Keaton Report April 19- 20
Trout fishing was great last weekend , if you could get away from the maddening crowds...Yikes most of these folks have no idea how to fish for Speckled Trout.
They simply don’t “get it” that you can’t drive a boat on top of trout and then expect them to bite. I counted 82 boats doing a full panoramic count around the boat
and then cranked up and got away from them with only 5 trout in the boat. We came in with our limit, 20 trout with three over 20”. We fished live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders
for Mike Norris, Cole Kent and James Brinson of Macon, Ga. 4.5 – 5.5 ft. was the ticket. We caught the majority of these fish on the falling tide as the “traffic” ruined the incoming.
Spoke to a half dozen boats who landed their limits Saturday also on the falling tide in the afternoon on various baits including but not limited to Assassin plastic, Cordell Redfins,
Z-Man plastic , Gulp and a few on live shrimp under Cajuns.
This weekend looks like a wash until Sunday; but trout should continue to please as water temps, which were around 75 degrees Tuesday, will keep them happy and feeding up.
Hey there are a bunch of Tournaments coming up in the next few weeks including the 27th Annual Perry Optimist Club Saltwater Tournament , Saturday May 5, 2019,
with 3 weigh–In sites: Econfina River, Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee. Top Prizes include Trout $3,000, Redfish $1,000, and Cobia $500.
for more info on the tourney contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 18th is the Fishing For Vision charity Tournament from Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee.
Entry Fee $50.00 per angler with prizes of 1rst place $1,250, 2nd place $500 and 3rd place $250 paid for top 3 Trout and Top 3 Redfsh!
Junior anglers 15 and under fish for top place $500 and 2nd place $250 for Trout and Redfish
This is a New tourney with proceeds going to the Kids Sight Foundation. For tickets contact Sea Hag Marina: 352-498-3008