Keaton Beach Report
According to Seth Parker, whom I saw in the canal at Keaton, the trout bite was back with nice fish over 20" taking plugs in shallow water. Seth also reported catching a nice 17" flounder on a Cordell Redfin. Water temps in the open Gulf were back up to 70-71 degrees as of Tuesday, so this weekend should hold some fantastic fishing with a little breeze added to the mix.
Expect to land trout in 3 - 5 ft. depths on live pinfish and live shrimp rigged up under Back Bay Thunders. I would also throw hard jerkbaits in 1 - 3 feet of water for fewer strikes but larger trout according to several reports. Reds have been either ridiculous with large schools of hundreds of reds spotted down south or spotty and scattered up North. Go figure. This weekend should tell the tale with the water temps up and good tides the
Steinhatchee's 16th annual Community Tournament should have record attendance and plenty of fish caught with the current weather trends.
$ 30.00 entry fee and you have $700, $400 and $250 for top three places in Trout and Redfish. call Sea Hag for more information at 352.498.3008