Best Water Depths To Target Redfish Year Round Like A Pro
How deep should you be fishing for redfish?
Well, there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer.
So you’ve got to know how to fish different depths for redfish depending on the conditions.
In this video, you’ll learn:
- Top inshore spots to target redfish
- Which depths to fish in each spot
- Best lures to use
- And more.
Check it out!
Best Depths To Fish For Redfish [VIDEO]
Although you can catch redfish in a couple of inches of water or really deep water, you’ll want to know the best strategy for each depth and the best spots to find them.
Top Inshore Spots To Target Redfish
Redfish can be at different depths based on where you live, the type of structure you’re fishing around, and the time of year.
Typically grass, marsh, and mud flats are anywhere from 1ft to 5ft in depth.
And most redfish are going to be feeding in 1ft to 2ft of water.
Make sure to target redfish closer to shorelines and shallow structure on the flats.
You can use paddletails and topwater lures to cover ground and cast to the shorelines at higher tides.
When the tide drops, look for areas with that same depth because it could be an area of refuge if redfish think the water is getting too low.
Focus on points, oyster bars, and shorelines on the flats.
Marsh Creek Systems
These systems are winding long mazes of creeks that can be as deep as 10ft to 15ft.
Redfish will be holding in areas where tides are not moving as much so they don’t have to work really hard to fight the current.
Focus on shallow marsh creeks that are close to areas that will dry up at low tide.
They will sit close to these zones to ambush prey that is forced out with the tide.
Oyster bars around points with a depth range of 3ft to 4ft seem to produce really well year-round with the exception of winter.
Fish will want deeper water where the temperatures are more constant.
Look for dark spots to find deeper water in the 8ft to 10ft range during colder months.
Docks and Pilings
Docks in intercoastal channels, pier pilings, and bridge pilings are all great spots for holding redfish.
Most redfish will be sitting on the very end of the dock in deeper water around 10ft to 15ft.
That’s because the widest variety of baitfish will be at the end of the docks and that’s exactly what redfish want to find!
While there will be fish outside of these various spots and water depths, these guidelines are for the predictable majority of redfish.
Make sure you stick to your game plan and focus on different depths during different times of the year and around different types of structure.
What water depths do you catch your best redfish?
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