Red Drum

Scientific Name: Sciaenops ocellatus

Common Aliases: Redfish, Bull Red, Puppy Drum, Channel Bass

Fish Facts: Found in the coastal waters and marshes of the United States, red drum range from Texas all the way up to Massachusetts. These fish can grow up to 60 inches and weigh on average 55 lbs when fully mature. Their diet consists mainly of crustaceans and occasionally baitfish.

Did you know? – Red Drum are named after the “drumming” noise they create by using special muscles that rub against their air bladder.

Below is the full library of tips, tactics, and trip reports for this species:

You’ve Got To See This Solo Double-Up On Redfish

How can you pass up catching more than just one fish from an entire school of redfish? The solo double-up is for sure a challenge but...
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Flood Tide Tips To Catch Tons Of Redfish (Lures & Tactics)

Are you often fishing in coastal marshes with massive flood tides? What are the best lures and tactics to target big fish? The secret is...
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Where To Find & Catch Bull Redfish This Fall Like A Pro

If you want to catch a bull redfish this fall, then you need to know where to find them! There are the obvious places but if you know how...
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This Is How To Use Jerk Shads (Rigging & Retrieval Tips)

Are you struggling to catch fish using a jerk shad or our Alabama Leprechaun lure? You must remember to always...
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How To Catch More Fish In Murky Water (Around Structure)

Are you often wondering why you aren't catching fish in murky water? You may need to change up your tactics because fish typically stay...
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This Is How To Locate Redfish On High Tide Around Grass Flats

Want to know the secrets to catch slot redfish on high tide? There's no mystery that redfish are going to go where the bait is but do you...
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How To Scout For Bull Redfish On The Flats (New Exploration Trip)

Trying a new fishing spot can be tricky and challenging. The real key to testing new waters is to cover ground and use a variety of...
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How To Catch Big Redfish With A Lure Under A Popping Cork

Want to enhance your popping cork technique to catch big redfish? Check out these tips for the best presentation and a casting tip that...
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Deep Water Tactics For Bull Redfish [Insider Report: On-The-Water Tactics + Map Analysis]

On this trip I was still in pursuit of bull redfish. This report will show tactics for targeting them in deeper water. Quick Details: Craft:...
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Why 20% Of Fishermen Catch 80% Of The Redfish…

The best inshore saltwater anglers are hiding something from you. They have a distinct advantage - it's not what you think... find out how they do it here.
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Cut Bait Tactics To Catch Quality Fish [Map Analysis + On-The-Water Footage]

On this trip I decided to target redfish using cut bait. I will be discussing the tactics I used to get a bite shortly after...
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Mid Afternoon Winter Sight Fishing Trip [Tips and Tactics + Map Analysis]

The nice thing about fishing in the winter time is that you can take advantage of fishing later in the day. I did this on...
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How to Find and Fish Redfish and Black Drum Schools [Mini-Course]

It’s school time! Black drum and redfish are notorious for cruising the flats and tailing in large schools. Finding these schools (and catching the fish...
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Insider Report: Revisiting an Area Under Different Conditions [Results + Map Analysis]

On this trip (Late Fall) I re-visited an area I fished back in July (Summer). Conditions were a bit different with cooler water temps and...
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How Bottom Composition Can Help You Find Fish In the Winter [Insider Report]

In this trip report you will find a great example of how different types of bottom will or will not hold fish during the colder...
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