St. George Islandís Tom Tiffin holds a spotted seatrout he caught and released while fishing at a favorite spot off the island April 18. Found inshore and nearshore in and around seagrass meadows, deep holes and and above oyster bars, these fish, also known as speckled trout, are very delicate, so returning unwanted or illegal fish promptly to the water is necessary to maintain a healthy population. Tiffin said the fish weighed just over 10 pounds, good sized considering the state record is 17 pounds, 7 ounces, for one caught near Ft. Pierce. Minimum size limit is more than 15 inches and less than 20 inches total length. Daily bag limit is five per harvester per day, including one greater than 20 inches.
Apr 25, 2013 at 12:01 AM Apr 25, 2013 at 12:19 PM