Keaton Report March 8,9 2019

Trout were eating it up before this front and hampered a might with the turbid water after the w-i-n-d had Howled such as Monday we were taken back from limits each trip to 5 keeper trout and one nice 27” red for Pat Meyerin of Perry, Fl. and her brother Joe of Jacksonville, Fl. Pat got the big red ( her largest to date) We fished around the bars and got two of our trout and caught a slew of short reds and then on bar number five she caught the beauty. We caught quite a few shorts in 2.5 -3 feet out off the bars as the water didn’t want to come in against the North wind after the negative tide early Monday morning. Gulf water temps had only dropped to 69 degrees down from 72 last week.

Last Friday we had easy limits of trout for Billy Pillow of Perry and Tim Wassberg ( an Outdoor videographer here to develop Tourism for Taylor County) Billy was killing ‘em on the old Walmart Renegades in Golden Shiner while I had Tim fishing a live shrimp under a Back Bay Thunder. We stayed in 3 – 3.5 feet of water finding fish outside and inside the bars. I caught a couple of nice trout on MirrOlure’s Catch 2000 in the Series III Electric Chicken pattern.

I would expect water temps to drop back down to 60 or just below for Friday a.m. then creep back up as we warm back up with 70’s for our Hi’s Saturday and Sunday. Plan to s-l-o-w back down by choosing MirrOdines , Soft-Dines, and other suspending baits instead of expecting strikes from trout on topwater and floating hard jerkbaits.

Hey, DON”T FORGET Capt. Mike McNamara of St. Marks Outfitters and I are having the first of our South Georgia Saltwater Seminar Series, this Saturday, March 9th,

in Valdosta, Ga. at the Holiday Inn exit #16 1805 W. Hill Ave. 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. $50.00 per person includes: 4 hours of Instruction, Captains Bags, Lunch and Door Prizes Galore!

Call Mike @ 850.510.7919 to reserve your spot. See You Saturday!

editors , here is the info on this and next weekends Seminars

Captains Mike McNamara and Pat McGriff Present:
South Ga. Saltwater Fishing Seminar Series
$50.00* per person: incudes: 4 Hours of Instruction,
Lunch, Captain’s Bags and Door Prizes Galore
10:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m.
Valdosta: March 9th, Holiday Inn Exit 16, 1805 W. Hill Avenue
Contact Capt. Mike 850-510-7919
to register early, limited seating
* no refunds unless seminars are cancelled or re-scheduled
Sponsors; Bass Assassin, TrikFish, STAR rods, MirrOlure
Cajun Thunder, Fish Bites, Flying Fisherman, Mikes Marine Supply
American Angler, Woods ‘N Water Magazine, Lure Lock
Big Bend Marine, Manns' Bait Co.
and more to come onboard!