The Best Lures For Catching Redfish [Surprise Answer]
By: Luke Simonds on March 7, 2018
Wondering what the best lures for redfish are?
Well if you go to any tackle store, you’ll surely see that the choices of lures for catching redfish are pretty much unlimited…
There are just so many different lure options these days.
Since this is one of the most common questions that we get, I wanted to put this video together to highlight the most important thing to consider when thinking about your redfish lures.
And the answer may very well surprise you (as you’ll see below).
Watch this video below because it shows an example of the priorities you should have regarding lures for redfish.
Hint: the lure isn’t as important as you think it is…
Best Redfish Lures
The actual best lure for redfish can vary based on water depth, clarity, season, etc., so there is not an all-encompassing answer to that question.
But there is an all-encompassing factor that is much more important than the specific lure being used.
Click on the video image below to see what that BIG factor is:
The Best Lures For Redfish
Did the answer surprise you?
As shown in the video above, the actual lure being used is not nearly as important as the spot that you’re fishing when it comes to catching redfish.
That being said, here are 2 lists of lures that I really trust for catching redfish:
Shallow Water Lures for Redfish
- Soft plastics rigged on weighted hooks or worm hooks
- Weedless spoons
- Hard plastic twitch baits
- Topwater lures
Deep Water Lures for Redfish
- Soft plastics rigged on jig heads (weighted properly for target depth)
- Bucktail Jigs
- Diving plugs
But the truth is that 90% of fish hold in 10% of the water…
So the smartest thing to do is put a majority of your effort into finding the 10% of water that holds the most fish (instead of worrying about selecting the absolute perfect lure).
Because the reality is that there is no such thing as the “best lure for redfish” that spans all water depths and all seasons.
On the other hand, there is absolute truth to the fact that redfish often congregate in areas for feeding.
And when you are in those feeding zones, the actual bait used isn’t very important as displayed in the video above.
As you saw in the video, there is no one perfect lure when it comes to catching redfish.
Are there certain redfish lures that work better than others?
But the moral of the story is that if you aren’t in an area that is holding redfish, there isn’t a lure in the world that can help you catch any.
On the other hand, if you spend more time predicting where the redfish will be (and less time buying tons of lures), your chances skyrocket in terms of catching redfish more consistently.
My results significantly improved when I simply began arming myself with one or two lures that I trust for a given depth of water that I’m targeting.
And then forcing myself to not doubt the lure when fishing knowing that the actual location that I’m fishing is so much more important.
For consistent results over time, it is essential to get very good at quickly assessing the area you’re fishing as being a Feeding Zone or a Dead Zone.
That assessment will prevent yourself from spending a lot of time in a bad area when there very well be a hot spot just around the corner like I found the day of the trip shown above.
If you need help assessing areas and finding new feeding zones even when fishing in areas you’ve never been to before, then be sure to check out our Insider Fishing Club.
Do you have any particular lures that you like best for catching redfish? If so, please use the Comments section below to share what you like best with the group.
And as always, you’re of course welcome to ask any questions you have in the Comments section too.
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