Well the wind layed during the first of the week and allowed us to make the run to the short rigs, located several miles off the beach front. Almost like clockwork, the 4th of July Holiday marks the beginning of summertime red hot speckled trout action at the oil rigs. We are getting them on scented soft plastics on 3/8 to 1/2 oz jig heads. You will need the extra weight to get your lure down there near the bottom. The water depth will range from 18 to 27 feet, depending on the rig you are on.
Also as an added bonus, keep an eye open for the floating grass lines. Triple-tail are suspending just below the surface and you can sight cast to them.They will eat the scented soft plastics, although you will need to throw a light jig head at them... Good Fishin, Capt Bruce
Tide Line Charters
Capt Bruce Baugh