Advanced Wintertime Strategies To Reel In More Speckled Trout

If you’re not employing these wintertime strategies to reel in more speckled trout, then you won’t get the bites you’re after.

The truth is – fish MOVE!

They won’t be in spring, summer, or fall fishing spots.

You’ve got to look elsewhere to hop on a bite!

Wintertime Strategies To Reel In More Speckled Trout [VIDEO]

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If you’re not focusing your attention on the backwater creeks, then you’re going to miss out on the trout bite.

Speckled trout need to feel comfortable and have a sustained food source nearby.

This is exactly what the backwater creeks provide.

Their heavy diet of finfish slows down and they focus their attention on shrimp and crustaceans.

Crustaceans and shrimp hatch in the backwater creeks.

During warming trends, trout will sit in shallow water and actively feed.

When a cold front sweeps through the area, they’ll head for deeper pockets of water where temperatures are a bit more stable.


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Ronald Peedin
3 months ago

Will try

3 months ago

Great video Pat. Thank you for the tips..

Charles Gurnea
3 months ago

Anybody fishing chocolate bayou if let me know

Weems Mcferrin
3 months ago

Totally correct Pat …I have several creek bends that have always produced trout & nice reds on cold days. On a warming mid-day I’ll stay back from the deep-water bends and fish up to them. The fish will migrate to the shallower water around the bend trough until it starts to cool off again (morning hrs – evening hrs) are I lose sun due to clouds. We old timers have our HONEY holes. BTW .. Nice Grandaddy speckle:)

Steven Busby
3 months ago

Always with the great information.

Michael Guay
3 months ago

Thanks Pat great tips I’ll try them next time out 👍🏻

Derek Klag
3 months ago

I live in central pinellas county so we don’t have many creeks like this. So where should I be fishing?

Mike Mendonsa
3 months ago

Thanks for the video Pat. One of my weaknesses is creek fishing. Probably why I don’t catch trout! I’ll be working on that going forward. Thanks again.

Last edited 3 months ago by Mike Mendonsa
Stephen Chancey
3 months ago

Hi Pat, great video, as usual. I would appreciate it if when you say”deeper water” you would say how deep it is. The North Lagoon, where I fish is pretty shallow so I would like to know how deep you’re talking about.

Steven Free
3 months ago

While I agree on finding trout in creeks with deeper water I’m surprised your using the mulligan paddletail considering there are very few baitfish of that size available to feed for any inshore fish let alone trout I don’t normally catch really big trout in the winter but I do catch a good number of legal size by simply trolling along grasslined creek banks with scattered oysters and shell bars with minnow imitating plugs like rapala x-raps and both gulp grubs and gulp paddletails that I sometimes trim to size to match the baitfish available and although I haven’t caught any real big trout I have hooked a couple big fish including what I believe was a very large trout that hit a gold rattletrap in about 12 ft of water but unfortunatly a stupid very selfish woman on a jet skie came very close to me throwing a large wake making my boat rock while I was fighting the fish and when my boat went up then came down it gave my line just enough slack that the fish threw the lure oh well thats people’s selfishness now days all about themselves whatever i also hooked a couple more but lost them to im also surprised you did a report on this considering there is a fairly new coarse called trout on demand that explains everything needed to know about fishing for trout also another coarse done awhile back by Capt Ca Richardson when he did some reports for saltstrong a few years back anyways its always good to hear something from someone with there own point of view thanks pat for the info and all you do👍😉


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