I have been enjoying spending most of Nov. and now Dec. fishing the shallow southwest Florida saltwater flats for a variety of fish. One of my favorite is the Spotted Sea Trout that can be caught by anglers just wading off the beaches and shorelines and fishing live shrimp or a variety of shallow artificial lures on the plentiful inter-coastal grass flats.
This late fall temps have been colder than usual with stronger northerly winds that has made for a magnified low tide. We have been targeting slightly deeper flats and fishing soft-plastic paddle-tail swim baits just under the surface.
The key is to locate a school of feeding fish when the tide is moving and fishing minnow imitating grubs quickly just below the surface.
One of the best ways to catch sea trout is by jigging and swimming a Lunker City Shaker grub on a 1/4 oz. jighead.