Nothing quite like catching big trout
I prefer to catch redfish over speckled trout with one exception. That exception would be truly big trout. There is an almost cult-like brigade of fishermen along our coast who pursue nothing but huge speckled trout.
One of my fishing guide friends on Matagorda Bay said, “Why would I want to catch a redfish? That’s like hooking up to the bumper of an 18-wheel semi.”
Get him in an area haunted by big specs — and he goes crazy.
I don’t chase big trout exclusively. I like to catch redfish, black drum, flounder and smaller trout, but when a big trout does hit my lure, I escalate into another level of excitement.