One of the things that brings anglers to the Coastal Bend is the prevalence of redfish in the bays of the Gulf Coast. The draw of redfish is part for its excellent meat and part for the challenge of catching it. This stealthy fish makes its home in everything from grass flats to tidal lakes to passes leading to the Gulf, but once hooked, it puts up one heck of a fight!
Crabs, shrimp, mullet, pinfish, and croaker are their most desired food, but their list of acceptable food is a long one. While redfish are bottom feeders, they are also opportunistic and will eat injured or fresh kill. Anglers can use this flexibility, attracting them with both live and dead bait.
Most anglers locate redfish using shallow running boats, kayaks, or wading into shallow water. A common trick is to look for schools of baitfish that are agitated and cast just past the school, working backward. Young redfish especially prefer water that seems too shallow to contain them, as well as oyster reefs and cuts or breaks in shoreline or structures. In late summer and early fall, anglers can take advantage of older redfish preparing for their fall run into deeper waters. The fish hang out on the large flats near the Gulf preparing for spawning season. Keep in mind that the State of Texas does have a limit on the number of redfish over 28 inches you can catch because of the popularity of catching the fish during this time.
For more information on fishing for redfish in the Coastal Bend, check out this website.
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