Keaton Beach Fishing Report

 Photo Cutlines:

1551 John Turner Brice of Tallahassee, Florida with his first trout!

1157  Jud  Alexander of Chattanooga, Tennessee with a flounder which ate an Elite Shiner from Assassin in the Wakasagi pattern

1563  Ken Parsons of Valdosta, Ga. with his first-ever cobia our first of the year at Keaton Beach.

Keaton Beach report May 2017 CAM

Trout took a major hit with the front which slammed us April 6-9th but things are beginning to get back to normal as of this writing (April 15th) with water temps back to 72 degrees after plummeting to 63 last week.  Trout are hitting in 6+ feet for folks bouncing Assassin Electric Chicken, Sweet Pea and Opening Night Sea Shads, some are taking Z-mans in “Houdini” pattern, while others have caught nice trout and reds on MirrOlure’s Soft-Dines in 91,18, and 09 patterns.

My One More Cast Charters have landed trout, reds & flounder and we even had a keeper Cobia on April 9 for Ken Parsons of Valdosta, Ga. Ken got him on the trout rig I fish live bait on which is spooled up with Trik Fish ten pound test Game Green line. We have caught most of our fish on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders while several nice trout and a couple of flounder have taken the Assassin Elite shiner in the Wakasagi pattern fished under an Original Cajun Thunder. 4-5 feet of water had been my magic; but like I mentioned we have shifted a little deeper as of late.

Reds have not been reliable; but with all the fresh water its not surprising that they are moving around. I will expect to catch more reds in May with Thunder-Spins and with Intruder Hex Spoons and Sleighs. Look for Mullet and work the areas where they are flopping around.

In the meantime…..Let’s Go Fishing!


Pat McGriff dba One More Cast guide service for 27 years!