Rods: 612-foot Waterloo HP Slam or equivalent, rated for 14- to 34-ounce lures; 8- to 14-pound line.
Reels: Shimano Core 50 or equivalent casting reel.
Lines: 20- or 30-pound braided line.
Leaders: 25-pound fluorocarbon.
Lures: MirrOlure She Pup, Heddon Super Spook Jr., and Bass Assassin Chicken on a Chain 5-inch Saltwater Shad and 4-inch Sea Shad.
What: Speckled trout.
Where: Entire Texas coast.
Who: Trout fishing is tailor-made for do-it-yourself outings, but you’ve got to start somewhere, and even guides began their careers fishing with guides. Give yourself a head start by fishing with a pro. It’s money well spent.
Capt. James Plaag
Capt. Bink Grimes
Capt. Bruce Shuler
Port O’Connor/Baffin Bay
Capt. Chad Peterek
Capt. Jay Watkins
Tips for Texas Seatrout