spotted sea trout
is the most common fish found in the area. Although
they are not the most aggressive fighters, trout
will take a number of artificial and live baits.
They inhabit the grass flats, canals, bays and
river systems across Florida.
enjoy using top water plugs for trout since nothing
beats a top water hit. Trout will "hammer"
a surface lure. We use barb-less hooks when fishing
for trout since they are delicate fish. This insures
a safe catch and release. Mosquito
lagoon and the Indian
River Lagoon are famous for its big numbers
of "gator trout".
sea trout males average 19 inches in length. Females
are 25 inches long on average. Males and females
weigh 2 to 3 pounds . Distinguishing characteristics
include a dark gray or green back and silvery-white
below, with distinct round spots on back, fins
and tail; black margin along the edge of tail;
soft dorsal (back) fin with no scales; and one
or two prominent canine teeth usually present
at the tip of the upper jaw.
fishing for sea trout is a bit more relaxed than
fishing for redfish
drum. When sea trout school over deeper water
just about every cast is a chance to hook a sea
trout. The larger sea trout can be found in water
as shallow as ten inch's laid up waiting to ambush
prey. Sight fishing these trophy sea trout on
fly can be exciting and very challenging for skill
levels The best time of day is at sunrise and
sunset unless it’s overcast.
book a trip to the Indian River Lagoon in Titusville
call Captain Jon Lulay at 407-733-3223