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After storm fishing

Headed to Keaton Beach Friday morning.  Not sure if storm will have changed fishing any.
Probably just fishing the flats, but wouldn't mind trolling for grouper if opportunity comes up.  Would appreciate any last minute advise/info that would help.


  • deerflydeerfly Posts: 818 Officer
    No simple answer, but my general stance on this is the best time to go fishing is every chance you get. Same with hunting. Fish and game need to eat when they can regardless of conditions. We know we won't do well every time, but if we're observant and thoughtful in our approach we will learn something worthwhile every time out.

    You're going to have dirty water and lots of seagrass etc broken loose from wind and wave agitation, freshwater runoff could be an issue inside etc.Probably be windy, choppy and over cast until weather system completely clears out too. So sight fishing could be challenging. Popping corks and/or noisy flashy lures are probably in order to help the fish find them. In lieu of all that I would try to fish an incoming tide in the hopes of cleaner water coming in from the gulf, try to find it then invest my time there. Of course if you can find bait getting hit then get in on that.

    Trolling for grouper could get tedious depending on weeds, seagrass etc. Chumming over good bottom and structure dropping live bait might be more productive, assuming you have some spots or can find them.

    Get out there and tell us how you do...
    "impossibility cannot be concluded from a sample of failed efforts" - Edsger W. Dijkstra
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski Posts: 16,813 AG
    I have had success after a storm, they seemed to be chewing.   At the very least you'll be out there.   
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
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