Told myself “three more casts and I’m going home.” On cast number two I stuck this 7 pound #speckledtrout with a chartreuse/pearl #corky#fatboy. Feelin pretty good about this tournament on Saturday. Hope I can find a couple like this.
The pay off. I'm not even gonna lie, after 12 hrs I was as lethargic as the bite.
I feel like a speckled trout (seatrout for my Floridan frans) become a whole different species when they are bigger than a slot red. She impaled my lure and took drag immediately. I told Jeremy "it's a good one!" and finessed her the best I could to the boat for him to scoop up. Got my blood pumping and woke me up for sure 😆, never stop casting, things always seem to happen for me right at the end.
Thanks @5w1ftfi5h#SpeckledTrout#seatrout#gatortrout Jr. #TexasTrout#takemefishing#columbiapfg
⚠️⚠️DIRTY 30 ALERT & NEW 1ST PLACE⚠️⚠️ .
🔥HOLY TROUT🔥! .
Tommy William's stopped by our Official Weigh Scales this afternoon with this pretty girl... .
When Tommy arrived he had transported the fish with a 120qt cooler full of water with a small bubbler for areation. Unfortunatly when arrived the fish was belly up in the cooler. I went out and grabbed the fish and ran it in to our saltwater minnow tank to try and revive it. Her gills were closed with no movement in her at all. While holding her upright to rush water through her gills I opened her mouth and started moving her in a foward motion to the end of the tank and slowly would reverse her backward to the other end, repeating this process for 20 minutes or so. Finally with persistance I was able to slowly see her reviving. I let her go and she stayed upright and began to work her gills on her own slowly. After about 10 more minutes she had alot more energy and was moving very well. We quickly weighed and measured her and put her back in the tank to continue to revive. .
She wieghed a astonishing 10.06lbs and was 31" long! The great thing bout this fish is that it was able to swim another day and was healthy when she left. Now because he came by and weighed in with us he now takes 1st place in our Big Trout Tournament and will be entered into the @speckled_truth "Dirty 30" program. We are now a Official weigh scale for the guys at The Speckled Truth for their programs which are "The Dirty 30" and The 27" Club! Congrats Tommy! Awesome job with your fish of a lifetime! Man what a fish! .
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Take me back to the beach! Going to be in the North Carolina mountains a little bit longer visiting my family before returning to Florida. I've gone from targeting Speckled Sea Trout on my spin rod to targeting Rainbow, Brown & Brook Trout on Fly. The learning curve for me has been steep....I'll admit that it has been a hit to my ego 🤦🏻♀️. I never knew I'd need to know so much about bugs to fish and that's just part of it 🐛🤷🏻♀️😂 Wish I had more freshwater trout pics to share with y'all from this trip, but I don't....so for now here is a chunky Speckled Trout I caught this year. I haven't given up on the Freshwater Trout on Fly yet, so cross your fingers and toes for me, and hopefully I'll have some exciting pics from this trip for ya soon! I'll will say that I may not be catching, but the scenery here in the mountains is amazing!