Keaton Beach

Gulf Trout, Redfish

Pat McGriff September 14, 2015

Some trout have begun to move back up into shallower water as the Gulf water temps have been holding around 82 – 86 degrees.


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I had a trip with Ron Henning of Macon, Ga. Friday and we managed ten trout with most of those fish coming from 4 – 4.5 feet of water . We landed three from 2.5 – 3 feet of water while looking for reds. We had one short red but didn’t run up on any keepers. We fished a tough North west w-i-n-d Friday and saw no bait activity all day. We caught all our fish on live pinfish under Back Bay Thunders using a 30″ leader.

Last Thursday, Billy Pillow and I, scouting for my Friday trip, caught 9 trout up to 23 inches in the afternoon after the rains.. We were in 4′ of water. Earlier in the morning Billy caught and released a 25″ trout that we are hoping to find again Saturday!

The current cool snap this week should improve fishing by this weekend and I would expect some trout to come in on topwater baits during the Taylor County Tournament if you can find some clear water without floating grass. I caught one of our ten trout Friday, on a MirroLure #51 in the bone silver/bone/pattern on the first cast of a demo of how to fish that particular plug.

The water was torn up ( dirty) above Warrior, Friday and the high w-i-nd and storms Saturday didn’t help that either; but maybe that water will have cleared up a bit by this weekend.

Hey, Mark your calendars for the Taylor County Fall Trout Trout tournament this Saturday fishing from Sea Hag at Keaton Beach Marina and Steinhatchee. Weigh-In with be at Sea Hag at Keaton Beach. entry fee $30 per person with cash and prizes over $3000 including a $1000 top prize for heaviest legal stringer of five trout. For more information: contact Ashley Mock 850-843-0566 or the Taylor County chamber 850-584-5366

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