2391 Cal Beanblossom of Sylvester, Ga. with a 23” trout 6/12/2018
Keaton Beach Report June 15 –16
Wow, This past Saturday I had three ladies fishing with me in the Nauti-Girls tourney out of Steinhatchee and Laura Gavronsky of St. Augustine, Fl. was one of these three. Laura caught the winning trout in 2016 fishing on board One More Cast in the Nauti-Girls tourney that year. Well, Anita, Janice and Laura had all caught some nice trout on the first three drifts out in 6.5 – 7 ft. despite the flat calm slick conditions. It was still and it was HOT. I decided to cool us off and move to a shallower flat ( 4 –5 ft. ) Well, just as we got there on Laura’s first cast and Bang! the Back Bay Thunder never stopped as it hit the water. She set the hook and the reel started screeching and the line was peeling out and then suddenly the fish buried up ( or went to ground) and stopped moving. I got Anita and Janice to pull their lines in and I drove over behind where the fish had nosed up. Well, it worked and the fish took off again only to repeat the burying up part again. This time she came up by herself and as she rolled on the surface I saw it was a big trout. After a gnarly dash under the boat I netted the fish for Laura. Her second first-place winning trout a 5.15 lb. 25.5” beauty. Yes, Laura won first place this year as well! Congratulations Laura. We came in with four reds and 12 trout. Three over 20” long.
This week trout fishing has been good if you could get the weather to go. We dodged the storms, Tuesday, for over two hours running from one, in front of Jabo, south driving down below Piney Point before turning around and heading back up towards Warrior then settling in on some dark water in 3.5 – 4 feet and wound up with 13 trout three over 20” including a 24” trout for Eric Mullis of Sylvester, Ga. down fishing with Cal Beanblossom and me. We also had three reds to 24” we caught them all on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders.
Wednesday was the best day of the week, for weather, with beautiful blue skies after an early morning shower. I had Kaylan Love of Jax. Florida and Don Ware of Cocoa Beach and we bested 15 trout with two over 20” and released two reds over 29 inches . We caught the trout in 5.5 – 6.5ft. and the reds in 3 feet all on live pins under Back Bays.