keaton report August 24 -25 2018

 gwen with a great trout

gwen with a great trout

 gwen stalnaker of ft.white with a fine red

gwen stalnaker of ft.white with a fine red

Keaton Report

8/24/18

The water is as dark as it was back after T.S. Debbie in many places offshore dark water runs out to 40+ miles according to some divers who went down Saturday in 74 ft. and had zero vis until they made it 18 ft. deep then had crystal clear water to the bottom. Go Figure ? Our trout were cooperative Wednesday for Billy Pillow and I. Billy landed a 26” red on the first bait of the day from 6.5 ft. We fished water in which you just could just barely see your live pinfish at 34” under your Back Bay. We also had a 12 knot breeze. In an hour of falling tide we brought in 5 trout and the red then they quit as soon as they started.

This weekend holds great early morning tides which should produce trout from 5 – 8 ft. depending on whether you wish to use a Cajun Thunder with your bait or try and bounce a jig and plastic. Some guys I was talking to ( sorry didn’t get the names)  were jigging earlier in the week and had 4 – 5 trout  each day using Candy Corn and Stinky Pink Assassins from 7 – 8 feet of water off Keaton.