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Gator-Sized Destin Inshore Speckled Trout and Tournament Grade Redfish

Posted by Capt LW

With the cooler morning temperatures, the fish have started to bite quite well.

Destin Inshore Speckled Trout Fishing

Speckled Trout: The crack of dawn and late evening is when you want to start your Destin Inshore Fishing assault on the Speckled Trout. Live baits such as shrimp, pin fish, finger mullet and pogies are baits that will get the job done. Artificial offerings such as the DOA Deadly Assassin under a popping cork with a gold flake shrimp; MirroDine XL, and my Destin Inshore Charter Fishing Guide personal favorite, Rapala Skitterwalk Topwater bait. Most of the trout seem to be in the 17 to 22 inch range. But on most of my Destin Inshore Fishing Charter trips, we have caught some trout in excess of 26 inches.

Destin Inshore Redfish Fishing

Redfish: The redfish bite continues to be good all throughout the day, Baits of choice for the redfish in and around the Destin Inshore Fishing area are the same as for the speckled trout. In addition, the redfish have really taken well to knocking down the Topwater Baits, producing some impressive blow ups above the waters surface. Be sure to fish the shallow Destin Inshore Flats in early morning hours, and then move to deeper water structure throughout the middle of the day.

Destin Inshore Speckled Trout Fishing

Flounder: The flounder bite has also been really good. Baits of choice for flounder are bull minnows and finger mullet. As a Destin Inshore Charter Fishing Guide, I like to either setup an 8 inch Carolina rig or attach my live bait directly to a half ounce jig head.

Capt LW’s Destin Inshore Charter Fishing
Guide Tip of the Month

Destin Inshore Redfish Fishing

As a Destin Inshore Charter Fishing Guide, I depend heavily on tidal movements to determine my fishing strategy. Tides serve to bring small bait fish to the awaiting bigger fish like a conveyor belt. The bigger fish can handle the tide movement a lot better than the smaller bait fish who struggle to swim in the moving tide. This allows the bigger fish an opportunity to eat an easy meal.

Until Next Month,

C’mon, Let’s Go Catch’em Up!
Capt LW

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