Questions and answers

How big can a speckled trout get?

How big can a speckled trout get?

39 inches
The spotted seatrout grows to a maximum length of 39 inches (100 cm) TL (total length) and a maximum weight of 17.5 pounds (7.9 kg). Males reach sexual maturity at approximately 2 years of age – 7.9-9.4 inches (20-24 cm) standard length (SL), while females mature at 3 years of age – 8.3-9.8 inches (21-25 cm) SL.

What is considered a big speckled trout?

A six-pound fish is considered large and ten pounders are occasionally caught. Female spotted seatrout grow more quickly and reach larger sizes than males. Females can live to age ten. Consequently, essentially all spotted seatrout weighing five pounds or more are females.

How old is a 30 inch speckled trout?

They commonly live to be 9 to 10 years of age and can reach lengths of more than 30 inches. The record trout taken by rod and reel in Texas mea- sured 37.25 inches and weighed 15.6 pounds. Before your fishing trip, be sure to check regulations on bag, possession and size limits.

What is the world record cutthroat trout?

The world record cutthroat trout is a Lahontan at 39 in (99 cm) and 41 lb (19 kg).

Do speckled trout have worms?

Research has shown that approximately 40% of Louisiana and Mississippi speckled trout are host to spaghetti worms, with an average of between one and two worms occurring per fish. It may appear that many more worms exist, but often one worm is cut into several pieces during filleting.

Are speckled trout bottom feeders?

The all-tackle world-record fish—caught in 1995 near Fort Pierce, Florida—weighed in at an astonishing 17 pounds 7 ounces. Although seatrout are actually bottom dwellers, they will attack surface flies in shallow water at dawn, but the hookup ratio tends to be pretty low with that method.

What salinity is best for speckled trout?

10 to 20 parts per thousand
Most inshore marine finfish species such as speckled trout, redfish and black drum prefer water with a salinity of 10 to 20 parts per thousand. For months, water this salty has been rare in much of the Galveston Bay complex and nonexistent in Sabine Lake.

What is the biggest trout ever recorded?

The world record rainbow trout title belongs to Canadian fisher Sean Konrad. The International Game Fish Association’s (IGFA) record book now lists his 48-pound, 42-inch catch as the biggest ever rainbow trout specimen – a true world record trout.

Is it OK to eat fish with worms?

But there should be caution in consuming raw fish because some species of fish can contain these harmful worms. Eating raw, lightly cured, or insufficiently cooked infected fish can transfer the live worms to humans. Often, if an infected fish is eaten, the parasites may be digested with no ill effects.