Fishing has been outstanding for big speckled trout the last 2 months. The spring and summer months are great for fishing top water plugs and lipped diving crank baits in deep drop offs along the St Johns River. I have had the most success using "walk the dog" style lures such as a Zara Spook and Skitter Walk plugs in the early morning low and late afternoon low light situations. Experiencing the explosive strike of a big 8 pound gator trout is an awesome sight!
St Johns river is loaded with small shad and mullet, so
it’s important to “match the hatch” when selecting a sub surface lure. The Swim
n Image made by Heddon and Bombers Long A lipped diver lures have been deadly
Here is a picture of a 70 pounder we sight fished last month:
Capt. Ron Schurr