Can you give me some redfish fishing advice or tips

Can you give me some redfish fishing advice or tips? I’m having a hard time catching them.

Well, redfish are very spooky, and they can be downright wary, so it is no wonder that you are having some trouble catching them. Still, if you follow a few bits of sound advice, you will be reeling in the redfish in no time at all. One thing you will need to pay considerable attention to is water clarity. When the water is especially clear, they are going to be even more spooky and wary. If you are wade fishing, you should try to cast as far into the redfish as possible and make no excess noise. Redfish are as spooky in shallow water as they are in really clear water. If you are boat fishing, try poling into the fish, and be as quiet as you can. Use medium weight casting or spinning tackle. Twenty pound test line is good for most uses when you are fishing for redfish. If you can use live bait like mud minnows, shrimp, porgies, or finger mullet, or fresh cut bait such as mullet, pinfish, croaker, you will see the best results, but you can also see good results using plastic grubs and topwaters such as electric chicken or chartreuse Bass Assassin swim tailed grubs. Use a standard type bottom rig with a sinker, a swivel, a leader, and a hook of about a 5/0 size. Another tip is to watch the tides. When you fish the incoming tide, it carries the bait in toward the shore, so you will want to fish the shallows near the shore, but on the outgoing tide, you will see the bait carried out, and the redfish will be close behind, so you will want to fish the deeper areas and the channels if you plan to fish the outgoing tide.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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