Fishing Reports

Keaton Beach

Trout were cooperative for most folks before the w-i-n-d started howling so hard you just don’t want to go out there.

I had Pete Giddens and Kay Willingham of Ocilla, Ga. out Thursday last, for nine trout, five reds and two Spanish Mackerel while fishing with live pinfish and shrimp under Back Bay Thunders in 2.5 – 3.5 feet of water. Most of the fish ate pins while I think shrimp accounted for four of the fish.We landed 8 trout, two redfish, two Spanish and three Black Sea Bass with live pinfish under Back Bays from 3.5 – 4 ft of wate]


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Photo: Pete Giddens and Kay Willingham of Ocilla, Ga. with a nice day's catch. –

Friday, I took Chuck and his son Chuck (jr.) Layman of Roswell, Ga and we landed 10 trout and 3 redfish again with live pins rigged up 32″ under Back Bay Thunders. We caught most of our fish in 3 – 4 feet of water.

Saturday, I had Dennis Kight, with Mike Gress and George Brady of Lake City, Florida and we landed 8 trout, two redfish, two Spanish and three Black Sea Bass with live pinfish under Back Bays from 3.5 – 4 ft of water.

This report is from Mike Johnson of Macon, Ga.
“Pat, Didn’t get with you last week. Had Ricky & Matthew Simmons down from Lizella and my brother Jeff on Saturday. We had our limit of 20 trout Saturday and a limit of 15 Sunday. All on pinfish. This weekend I had Steve Gurley, Ed Hutcheson and Danny Carstarphen down from Macon. Had our limit of 20 trout both days. The slight overcast Sunday morning enabled us to have our limit before 11 am. All these trout were caught on pinfish in 3-5 ft.
Till next time ”

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The Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel Seatrout Shootout presented by Gordo’s will take place Saturday, October 24, 2015. Cash rewards will be paid out to the top 10 teams weighing in the heaviest combined weight of (5) Slot Seatrout (15″ – 20″) starting at $1,000.oo for first to $100.oo. for 10th place. Teams will also have the option to register for an additional $1000 in bonus money. $250 will be given for each of the following categories. Big Trout, Big Red, Red w/ Most Spots and Luck Of The Draw. With an entry fee of $50.00 per angler (bonus categories are optional) and a Guaranteed cash purse of $5000, you and your crew will want to get registered today! Pre-Registration deadline is Saturday, October 17. This unique inshore fishing tournament allows teams to launch their boat at any boat ramp, fish their favorite holes and then weigh in their catch in at Jerry’s Bait & Tackle located at 664 Woodville Highway, Crawfordville, FL.
The tournament Kick Off Party/Captain’s Meeting will be held Friday, October 23 at Gordo’s Northside and feature live music by the Donovan Chapman Band.
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