Bull Redfish Migration: How To Catch Your New Personal Best Redfish


Cooler weather is here and that means that the redfish migration is coming!

When this happens these fish school up and are hungry, so this is the best opportunity you’ll have all year to land a big bull redfish.

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • When the bull redfish migration is (it varies depending on region)
  • Why bull redfish migrate
  • Where they migrate to (hint: this is where you can catch them!)
  • And more

I recently used these tips to catch my biggest redfish ever and I know they’ll help you, too.

Check out the video below.

Bull Redfish Migration [VIDEO]

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When Is The Bull Redfish Migration?

The migration is triggered by colder weather in the fall.

Since colder weather arrives at different times throughout the U.S., the migration starts at different times in each region.

In the Mid-Atlantic region, the spawn typically takes place from September to October, peaking in October.

On Florida’s east coast, it takes place from October to November, peaking in November.

And then along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, it takes place from November to December, typically peaking in late November.

Why Do Bull Redfish Migrate?

Bull redfish migrate to spawn.

They school up in big schools of up to several hundred fish to create the next generation of redfish.

Where Do Bull Redfish Migrate To?

Since redfish are spawning, they want a place that will disperse their eggs.

The best places for that are passes and inlets.

There’s a lot of moving water in these areas which will help spread the eggs out so there’s not too much competition amongst these newborn redfish.


redfish school slam shady lure paddletail

Spawning is exhausting work so these big reds are schooled up and hungry, which makes for the perfect time to catch one.

Fish inlets and passes in the fall and you’ve got a good shot to land a monster.

However, be extra careful when handling these fish since they’re creating the next generation of reds.

Have any questions about the bull redfish migration?

Let me know down in the comments.

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Michael johnson
2 years ago

i’m in Charleston and caught my first Bull last week, only been fishing the salt for 1 year and now im a junkie.

2 years ago

How far down south will the bulls migrate? All the way down to Florida bay or flamingo?

Adam Bailey
2 years ago

Great video Wyatt, thanks!


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