Speckled Trout - May through July, and October through December
Speckled Trout, or Spotted Sea Trout can be found year-round in North Carolina waters. Depending on the time of year, they can be found anywhere from our coastal rivers on out to the beach front. The prime time to catch them is the fall and winter when they school up and migrate out of the marsh in search of food. They are normally found in slightly deeper water during the cooler months, and can be caught on medium light spinning rods or 5-6wt fly rods with intermediate or sinking lines. Speckled trout are a schooling fish, so when you find one, you will usually find many. Large Speckled Trout can also be found in the summer months over lush Eel Grass beds where they will readily take a topwater at first and last light.