Sea Trout Fishing Tips

19/04/2011 07:17

 Like many, I have had plenty of personal success when it comes to fishing for sea trout. Many times, all it takes is a little luck as soon as you stumble upon a large school or two of these fish. Often, they can be found in those same locations all throughout the remainder of the winter as well, making this a distinct behavior of this species that is worth knowing about.


During the colder winter months, sea trout will gather into schools and there they will remain in relatively one location. Of course they will still need food and in order to get their needed sustenance, they will feed off of whatever the current brings their way. Sea trout will usually scout out the inshore water that is the deepest so that they can hold near the floor. Even though the water will be somewhat deep for them, it will still be significantly warmer than the water on the surface on days that are particularly cold. Here are some fishing tips that will help you to find where they are at:


·         Know the behavior of your fish. Keep in mind that they are looking for the water that is the warmest they can find during the winter. This means they will be travelling deeper.

·         Know where that deep water is. This water needs to be as deep as possible but that is also near shallower water such as a hole that is located just around the creek bend, or an oyster or mud flat. As the day gets warmer, the trout will begin to make their way into shallower water. Still, they will soon be returning to their deeper sanctuary.

·         Always try to do your fishing when the current is on the move. This means that the tide should be either going out or coming back in.

·         Be sure to fish slowly, deliberately and deep. The drop in temperature will mean the fish are extremely lethargic and moving very slowly. They are very unlikely to chase fast moving bait.


Locating sea trout is particularly easy for someone that lives nearby a fishing location that they can learn and fish often. Once you learn the environment that you have chosen to fish, you will find that you will catch more and more sea trout as well. Each time that you notice something unique, make a note of it for future reference. The more information you collect, the more fish you will eventually catch.