Speckled trout fishing in late August using live shrimp two feet under a popping cork can be one of the best times of the year to fish trout. You never know when the cork goes down if you have a speckled trout, red fish, flounder, or a bull red. We have been catching some nice fish on the oyster reefs near the barrier islands with a few big bull reds mixed in. With Labor Day coming up soon it won’t be long we will start getting some cool fronts making there way down here. Now once that starts the egg sacks will start to dry up and the trout will start the transition inward from the barrier islands towards the marsh. That transition normally takes about four weeks and they will start schooling up not far from the cabins in the shallow lakes, duck ponds and pipe line canals. As the shrimp will began to group up and leave out of here with the cool fronts go get that free ride the the gulf, the trout will start to struggle to find something to eat. That is when we will swap over from using live shrimp to many types of plastic. The colder it gets in the latter part of October and November the less feed will be in the area and the more the trout will bite on just about anything. The fall fishing season is always a very interesting time of the year because of all the changes that are taking place with the marine life that you can’t see with the naked eye. If you don’t know what is happening in general you would not understand why the fishing habits change up so suddenly here in the near future. One thing about mother nature in regards to fishing is that she is always changing the feeding patterns from one season to another. Once you understand how all that comes together you will become a better fisherman.