The Secrets To Catching Redfish On The Flats With Cut Bait
If you want to get on some big redfish, then using cut bait is a great option!
And cut mullet is one of my favorite baits for redfish.
But there are some strategies that you’ll need to know if you want to be successful.
So in this video, you’ll learn:
- How to make a simple cut bait rig
- How to find these fish
- Best positioning to get fish to strike
- And more
Check it out below!
Secrets To Catching Redfish With Cut Bait [VIDEO]
Cut mullet is readily accessible.
You can find it at your local bait shop (fresh or frozen).
But fresh is preferred so take your cast net with you if you can.
I really like mullet that are in the 6″ to 10″ range so you can get several baits from one.
Simple Rig For Cut Bait
Keep it simple for the rig and let the mullet do the work!
Use 3 to 4 ft of leader and tie on a 4/0 or 5/0 circle hook.
Make sure you match the size of your hook to the size of your baits (not the size of the fish you want to catch).
You can catch really big fish on small hooks!
Here’s what I use for the rig:
You don’t need a weight, just freeline out the chunk of mullet.
Cut a 2″ to 2.5″ piece of mullet.
Hook in through the meat and out through the skin and make sure the hook point is clear of scales.
And if you’re fishing in current, go through the narrower part of the bait so the mullet is more streamlined in the water.
Positioning & Location For Using Cut Bait
Make sure you are in an area where you know there are redfish, otherwise you’ll end up catching some by-catch (like catfish).
You can use an artificial as a search bait to find where fish are holding.
Position yourself up current or upwind from your target area that way the current pushes the bait scent up to the fish.
Pro Tip: Why do I use longer rods on my kayak? I’m typically using anywhere from 7’6″ to 8′ rods. When you have a fish run underneath your kayak, you need the clearance to run your rod around the front or the back of your kayak to effectively land the fish.
Cut bait is an excellent choice of baits for catching big redfish on the flats.
And if you know the best rig, how to prepare your baits, and how to position yourself, you should be landing a big redfish in no time!
Have any questions about this rig?
Or how to position yourself when using cut bait?
Let me know down in the comments!
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