keaton report May 18-19 2019

Keaton Beach report 5/18,19/19

Trout continue to be cooperative , at least for my One More Cast charters, as we had a limit of trout for Cecil and Lynn Stalnaker of Ft. White , Florida Friday while fishing live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders. Lynn bested a 24” trout late in the day from 3.5 feet of water. Mostly though, we have been plying 5.5 – 6.5 ft. depths lately under that old Bermuda High pressure we were under last week. Shame we missed out on all that rain?

I am still catching some quality trout on Assassin’s Stinky Pink Sea Shads bounced on a chartreuse Flash 1/8 oz. jighead.

Here is a report from David Bosch of Tifton, Ga. who fished with his long-time friend Bil Gburek of Pennsylvania.”Fished from the 5th to the 10th with Bil Gburek from PA and a few other folks that joined us for a few days. Fishing was good, with periods of excellence. We picked up a number of nice trout to 24" and several nice reds to 29". Our best trout bite came toward late in the trip the mornings of the 9th and 10th on the falling tide in 3.5' of water. We were throwing a number of things, but had some very good luck on the 3.5” FishBites Fight Club Fight’n Shrimp in Beat Down color that you gave me at your seminar in Valdosta. Thanks for reminding me to pull it out and give it a try. I picked up a couple of nice 23" trout on the 2nd and 4th cast with that bait. We also caught fish on some of the sea shad ( Butt Kicker paddle tails) variety of the Fight Clubs. ( Dave told me he caught 20 keepers on the Fight’n Shrimp in less than two hours while Bil stubbornly tried other artificials and got his butt handed to him) Bil had good success with Z-man trout tricks in sexy mullet , We picked up a number of reds on red fish magic spinner baits with dark plastics. Water temps stayed pretty steady all week from 77 to 81. It was a great trip!”

Hey Don’t Forget this 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 Redfish!

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

lynn stalnaker of ft. white, fl.

lynn stalnaker of ft. white, fl.