The day I caught the specs in the picture large schools of bunker pushed into the sound I was fishing. Followed by the largest school of giant Stripers I have ever seen in shore. As I was hooked up to speckled trout the giant Stripers were stalking and darting in an attempt to eat them. To my chagrin, I large heavy weight Striper grabbed my lure and spooled me. Ending my fishing for the day. They also spooked the specs so bad it took me a week of scouting to find them.
Nothing like the first specs of the season. I caught the two specs in the picture in late September 2008.
I have no clue to the correlation between the Red tail hawks’ successful rabbit hunt and a successful Speckled trout fishing trip. I returned many times to find this guy waiting for me with his prize.