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Captain's Corner: Good time to go after big trout

There are unlimited options this time of year, and some of the easiest action is for large trout. With the right location, catching big trout is fairly easy. Trout are a light-tackle target. Light to ultralight tackle make trout fishing more appealing and all that is necessary. Employ a variety of lures, tied onto light fluorocarbon leaders. Try grassy-bottom areas, making long casts covering as much water as possible. These fish travel in schools, so find the bigger fish, anchor up and work that location. Move lures slowly, just above the bottom. Steady to slow retrieves create action when the fish are not as aggressive. Aggressive fish will crash noisy topwater lures. In this region, you are allowed four trout that measure 15-20 inches each. One of the four can be more than 20 inches.

Neil Taylor charters kayak fishing trips in the Tampa Bay area and can be reached at strikethreekayakfishing.com and (727) 692-6345.

Captain's Corner: Good time to go after big trout 04/07/16 [Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:11pm]
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