How To Scout For Bull Redfish On The Flats (New Exploration Trip)
The mullet are coming to town and the flats and shallows will be a mullet frenzy very soon.
And while scouting new flats can have its challenges, the benefits of a good scouting trip are priceless!
Check out some tips on fishing new flats down below and what you’ll need for a successful scouting mission.
How To Scout For Bull Redfish On The Flats [VIDEO]
Mullet have been spotted in areas along the Atlantic and things are about to heat up!
The bull redfish are going to start showing up along the flats to feed on these pods of mullet.
On this trip, I wanted to scout early morning.
It’s best to throw some topwater lures to entice some bites and use this as your search tool.
The Moonwalker or the Rapala Skitterwalk are fantastic lures for this application.
And for this time of year, the Slam Shady Bomber is also an essential lure!
On the other hand, if big redfish are not chasing mullet pods, it will be useful to have the Power Prawn.
The Power Prawn presents itself as an easy meal to a redfish buried in the mud.
And while the trout came out to play, there was not much action from my target species.
So I moved on to Plan B!
After cruising the shorelines and finding some broken branches along the mangroves, redfish were piled up in groups of 2-3 but had no interest in biting lures.
Then the water became murky so that warranted the change-up to the gold digger paddletail.
After sighting a belly-crawling redfish, I was able to cane pole it next to the kayak!
The big schools of mullet will be popping up any time soon and that will attract the bull reds to the flats.
It is a good idea to have a backup plan and shift gears if the main approach is not working so you can put yourself in a better position to catch more fish.
It is vital to pick up on fish patterns and know that 90% of the fish are in 10% of the water because then you can apply that knowledge to find fish ANYWHERE!
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