Speckled Sea Trout Fishing Charters in Bonita Springs
Some people call them spotted seatrout. Many fishermen watch and "sniff" for slicks when searching for trout. Yes, people can smell trout! Trout often regurgitate when they are excited and the oils from partially digested food rise to the surface to make a slick. The odor has been described as similar to watermelon or newly mown grass.
|What do Speckled Sea Trout look like?|
The sea trout is a long, thin, silver fish with speckled spots all over its body. This fish has smooth, slimy skin and small fang-like teeth. It has a greenish black on top and silver on the lower half.
|What other fish are related to Speckled Sea Trouts?|
The trout is part of the drum family so they have hundreds of other relations.
|How big do Speckled Sea Trout get?|
Trout are thought to be a small, fiery fight fish but this isnít always the case. They fish can grow to large sizes. Believe it or not, they can get so big that pulling them out of the water can inflict harm because their body canít support all the weight out of the water.
|What is the world record for Speckled Sea Trout?|
The world record is 17lbs in Ft. Pierce, FL but in the Indian River, a man caught one 10 centimeters longer than the current record but didnít weigh it for fear of injuring it.
|What other fish are similar to Speckled Sea Trout?|
The black and red drum
|What are the best times to catch Speckled Sea Trouts?|
March through November when they are spawning.
|Where are the best places to catch Speckled Sea Trout?|
They tend to hand in the grass flats inshore and the back bays.
|What are the best ways to catch Speckled Sea Trouts?|
Plastics are a fun way to catch trout but they like live bait as well.
|What are the best baits for Speckled Sea Trouts|
Shrimp, mullet, whitebait.
|What other types of fish am I likely to catch?|
If you are fishing for speckled sea troutís, then you are also likely to catch red or black drum
|Are Speckled Sea Trouts good to eat?|
Yes, very good, but the delicate meat of the trout loses quality rapidly if left unchilled, especially during warm weather.
|What is the best way to cook a Speckled Sea Trout?|
It is delicate so it will fall apart on the grill, so baking and pan-fried work the best. Like the black drum they can get wormy when they are larger.