• Speckled Trout

    Release and ReSpeck

    May 15 at 7:00am
    Speckled trout populations across the Carolinas took a huge shot from cold weather in early January, but there’s still hope for some good fishing this year, even if it’s only catch-and-release.

    South Carolina has speckled trout questions

    With catch-and-release of trout requested by state officials, how should South Carolina’s inshore anglers respond?
    May 01 at 7:00am

    Topwater specks at Murrells Inlet

    Small surface lures fool plenty of spring trout
    March 23 at 3:16pm
    Weather conditions in February can vary to extremes during a single fishing trip, so dress accordingly and carry the correct clothing.

    Play the weather, but stay warm

    February 15 at 7:00am
    There’s no bigger factor than the weather when it comes to winter trout fishing in North Carolina’s inshore waters.

    Full frontal assault - Winter speckled trout fishing is a full-frontal assault in North Carolina waters

    Time your winter trout fishing around an approaching weather front and you’ll catch more specks.
    February 01 at 7:00am
    Capt. Jeff Cronk of Swansboro has found dead trout from the recent extreme weather in several creeks near Swansboro.

    N.C. sea trout closure is justified, says NCDMF trout biologist

    North Carolina's closure for specks lasts until June 15
    January 18 at 12:53pm
    The extremely cold weather has taken a toll on some of South Carolina's trout population, and the SCDNR is asking anglers to voluntarily release all they catch.

    SCDNR asking anglers to release all speckled sea trout

    Some trout kills reported along coast after extreme weather
    January 15 at 10:02pm
    The NC Division of Marine Fisheries is shutting down spotted seatrout fishing along the NC coast until June, 2018.

    NC Division of Marine Fisheries closing seatrout fishing

    Closure includes commercial and recreational fishing
    January 03 at 3:28pm
    Deep, clear water and slow, careful presentations can combine for some great winter trout fishing in the waters around Georgetown,S.C.

    Don’t miss cool specks

    Georgetown area attracts trout fishermen
    December 18, 2017 at 9:53am
    The 17MR MirrOlure relies on suspending above a trout when the retrieve is paused to draw trout strikes.

    Tried and true

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow is a shallow-running, lipped crankbait that’s effective on speckled trout.

    The allure of a lipped lure

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    A jighead and soft-plastic grub is a winter trout-killler.

    Go with a grub

    December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    Make speckled trout a great Christmas present for North Carolina anglers.

    Put the hoist on holiday specks

    Color, size and lure style make a big difference for Southport father-and-son guide partners.
    December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    If you locate a school of trout, you can easily catch multiple fish by casting a jighead dressed with a soft-plastic lure.

    Some Lowcountry places to find fall trout

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    A weighted fly fished on sinking, shooting-head line, is a great choice for fly-rod fishermen who want to target speckled trout.

    Take trout on topwater or on the fly

    November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
    Big speckled trout are suckers for topwater plugs in the fall, and having weedless topwaters makes fishing even easier.

    Weedless topwaters?

    It’s a trip to walk the dog in heavy cover
    November 12, 2017 at 9:00am