What type of seabed should I be fishing on when trying to catch speckled trout along the Texas Gulf Coast?

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It depends on the location and temperature of the water. Generally, speckled trout can be found in shallow bays and estuaries near grass flats and oyster beds.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department suggests:

shallower bays and estuaries with oyster beds and seagrass beds that attract prey species

However, other sources have more specific suggestions depending on the style of fishing:

Drift your boat over sandy flats, oyster beds, rocky bottoms, and wrecks.

Speckled trout are attracted to bait fish which typically steer clear of wide open sandy bottems.

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