172 & 174 Scott Davis of Macon Ga. with a fine trout caught on a Wakasagi pattern Elite Shiner.
Keaton Report March 30 –31
Trout fishing couldn’t get much better as evidenced by the reports I received as well as the days we spent on the water on board One More Cast.
This past Friday, Capt. David Malone and I went out for four hours fishing time and caught and released over a dozen keepers and 3 – 4 dozen shorts. Our smaller fish bit shrimp under Back Bay Thunders; then I picked up a plug and caught three over 20 inches and another 4 over 18 inches. Capt. Dave finally changed over to a plug and landed 3 over 19”. Then he tied on a swimbait and caught our largest of the day a four-plus pound trout. We started in 4- 4.5 ft . of water and ended our day in 2.5 ft. as the tide was falling.
Sunday, I took Scott and Walden Davis of Macon, Ga. out and we brought back a beautiful cooler full of trout including three over 20 inches, one of which was Walden’s best trout-to-date a nice 23 inch sow. Our 15 trout were the heaviest yet for the year. We caught most of our trout on live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders in 3 – 4 feet of water. Scott landed one 19 “ fish on an Assassin Elite Shiner ( Wagasaki) We caught trout on the rising tide and on the flop.
I ran into Sam Shaw of Homerville , Ga. out on the Gulf Friday Afternoon and he had 4 keepers in the boat and said he was out of shrimp; so I flipped him a pack of Wakasagi Elite Shiners and he texted me later that he caught 4 more keepers on them. He had it rigged up under his Back Bay Thunder. Sam also sent me reports that he caught his limit Sunday on one drift. I suppose he was still using live shrimp and Elite Shiners.