How To Catch Bull Redfish On Artificial Lures (3 Tips)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
No, it’s not Christmas season, it’s spawning season for bull redfish!
In late summer and fall, these monster reds school up and start feeding aggressively.
And if you know how to find them (and get them to eat) it can make for a personal best day on the water!
I just had a trip where I caught some really nice reds on artificial and in this video, I’ll share three tips with you on how to catch them this way.
Check it out below.
How To Catch Bull Redfish On Artificial Lures [VIDEO]
Big redfish are big for a reason — they’re smart!
Plus, they’re usually highly pressured so these two factors make it really tough to catch big reds on artificials.
However, it is possible and these three tips below will help you do it.
Tip #1: Target bull reds in late summer and fall
This is spawning time for these big fish and they school up and aggressively feed.
Of course, you can catch them on artificial lures during other times of the year, but this is definitely the best.
Tip #2: Fish during low-visibility times
To get these fish to hit an artificial lure you don’t want them to be able to clearly see you or that your lure is not the real thing, so fish when visibility is poor.
- Overcast conditions
- Windy conditions
- Areas with dark water
Tip #3: Use a lure that will get their attention
Since you’ll usually be targeting them when they can’t see well, you’ll need a lure that will get their attention.
Paddletails work great in these scenarios because the vibration given off by the tail will attract fish to you.
You also want to use a bigger lure because these are big fish looking for a big meal, and a 3″ baitfish won’t give them as many calories as a 5″+ bait will.
Although these fish are tough to catch on artificials, it can be done.
Be sure to target them in late summer or early fall, fish when visibility is poor, and use a big loud lure.
You can get the lure I was using from our shop here:
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