Weather conditions were still cool as a recent cold front moved though again. Our strategy was to fish “popping-corks” (floats that you aggressively “pop” on the surface to imitate a feeding fish), rigged with a 4′ leader, 1/16 oz. jighead and TriggerX grub. I ended up catching one of the biggest trout fishing the TriggerX Tube in the chartreuse color.
It took us over an hour to locate a school of feeding trout and Aaron started things off by landing the first keeper trout that hit a TriggerX 3 1/2″ Paddle Tail Minnow. The action was quick and it was over and we had a couple of nice trout in the livewell.
We continued to fish a large grass flat and again found another school of feeding trout and landed about a dozen more fish. I was fortunate to land a really nice chunky trout that ended up being the biggest fish of the outing.
After catching a nice limit of trout we headed back home & stopped for about 1/2 hr. at Boca Grande Pass to do some deep-water, bottom fishing for eating-size snapper. We caught a limit of snapper and Aaron again caught a variety of snapper and small grouper fishing the same area.