Redfish are a huge draw for anglers coming to the Gulf Coast. Our unique ecosystem of grass flats, tidal lakes, and passes leading into the Gulf provides the perfect environment for redfish. Despite their prevalence though, they can be a challenge to catch! Once you have one on the line, you’re in for a fight. But the bragging rights and wonderful meat make the experience worthwhile.
Because they’re easiest to spot in shallow water, kayak fishing and wading are popular methods to use. Shallow running boats also work well. Young redfish especially like to dwell in water that seems way too shallow. You can also find them in oyster reefs and cuts or breaks in the shoreline or structures. A good tip is to look for agitated baitfish in the water. Then you can cast past the school of baitfish and work backward.
Bait for redfish is varied and flexible. They are normally bottom feeders and prefer crabs, shrimp, mullet, pinfish, and croaker. However, they will also seize opportunities that arise from injured or fresh kill. This flexibility is useful for anglers, who can use both live and dead bait.
For more information on fishing for redfish in the Coastal Bend, check out this website.
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