Keaton Beach Fishing Report: July 2014

Shelvy Elder of Valdosta , Ga. with a great Smile and a Great trout 5/27.
Shelvy Elder of Valdosta , Ga. with a great Smile and a Great trout 5/27.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]rout fishing has been Fantastic, in spite of the warm water, as I saw 87 degrees this week and we still had limits of trout for my clients on board “One More Cast” I had Fred and Betty Hester of Thomasville , Ga. out with Ted Hester Fred’s brother down from Washington D.C.

We had our three over 20” all caught on live pinfish fished under a Back Bay Thunder rigged on 30” of 30# clear TrikFish with TrikFish GameGreen 10# line on my Penn 4000 Battle reels matched on Star Rod’s Stellar Lite Fast Taper 7’6” (SG817FT76) rods.

Mike Jones of Charleston , South Carolina with a 24+” trout.
Mike Jones of Charleston , South Carolina with a 24+” trout.

We continue to catch good trout in 3.5‘ – 4.5’ if we have sufficient breeze, otherwise, I will seek out deeper water , say 6.5’ on the dead calm days. Assassin 5” shads have caught me some great fish as well in Violet Moon, Panhandle Moon, Stinky Pink, and Pink Ghost ..oh and don’t forsake Candy Corn.

We haven’t seen many mackerel lately, though some blues have been tak- ing rigs from me as of late. We have had three healthy Bull sharks on; but not long enough to bother them much less wear them down for photos.

Jeff Moore of Macon , Ga. with a 25” trout 6/1/14.
Jeff Moore of Macon , Ga. with a 25” trout 6/1/14.

The water has begun to clear up considerably near the beach and for a few miles South; but I have con- centrated my efforts north for the last few weeks. I sus- pect July will see much the same patterns with trout now done with the spawn seeking slightly deeper water so they might eat shrimp in the evening and have a pinfish or two in the light. Tip: keep your choice of pinfish below 4” long for better results.

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