Texas’s Favorite Lure For Trout (Does It Work Elsewhere?)

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Video best lures for speckled trout in texas

Several cold fronts have significantly dropped water temperatures and forced some unpredictable conditions on us.

But the time is NOW to go out and specifically target huge trophy speckled trout.

In the video below, I’ll show you how to predict where these fish move with precision and the main lure Texans love to use to catch them.

Take a look!!

Texas’s Favorite Lure For Trout [VIDEO]

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Links to Gear Used:

  • Lures:
    • Paul Brown Fat Boy (Corky)
    • Salt Strong MulliganHoss Helix 3/0
    • Alabama LeprechaunHoss Helix 4/0
  • Rod: 7’6 TFO Tactical Medium-Fast
  • Reel: 2500 Daiwa BG MQ
  • Mainline: 10lb PowerPro
  • Leader: Seaguar Blue Label Fluorocarbon
  • Waders: Simms Freestone
  • Boots: Orvis Clearwater
  • Belt: G2 Wade Belt
  • Scent:
    • Dr. Juice Saltwater Slam Exclusive Scent
  • Hats & Apparel:
    • The Unsinkable Fishing Hat
    • Salt Strong Club Shirt
    • Salt Strong Club Hoodie

If you want to simplify your tackle box and catch more fish, I created a guide to everything you need for Texas Fishing!

Check out the Texas Bundle here

On-The-Water Observations

The Corky is a Texas staple that has been in trout fisherman’s tackle boxes for years and years.

Fellow Insider Members and even other Fishing Coaches have called me CRAZY for fishing with the Corky so much.

Most anglers outside of Texas simply doubt its effectiveness and write it off.

I started this trip off wanting to throw some topwater lures.

After a few casts with a Heddon Super Spook Jr. and a couple of missed fish, I switched over to the Corky.

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The reason for fish not fully committing to topwater lures was the lack of mullet hitting the surface.

I saw mullet here and there breach the surface but not as often.

The mullet that did breach the surface were most likely getting chased down by something underneath.

The baitfish were swimming up to the surface because they were being chased, not because that’s where they were holding.

Little things like this are a perfect example of what you should take note of out on the water.

The mullet behavior on this trip told me how the fish were feeding and, most importantly, where I should have my lure swim in the water column.

The trout wanted to chase the mullet and pin it to the surface with nowhere to go.

Most of the hits I had were in deeper cuts that lay adjacent to wider bodies of water.

As I moved in shallower toward my boat, I started picking up lots of grass in the treble hooks.

So I switched the Corky out for the Alabama Leprechaun Jerk Shad.

Corky Lure Retrieve

The Corky itself can be bent on either side to adjust the action or have the lure swim deeper.

However, I don’t really alter the lure out of the packaging at all.

With regards to retrieving this lure, pop your fishing rod and reel simultaneously until you do that 10 consecutive times.

Then come to a complete stop and let that lure wobble down to the bottom.

Let that sink for about 3 seconds and then continue the retrieve at the same cadence.

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You should, however, adjust the waiting period as you move shallower or deeper.

Keep in mind that retrieves will be different based on where you’re fishing and how the fish behave on that day.

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Textbook Texas Trout Fishing at its finest!!!

The Corky should become part of your arsenal – even if you don’t live in Texas!

It can be useful when the fish are chasing mullet to the surface and feeding above them like they are RIGHT NOW.

Oh and if you have any questions about the Corky, please go ahead and let me know in the comments!!

Finding The Fish Help

In order to help make sure that you are targeting the right areas based on the latest feeding trends and upcoming weather forecasts, make sure to use the following 3 resources because they will save you a ton of time.

1. Weekend Game Plans (updated weekly)

These regional game plans will show you exactly what types of spots to target in under 10 minutes… just click the video to start, and you’ll be informed on what to do on your next trip.

Weekend Game Plan Lessons

2. Smart Fishing Spots Platform (updated every 15 minutes)

This exclusive software literally shows you where the most fish are likely to be feeding based on exactly when you’ll be fishing. It factors in the tides, wind, and weather to help you quickly see which areas to target throughout the day.

Smart Fishing Spots App

3. Community Reports (live feed)

The Insider Community platform is what you can use to see what is biting near you, and you can get to know other members who fish in your area. Plus, you can use it to keep a log of your catches so you can use past trips to help predict future catches.

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Community Platform

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Ethan Smith is a seasoned marine veteran, professional blogger, witty and edgy writer, and an avid hunter. He spent a great deal of his childhood years around the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona. Watching active hunters practise their craft initiated him into the world of hunting and rubrics of outdoor life. He also honed his writing skills by sharing his outdoor experiences with fellow schoolmates through their high school’s magazine. Further along the way, the US Marine Corps got wind of his excellent combination of skills and sought to put them into good use by employing him as a combat correspondent. He now shares his income from this prestigious job with his wife and one kid. Read more >>