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Hi folks,
About 5 years ago I started fishing in the wintertime for speckled trout inshore with my uncle and have been doing it ever since. While I've done pretty well wade fishing for winter specks, to this day I've never caught a speck outside of the period from November through January. What could a boatless fisherman do this time of year to catch a speckled trout? Thanks!


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Try top warter with fake or real bate but use a popper float .throw it out and slowly bring in,and use a slite jurk hear and there to make it pop.Shrimp real or fake works very well. only fish 1 foot deep to 1.5 you should like the out come.
 

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Mirrolure Top Dog Jr or She Dog or She Pup or Top Pup, Zara Spook Jr, Rapala Skitterwalk to name a few topwater baits. All these are Walk The Dog style baits and reds an specks will devour them.

Be prepared with several types of baits ie.. topwater, subsurface and jig heads for grubs.
 

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So I'm hearing early morning and at night., I'm guessing based off of temperature being lower then?


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No so, once you find them it doesn't matter what time of day. The bite will shut down some times.
Boat traffic is my biggest issue. People running over the fish. ....... ICM
 

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Trout do seem to disappear during those hot summer days. Most successful summer guides are using live shrimp and corks. Good luck.
Guides use Shrimp because their clients are not very good anglers, it's mostly guarantees catching of smaller fish.
And it's less expensive to stay in one spot, switching out Shrimp.

Last two days it's been all topwater, all day.
We stopped because of the heat got to us, we had 4 in the cooler & we were missing way too many blow ups. ...... ICM
 

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I know better than to ask for locations, but what kind of areas are you looking for when trout hunting? I usually fish ledges with a nice current that I can get to by foot.


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Lets say you are fishing a creek channel, with water moving water from a kayak in the middle. Where do you expect to get bit? Right on the grass edge? off the edge a bit? In the middle of the stream? Or if you are fishing an inlet from shore and cast as far as you can, will yo uusually get bit at the far end of the cast, at the drop off, or at the shallow end. People always tell me the specks are much easier then drum to catch but my catch ratio of specks to drum has been about 10 drum to every 1 speck.... and those specks all came on the same day.
 
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