One of my favorite “flats’ fish that I like to target in the winter time in south-west Florida is the Spotted Sea Trout. Recently I had the pleasure of fishing with our good friend Mike Scarlett while shooting a Here’s the Catch! TV show.
We fished hard-body “twitch-baits” over eel-grass growing in 1-3′ of water on a vast Florida shallow-water flat.
The key was timing as we needed to wait for high tide to raise water levels so we could get onto the flat. In our case this happened in late afternoon. The action was so quick that we literally shot the show in about 2 hrs.