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FrenchJoe
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Florida panhandle
Member since Aug 2006
700 posts

Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit

The limit is five trout per day and only one can be over twenty inches. Here's a pic of my catch from yesterday in Choctowhatchee Bay. All fish caught on top water Mirrolure 7M, black back, orange belly and gold flash sides (7M808). We ain't even gonna talk about the ones that got away, but that's topwater trout fishing. Largest fish was a grunt over 20 with the smallest 16 inches.


Try using the 7M like you would a popping cork. A popping cork with hooks.




PapaPogey
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on top the cage
Member since Apr 2008
29204 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
Nice catch. That limit is total bull shite by the way. Im glad I can catch trout all day in LA and not really have to worry about which ones to keep over the legal size.

ETA: Is that a G.Loomis greenwater rod I see?
This post was edited on 7/16 at 5:53 pm


mylsuhat
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re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
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The limit is five trout per day and only one can be over twenty inches


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thehornettiger
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Member since May 2011
313 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
what the hell. only fiver per day?


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QuietTiger
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New Orleans
Member since Dec 2003
20942 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
I'd sell my boat.


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4LSU2
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Madisonville
Member since Dec 2009
24631 posts

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Nice haul. I would never have stopped at 5, but to you for keeping an honest hand.


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deaconjones35
LSU Fan
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Member since Sep 2009
6787 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
Nice catch. When I fish in FL, it's tough to only keep 5 trout and only 1 red! But, that being said, I've caught more big trout in FL than LA overall.

BTW, u can't keep trout at all in Feb!


PapaPogey
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Member since Apr 2008
29204 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
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BTW, u can't keep trout at all in Feb!



I'll be sure to stay out of the water come February and its below freezing temperatures. Took some convincing, but you got me.


MoreOrLes
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2008
18670 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
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The limit is five trout per day and only one can be over twenty inches.


I called to book a inshore trip for the family in Destin last year when we went. The girl that answered the phone asked me where we were from and where I fished......I told her we were from N.O. and i fished primarily out of Venice.

She then informed me of the limit and cautioned that we might not like the trip because of that. I agreed so we blew it off. I know CSB


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Bryant91092
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Member since Dec 2009
18129 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
I knew the limit was 5 trout per person, but I didn't know you could only keep one over 20 inches. Between my dad and me, we probably kept 4 over 20 inches each day


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FrenchJoe
Wisconsin Fan
Florida panhandle
Member since Aug 2006
700 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
Yeah, a Greenwater, lightweight for an old man.

I'm from Louisiana and fished there before size & creel limits. We had tons of trout. I also fished in Florida before limits and the trout fishing sucked. What turned Florida around was the gill net ban and size limits.

Just to let you guys know how good you have it our size limit is 5 trout, 15-20" and only 1 trout over 20. Completely closed in Feburary. The limit drops to 4 fish in south Florida. RegsLINK /

A good day fishing in Floor-da is a bad day fishing in Lucy-ana.


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deaconjones35
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Pride
Member since Sep 2009
6787 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
I'll be that way during the winter to catch some reds for sure from the yak. Do u live around there? What's the fishing like during the winter? Do the trout and reds go further inshore?


PapaPogey
Southeastern LA Fan
on top the cage
Member since Apr 2008
29204 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
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I'll be that way during the winter to catch some reds for sure from the yak


I would love to do some yak fishing in the winter time. I'm also seriously thinking about bringing the yak on some duck hunts.


Boats n Hose
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Apr 2011
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I'm also seriously thinking about bringing the yak on some duck hunts.
That sounds like an adventure


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FrenchJoe
Wisconsin Fan
Florida panhandle
Member since Aug 2006
700 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
Yeah deacon, I'm about 30 minutes north of Choctawhatchee Bay. Trout and reds usually spend the winter in the rivers and bayous. In the winter they are deep just like Louisiana. Not my favorite time to fish. Late October and early November you can find them on the flats depending on the weather. Usually they move back onto the flats on warm days in March getting ready for the spawn. March, April, May are my favorite times to fish. Snoop and poop in 1-3 feet for big sows is the best. Perfect for a yack. Summertime fishing the dock lights is suppose to be the way to go. Hope to do some this summer. I think your base of operations is over near Navarre so maybe I would suggest the mouth of East River, the Yellow River and Backwater River. I haven't fished that area YET..so many bays...so little time.


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Redfish2010
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Member since Jul 2007
13289 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
nice catch.


This makes me proud to live in Sportsmans Paradise


lsufan112001
New Orleans Saints Fan
sportsmans paradise
Member since Oct 2006
6218 posts

re: Florida Speckled Trout 5 fish limit
5 trout just aint enough to justify a really good boat $$$$$.


yellowfin
Illinois Fan
Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
78322 posts
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5 trout just aint enough to justify a really good boat $$$$$.


probably why so many people fish out of yaks there


I put 300 specs in my freezer from 6 days of fishing this month, that's a lot of days fishing in Florida.


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