Speckled trout fishing during the summer months using live shrimp under a popping cork is the best way to box up some of the big beautiful yellow mouth trout hanging around the shallow oyster reefs. The trout are back in the shallows on top of the oyster reefs near the barrier islands. For a while they left for deeper water because the water temperature got a little to hot but they are back and feeding like crazy. I had a trip today with a group from Houston Texas and they had a fantastic time catching a box of speckled trout. Of course we ended up the day catching three bull reds and that for sure put a smile on there faces. I picked them up this morning at safe light and we headed south across Barataria Bay towards the barrier islands with a slight breeze out of the south at about five miles per hour. When we arrived on the south side we found hundreds of sea gulls feeding right on the inside of the main passes to the gulf. That is always a sure sign that the speckled trout are in the area and it is feeding time. Well it didn’t take long for this group to box up there limit of beautiful trout and like I said topped it off with three nice bull reds that we did a photo session with and then returned them to fight another day. We headed over to the Sand Dollar Mariana in Grand Isle for a shrimp po-boy and then headed north back across Barataria Bay towards the cabins. When we got home two of the guys helped me clean the speckled trout and then they headed out. All in all that is what I call a perfect fishing trip. It doesn’t always work out that way but I sure enjoy them when it does. Building memories is always the most important thing while having a group out on the water and we sure did a great job at that today.