Silver trout are most common in the northern Gulf of Mexico, but they can be found in southern Florida and southern Texas. They frequent mud and sand bottoms in bays and estuaries, but you can also find them offshore. Many anglers confuse the silver trout with the sand seatrout. Others just lump the two species together as white trout. To differentiate from the two, the silver seatrout is entirely silver and the sand seatrout has some yellow coloration on the back and fins. The silver seatrout has very small, darker spots arranged in rearward sloping rows or the upper sides. Silver seatrout feed on small fish and crustaceans.