Searching Out Speckled Trout

On a recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina, I decided to do some last-minute fishing. I was looking to catch something to bring home, so it being edible/legal to keep were my only stipulations.

After getting lots of “We’re full this week” responses, and understandably so given the last-minute nature of my request, I came in contact with an outfitter with an opening.

The outfitter was from Charleston, and it looked to me like he could probably navigate the water in his sleep. He told me we would be targeting speckled trout, much to my delight. I absolutely love trout. I love not having to deal with scales and I love their taste, but I had yet to enjoy a speckled trout.

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