Redfish Fishing Tips

When fishing with live bait for this species it is important that you keep your bait as fresh as possible.  Redfish do not have very large mouths.  You do not need a very large hook to catch this species.  If you keep your hook size as small as possible for the bait you are using your results will be better.

You will need to develop the skill to read the current and determine what is going to happen to your offering after it hits the water.  When you locate a trophy Redfish you will want to cast your bait far beyond its location.  If you cast right on top of the fish you will surely spook it and cause it to swim far away and refrain from eating for a bit.  The best method is to cast to a spot that will cause the current to naturally bring the bait directly into the area your prey is using for its ambush site.

Once hooked the Redfish is a very impressive fighter.  You will definitely need a reel that has a well oiled drag along with a rod with sufficient backbone to control the fish.  Redfish are very smart when it comes to getting off a hook.

They will use all obstructions whether natural or man made to get off the hook.  If there are docks in the area you are fishing they will head straight towards them once they are hooked.  You will need to horse fish away from problem areas whenever possible.

In conclusion I would like to stress again the importance of patience and knowledge when fishing for Redfish. As you spend more time on the water you will learn a great deal about this species and your fishing results will improve as a result of the knowledge and experience you have gained.

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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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