1081 Matt Chastain, Tommy Riddle and Garrett Sellers with a great day's catch June 3rd
1085 Rachel Foster of Columbus, Ga with a great trout caught despite the heat & slick water
Keaton Beach Fishing report June 10-11 2016
Well, we have been slamming the trout and reds lately and I have been gettin' back home too late to get a report out to my editors; but this week with ole Uncle (T.S.) Hollis around I cancelled a couple of days of charters and so I have time to write this one up.
We have really had some good days and although we there were some slow times during the trips where the slick water, no drift and no bite was tough...man did the good times make it all worthwhile. Take last Friday, when I had Matt Chastain, Tommy Riddle of Birmingham Alabama, and Garrett Sellers of Elijay , Ga. out and we had 3 trout for four hours then, in an hour and 45 minutes, we put 17 in the boat when the w-i-n-d finally decided to puff just enough to give us a decent drift.
But, let me tell you about Thursday, last when after only landing 4 trout in three hours, I decided to go look for reds and the first bait Jeff Haberle plopped out there resulted in one of the most vicious fights I have ever seen, including a run so fast I thought his "red" was a jack. Well, it wasn't either one, turns out, when the fish erupted at the boat, it was a huge TROUT... 30" inches of Trout. What a magnificent fish! However despite our attempts to revive her after a few quick photos she wouldn't come around and swim off. The glorious ole girl weighed 6.8 pounds! We finished up with 9 trout and three reds that day but of course that was Jeff's largest trout ever; despite he has fished Louisiana waters for years. That is the first fish touching 30" for One More Cast in over 15 years. She was in 3.5 feet of water which was 87.8 degrees and bit at 12:00 noon....June 2nd.
We have caught all our fish, including the 13 trout and three reds for Randy & La Dene Foster of Moultrie, Ga. and their daughter Rachel, of Columbus, Ga. who joined them for a Great day on the water Saturday, on live pinfish rigged up 34" under a Back Bay Thunder. Most of our trout the past two weeks have come from 5.5 - 6.5 feet of water while the reds are in about 3.5 - 4 ft. Catfish have plagued us at times when the water had no movement; but then when the water started to move again the trout bite would be on.
This little ole T.S. storm should really improve the fishing both with the rain dropping the gulf water temps and the stirring up some of the too clear water in many places which hold good fish; but they just aren't willing to move about in the clear calm water of late.
Hey, Don't Forget the 7th Annual Nauti-Girls Tourney is this weekend! Saturday, June 11th first light 'til 5:30 p.m.
Weigh-In at Steinhatchee Community Center Captain's Meeting at "Who Dat" Lounge in Jena Friday 6-8:30 p.m.
over $4000 in Cash and Prizes Awarding Cash for First place through 3rd place on Largest Trout and Redfish
Also for largest, First and Second place Grouper
Prizes for Largest Ladyfish and Largest Flounder
Most spots on a redfish is also a category
For more info contact Liana Chapman at 352-498-8065