1803 Dawn Taylor of Perry, Florida with a 27" 6.1 pound trout 6/22/17
1818 Joe Claborn of Tallahassee with a keeper cobia caught on ten pound test 6/27/17
Keaton report June 30 - July 1 2017
Last week, on Thursday, I took Dawn and Richard Taylor out and we had a "chamber of commerce" day ( Dawn runs the Taylor County Chamber of Commerce) We brought back 10 trout and two reds with Dawn taking top honors by landing her largest trout to date, and the largest trout of the year on board One More Cast, a 27+" long trout weighing in at 6.1 pounds! She caught the trout 2 hours after the Hi tide while we were "red fishing" in 3 - 3.5 feet of 88 degree water. Yes, she caught it on a live pinfish under a Back Bay Thunder.
We had 14 trout and three reds for Jim, Zach and Kendall Bruchey of Moultrie, Ga. also last week. The Brucheys fished in 4.5 ft. to land most of the trout and 3' - 3.5' for the reds on top of the tide.
Tuesday, of this week I took Joe Claborn of Tallahassee, with his brother, Major and nephew, Travis, from Benton, Arkansas out and they had a great trip despite some lousy weather which shortened our trip. We brought back 10 trout with two over 20" and two reds to 26" and Joe capped off the day in the pouring rain by landing a keeper cobia on the trout tackle. His 40" ling ate a live pinfish in 3 feet of water while we were seeking reds. Heck of a fight!
Scallopers need to go south, from all report I heard they are finding the little molluscs below Grassy Isle. Nothing this side of Piney Point according to the locals in the know.
All I got ..except to say, Fly Your Dive Flags It's the LAW!