Every winter, the crisp cool air penetrates the Florida coast with the largest of speckled trout specimens, pushing down along the bays,rivers and inshore waterways. Florida's treasure coast is home to some of the most densely speckled trout habit and forage available. As the water temperatures drop, these keen-eyed and spooky inshore gamefish have grown to be a Florida angling favorite.
The waters stretching from Vero Beach to Stuart encompass a maze of creeks, grass flats, seawalls and nutrient rich estuaries that attract a variety of baitfish such as finger mullet, pinfish, mojarra, sand perch, pilchards, croakers and a slew of snack size prey any healthy speckled trout would happily harvest. Shrimp are also a staple for specks among the inshore forage and are readily available at your local tackle shop.