Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)
Speckled trout (Cynoscion nebulosus), also known as spotted seatrout. It is a common catch in the coastal waters of the southeastern United States.
Actually, the speckled seatrout doesn't belong to the trout family, but to the drum family, like the red fish and the black drum. Speckled trout can grow up to 20-36 inches in length and 3-18 pounds in weight.
Speckled trout are found in the Gulf of Mexico and are a common catch in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. They also inhabit the costas of South and North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Further north they are rare.
Speckled trout feed on shrimp, crustaceans and small fish. They can be targeted with live bait, plugs, mirror lures, jigs in shallow water. Popping cork is great to fish for speckled trout in grass areas.
Spotted trout love to hang around grasflats where they ambush their prey such as bait fish, crab and shrimp. Jetties are also popular structures to look for when locating speckled trout. Other good areas for this fish are the flats, estuaries and bays.
Captain Ted Nesti Fishing Charter
Saint Petersburg, Florida (USA)