Keaton Report October 26-27 2018
Wow what a difference a day makes...Saturday I had Jimmy Brandon and James Ragsdale of Conyers, Ga. out and we had a Speck-tacular day with a really nice limit of 15 trout with three fish over 20”. W caught our trout in 4-0 – 4.5 feet of water with live pinfish under Back Bays.
Then on Sunday the water temps had only dropped 2 or 3 degrees but as the front went through so went our bite. The trout just quit on us and we managed only 4 fish despite fishing from Spring Warrior to Dog Head ( off Piney Point) We caught one fish north and one fish in three separate spots south and only had two short trout. We had a 5 pound Spanish ( Jimmy) and three BSB for the day.
I saw Terry and Bubba Revels of Tifton and Moultrie, Ga. respectively, cleaning their limit of trout Saturday afternoon and they also bragged on the “Bite” saying they had caught good trout all day. They also fished with live pinfish under Back Bays.
I also spoke to Doug Garwood down from Dalton, Ga. with his wife Janine who landed 8 trout Saturday, then caught only 2 Sunday and 3 on Monday. Doug reported the water temps had dropped to 67 degrees by Monday down from 81 –82 Saturday. Tuesday afternoon, however, Doug and Janine had 5 trout including a fish around 6 pounds over 25” long and a 24 “ redfish ( Janine) all on Renegade Magnum Lazer Minnows. Water temps were back up at 70 degrees.
This weekend’s forecast is ugly, as is the few days before it, so I doubt many will go out in the rain and 15 –20 knots North west w-i-n-d-s but if you do Good Luck maybe it will lay down by Sunday for a little fishing time.