Keaton Report May 11-12 2018
WOW what a Great weekend of trout fishing with limits of trout for most fishing on Saturday and Did you see the winning trout for the Perry Optimist’s Club Tournament? Mark Glow fishing with Junior Dice had a 7.15 pound 30 “trout which eclipsed the second place weight( 5.65 lbs. , a fine trout caught by Mark Falzone) by 1.5 pounds! Just a perfect weather day Saturday, something the Optimist Clubs tourney has missed out on for 3 years running... and gosh the trout were happy.
I took Jared Singletary, Mandy Medders and Ladon Toole of Thomasville, Ga. out and we caught our 20 trout in under 3 hours with four over 20” long. Mandy caught her first-ever redfish and beautiful 24” fish. We also caught 7 legal Black sea Bass to 14”. We caught our fish in 4.5 – 5.5 feet of water with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders on the incoming tide. The delightful Southwest afternoon breeze made us 15 trout in 3 drifts.
Speaking of redfish, Ross Brenner of Perry, Fl. caught the largest redfish 8.03 pounds ( huge for Keaton Beach standards) in the Perry Optimist’s tourney Saturday. Don’t know what on or how deep but you can ask Blaine when you see him ...lol as he was right there beside Ross.
This weekends tide is shaping up for another grand fishing time; with the New moon coming up next Tuesday there will be some more big trout caught at Keaton Beach. Topwater took it’s share of prize money for the Optimist’s tourney and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it take more Big trout over the weekend. Find the mullet and find the big ones.