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December 6, 2018
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Cool Weather Tips for Monster Trout

Abrupt weather changes force different behavior from many species, and one that’s strongly impacted is speckled trout. After a strong front pushes through they may well change feeding locations, depths, and even what prey they focus […]
November 14, 2018

Hurricane Impact On Speckled Trout

Even a Category 4 hurricane doesn’t kill the mood for coastal fish – and that’s good news for all species, as well as for a multibillion-dollar recreational fishing industry. As extreme weather patterns threaten to bring […]
July 6, 2018

How to Catch the Big 3 Properly

Catch and release has become an extremely important part of fisheries management. Originating in the bass fishery where Ray Scott and B.A.S.S. found it necessary to propagate tournaments while promoting conservation it is now commonplace in […]
May 10, 2018

Record Speckled Trout Is Still Out There

This spring expectations were that the state record speckled trout would be caught-either on Sabine Lake or in Lower Laguna Madre probably near Port Mansfield. Others surmised it might come from East Matagorda Bay. In fact […]
April 25, 2018

COASTAL FOCUS: Upper Mid Coast – May

May’s Situational Trout HOSE ESPOSED TO TODAY’S corporate America know that anyone who is considered a leader in dealing with ambiguity is one who can function effectively in vague, unexpected, or changing conditions—such people are quick to […]
March 1, 2018

Crazy Tips to Help You Catch Huge Speckled Trout

Speckled Trout Tactics In 2009 , I introduced the F.L.E.X. Fishing system, a dedicated plan for catching big fish of any species-including speckled trout. F.L.E.X. stands for Focus-Learn-Eliminate-Experience and it has revolutionized my personal fishing. The […]
February 22, 2018

The Truth About Galveston and Laguna Madre Trout Migration

  Make no mistake about it, the speckled trout is the most important saltwater fish on the Texas coast. Catching trout is what drives most Texas anglers to spend their spare time braving brutal heat, dangerous […]
February 1, 2018

Study: Does catch and release really work for speckled trout?

Does catch and release work as a management tool for speckled trout? It has been argued that mortality of released trout is high and that catch-and-release of the species is nothing more than a concept purposed […]
December 12, 2017

Unlocking the Mystery of Winter Speckled Trout Movement

The whereabouts of speckled trout during the winter is a mystery. We know a few of them hang around shallow flats adjacent to the ship channel and the reef on the south end of Sabine Lake […]
December 7, 2017

How To Catch Quality Trout Under the Birds

The easiest way to catch speckled trout in Texas bays is to look for gulls diving over the shrimp and shad specks send to the surface. But can anglers specifically target large speckled trout under the […]