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Spec trout tactics?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, fishing in the OC/Assateague area from shore, are there specific ways that you target speckled trout? I guess I'm thinking mostly baits and lures, maybe some advice on what to look for in a good location?? Or is this fish always bycatch up this far?
post #2 of 18
Mirror lures are good as are Berkley Gulp Swimming Mullet on a jighead. Green pink and white are all popular trout colors. Look for trout to be near structure and also in the deeper holes.

John
post #3 of 18
The last 5 years or so, these fish have been pretty non existent in the surf, esp the bigger one.

You are better off fishing inlets and bridges and right inside the bays if you really want to target these fish.
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks fellas.
post #5 of 18
We just got back from Nags Head today and we had pretty good success on the specks using top and bottom rigs with shrimp. Nothing big though. Perhaps there are some in the surf around here as well.
post #6 of 18
Spec's on this coast are very rare...there are some caught now and then and mostly in the backwaters and bays. A few years ago they were being caught at IRI in early November...not many though...

I caught a few in March this year on the lower DelMarVa P, in the back.

The Elizabeth River in Virginia has been a so-called "hot spot" for Spec's...

Poppy
post #7 of 18
I was amazed to stumble into 4 or 5 about a week or so ago. Jerk shad as fast as I could retrieve it. Was expecting maybe a blue but was pleasantly surprised to pick up a couple over 20-inches.

448
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Awesome looking fish......you were out front for those?
post #9 of 18
There are a bajillion in the surf right now on the OBX, most small , but a few momichogs thrown in now and again to keep your interest up
post #10 of 18
Friday and Sunday we actually saw more Black Drum than trout. At Jeanette;s pier they were bringing them in two at a time.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by ObxFish View Post

There are a bajillion in the surf right now on the OBX, most small , but a few momichogs thrown in now and again to keep your interest up

OK, not to derail the thread but momichog is a term I've never heard before but sounds a lot like mummichog which is a minnow. I assume it is an obx regionalism, much like fairy diddle is a regionalism for flying squirrel or catamont is a regionalism for mountain lion.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by midwestexile View Post

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Originally Posted by ObxFish View Post

There are a bajillion in the surf right now on the OBX, most small , but a few momichogs thrown in now and again to keep your interest up

OK, not to derail the thread but momichog is a term I've never heard before but sounds a lot like mummichog which is a minnow. I assume it is an obx regionalism, much like fairy diddle is a regionalism for flying squirrel or catamont is a regionalism for mountain lion.

Nope, by context I would say it refers to a bigger trout.

Oh and BTW... killies will outfish mummies 2-1. In my best dutchman at a bait shop, "gif me da keelies fur da veakies un da fluenders ok? .... I don vunt da yellabellies."
post #13 of 18
Hopefully the trout come back have never caught one but would like to. biggrin.gif
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by mcarmen View Post

Hopefully the trout come back have never caught one but would like to. biggrin.gif

Speckled Trout and Yellowfin (Grey) Trout are two completely seperate critters... this falls been good for shallow water Specs around the Chesapeake Bay waters. However, I do miss casting and jigging structure during May into June for Weakies, and especially fall jigging the schools of fish. Their population has always been cyclic, hope to see an upswing again before retirement. I've seen them up and down too many times; unfortunately the downs seem to be getting longer, and the highs shorter.

Speckled Trout fishing will put you into some of 'MarVa's most wonderful places, God's Land, and I don't mean the hot ditch on the Elizabeth. Warning, it can be addicting.
post #15 of 18
Yea I was referring to the yellow fin trout. Hear so many different stories from different people but they were pretty much gone when I started fishing the salt in 2005. Like to see Dad catch another big one before he can't fish with us anymore.
Edited by mcarmen - 11/21/11 at 9:35am
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