NEW SPECKLED TROUT LIMITS FOR PART OF THE COAST

In 2007, Special Regulations for speckled trout on the Lower Laguna Madre – below Marker 21 in the Land Cut area went into effect, setting a five fish per day bag limit and 10 fish possession limit. Some factors behind this move were reduced recruitment because of red tides, freeze kills, and an increased bay salinity caused by drought conditions. This measure seems to have helped with an increase in both numbers and size of trout being caught, so now the five fish limit is coming further north. Specifically, to the Highway 457 bridge near Sargent.

Speckled trout is one name for a fish also known as Spotted Sea Trout, or on the east coast as a Spotted weakfish. That name came from the fact that these fish have a “weak” mouth that hooks might easily pull through if the fisherman puts on too much pressure, – not because the fish fights “weak”, which is certainly not the case!

This limit takes effect September 1, 2014.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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2 Responses to NEW SPECKLED TROUT LIMITS FOR PART OF THE COAST

  1. MikeH says:

    Just send comments as you did this one.

  2. MikeH says:

    Thanks. I got the info for this post when I was researching an article I was asked to do for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Depart’s Hunting & Fishing Annual.

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