How To Catch Bull Redfish In Louisiana [Tips, Mistakes, & More]


What are the secret ways to catch big BULL redfish in Louisiana??

We’re out with Capt. Hollywood on this trip looking for BAIT SLICKS.

Never heard of bait slicks before?

Read below to learn more!!

How To Catch Bull Redfish In Louisiana [VIDEO]

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The plan for this trip was to drift out to the bait slicks in front of us and see if we could hook into some fish.

Bait slicks appear like oil slicks on the surface of the water and are created by a very popular baitfish called the Pogie.

Especially during this time of the year, the bull redfish are eating and eating A LOT.

Pogies are oily and fatty which makes them even more sought after by redfish.

You can visibly see these bait slicks on top of the surface and the redfish will chase the bait around and pluck off meals.

Sometimes, you might even be able to smell the odor of the menhaden oil.

Not only should you be on the lookout for bait slicks, but you should also have an eye on all bird activity in front of you.

The predatory fish chase the bait to the surface, and the birds know that, so they’ll fly above and wait to steal easy prey.

For this type of fishing, we’ve got popping corks rigged up with Slam Shady 2.0 paddletails.

When it comes to reeling these bull reds in, take your time and do not try and force them to the boat.

You’ll end up high-sticking the rod which is the WORST mistake you can make.

The strength of the rod is down toward the reel and when you lift the rod tip as the fish is right in front of you, you’re holding the weight of the fish with the weakest point in the rod.

Reel the popping cork right up to the tip of your fishing rod, hold onto the cork, and then grab the fish.


bull redfish

The recipe for bull redfish over in Louisiana is to find those bait slicks because they point you right toward the redfish.

These fish are hungry and ready to fill up on calories and fat Pogies for the winter time!!

Head out and find those bait slicks!!

Do you have any more questions about how to catch bull redfish in Louisiana??

Let me know if you have any additional questions, thoughts, or comments below!!

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Jon Kaplan
5 months ago

Sweet bull reds- always a fun fight!

David Hettenhouser
5 months ago

Looked like a great trip , enjoyed the video

Todd FIx
5 months ago

Good tips. Thanks Joe!👍

Armengol Cantu
5 months ago

Good Info.

Greg_Cindy Batchelor
5 months ago

Good stuff boyzzzzzz!

Paul Ohearn
5 months ago

Man, I got a little concerned reading the title. Bull Redfish “recipe”. Thankfully it wasn’t what I initially thought. Great fish.

Adam McMahen
5 months ago

Heading out to Venice today! Thanks for the tips!

Steven Rackas
5 months ago

Interested to know the tackle he uses in this situation….


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