keaton report May 3,4 2019

editors sorry this is so late but had a busy day in Havana a the MFC commission meeting where the commissioners decided to postpone any action on the rule changes and are prepared to split the Northwest region into two parts with Pensacola to either Cape San Blas or Apalachicola as one and from the split to crystal river or perhaps Anclote the other. we will work with them to get this down and their staff was instructed to have public workshops as part of the process. their will most likely be some future rule changes but not as sever as the ones proposed by their staff today. It was a GOOD day! I have never been in front of a fisheries commission or council which were as attenative and fair as this MFC I commend them for their patience, diligence, and appreciation of the testimony which was presented to them by 20 different folks today. I look forward to the opportunity to work with their staff in any way which we can to help or provide information in the future.

Keaton Beach report

Last Sunday we had a Great day on the water with a limit of trout five bsb a nice 16” flounder and a 25” redfish. We caught all our fish in 4.5 – 5.5 feet of water with live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders.

Hey, this Saturday is the 28th Annual Perry Optimist Club Saltwater Tournament with cash and prizes Galore including $3,000 for the top Trout $1,000 for 2nd and $250 for 3rd place . Redfish pays $1,000 for 1rst and $500 for 2nd Place. $500 for the heaviest Cobia. Weigh-ins at Econfina, Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee. Entry fee is $50.00 per boat.Go to for more info.