If you think speckled trout fishing might be fun, be sure to check out this video.


Did you catch that? Let’s do a quick recap:

  1. Always carry bubble-gum pink lures on the boat. At certain times, for some reason, it’ll be the only color those specks want.

  2. Be sure to vary your retrieve between slow and steady, and crazily erratic. Speckled trout will usually show a significant preference for one style or the other, but rarely will they both be equally effective. And whichever style they prefer is likely to change with changing tides, so when the bites get fewer and farther between, try switching it up.

  3. When the fish aren’t biting, go somewhere else. Some folks like to “wait out” the fish, and hope they’ll begin feeding again sometime soon. This works with some species, but rarely with specks. Chances are that once they’ve shut down in a particular spot, they won’t start biting again until there’s a major change in the tide or current. So when the bites slow, crank up the engine and run to a different place.

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Written by: Lenny Rudow
With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld, boats.com, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.