Many times a run and gun approach will be your best bet, whether that means putting the trolling motor down and covering a long stretch of area or dropping anchor and fishing for no more than 5-10 minutes a stop. I don't think tide is the major factor in targeting big trout (with the exception of flooded grass), but more importantly that you have moving, clean water.
Tim's tip of the blog-Of the many structures that I have fished, I have found that rock and concrete are some of my favorites. Look for our next blog to key in on just how and what to present to your next "gator". Hope this helps, there's many ways to skin a cat (or a speck), but these are a few things that work for me.
Until then, you won't know if you don't go....
Coastal Georgia Inshore Charters
St Simons Island, Georgia