THIS Lure Helped Me Catch My BIGGEST Redfish Ever [Rigging, Techniques, & More]
I CAUGHT MY BIGGEST REDFISH EVER!!!
Last week, I had such a memorable trip and I even caught the redfish of a lifetime.
This is can’t miss footage!!
My BIGGEST Redfish Ever [VIDEO]
I caught my personal best redfish on an artificial lure last week.
If you fish in small bays and lagoons as I do, then you know that the bigger fish have seen it all.
These fish know an artificial lure when they see one.
If you are targeting giant bull redfish this summer, then you NEED these 3 things in your tackle box on every trip.
Before we dive into the tackle and gear you need, let’s talk through the different scenarios you might find yourself in.
In the summer and fall months, bull redfish tend to school up a bit more.
The breeders will go into spawn mode during this time as well.
However, in the time leading up to this, you will find bull redfish in 3 different fashions.
You might come across 2-3 redfish cruising along that are more often than not completely disinterested in your lure offering.
These fish are most likely moving from Point A to Point B and are not actively feeding.
On the other hand, they may also be moving around in small schools.
This can spark competitive hunting at the right time of the year.
The final situation you may find yourself in is sitting in front of a bunch of tailing redfish.
When redfish are tailing, they are specifically dialed into whatever bait is available on the bottom.
They are not chasing down mullet or crashing through bait pods.
More or less, they are scavenging for an easy meal opportunity.
Redfish are interested in crustaceans as well as other fish carcasses down near the bottom.
#1 – Artificial Shrimp Presentation
On this trip, I had the Slam Shady Power Prawn U.S.A. shrimp lure tied on my line.
I have been fishing my local lagoon for over 15 years now and have probably thrown just about every type of shrimp lure on the market.
Gulp!, DOA, and other shrimp lures do work but I personally have yet to hook into a giant bull redfish on any of these lures.
Until I started using the Power Prawn U.S.A.
You want a shrimp lure that not only looks like a shrimp but also actually behaves like a real shrimp.
Most other artificial shrimp lures are designed to catch the eye of the angler and not the fish.
Movement is the priority over looks.
The presentation has to be precise to entice the smarter, bigger redfish to strike.
We recently designed the Power Prawn U.S.A. (in Natural and Slam Shady color) that does exactly that.
When you slowly bounce this lure on the bottom, it looks exactly like a shrimp in its natural habitat.
So as I mentioned earlier, I know tailing redfish are keyed in on crustaceans and shrimp which makes this the ideal time to throw out the Power Prawn U.S.A.
#2 – Additional Scent
The additional scent is much more important than you would think because redfish of 40 inches and over are led by their olfactory senses.
Their sense of smell forces them to dig through the bottom in search of scraps of a fish carcass or a crab.
If you don’t apply extra scent to signal to the redfish that your offering is the real deal, the fish could spook off or worse just not even look twice at your lure.
I always add some Dr. Juice Scent to my artificial shrimp lures.
Dr. Juice has been proven to work on just about any type of inshore gamefish.
We’ve also partnered with Dr. Juice on this scent we use so you can’t get it anywhere else.
This proprietary scent hits on response triggers of fish forcing them to act on curiosity and check out your offering.
Any little bit that you can have as an advantage to get fish to strike your lure works to your benefit.
#3 – Additional Sound/Rattle
Rattles are a critical part of attracting fish over to strike your lures and especially when throwing artificial shrimp lures.
We have small Battle Rattles in our shop that you can simply pop into the rattle cavity of the Power Prawn U.S.A. lures.
As you slowly bounce the shrimp lure through the sand and mud, the slight rattles will catch the redfish’s attention.
Then you’ve got a lure that looks like a shrimp, moves like a shrimp, smells like a shrimp, with a clicking tail.
If you are fishing in dirty water without rattles, you run the risk of not getting noticed.
This is definitely something you will want to look into if you are fishing in those dirty water scenarios.
Power Prawn U.S.A. Bundle
The best part about this is you don’t have to worry about buying all of the necessary gear separately thanks to the Power Prawn U.S.A. bundle.
You get Power Prawn U.S.A. lures, our custom Hoss Helix Hooks that match perfectly to the Prawns, various jigheads, battle rattles, and anything you would need all in one bundle.
If you follow this recipe and end up in a similar situation that I found myself in, your chance of catching a big bull redfish are going to increase dramatically.
Have you ever found yourself out on the water in a similar situation that I was in with these tailing redfish?
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