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Speckled Trout Turn On – Mobile Bay Inshore Fishing

Posted by Capt LW

Recently, I made my twice a month expedition to guide some Mobile Bay Inshore Charter fishing trips. The weather was tough, windy and cold, which seemed to make the speckled trout fishing turn on! Yes, I said turn on! Mobile Bay area tournament angler, Trenny Woodham, had been scouting and fishing the days prior to my arrival with hit and miss success, yet he was quite optimistic about the bite turning on as a cold front quickly approached. The speckled trout were in their cold weather pattern, settling in water depths in excess of 30 feet, mainly because of the cold water temperatures and the influx of freshwater flowing from the Mobile River. However, once the speckled trout were located, it was game on!


Live Finger Mullet, Croakers and Live Shrimp were the baits of choice. On the first Mobile Bay Inshore Charter fishing trip we managed to catch 14 speckled trout of which four exceeded 5 pounds with one weighing in at 7.52 pounds! (See Photo) A true gator-trout! (See Photo).

Redfish Are On Too!


In addition, the redfish bite proved to be good as well. On the second Mobile Bay Inshore Charter fishing trip, the speckled trout bite continued and the redfish made their appearance as well. One of the six redfish landed on light tackle gear weighed in at 28 pounds! (See Photo) Wintertime fishing this year in the Mobile Bay area has been challenging, however it looks like Spring is going to shape up to be a very hot bite.

If you’re looking to take advantage of an ICX Guided Mobile Bay Fishing Charter, please contact me as soon as you know your desired fishing dates.

Until the next report,

Go Catch’em Up!

Capt LW

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