Red Fish, Capt Richie Waxes Conservationists , We Assert The Eatery
EDITOR'S NOTE: We agree with everything that Capt. Richie says about fighting these fish too long on too light a tackle endangering the fish's survival chances upon release. We also agree about the females, conservation of the resource, and the desirability of the really big ones as mounts. But being Cajun we have to note that the Red Drum is a highly edible species especially in the 20 to 25 inch size.
Spectacular Redfish Fishing Today. If you're looking for some of the best Bull Redishing on the East Coast, Coastal Georgia is the place to get it done! Period.
St. Simons Island Fishing and Jekyll Island Fishing for Redfish is about all we do this time of year. And, from the pics, you can see why.
These fish not only make great photos and mounts, they put on a fight with the Angler and the fishing Rod like no other fish. We've tailored our+OkumaUSA Trio 5500 series Spinning Reels with custom light weight rods for the "perfect" Bull Redish setup for fishing for big reds in heavy Current and tidal flow.
Keep in mind, if you fight these fish too long in heavy current using ultra light fishing tackle, you'll exhaust and kill them. Many of these larger Redfish are egg bearing females and are the key to the future of the Redfish fishery in many Coastal areas.
With that in mind, our custom rod and reel set up has heavy line, but the +OkumaUSA Trio Spinning Reels are medium in size (5500) but weigh virtually nothing. This reel is paired with a custom Graphite Rod to provide the angler with the pleasure of fishing light tackle, but the fish can be landed in a suitable and safe time frame.