Keaton Report 11/9-10/18

“Trout Trout Trout ! “was the cry for my charters the last four days, as we have caught limits each day, despite cold and rain( all day long Sunday)

The Gulf water temps dipped to 63 –64 degrees as of Saturday Morning but were back up to 71 degrees as of Tuesday afternoon. The drop didn’t slow the trout down a bit as we caught trout anyway.

Besides limits we have also caught our one per angler over 20” each day.

My charters were throwing live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders; while I have been bouncing Assassin’s 5” shads on a 1/8 oz. Assassin jighead. Croaker Shad, Limetreuse Ghost and Arkansas Shiner have all

taken nice keepers as has the NEW chartreuse and white Sea shad, both bounced and under an Original Cajun Thunder. I have been fishing in 5.5 – 6 feet mostly since the cool snap; but did land five nice keepers

Tuesday in 3.5 feet on top of the hi tide.

Capt. Dave Malone of Cedar Isle had two Great trips for his party of three, including 17 trout Monday with three over 20” one which was 24 inches! Capt. Dave’s crew was tossing live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders as well.

Jonathon Sisson was down from Gainesville, Ga. and caught some beautiful trout for he and his son-in-law who bested a 23” trout on this first-ever trip out for Speckled trout from Keaton Beach. ( Trout Fishing Capital of Florida) Jonathon was fishing with hard jerkbaits in 3 - 5 feet.

This report from Dave Bosch of Tifton, Ga.”Fished from the 1st to the 3rd with David Stewart, Bob Jones, and Chris Norman all of Tifton. Picked up limits of trout each day and a few scattered reds. Water temps warmed up to 72 on the 2nd, but dropped down to 64 early on the 3rd. We had our best success from 3-4' fishing with an assortment of shrimp, pin fish, and plastics, all under Cajuns ( 24" leader). Had good success with the swa (Salt Water Assassin) smoke wagon 5” shad “