Sea trout is one of the most popular inshore marine game fish targeted by saltwater anglers. They’re relatively easy to catch using a good fishing rig and they make a tasty table fare. To catch sea trout requires the correct location, technique, bait and fishing rig.
You’ll find sea trout in the shallows near grass flats when the tide is rising. As the tide begins to go out, focus your efforts around nearby holes and channels where the water accumulates. Live shrimp is the best bait option for fishing spotted sea bass, but artificial lures including plastic grubs, jerk baits, spoons and topwater plugs will also work.
There are several sea trout rigs that will greatly enhance your fishing experience and improve your chances of catching sea trout. These include the fish finder rig, drop shot rig, float rig and popping cork rig. You can learn more about each of these fishing rigs below.