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Old 04-30-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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I have recently caught my first speck on purpose. I don't know why it took me so long I just never could get the damn things to bite. Well I finally had some luck with a gulp fluke on a jig head bouncing it on the bottom. I am looking for some advice on lure selection and tactics for these guys. And if anyone is feeling generous a good fishing spot wouldn't hurt! I've been fishing the grass flats down at johnsons beach and I know about trout point by NAS but that's about the only succesful spots I've found. I'm in a kayak so I can get into some pretty skinny water if I need to.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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ive had really good luck on doa jerk shad in chartrusse. also the mirrolure 17mr in shallow water, not sure about spots yet as ive been very hit and miss so far besides my docks in bayou chico, but as far as a destination spot for them im lost.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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I know man, consistancy is my problem when I'm inshore. I have great days and terrible days but I can't seem to pattern them like I can the kings, spanish, bull reds, and sharks I target off the beach.

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You can catch speckled trout on just about any flat in the area. The key to finding the fish are to look for signs of life, such as mullet jumping, baitfish, or schools of finger mullet. Fish the tides. If the water looks active, they are usually there. For an awesome experience, pick up a couple topwaters such as a Mirrolure Top Dog Jr, Super Spook Jr, or Rapala skitter walk. With these you will want to "walk the dog". I'm sure you can find several videos on this on youtube. There's nothing like seeing a big trout of redfish explode on a topwater lure! The best time to fish topwater lures is at sunrise or sunset. They do work in the day time, just not as well.

Also, one of my "go to" baits when fishing over grass flats is a fluke, whether it be a bass assassin, gulp, zoom, or Zman. Rig this on a 4/0 wide gap worm hook (with no weight) or a 4/0 flutter hook (basically a worm hook with a small amount of weight built onto the hook). Fish these slowly with a twitch. These really look like a stunned or dying baitfish, and stay in the strike zone a lot longer, which can produce an aggressive strike. My biggest trout was caught on this bait, and they work at any time if the day. Hope this helps, good luck!

This is how you will rig the fluke bait with a worm hook. It is completely weedless. Just put the tip of the hook just barely into the back of the bait.

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Put in on the north side of Innerarity Point (PM for exact location if you like) and work the pier lights to the west. I'd say start out around 9 or 10 pm, give the fish time to come in to the light. The BEST bait that I have had experience with is the cheap-o WalMart speck rigs. Its the two-hook lure that comes in several different colors. Toss them past the light and drag them back through, medium speed. If you start hearing splashes out there, turn around and toss into the dark. Might hook a lady!
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I tore it up Sunday right off the point just east of the Shoreline Boat Ramp in Gulf Breeze. Went from 4:30ish to 7:30 and wore out some specks... kept two nice ones for dinner.

Easy launch with a secure parking lot and you only have to paddle a few hundred yards to get to the grass beds. I was using the 17mr mentioned above.

Hope that helps, good luck

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these two spots have been on my hit list and ive just been waiting to find the right day, or night. definitely going to interarity point soon tho. thanks guys. those flukes pictured above are just like the doa jerk shad i mentioned, only the doa is brighter green with a little translucense and sparkle flecks in it, i know that thing kills.
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Thanks guys, I've been eyeballin those flats by shoreline for a while, and all those docks.
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Thats one fish on my bucket list, thank you for starting this post I have come away with some good advice. Hopefully soon he will be off my bucket list.

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I really like the MirrOdine 17mr.
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