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Fishing Spots Out of Keaton Beach

Hey guys,
This weekend I have put together a big family reunion of sorts. My wife and I got married about 2 years ago, and we always wanted to get a big dual-family beach vacation going and this year will be the first one. We have cottage rentals from Fri-Mon at Keaton Beach Marina.

Scalloping and fishing will be the on the activity agenda (if you don't include drinking beer around the cottages).

I was wondering if any of you guys would throw me a bone on where I can find some wrecks/reefs/any kind of relief around the Keaton area? I have alot of public numbers on various websites, but without going through all of them, it would be helpful to know which ones are productive and which ones have any significant relief. I will be using my CS 16', so I don't plan to run much deeper than about 30'.
I'd like to hunt some seatrout as well, but mainly doing some cobia and flounder fishing would be most appealing.
'Preciate any help, fellas! :fishing


  • Sopchoppy RedneckSopchoppy Redneck Posts: 1,421 Officer
    You do relize that it's a good 13 to 15 mile trip "one way" to get to 30 foot over there!! Other than that, I aint got nothin fer ya :) Good Luck:beer
  • IAMIAM Posts: 234 Officer
    Dang, it is shallow down there! I just took a looksie at the charts for that area...
  • IAMIAM Posts: 234 Officer
    I just saw two areas that look interesting...
    Have any of you guys tried, or heard about, anything going on in the area near N29 47.948, W83 40.776? The chart shows an area of deeper water that extends into shallower water. Also, I see a wreck at N29 49.223, W83 45.784, anybody ever try it?
  • micci_manmicci_man Posts: 15,020 AG
    For trout go SE out of the channel maybe 1/2 mile and fish the grass flats. That's where they were 2 weeks ago in 3-6' of water. Live pinfish under a CT was what they wanted. We caught some 20+' fish drifting over the channel as well at the end of it. We saw 2 scallops in 3 days.
    Common Sense can't be bought, taught or gifted, yet it is one of the few things in life that is free, and most refuse to even attempt to possess it. - Miguel Cervantes
  • Team OutlawTeam Outlaw Posts: 253 Officer
    I am not looking at a chart, but i would assume that your looking at the crane . Just hitch a ride with one of the other 50 boats going there on any given day .
  • dstockwelldstockwell Posts: 13,835 AG
    IAM wrote: »
    Dang, it is shallow down there! I just took a looksie at the charts for that area...

    Out of Keaton you will have to go 3 times the distance you did at Carrabelle. :nono
    It is not the responsibility of the United States to solve the problems of other countries.
  • IAMIAM Posts: 234 Officer
    dstockwell wrote: »
    Out of Keaton you will have to go 3 times the distance you did at Carrabelle. :nono
    Yea, I know that and it's not a big deal. We got a 70# cobe a few years ago in 6.5ft of water...
    30ft was the deepest I was planning to go, IF (big "IF") it's calm sometime while we are down there.
  • Sopchoppy RedneckSopchoppy Redneck Posts: 1,421 Officer
    While it sounds funny, coming from a person who Grouper fishes from a Bass boat:red That is entirely to far for you to go in your boat during the Summer! It can go from clear and calm to 6 footers and 60mph winds in less time than you could run back to shore:nono We would like ta keep y'all around for a little while longer:):beer
  • IAMIAM Posts: 234 Officer
    OK, OK, I have no real knowledge of how far out 30' is in Keaton, I'm just running my mouth because I have cobia is Tuesday.

    I usually don't ever go out more than about 15 miles at maximum from shore if it's dead calm. The storms are the thing that worry me this time of year. I have my cell phone, VHF, SPOT, GPS and compass plus required safety gear. I know most people have these also and we all try to stay safe out there while we have fun adventures, including myself.
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