for Michelle and Dave as we fished St Augustine and the Palm Coast area, we pulled up to our first hot spot and started catching all upper slot trout. It was a banner Trout day for sure as we fed live shrimp to one big trout after another till we had our limit. We also had some blue fish mixed in as well as these guys seem to be everywhere.
After catching trout we headed in search of some redfish were Dave pulled out this beauty
Capt. Chris’s Fishing Tips
Trout is a great fish to catch since it makes great table fair and normally you can catch a bunch in one spot.
Rigging for Trout
A simple rig consist of a 7ft. inshore fishing rod, 10-15lb. braided line, 30 inch 15lb. Flouro carbon leader, small bb split shot and a 1/0 Daiichi circle hook. Cast up current and let the shrimp drift down current and slowly lift the rod when you feel the bump.
Creek mouths, area inlets and the ICW are great places to look. I like a moving tide more so the outgoing since trout will stack at creek mouths but for the ICW or Inlets just as long as the water is moving. The areas mentioned should be holding bait fish for a successful trout outing.