Keaton report May 12,13,
1661 Chris Chason of Destin, Fl. 21" trout
1666 Joey Chason of Perry, Florida 29" red
Keaton Report May 12-13 2017
Trout have rebounded nicely despite the Gale force w-i-n-d-s Friday and the drastic 19 degree drop in the water temperature to 61 degrees Saturday morning; down from 80 degrees last Wednesday. We had nice boxes of trout Monday and Tuesday.
The Heavily stained tannic "red" water extends all the way south of Jabo but most of this water is fishable. The better bite seems to be coming from the outside edge of this stain which has been pinned against the bank for the last week due to the afternoon Southwest breeze.
The reds don't seem to mind the darker water close to the hill as evidenced by the 25" red we had on an Intruder II Copper Hex spoon only to lose it boat side. This redfish ate the spoon 50 yds from the grass line. Less than and hour later Joey Chason, from Perry caught and released a 29" red about a 1./4 mile from the hill on a live pinfish rigged under a Back Bay Thunder. Joey , his brother Chris, over from Destin, and his Dad, Gary also of Perry, Fl. brought in 17 trout with three over 20" and a nice Spanish.
Tuesday, I had John and Clint Burkhalter of Macon , Ga. out and we landed 13 trout with 3 over 20" long and a nice flounder despite over 4 hours with no breeze and the tide our only drift maker. We fished live pinfish under Back Bays in 4.5 - 5.5 ft for these fish.