Keaton Beach Fishing Report – May 5

Fishing Report

May 5, 2017

Trout are doing well despite the silty water from Monday’s Blow. Fished Rick and Dawn Prietz of Marianna, Fl. on the short tide ( only had 1.2 ft. of range) Tuesday and had 9 nice trout with three over 20″. The sailcats were a plague but after all with only 2 inches of water movement an hour and silt in the water…. well that’s “Catfish Heaven” oh did I mention it was too calm most of the afternoon. We also managed two nice reds 24″ & 25 ” long. We caught all our fish on live pinfish rigged under a Back Bay Thunder with the reds coming from less than 3 ft. of water while the trout wanted at least 4 feet over them to bite.

Hey, Don’t forget This Saturday is the 26th annual Perry Optimist Club Saltwater Fishng Tournament with three weigh-in sites: Sea Hag, Steinhatchee; across from the ramp , Keaton Beach and Econfina River Resort , you guessed it. Prizes Galore! over $15,000 worth including Largest Trout $3,000  Largest Redfish $1,000  Largest Cobia $500. Entry Fee $50.00 per person For complete info call 850-843-0578 or go to

Capt. Pat McGriff
One More Cast Guide Service
Perry, FL 32348
Cell: 850-838-7541


“B.K. Ison of Valdosta, Georgia shows off a nice 21-inch speckled trout.” – Capt. Pat McGriff