White Trout Fishing In Alabama
White trout (sand or silver seatrout) are closely related to the speckled trout. They are a similar looking fish, and the fillets eat just as good. White trout are smaller than speckled trout on average, and don't have the spotted pattern on their skin. They do, however, pack the same ferocity when attacking prey as their larger cousins. White trout fishing in Orange Beach, AL makes an unforgettable fishing adventure for children or adults. The action is fast when catching these fish and they are easy to hook up!
Where You Will Catch These Trout
White trout in Alabama's inshore bays generally prefer to live and feed in channels and deeper water with structure. The primary areas for locating white trout are Terry Cove, Bayou St. John, and Cotton Bayou. The artificial inshore reefs around the back bays also produce solid white trout action. These reefs are usually located in the relatively deepest water in an area, and are spread out from Dauphin Island, AL to the Alabama/Florida line in Perdido Key, and all over Mobile Bay.
Catching white trout is somewhat easy compared to some of the other species of fish. Live bait such as shrimp and alewives make outstanding baits for catching white trout. It doesn't usually take live bait to catch them, though. Cut bait from pinfish or croakers is effective fished on ultra-light gear with a popping cork, split shot, and hook. Kids love to see the cork go under. Artificial plastic grubs and and small sinking lures are fiercely attacked by these fish. Adults usually prefer this method of white trout fishing. Although I mentioned that white trout are smaller than specks, the larger females bite readily and abundantly around the full moons from April to November.