Keaton Report June 21-22 2019

joey phillips

joey phillips

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2898 Joey Phillips of Columbus, Ga. with a 23.5” trout caught June 15

Keaton report June 22,23 /19

Please don’t ask me about the scallops because I was fishing Saturday(opening day) and the folks I asked ( as they drove by in the canal) got some, but much less than they hoped. I hope it was better’n that for the rest of y’all but by now I would guess the hordes have zeroed in on them, found their range and are finding enough to stay in the water.

The Fishing Saturday, however, was Great! on board One More Cast, for Clint Burkhalter, now of Steinhatchee , his brother-in-law Joey Phillips and his nephew Drew Phillips both of Columbus, Ga. who caught their limit of trout and two nice reds including a first-ever redfish for 12-year-old Drew. His 27” red was a beauty and was the largest fish of the trip. We had two trout over 20” including Joey’s 23.5” Sow, his largest–to-date! We caught half of our trout in 5.5 – 6.6 feet of water, then moved in and caught the balance and the reds in 3.5 – 4 ft. of water. All our fish came in on live pinfish fished 32” under a Back Bay Thunder.

That’s it this week except to say:

Be Careful out there and FLY YOUR DIVE FLAGS! It’s the LAW!