed 20.6 pounds!
We fished with live pinfish, and pink mouth grunts to catch our trout. Jimmy fed one 8" pigfish to a nice 19" trout.
This weekend the tides are perfect with a New Moon on Friday. Fishing will be Great! Can't wait!
Hey, Mark your calendars to fish this years Red Trout Shootout!
The Kevin's Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel RedTrout Shootout presented by Fresh Country 103.1 The Wolf will take place on May 21, 2016. Entry fee is $75 per angler (up to 4 anglers per boat) if you sign up by May 14. Entry forms can be picked up and dropped off at Kevin's on Capital Circle or you can call Brian Hurley at (850) 528-0553 and he will get you registered over the phone. The Captain's Meeting will be at Gordo's Northside in Tallahassee on Thursday May 19 from 7:30-8:00PM.

As always CASH REWARDS will be paid out to the top 10 teams weighing in the heaviest combined weight of (1) redfish and (1) spotted seatrout.
1st - $2000 - 10th $100