Speckled trout, more properly known as spotted sea trout, Cynoscion nebulosis, is not actually a member of the trout family but is actually from the family of drums. Unlike the red and black drums, croakers and other drums that make their drumming sound when stressed, speckled trout use their drumming sounds to attract females. I always considered speckled trout one of the most attractive fish in the Cajun realm and along with flounder were my favorite fish to catch and eat. Like red drum, speckled trout developed a golden iridescence in the brackish waters and salt marshes if my youth.
This print’s artwork was chosen from a selection of illustrations Jim created for his line of Cajun autobiographical cookbooks, also called “Cotton’s Seafood.” The art is professionally printed on 140lb card stock. The print’s stock, frame, backer board, and plastic cover are all acid-free and archival quality.