Florida Everglades Fishing Charters

Fishing for Spotted Seatrout in Everglades National Park

Spotted Seatrout

Spotted Seatrout is another species found in the Everglades. These fish are found over the grassy areas out front along the Gulf of Mexico, in potholes up on the shallow flats and over oyster bars where they will inhale a topwater plug.

Trout feed primarily on shrimp and small baitfish, and unlike most of our other species here, they like the cooler water temperatures. Most of the Seatrout caught here are in the one to four pound range, although fishing over the oyster bars in the spring can produce some fish in the eight to ten pound range known to the locals as gator trout.

Florida Record:

15 lbs. 6 oz.

IGFA World Record:

17 lbs. 7 oz.

Best Times to Fish for Spotted Seatrout in the Everglades:

Spotted Seatrout are found throughout the Everglades area year round. The cooler months of the year produce good numbers of fish over the grassy areas out front and in the deeper holes. In the spring and early summer months, I like to fish for trout over the oyster bars and the shallow grass flats.

Florida Spotted Seatrout Regulations

Slot Limits: 15 to 20 inches - Anglers are allowed four fish per person with one fish in the bag limit to be over 20 inches.

Closed Season: Seatrout season is closed in our region in November and December.


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