Big trout in big numbers. Eager to eat and easy to catch, trout are an easy ticket if you get in the right spots. If you find the right spots the fish will be 16 to 21 inches in length.
Tackle and techniques:
Trout, go as light as you’ve got. Use lures and just prospect an area. Slow wins the game. If the fish are moody and you are moving lures fast, you won’t catch any. A slow presentation wins a majority of the time. Subsurface lures like plastic baits on a 1/8-ounce jighead are a great choice. In the right locations, which is thick grass of about two feet deep, topwater lures tempt the biggest trout. Trout are our most abundant species. It should not be difficult to find them. Concentrate on areas with grass bottom. If you are not into big trout, keep moving.
Anglers can possess four trout 15 to 20 inches. One of the four can exceed 20 inches.
Neil takes instructional kayak fishing charters in Tampa Bay.