Keaton Beach Report Fourth of July 2016

Fran Blanton, sister Rose Whitfield and Joey godfrey with a fine day's catch 6/26/16

Fran Blanton, sister Rose Whitfield and Joey godfrey with a fine day's catch 6/26/16

Joey Godfrey of Tallahassee with a fine 23" trout 6/26/16

Joey Godfrey of Tallahassee with a fine 23" trout 6/26/16


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1152 Joey Godfrey of Tallahassee with a fine trout taken from 90.7 degree water June 26
1157 Fran Blanton, Rose Whitfield and Joey Godfrey with a Grand day's catch! 6/26/16

Keaton Beach Fishing report July Fourth Weekend 2016

Beware the Easter Bunnies ~!!~ these are the folks who only go to church once a year ..on Easter....so seldom they don't know when to stand and when to sit and when to bow in prayer and when to pick up the hymnal. Anyway, on the water, these type folks ( who only go out in their boat once a year) can be dangerous not only to themselves but to others around them so be particularly careful out there this July Fourth weekend. Slow Down and you'll still get your limit of scallops.
Me? I 'll be miles away from the maddening crowds( of scallopers) catching trout and redfish like the 15 trout Rose Whitfield of Perry, Fl. and her sister Fran Blanton of Tallahassee, with Joey Godfrey along caught Sunday with me. We fished from 1:00 p.m. 'til 6:30 p.m to land our trout and a red. We were using live pinfish rigged up 34" under Back Bay Thunders to land our trout, half from 5.5 - 6 feet; then on top of the hi tide we moved up into 2.5 - 3 ft. and caught the balance of trout and the one red. The water temperature was 90.7 degrees even under the overcast sky late Sunday....but most folks would tell you it was "too hot to catch them trout" We had 3 over 20" long. They had a Blast! This trip was a tribute to Bill Blanton of Tallahassee, Fl. who fished with me many years; May He rest in Peace!

Remember scallopers..FLY YOUR DIVE FLAGS It's the LAW!