Speckled Trout Bonanza Before A Major Storm
We got it right just in time for a speckled trout BONANZA before a major storm swept through Texas!
I had the opportunity to go wade fishing with a few Texas Insider Members and altogether we caught over 100+ fish.
Be sure to check out the video below to learn how you can replicate these results for yourself before the next big front!
Speckled Trout Bonanza Before A Major Storm [VIDEO]
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Gear Used On This Trip:
- Rod: 7’6 TFO Tactical Medium-Fast
- Reel: 2500 Daiwa BG MQ
- Mainline: 10lb PowerPro
- Leader: Seaguar Blue Label Fluorocarbon
- Waders: Simms G4 Waders
- Boots: Orvis Clearwater
- Belt: G2 Wade Belt
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Speckled Trout Feeding Frenzy
The idea behind this trip was to find stacked up schools of big trout looking for quick, high-calorie meals before the storm.
I was of course equipped with my trusty Corky Lure ready to slay some trout!
At first, we started fishing close to shore with the anticipation of these fish hanging in the shallows.
The forecast prior to the storm called for warmer conditions before 40 mph winds and freezing temperatures hit the state.
But the water was a bit colder than the forecast so we moved to deeper water where the fish can find stable temperatures.
Try to find drastic depth changes along the bottom when specifically targeting speckled trout.
Soon after we moved out to some deeper water, we started getting into some decent trout almost immediately.
The Corky was having little success so I switched over to the MirrOlure Lil Jon jerk bait.
This is an excellent wintertime presentation close to the bottom.
You want to cast this lure out and let it sink to the bottom.
Then snap your rod back to create 3-4 quick pops.
Reel in the slack and repeat.
The darting action of the Lil Jon tends to trigger reaction strikes from trout.
These trout also kept showing up with mites all over their bellies.
That indicates they are sitting right on the bottom which tells you to keep your presentations as low as possible to trigger the most strikes.
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Whenever I am targeting wintertime speckled trout, I always try to look for depth changes and bottom structure.
Keep in mind, these fish are ambush predators and prefer to stealthily wait and jump out at bait passing by.
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Finding The Fish Help
In order to help make sure that you are targeting the right areas based on the latest feeding trends and upcoming weather forecasts, make sure to use the following 3 resources because they will save you a ton of time.
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What is the best test line to use?
I like the 10lb Power Pro! It’s a good balance between casting distance and strength.
I liked this video. Short yet very informative. I also appreciated how important the depth changes are and what the lures looked like. Seeing lice on the fish. I didn’t know that showed how deep the trout are feeding… Thank you!
You bet Dave! Glad you found this one helpful!