Spec Chaser and SteveP
April 26, 2006 at 6:00am
You are correct again, SteveP about the feeding habits of the Speckled Trout. If I may add to the reply to Spec Chaser, in my 20+ year career of chasing speckled trout, it has been my arguement over those wonderful years that trout, if approached correctly, and presented plastic correctly will feed on plastic just as good, sometimes better, than live shrimp. Definitely when fishing for bigger trout, those that are in the 18-20 inch and larger range, the big lures will catch them a lot faster than live shrimp. Crokers, on the other hand, may win out if you had to fish, let's say, in a speckled trout tournament for big bucks and could use anything for bait. However, in smaller tournaments I have been privey to over the years, the guides, when they are allowed to fish these tournaments, will usually be all over the leader board and their lure of choice will most always be PLASTIC!