keaton Report August 11-12 2017



1853 Donna Osborn of Monticello, Florida with her first ever speckled trout a 22" beauty !

Keaton Beach Report August 11,12 2017

Trout fishing couldn't have been much better Monday, as I took two rookies, (who had never fished in salt water before, much less the Gulf) Tim and Donna Osborn of Monticello, Florida out and they had an outstanding trip!

They caught their limit of trout and reds with two large Black Sea bass as bonuses. We also had two trout over twenty inches including the 22" trout Donna, also her first-ever trout.

The water temps were back up around 88 degrees; which didn't bother the trout as we must have caught another ten short trout, several blues and a Jack Crevalle mixed in to boot. We caught all our fish on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders from 4 - 5 feet of water on the incoming tide. Oh, and it was a full mOon Monday ...a day many folks don't like to fish; me? I love it!

The incoming tides are moving into the afternoons this weekend; so choose a late mid-day start for better trout fishing.