Using Tackle for Redfishing

I just moved down here from Oregon and I have never been redfishing, what is the most common type of tackle to use and what is the best way to go to have a good fishing experiance?

When you talk about fishing for redfish, a couple of good suggestions come to mind. Fall fishing for redfish is probably the most popular season, but please don’t limit yourself that way. Just knowing the habits of the redfish in your area will make a difference and allow you to catch redfish all year long. During the summer season, tides are normally high. Look for redfish in the shallow pond areas during that time of the year. During autumn and winter, the tides are generally lower due to the prevailing north winds. Consequently, look for them in canals, bayous, and deep channels. In these places, during these times, redfish are plentiful. During summer, target areas such as over reefs, marshes, and in shallows. Redfish tend to bite almost in a frenzy the day before a front moves in. So, watching for weather trends can be helpful. The day after a front, redfish won’t bite no matter what you offer them. Try live bait when possible using the natural offerings the redfish would normally find such as minnows or crabs, but artificial baits such as plastic minnows, a curly tailed minnow like lure, or � ounce gold spoons are good choices as well.

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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