Speckled Trout Fishing in Alabama saltwater

Speckled Trout (spotted sea trout) are at the top of the list for inshore, light tackle fishing enthusiasts. No other species offers such a variety of catching techniques, beauty, aggressive feeding habits, and table fare. Juvenile trout feed primarily on small crustaceans such as shrimp or fiddler crabs. As speckled trout mature, their source of food also changes. Large speckled trout (20 - 30 inches)  in Alabama feed primarily on other fish such as menhaden, mullet, and croaker. I use these large, live baits to attract strikes from trout looking to eat once in a day. School size (16- 20 inches) trout fishing can be some of the best and fastest action available for saltwater inshore charter fishing. Speckled trout of all sizes can be caught in all seasons along the Alabama Gulf Coast

One of the most exciting aspects of fishing for speckled trout in Alabama inshore waters is the chase. Throughout the year, spotted seatrout migrate with changing conditions such as water temperature, salinity, and food source. They prefer shallower bays and estuaries such as Mobile Bay, Perdido Bay, Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores, and the Intercoastal Waterway during spring and summer. As fall arrives, and water temperature decreases, speckled trout move into deeper bay waters. When cold weather takes over, and water temperature plummets into the 50's, they head for rivers and bayous like Fish River, Dog River, Soldier Creek, and Mobile River to dwell until spring. 

How to Catch Specks All The Time

Not only does the speckled trout's locations change, but as they do, so do the methods for catching, which keeps the sport of catching speckled trout fresh and exhilarating. As stated before, trout feed on a large array of assorted creatures. Live bait, light tackle fishing is a productive way to catch fish any time of the year on the Alabama Coastal back bay waters. Also, artificial baits like topwater plugs and plastic grubs work well during the right conditions and circumstances.  Artificial bait presentation varies, even with the same lure, depending on the different variables.

These are only a portion of the factors that contribute to the excitement of light tackle inshore fishing for speckled trout. The Alabama Coastal Region is one of the world's top destinations for catching these fish. Come treat yourself, family, or friends to a wonderful outdoor experience with us.  

Hot Tip For Speck Fishing 

 Fall, Winter, and Spring fishing offer some of the best weather conditions for a cool and comfortable day on the water. Late spring and summer is prime time for wade fishers.