Spotted seatrout are one of the most popular gamefish in the entire world and definitely a favorite here on the Space Coast. With the cooler temperatures and windy, windy weather, it’s definitely the perfect time to go out and target this species. The entire coast, in every section of the lagoon system, has been very good for trout lately. Anglers can find these fish around spoil islands, channel drop-offs, docks, and mangrove shorelines.
Anglers looking for a good bite for kids or just steady action can find plenty of fish from 12-18 inches around the spoil islands. Those in search of larger +20″ gator trout should search for them roaming around shallow flats with 2-3 feet deep troughs close by. Look for them to be feeding on larger baitfish such as mullet, pigfish, and croakers. Artificial baits work great for trout — anything from popping corks with shrimp to swimbaits, and shrimp imitation lures. Bright colors really seem to do well.
Those who do keep fish please remember the season is closed through December as new regulations have just recently been put into place.