keaton beach report June 2018

2414 Jennie Barnes of Perry, Florida with a fine 22” trout caught June 26

 stone and jared

stone and jared

2404 Stone and Jared Singletary of Thomasville, Ga. with a true “double” on redfish.

Golly do I love scallop season. I fished two trips this week and hardly saw two boats each day. It is wonderful that everyone is after the little mollusks.

Sunday, I took Jared and Stone Singletary of Thomasville, Ga. out and we had a limit of 15 trout with two over 20” and three reds to 25” We threw back four more keeper reds including one 26” long. Stone caught his first–ever redfish and it was a fine one, 24” long! He later caught two more including a larger fish than the first. We fished 6 - 7 feet for the trout and 3.5 – 4 ft. for the reds. All our trout ate live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders. Water temps were as high as 85 degrees Sunday. We had 9 trout on the incoming and then went redfishing on top of the tide then caught the balance of our trout limit on the falling tide.

Tuesday, I had Jennie ( sp.) and Eddie Barnes of Perry , Florida out and we caught another limit of 15 trout with 3 over 20” long including a 22” trout for Jennie. Jennie also caught her first-ever redfish, 24” long. She was elated! We had six trout from the deeper 7 ft. flats when I decided to look for a red as it was slick as...wellyouknow the rest... Then after three quick reds, we had also caught two keeper trout, so we moved back out to 6 - 7 ft. and caught the remaining 7 trout to finish our limit. The tide was just peaking as we finished our business. All our fish came in on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders.  The water temps in the Gulf were up to 87 degrees when we left.

The first hour or so of the falling tide should be good this weekend as the hi hi (tide) is going to the lo lo (tide) in the late afternoon after this full moon Thursday night.

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 jennie Barnes

jennie Barnes