Capt. Bobby Abruscato | Great Days Outdoors
Early Fall Can Be Feast or Famine

Early Fall Can Be Feast or Famine

In the early fall, the fish start to move with the bait as water temps change. Two hours into my mid-September charter, I was scratching my head and wondering where all the trout that I had been catching had gone. I had taken two days off and had expected to be able...
Live Bait Techniques for Inshore Saltwater Fish

Live Bait Techniques for Inshore Saltwater Fish

I use croakers—lively ones—for bait because the bite “cleans up.” At four in the morning, I was already sweating. I had just loaded up my gear and was launching my Skeeter at the ramp in Bayou la Batre on this mid-August morning. “Man,” I thought, “this is going to be...
Trolling for Wintertime Speckled Trout

Trolling for Wintertime Speckled Trout

Putting More Fish on the Boat in Cold Weather The air temperature just before dawn on this winter morning was in the upper 20s. That was cold enough, but the 20-minute run up the tidal river at more than 50 knots in my Skeeter was going to take our breath away. The...