Now that it is winter time here on the West Coast of Florida, sea trout fishing is one of the most popular fishing activities. There are a variety of baits that can be used when sea trout fishing this time of year, the most popular being live shrimp under a popping cork. Artificial baits also work extremely well whether using soft plastics on a jig head or under a popping cork or small hard plastic baits such as the Mirro-dine made by Mirro-lure. There are several soft plastic shrimp imitations out there and you will find “glow”, rootbeer or pink colors that work best for sea trout fishing. Since the water is cold, the fish are a little slow to move sometimes so remember to work the baits slowly, even pause as you reel them in. The fish will strike almost timidly so be patient before setting the hook or starting to reel. If the fish misses getting hooked on the first strike, they will often come back and hit the bait so let it sit if missed. Please check your Regulation Book as there are closures coming up that affect us here, size limits and number of fish you can keep, depending on the region you fish in. Good Luck, be patient and check out our Catch Gallery for some inspiration!
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The type of tackle used on all of our fishing charters is termed "light tackle" and provides lots of excitement and fun. Both beginners and seasoned fishermen will enjoy this type of fishing. There are Fly Fishing and all Artificial fishing charters available by request.
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