Keaton Beach report July 6,7 - 2018

 marty zorn

marty zorn

photo cutline: Martin(Marty) Zorn of Knoxville, Tennessee with a fine 27” red taken July 2, 2018

The recent rains and w-i-n-d Monday stirred the water up and I had to back down off my areas to find new fish for my charter Marty, Sam and William Zorn of Knoxville, Tennessee./ previously of Perry, FL.  a few years back (14) I believe Marty said. Anyway we had one opting not to fish due to a severe headache; but Dad and William managed to catch 9 trout and two keeper reds. Marty had top honors with the largest red, his was 27” long ( his first-ever red)  William also had his first–ever red 23” and trout 19” on this trip. Marty also had the largest trout, a fine 23” sow.  We found our fish in 4.5 – 5 feet of water and caught the trout and reds mixed in the same two drifts. The w-i-n-d was doing about 15 knots.

We caught all our fish on live pinfish hanging 34” under a Back Bay Thunder. If you made a good “pop” you got a hit..... not and you didn’t. Essential to make a loud noise with your Thunder due to the stained water and the w-i-n-d. If the current trends hold expect to need your Original and Back Back Bay Thunders to raise fish this weekend. Find the “right” stain and you should find the bite.

I saw Pete ad Kay Giddens of Ocilla, Ga. and they had caught their limit of trout and reds both Saturday and Sunday. They were fishing live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders also. photo cutline: Martin(Marty) Zorn of Knoxville, Tennessee with a fine 27” red taken July 2, 2018

The recent rains and w-i-n-d Monday stirred the water up and I had to back down off my areas to find new fish for my charter Marty, Sam and William Zorn of Knoxville, Tennessee./ previously of Perry, FL.  a few years back (14) I believe Marty said. Anyway we had one opting not to fish due to a severe headache; but Dad and William managed to catch 9 trout and two keeper reds. Marty had top honors with the largest red, his was 27” long ( his first-ever red)  William also had his first–ever red 23” and trout 19” on this trip. Marty also had the largest trout, a fine 23” sow.  We found our fish in 4.5 – 5 feet of water and caught the trout and reds mixed in the same two drifts. The w-i-n-d was doing about 15 knots.

We caught all our fish on live pinfish hanging 34” under a Back Bay Thunder. If you made a good “pop” you got a hit..... not and you didn’t. Essential to make a loud noise with your Thunder due to the stained water and the w-i-n-d. If the current trends hold expect to need your Original and Back Back Bay Thunders to raise fish this weekend. Find the “right” stain and you should find the bite.

I saw Pete ad Kay Giddens of Ocilla, Ga. and they had caught their limit of trout and reds both Saturday and Sunday. They were fishing live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders also.