OK, SO IF YOU'RE READING THIS IN YOUR OFFICE OR CUBE OBVIOUSLY YOU DIDN'T TAKE OUR ADVICE AND GO FISHING INSTEAD. We'll let you slide this week and give you some tips for pulling in big red drum from Capt. Richie so that when you do finally stop rowing that desk and get outside you won't be all fumble fingered. But really many more weeks of this nose to the grindstone business and we may have to give up hope on you. Remember this mantra for a long and happy life : FISH, EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT!
Bull Redfish continue to Bite in Coastal Georgia - How to rig for and how to catch Big Redfish.
We gathered up some live bait again yesterday morning around 9 AM and headed to one of our favorite channel sloughs on the incoming tide to find big Georgia Redfish.
Around mid-tide, the Redfish bite was on! Most of these are the smaller Male Redfish under 40 pounds. Redfish in this size range put up an incredible fight on medium spinning tackle. Here is the tackle we use:
Reel: Okuma 5500 Trio Spinning Reel
Rod: Medium Action 7 ft. Okuma Spinning
Line: Cortland Speckled Braid (50-65 Pound)
Leader: 60 Pound Cajun Red Mono (2 ft. in length)
Weight: 2-4 Ounces, depending on current
Rig Type: Knocker
How to fish it: Redfish are mainly bottom feeders that use their keen sense of smell to find their meals. They do not rely on finding their food with their eyesight. That being said, Redfish can see in green water and off colored brown water when clear, but they're well equipped for muddy water as a mainstay.
We fish muddy water conditions most of the time in areas where visibility in the water is less than 1 foot. When this is the case, fishing your bait directly on the bottom and 100% stationary is key. This allows the hungry Redfish to find the bait using their nose and the baitfish cannot evade him so his interest stays peaked until he has eaten his meal. Your bait and hook! Note that reeling your baits in too much will cause you to miss chances at catching Redfish in murky water.
Fresh Bait is Key: If you're using fresh bait caught from the area you're fishing, that's more than likely what the Redfish are eating as well. This is bitter sweet, meaning that if no baitfish of any kind are in the area, you may be wasting your time. A proven theory for any type of fishing is: Find Bait - Find Fish. There is not many exceptions to this rule.
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