Keaton Report April 6, 2018

Doug hardegree of Jefferson, Ga with a fine trout

Doug hardegree of Jefferson, Ga with a fine trout

Trout were cooperative this past week as evidenced by my trip Tuesday with Mike and Jim Hardegree of Jefferson and McDonough, Ga. with their buddy Curtis Shoemaker also of Jefferson. We landed 20 keepers using live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders in 4 – 4.5 feet of water on the rising tide.  We had 3 trout over 20 inches. Our water temps were up to 74 degrees in the late afternoon.

Ray Carlile, of Tampa, Florida, had two grandsons down this week and they had a limit of trout both Monday and Tuesday with a 26” red Tuesday using live pinfish under Cajun Thunders.

Mike Bosch of Tifton, Ga.  with his pals Chris and Carter Norman with Drew Hall fished the 31st and picked up 18 sea trout, a Spanish, and a blue on shrimp, pinfish, and plastics. Had our best success in 4 to 5 ft. on the end of the fall.( falling tide) Water temps were 64 to 67( degrees). Overall a great trip.

A few more reds are beginning to show up with the warmer water temps but are still scattered out from Keaton to Warrior. I have found remains of pinfish in my trout for the last two weeks but no shrimp.

Jonathan Sisson and his wife( sorry I forgot her name) of Gainesville, Ga. limited out on hard jerkbaits both Monday and Tuesday and told me his fish had shrimp in their stomachs. ( Hint) he is fishing clearer water than I am.