The Complete Bull Redfish Kit For Catching Big Fish In Shallow Murky Water
It’s BULL Redfish time!
Yes, we’re talking rod-bending, drag-pulling giant redfish!
And specifically, we’re talking about everything you need to catch them when you’re fishing in shallow murky water.
We’ve brought back the crowd-favorite Capt. Mark “HOLLYWOOOD” Johnson from FloridaKeysFunFishing.com to help us on this journey.
Ready to see the ten things you need to wrangle in some bull redfish?
Watch the video below.
Everything You Need To Catch Bull Redfish [VIDEO]
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Here’s everything you need to catch big bull redfish when fishing shallow murky water:
To learn more about how to rig popping corks for big redfish, check out this article here.
When targeting the big bulls, we usually step up our leader strength and go for 40 or 60lb test leader.
Capt. Hollywood recommends 1/2 oz 6/0 long shank wide gap jig heads.
On this fishing trip, we were using the Slam Shady paddletail (Insiders only).
Check out this incredible video of the Slam Shady in action catching big redfish and black drum!
Capt. Hollywood recommends using 15-20lb braided line.
4000 Series Reel
These are strong fish, so we stepped it up from our normal 2000-3000 series reels.
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7′ Spinning Rod
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These are big fish that can suck down that jig head, so to make sure we can get it out, Capt. Hollywood always recommends bringing a long grabber.
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Whether there are sharks or big catfish around, or you’re using a topwater lure with two treble hooks, a dehooker can always come in handy.
Having a tool like a Boga Grip helps you grab, weigh, take a picture with, and release fish.
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Alright, now that you have everything you need to catch big bull reds, the only thing left to do is go out and catch them!
Check out these articles to read more about catching bull reds:
- Sight Fishing For Bull Redfish [Florida vs. Louisiana]
- Jigging Around Bridges For Monster Bull Redfish (3 Must-Know Tips)
- How To Catch Bull Redfish (With Cut Bait)
- How To Catch Redfish Like A Pro [3 Shortcuts To Success]
And if you want to learn more about Capt. Hollywood and his guide services in the Florida Keys, check out his website at FloridaKeysFunFishing.com.
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What weight rod would y’all recommend for this setup…MH or H? Trying to decide between the TFO PRO C 705-1 (MH) and the TFO PPRO C 706-1 (H).
Hey David! A Medium Heavy would be the most ideal. Strong enough to handle these fish but also enough flex to cast effectively. A heavy power rod will have a decrease in casting distance.
Great info the only problem being is I don’t live in Venice Louisiana I live in Jacksonville fl and while the water here is murky as well I have never heard any of the local guides talk about using soft plastics on popping corks to catch bull redfish here they all use a quarter or half bluecrab on a big hook about an 8 ought with alot of weight to keep the bait on the bottom and heavy rods and reels and now is not the time here to catch them sept and late spring yes but not wintertime here in northeast fl big difference from Louisiana
Wonder if these techniques would work I. The Florida pan handle. Not just for bulls but all reds and maybe trout?
Absolutely! This method is proven to work from Texas up to Virginia (but it’s the primary method for catching bull reds in Louisiana so we wanted to make sure we addressed that)