Sea Trout are a popular species to catch in SW Florida both as a game fish and for their fine table fare. Trout can be caught year round, but we catch most of them from November through April in our waters. During warm periods, they are caught on shallower flats both by casting jigs and with a variety of baits such as shrimp and live sardines. During cool periods, they can be found schooled heavily in deeper channels and holes in the back country. Again, jigs take plenty of fish as well as shrimp fished near the bottom. The average trout we catch is in the 14 to 18 inch range, however recently, we have seen more and more fish running in the 23 to 26 inch range with more frequency.