SWS Tackle Box:
Gulf Coast speckled trout
RODS: Casting: 6-foot rated for 6- to 12-pound line and 1⁄16- to 1⁄2- ounce lures. Spinning: 7-foot rated for 8- to 17-pound line and 1⁄4- to 5⁄8- ounce lures.
REELS: Spinning: Shimano Baitrunner or equivalent. Casting: Shimano Chronarch C1 or equivalent.
LINE: 12-pound mono on baitcasting reels, 30-pound braid on spinning reels; 3 feet of 20-pound-test fluoro leader.
LURES: 31⁄ 2- inch Yum Money Minnow on a 1⁄8- or 1⁄4ounce jig head; Berkley Gulp! 4-inch Swimming Mullet in chartreuse on a 1⁄32-, 1⁄16- or 1⁄8- ounce jig head; Bass Assassin Saltwater Shad in a Red Shad or Glow Chartreuse on a 1⁄4- ounce jig head
LIVE BAITS: Shrimp, croakers, mullet and pinfish