Seasonal Trout Fishing
Winter Trout Fishing
“If you find the bait, you’ll find the fish” is a good rule of thumb to follow during the winter. Diving Terns and Gulls are great indicators of bait and shrimp schools. This works year-round. If you actually see several small schools of mullet or shrimp flow past you in the tide, you're probably in a good run. Once you locate bait, focus on current breaks (structures, eddies, etc.) where the trout can hide from the strong current and ambush passing bait.
Spring Trout Fishing
As the water begins to warm and bait moves back into the shallows, so do the trout. Trout schools can be found on sand flats and shallow water chasing bait in the Spring. Focusing on shell banks and creek mouths can be very productive this time of year. Gator Trout are usually in deeper water waiting for bait to pass.
Summer Trout Fishing
Early morning is your best bet to catch trout in the heat of the Summer. Getting out before the sun rises and working oyster beds, sandbars, and grass lines as the tide begins to fall, is a good plan. Fishing a live bottom in deeper water is another great option in the summer heat. While this technique works well throughout the day, it works best during slower tidal flows.
Fall Trout Fishing
Fall fishing is hot for everything in Georgetown. Focusing on an area where the cooler offshore water is pouring into the bay or inlet is a good bet, during the beginning of fall when the water is still warm. As the water begins to cool, the trout continue to move further up the creeks and rivers. The top half of the tide is preferred, but trout can be caught during anytime of the tide in the Fall. Working the edges and bringing the bait toward the boat in the same direction the bait would naturally move is a good technique.