1. High tide and a box of squid will have you catching these babies all day 😉

    Gulf Flounder with a Squid

    1. kenny thompson 0
      very nice
    2. Kevin McCarthy 0
    3. J C 0
      Id rather catch something else i see
    4. Erin Coles 0
      Thank you! ✌🎣
    5. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Nice flounder. Nice pic too!
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  2. Erin, this is what We caught the using that rig, and it was a slow day.

    1. kenny thompson 0
      Nice catch
    2. Keith Bodine 0
      Thank you Jim.
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice catch Keith
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  3. Roping in more speckled trout

    1. Erin Coles 0
      Never tried live mullet Keith! Lemme see if I can get my hands on some :)
    2. Keith Bodine 0
      Looks like you know where and how to fish for them. Can you get some live mullet? If so, I'll tell you how to catch some big Trout.
    3. Erin Coles 0
      In the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, VA :)
    4. Keith Bodine 0
      Where are you fishing?
    5. Erin Coles 0
      Yeah and here they have to be 16 in. To keep this one was about 12. But I tell ya salt water fishing is so much more of a challenge for me. I love it!
    6. Douglas Ward 0
      Good call.. For me though I might eat one if the lake or stream was clean enough... But my lake has signs all over it warning not to get the water in your mouth.... ...more Which is enough reason not to eat them lol
    7. Erin Coles 0
      Released it. I usually just catch and release :)
    8. Douglas Ward 0
      did you eat the trout or pitch it back?
    9. Erin Coles 0
      Thanks guys!
    10. T Sen 0
    11. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      That is a well balanced pic!! Nice trout.
    12. Robert Coleman 0
      👍 The key to that spot looks like good balance! Great pic!
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  4. After 3 hours of fishing with live worms and nothing biting besides the crabs, I decided to try an artificial rattle shrimp. First cast, and caught this beauty. ...more 16 in. Speckled trout. And ya'll know what that means-- 16 inches and she's a keeper!

    16 in. Spotted Seatrout with a Rattled Shrimp

    1. Capt Morris Campbell 0
    2. T Sen 0
      those are the best kind to catch....the ones big enough to legally keep, and not full of eggs.
    3. Erin Coles 0
      Thank you Robert!
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice one Erin! 👍👍👍
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  5. Speckled Trout
    Salt Ponds, Hampton VA

    1. Keith Bodine 0
      You won't be sorry. You'll see some larger trout too. So, hang on. It may take a few misses to get the hang of it. It did me. Be sure you count to 5 or even ...more ten, if they're taking it out slow, before pulling up on your rod.
    2. Erin Coles 0
      Awesome keith!!! Love this advice-- can't wait to try this!!!!
    3. Keith Bodine 0
      Erin You need live finger mullet, 3-4" long. If you have an Academy, or Dicks Sporting Goods, buy some silver "chatter" weights, made here in Houston. ...more Buy the smallest silver weights, 5 to a pack. Tie on the weight to your fishing line, and use a 20 or 30 pound leader, about 20" long, with a 4.0 or 5.0 Circle hook for trout. Let the line sink to the bottom and hold your rod at about a 45 degree angle. Keep the line taught. When you feel the slightest bump, lower your rod tip in front of you and count to five. By then the trout should have sucked in the mullet and is moving away with it. Don't jerk your rod up too hard. Just pull back on it quickly and the fish hooks itself. Trout hate mullet because they eat their eggs. If a trout is near and sees a mullet swimming, it will attack it. If you jerk the rod back hard, sometimes you'll pull the mullet out of the trouts mouth. Good Luck.
    4. Erin Coles 0
      Keith found some artificial mullet. Trying it now --but cant find live today
    5. Keith Bodine 0
      Awesome girl. You're killing them.
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Fishing Favorites

  • Species Croaker, speckled trout, flounder
  • Waterway James River, Chesapeake Bay
  • Lure Rattle shrimp, artificial blood worms, squid