There are quite a few species of spotted sea trout that saltwater anglers may target. Speckled Trout are by far the most popular, but you can also catch Sand Seatrout, Silver Trout and Gray Trout. Sea trout are very popular among inshore anglers as they can be caught in bays, along the surf, around bridges and off of piers.
Spotted sea trout are mostly found inshore. They can be found on grass flats, near bridges, piers, jetties, docks, in the surf, in bays and in tidal creeks. Sea trout will be found inshore year-round, which is one of the reasons why they are so popular among saltwater anglers.
How to Catch Spotted Sea Trout
You can catch spotted sea trout many different ways. The grass flats are usually the best place to target sea trout. The tides usually dictate when and how they are going to feed around the flats. A high tide will move fish onto the flats, while a low tide will push fish off of the flats and into the deeper water nearby. Tidal changes are key as moving water triggers sea trout into feeding. Spotted sea trout can be caught on shrimp, crabs and many different types of bait fish.
Eating Spotted Sea Trout
Spotted sea trout taste good and the meat has a nice texture. Some anglers prefer to put these fish on ice immediately after catching them to preserve the quality of the meat. You can eat sea trout many different ways. Anglers will bake, grill and fry spotted sea trout.
- Types of Spotted Sea Trout
- How the Tides Affect Sea Trout Fishing
- How the Time of Day Affects Sea Trout Fishing
- How the Time of Year Affects Sea Trout Fishing
- Inshore Fishing for Sea Trout
- Spawning Sea Trout
- Fly Fishing for Sea Trout
- Kayak Fishing for Sea Trout
- Carolina Rig
- Drop Shot Rig
- Floating Rig
- Florida Rig
- Free Lining Rig
- Popping Cork
- Split Shot Rig
- Texas Rig
- Gray Trout (Weakfish): Shrimp & small baitfish
- Sand Seatrout: Shrimp & small baitfish
- Silver Trout: Shrimp & small baitfish
- Speckled Trout (Spotted Seatrout): Shrimp, pinfish, mullet, pigfish & menhaden
- Soft Plastics
- Casting Spoons
- Minnow Baits
- Topwater Lures