Tips and Tactics For Speckled Perch Fishing

Lures such as Bass Assassin and Kalin’s Super Floozy are good for catching big specs.

Try fishing for big trout in waters that are ‘skinny’ and obviously have lots of forages such as big mullet schools around, especially in the spring and summer months of the year.

Cast as long as you can into areas where you know there are specs.  They spook, and the farther away from them you are, the better your chances for success.

If you are winter fishing for big specs, try to use live baits such as pinfish, yellow tail, mojara, and mullet, and pay close attention to areas around the shore where mangrove is growing, if there is deep water nearby.

Fish in areas where you know the bottom is sandy and there are depressions the big specs can snuggle down in looking for warmth in the winter months.

The one exception to being quiet is using popping flies and loud surface lures to ring the dinner bell for some of these big specs.  Just be far enough away that you are not making other distracting noise, and the sounds the lures make on the water will call the specs to dinner.

Look for schools of redfish.  If you see large redfish schools, chances are you will have trout nearby. They tend to share habitats.

If you are fishing for specs in the 4 to 6 lb range in wintertime, concentrate on shallow water areas, especially if you see decomposing sea grass on a flat.

As the sea grass rots, it gets warmer, and mullet come to feed on it, and speckled trout will not be far behind.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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