First 30+ inch Speckled Trout

Discussion in 'Texas Fishing Reports' started by BlessedAngler, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. BlessedAngler

    BlessedAngler Newbie

    Location:
    Port Isabel, Texas
    Name:
    Edwardo Rodriguez Jr.
    Boat:
    2013 15' Shallow Sport Classic / 1955 14' Sea King
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    The day started off with me and the family trolling outside the jetties hoping for some King Mackerel. That didn't last long before my youngest son started feeling sea sick. (He had a pretty big breakfast before heading out). Dropped them off at the Isla Blanca boat ramp and went solo. I hit just about every spot on the LLM. I finally found some speckled trout in Gas Well Flats (Oil Field Flats). Caught a few undersized trout before I managed my first keeper trout. Then a few minutes later I spotted the tip of a tail. My first thought was redfish but after a better look I realized it was a trout. My first cast landed across him so I was more concerned trying to maneuver the lure so it wouldn't get spooked. By the time I retrieved my line I had drifted right next to him. So I dropped my lure in front of him and gave it a twitch. Ended up catching my personal best Speckled Trout 31 1/4". Hope you all enjoy the video. God Bless!



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  2. pacificscout

    pacificscout Hey! You got any frozen ice?

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    Wally
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    16ft Scout EMBUSTERO
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    It looks like a WSB.
    Great stuff.
     
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  3. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    805
    Name:
    Bill
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    sunk it
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    I caught those when I lived there, I didn't know they got that big. That would eat anything we caught. Damm
     
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  4. Deepsea Warrant

    Deepsea Warrant No Status Required

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    Panama City Beach via Imperial Beach
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    Ray
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    I have caught numerous specs in the 27" but have never reached the 30" mark. Well done on that gator.
     
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  5. johnybass

    johnybass Pescador

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    Galveston
    Name:
    Rob
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    Killer video!
     
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  6. PescadoGrande

    PescadoGrande Newbie

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    Texas
    Name:
    Kat
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    25 DARGLE Kat
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    Great video, congratulations on your catch, also like the way your boat is laid out, tight lines, stay safe and God Bless...
     
  7. Flat Busted

    Flat Busted Newbie

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    Houston
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    Trey
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    Nice fish!!
     
  8. Derby

    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

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    The Kid
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    Blessed!
     

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