Tuesday Tip: Popping corks and specks

Summer brings some of the most consistent action for speckled trout out to the jetty systems along the coast.

Live shrimp fished on a Texas Rattlin Rig or similar popping cork/treble hook combo can be deadly on specks.

“During the summer, the specks will sometimes just almost shut down completely to lures out at the jetties and you have to adjust your game plan. A popping cork and shrimp will allow you to ‘see’ what you’re doing and adjust the depth at which you’re fishing easily. Depth is very important,” said Steve Walko of Houston.

Walko said pitching a live shrimp along the jetty wall and letting it float down can be exciting and nerve-wracking experience.

“Seeing that cork go down always gets you. Sometimes it’ll bob just a bit and come back up and then sometimes it will just dive straight down. It’s a lot of fun,” he said.

What is your experience fishing live shrimp under a cork at the jetties?