After some thinking, I knew I wanted to catch a Speckled Trout. I had tried previously once, but I wasn't armed with a lot of knowledge. I wanted the challenge of trying to work towards catching something new for me, something that wasn't as easy as sitting there with live bait. Not very experienced with soft plastics, I began to play around with some simple jigging techniques near an area I thought might hold some specs. I used a cork rig with a soft plastic at first. After some time with no luck, I removed the cork and switched to a red jig head and a Gulp instead of a regular soft plastic, and everything changed! My 2nd cast out, this small 12" Speckled Trout couldn't resist
Afterwards, I kept working towards catching more, changing spots throughout the afternoon. I saw another larger spec come up next to the jet ski. It had followed the Gulp all the way without striking. Right when I noticed the trout, my jig had just came up from the water. Never saw the fish again. Oh well.
My girlfriend called me and told me plenty of rain was likely headed my way. I knew there was a good chance it would since I knew a cold front was coming through later on, so shortly after I went ahead and called it a day. It was calm day, very relaxing, weather was perfect, and I came back satisfied that I was able to catch a Speckled Trout.