How To Fish Depth Contours To Catch Speckled Trout
Are depth contours something you should be mindful of when targeting speckled trout?
What should you look for in depth contour fishing for trout?
Water level, current speed, as well as water temperature all play a role in speckled trout depth contour fishing!
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Depth Contours To Catch Speckled Trout
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Current often determines where the fish are holding along the contour line.
This is because fish like a break in the current and you will find most of the fish on the down current side of a shelf or contour line.
You want to strategically place yourself on the down current side to catch more fish.
Sometimes schools of fish prefer to have a certain amount of water above their heads and they will often move with the tide to accommodate that.
All you need to do is continue to move along the contour line following the school of fish.
By staying in the same water level and moving with the tide, the fish feel more comfortable and willing to feed on bait.
Water temperature is very important to keep in mind when trying to locate where the fish are.
Trout can be finicky and prefer temperatures where they feel safe and comfortable.
Depending on if it is a colder or a warmer day, you can predict the depth where the fish may be holding.
Colder water means the fish may be a bit deeper along the bottom.
Depth Contours To Catch Speckled Trout [VIDEO]
Depth contours reveal a lot about where the fish are holding and where they might move as the day progresses and the tide moves.
Be sure to position yourself in tune with the current and the depth contour you know the trout are holding on.
Remember the main three factors are water level, water temperature, and current direction!
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