What's hot: Speckled trout action on artificial lures is as good as it gets. A settled weather pattern has fish easy to find, with steady action for sizable trout.
Tackle and techniques: Trout are a light-tackle target. Medium light-action rods with a light fluorocarbon leader will do the trick. Very light braided lines are great for long casts with small spinning reels. Lure choices are light jigheads and soft plastic tails, suspending twitchbaits or noisy topwater lures. Set up a drift across grassy areas at the highest tides or work dropoffs at the lower tides. Fast-moving tides are preferable. Work the lures at a sluggish pace.
Neil Taylor charters kayak fishing trips in the Tampa Bay area and can be reached at strikethreekayakfishing.com and (727) 692-6345.