With a guaranteed payout (cash and prizes) of $3000, the ?ver=1437560163000″ target=”_blank”>2015 Taylor County Fall Trout Tournament will attract anglers from across the region, all tossing live or artificial baits and hoping to catch the heaviest 5-trout stringer or the largest of the species. There will be simultaneous weigh-ins at Steinhatchee (Sea Hag Marina) and Keaton Beach (Big Bend Properties). Entry fee is $30 per angler.
Seatrout are one of the most abundant fish in Florida. Large trout get to be big because they’re smart. They’ve usually spent their lives being tempted by all sorts of live and artificial baits, tossed by numerous anglers. However, it’s possible to trick them into biting with the right lure, like D.O.A 3-inch shrimp or a Paul Brown lure from MirrOlure. Long casts and stealth are important, too, especially when the water is clear, as it is along our Natural North Florida coastline. You’ll also find these bigger fish over rocky structure on cool sunny days, and they usually travel alone, cruising on the lookout for a stray mullet or pinfish.