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#12008278 - 12/28/16 09:33 PM Having trouble with specks
arupert Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 20
Loc: houston
I catch plenty of reds i catch more flounder than i can count but my real problem is being consistantly productive on specks i have a kayak and i wade fish about 2 times a week in east bay i just need some help fellas.

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#12008587 - 12/29/16 02:31 AM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
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No matter what area of TEXAS SaltH2O you fish ... your rod better be "forgiving" when ya set the hook on a BIG trout, ... or any size trout.

That's the BEST advice I have ever been given by some tried & true TROUTMASTER CHAMPIONS.

G.LOOMIS rods is what I fish with.

When your lure or your bait flicks its tail .. you can feel it on a G.Loomis rod ... the trout bite you can feel it even quicker ....
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#12014109 - 01/01/17 10:08 AM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
hardheadking Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
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Loc: Auistin, tx
You are not alone on spec results. I think that there are several reasons.
Its harder to find them.
They are more sensitive to noise
They have been overfished (the new 5 limit should help)

To improve IMHO
Wading is more productive.
Look for bird activity.
Look for slicks
Look for small oyster reefs
If you smell something like watermellons you are close to finding them.
The only time I've maxed out was when I went to Baffin bay and the land cut
Fishing at night under lights works.
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#12014212 - 01/01/17 11:25 AM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
Captain Nathan Beabout Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
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Loc: Seadrift, Tx
where along the coast do you fish for starters? because this time of year keying in on the right areas is the biggest key, i.e. shell/mud, deep holes, mud/grass.
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#12014241 - 01/01/17 11:40 AM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
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Big Specks are "Loner's"......staying by themselves and hugging the shorelines looking for his next meal.


Edited by V-Bottom (01/01/17 11:41 AM)
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#12014495 - 01/01/17 01:39 PM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
hardheadking Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
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Loc: Auistin, tx
I have heard good reports of folks fishing in the 3rd gut of the gulf during the dog days.
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#12015772 - 01/02/17 09:33 AM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
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You mentioned East Bay...it is prime winter speck grounds especially around confederate reef. Kayak there and wade the reef. Gaurantee you will catch a trout.
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#12024678 - 01/06/17 03:34 PM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
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With winter already here (somewhat), I would search for deep water (at least 5-6 feet deep) with nearby oyster shell.
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#12024774 - 01/06/17 04:21 PM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
cajunangler11 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/16
Posts: 9
I live in south Louisiana and love fishing for specks and reds. There is no better teacher than experience but Ive learned a lot from local fishing shows here that are based in the marsh land. My favorite is Castin Cajun, I'll provide a link the their youtube page. Tons of good videos with good tips about bait and tactics.

https://youtu.be/lNyeDBTs3bw

Castin Cajuns latest video

I would have to believe that most tactics are universal texas to LA

-working birds
-working points with moving tides
-in the marshes with deep cuts and deep spots during winter
-trying different bait color and cork (for noise) vs swim bait
-finding oyster shells and hard bottoms
-thinking of behavior patterns i.e. as the water warms in the spring the fish will be leaving the marsh for open water in the gulf so thinking where the bait and fish may be with regard to cuts/water movement/transitions between bodies of water

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#12024781 - 01/06/17 04:25 PM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
cajunangler11 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/16
Posts: 9
This video isn't for trout specifically but it should be right up your alley!

Kayak Marsh Fishing


Edited by cajunangler11 (01/06/17 04:27 PM)

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#12029025 - 01/09/17 02:16 AM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
arupert Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 20
Loc: houston
Thanks fellas going out to moses lake hitting some deep holes

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#12029489 - 01/09/17 10:28 AM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
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Registered: 06/18/16
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Loc: Galv. Cnty
Originally Posted By: arupert
Thanks fellas going out to moses lake hitting some deep holes


Let me know how you did if you fished the Flood Gate area. Thanx
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#12035174 - 01/12/17 01:47 AM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: V-Bottom]
arupert Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 20
Loc: houston
Way to windy out there would have never made it back instead hit mosquito island plenty of pelicans diving but sad results

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#12036117 - 01/12/17 01:55 PM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: kickingback]
trout yakin Offline
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Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 65
Loc: Cypress Tx
Originally Posted By: kickingback
You mentioned East Bay...it is prime winter speck grounds especially around confederate reef. Kayak there and wade the reef. Gaurantee you will catch a trout.
Confederate reef is in west bay. But east bay can be really good in winter too.
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#12044073 - 01/16/17 07:58 PM Re: Having trouble with specks [Re: arupert]
ZacharyMenard Offline
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Registered: 10/04/16
Posts: 27
Bait is what I focus on this time of year. So a marsh drain or cut that has good tidal movement should have a flow of bait in and out and it makes a great place for trout to stage up to ambush bait. This is a bayou in Chocolate Bay that would be a perfect place to try with a good tide and some bait activity.


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