speckled trout


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Recent Examples on the Web The reefs will provide hard-bottom habitat where saltwater sport fish such as speckled trout, redfish and flounder are likely to hang out. USA TODAY, "‘Embracing tree,’ buffalo retirement, castaway cows: News from around our 50 states," 14 Nov. 2019 The refuge spans 26 miles of coastal Louisiana in Cameron and Vermilion parishes, provides recreational fishing opportunities for crabs, shrimp, redfish, speckled trout, black drum, largemouth bass and other species. USA TODAY, "Cat burglar, prison bats, USS Arizona Memorial: News from around our 50 states," 4 Sep. 2019 Halving the speckled trout bag limit likely will have little impact on the number of trout the average upper-coast angler retains. Shannon Tompkins, ExpressNews.com, "Texas hunters, anglers in for big rule changes," 16 Aug. 2019 An angler could literally pierce a cut rag on a jighead, and lure a strike from a ravenous speckled trout or redfish. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "This lure overcame bad conditions to catch plenty fish," 25 Jan. 2018 Arguably the most underrated pattern along the entire Gulf Coast is throwing big, noisy topwater plugs to speckled trout as long as a man's arm during the late-winter and early spring months. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Trophy trout completely wreck topwater plugs," 27 Feb. 2018 The trip started slowly but quickly ramped up, with a variety of species -- including redfish, speckled trout, marsh bass and more -- coming over the gunwale. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "How to find fish in unfamiliar marsh," 24 Apr. 2018 But speckled trout, founder, croaker, drum and other marine fish have been found in the traps. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "State's annual crab-trap removal program makes tons of sense," 10 Feb. 2018 Croakers, members of the redfish and speckled trout family, are considered bycatch when shrimpers are harvesting bait and table fare. Ralph Winingham, San Antonio Express-News, "Croaker season lights up speckled trout action at Baffin Bay," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of speckled trout

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Speckled trout.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speckled%20trout. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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