You don’t need to know much before getting on one of our bayou airboat rides, but when you’re out on one of our fishing charters you’ll probably want to know a little bit about the fish you’ll be encountering. Here’s a bit of information about something we catch every day, the Speckled Trout.
What’s in a name? – Our Speckled Trout (cynoscion nebulosus) is also known as the spotted seatrout or the truite gris. Around here we call them Speckle Trout (without the “D”). Whatever you call them it’s wrong, though, because they’re not even in the trout family! Speckled Trout are actually members of the drum family.
Don’t confuse our speckle trout with the freshwater Brook Trout (sometimes called the speckle trout) native to the northeastern United States. You’re not going to find any brook trout around here!
What they eat – Speckled Trout are saltwater fish who love everything about the bayou…the salt water, the grasses, and the bait we bring them in with! They have prominent canine teeth and feeds on crustaceans and shrimp when they’re young. As the grow their diet switches to mainly fish, mullet being one of their favorites.
How big are they – Most of the speckle trout you find around here are going to be between one and five pounds, and are around 20 inches long.
Will you catch any? – Speckled trout are of of the top 10 species for recreational fishing in the US. They reproduce quickly, especially in the perfect conditions you’ll visit on our fishing charters. You’re not going to have any problem.
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