Seasoned anglers know big speckled trout eat big baitfish, and there’s no better way to catch them than throwing a big mullet-looking bait during the winter. In fact, their dietary habits change from eating shrimp and small baitfish to almost exclusively larger baitfish when they reach 20- to 22-inches. This shift in behavior immediately makes them more elusive as they go from eating 20 to 30 small shrimp a day to one or two 8-inch mullet. Trout eat numerous kinds of baitfish. After all, they are opportunists, but the kind that offers them the most opportunity and is their preferred prey in virtually all ecosystems on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts is the lowly mullet.

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