So on the coast where the Speckled Trout roam, these trout can take down pray up to 2/3 their body length. Trophy trout are considered to be 30in +, at least here in Texas, and people occasionally find these monsters dead with a 20in plus mullet or redfish stuck in their mouth they couldnt swallow and they drown. I have also caught small rat reds (about 10in) on a full size 3 hook super spook and hit it like a freight train. Dont under estimate what fish will eat because i am always surprised.
Now i know that this isnt the everyday norm but when they are hungry they are going to eat.