Where, When, & How To Find Big Speckled Trout In Fall
Are you looking to catch a lot of big trout this fall?
As the weather cools down a bit, the trout will be on the move.
It is important to know the fish patterns as well as tactics if you want to catch big speckled trout!
Check out more below!!
How To Find Big Speckled Trout In Fall [VIDEO]
Where To Find Speckled Trout
The best place to target big trout is at the transitionary points in connecting bodies of water.
These are entry points into a shallower area like a grass flat or mud flat that are further off of the coastal channel.
Target areas where water funnels onto a flat or a series of marsh creeks.
You will find a lot of trout stacking up on those points.
Trout like to feed in the current so they can wait down below and ambush prey above them.
If you position yourself on the current side of a point, a lot of times you can easily pick off trout that are sitting there waiting for bait.
Marsh creeks and grass flats with good current are the two areas that are most likely to be holding the majority of big trout in the fall.
When To Target Speckled Trout
During the fall, the water cools down which allows the fish to move more into the shallows than where they were holding in the summer.
Trout are sensitive to the warm water that is closer to the shores in the summertime.
Often in the summertime, trout are in deeper, cooler water near entrances to channels or flats and marsh creeks.
When the weather begins to cool, the fish will travel back up into the flats and marsh creeks where the bait is funneling out of.
If there is a warm front that pushes through, the fish may retreat back to the deeper water where it is cool.
How To Find Speckled Trout During Fall
You should always carry a paddletail (like the Slam Shady) with you for targeting trout.
It is a subsurface lure that you can work well later in the day and you can target fish holding on ledges or grass flats.
If you are fishing earlier in the morning and the sun is not up too high, a topwater lure is a great choice.
Trout have great vision and are positioned looking up to strike at bait above them.
A larger lure presentation will work best for the fall to imitate the mullet swimming through the current.
The Moonwalker or Rapala Skitter Walk are excellent choices for this approach.
There is a pattern to follow as far as trout behavior in the fall months.
Trout want to get to the shallows as the water cools to target schools of baitfish.
By targeting the transitionary points in connecting bodies of water and marsh creeks, you can set yourself up in areas where trout may be holding.
Just remember you want a moving current on a ledge or a point on the shoreline!
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