Fried Trout Po-BoyA excellent reference for info about fishing Floridas Big Bend in general, with some more info om identified seatrout is my website, Capt. Tommy Thompsons Saltwater Anglers Guides Please have a look and feel totally free to email me any questions you may have at [email protected]
Capturing seatrout is a family affair!Another factor Spotted Sea Trout are popular is that they are ravenous feeders and can be captured using numerous a variety of tackle, baits and strategies. On the Big Bend, anglers generally target seatrout from boats (motorboats and paddle craft) however there are likewise a couple of chances for wade-fishers. Shired Island, near Horseshoe Beach and Hagens Cover, north of Steinhatchee offer great access for anglers “on foot”. In regards to tackle, light spinning equipment is sufficient for even “trophy” sized 6 pounders. Popular baits consist of shrimp, small baitfish and a range of synthetic lures.
A “Trophy” Spotted Sea Trout!The Steinhatchee River is simply among the lots of cold-weather trout spots. The cooler, the much better, and the most crowded!While seatrout are numerous in our area, the season has actually been closed south of the Big Bend up until 2021, due to algal flowers and over fishing. Thus, with changing bag limitations and season openings, we advise you to check online with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for up to the minute rules.
On Natural North Floridas Big Bend, theres no argument about the most popular and desired fish. Without doubt, its Spotted Sea Trout. In terms of large numbers, they surpass all other species, with the exception of bait fish, upon which they prey. And theyre terrific table fare, too!
Fried seatrout, North Florida StyleThe flesh of seatrout is delicate and requires to numerous methods of preparation. In North Florida, we prefer its fried, on a plate with sides of slaw and french fries, or as a Po-boy sandwich, dressed with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce.