Keaton Report November 30 December 1

Don’t say I didn’t tell you. I told you it was as good as it gets... well Everyone I talked to caught a limit Saturday

when the Southwest breeze came up for the first time in weeks the trout were just eating it up. Folks caught them on topwater, hard jerkbaits, suspending baits, live bait, soft plastic and plastic under an Original Cajun Thunder.

But Capt. David Malone and his son, Allen and I went Friday and caught six trout quick in the 15+ knot breeze around 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. five on a

Assassin 5” rigged on an offset 5/0 Daiichi worm hook un-weighted (Chartreuse Ghost) and one on a Renegade plug while fishing 2 – 2.5 feet of water.

Then when the tide finally pushed back against the w-i-n-d they quit as quickly as they started so we went looking for reds and released a 26” red and kept a 21” red.

After two trout mixed with the reds we moved out to 5.5 ft. and caught 7 nice keeper trout in as many casts on live shrimp under Back Bay Thunders.

Saturday, I had Jim, Zack and Kendall Bruchey of Moultrie, Ga. and we left the dock at 9:30 and we had 20 trout with three over 20” by 12:00 noon. We picked up four keeper red fish and came on in around 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

We fished with live pinfish and shrimp under Back Bays in 3.0 – 3.5 feet of water.

This report from Dave Bosch of Tifton, Ga.

“Fished on 11/23 with Calvin and Peng Chee also of Tifton. Finished with a limit of SST( spotted Sea Trout) and reds with our 3 SST over 20. Caught the first half early in the rising tide on plugs. Calvin had great success with the Rapala X-rap. We also caught a few on Catch-2000's and Bite-a-baits. The Catch was red/white, the Bite-a-Bait in clown. Switched over later to shrimp when the sun came up higher and caught most of the balance and reds on those. We caught most of our fish in 2.5-3.0 before the tide came up and 4' later on. Great time on the water, water temps started out a cool 56 warming to 62.”

Cecil Stalnaker of Ft. White , Fl.

Cecil Stalnaker of Ft. White , Fl.