How to Catch Speckled Trout How to Catch Speckled Trout
Speckled trout are difficult fish to catch and a popular fish of choice among fisherman.
Step One - Choosing a Location and Time
Fish for speckled trout early in the morning or at twilight in shallow areas.
Step Two - Choosing Your Bait
Use croakers or finger mullet for bait on a ten pound line connected to ultra-light spinning rig. Live shrimp also makes great bait.
Step Three - Finding the Best Fishing Spots
When you have reached your location, look for areas where you see terns or gulls near the water. These birds track speckled trout.
Step Four - Drift Fishing
For drift fishing over oyster beds, sand flats or rocky bottoms, use artificial minnow or split-tail beetle as bait. Start fishing at the surface and work your way closer to the bottom.
Step Five - Bottom fishing
If you are bottom fishing use live shrimp or croakers as bait. Hook a number 5 or number 6 kale hook through the lips of the bait. Do not use a weight, allowing the bait swim freely.
Step Four - Fishing in Cold Weather
Fish in areas with deeper water during winter. Speckled trout are more drowsy in cold, deep water.