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Underwater video shows aggressive speckled trout feeding at night
A mesmerizing, new video from Florida shows just how fast and aggressive speckled trout can be while feeding. - photo by Grant Olsen
TAMPA BAY, Florida Anglers often wonder whats going on in the water beneath them. While fish finders show a distorted view of the action, the true underwater feeding tendencies of fish are often hidden from view.

A new video from Tampa Bay, Florida, shows just how fast and aggressive speckled trout are while feeding. Speckled trout arent found in Utah, but are common in the coastal waters of the southeastern states.

The video was captured by a Florida angler named Anthony Chacour. According to a report from The Times-Picayune, Chacour set up his GoPro camera in a pass that connects Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.

"I lit the area using my scuba-diving lights," Chacour said. "There are many different species that come through there, and speckled trout are one of the more common ones."

When Chacour retrieved his camera and watched the footage, he was thrilled to get such a close look at the feeding habits of his favorite quarry.

"I was amazed at how quick their reaction times are," he said. "They looked nice and relaxed, but once baitfish came by, they would spring into action.

According to The Times-Picayune article, Chacour often recalls the video when he fishes for speckled trout.

"Now when I get a strike, he said, I always think of that popping sound they make when catching prey.
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