Cut Bait vs. Artifical Lures: Sightfishing For Bull Redfish
Cut bait fishing for redfish vs artificial lures for catching redfish…
Each has its advantages and disadvantages.
It’s tough to ignore the power of cut bait (or live bait) for catching big bull redfish, but it also has a disadvantage in that you can’t make cut bait look natural and create a reaction strike (or cover as much ground).
In this video, I’m going to show how to catch bull redfish with both types of bait, and the subtle changes you need to make when using each one that makes all the difference.
Cut Bait vs. Artificial Lures For Redfish [VIDEO]
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Whether you’re fishing with artificial lures or cut bait, you want to cast to where the redfish are headed.
If you cast right on top of them, it can sometimes spook them.
And with both types of baits, you want to use their strengths to your advantage.
With cut bait, the big advantage is scent, so you want to let it sit there and let the redfish find it with their noses.
With artificial lures, the big advantage is generating reaction strikes, so a few twitches of the lure will get their attention.
You can catch redfish with both cut bait and artificial lures as long as they’re feeding and you present your bait or lure the right way.
But the key is that you find them feeding.
This can be tough to do because the fish aren’t always in the same spots.
You may find them one day, but the next day they’re gone.
The thing is, fish move every day based on weather, tide, season, etc.
But knowing the trends that make these fish move and where they go can help you catch them more consistently.
In the Salt Strong Insider Club, we’ll show you exactly what the current trends are and where you can find fish in your area.
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Thank for sending the link o drag settings. ‘preciate it.
I agree. Love that sound. Those were some big boys! Love that feeling of sight fishing for redfish. Nothing beats it!
Music to my ears!
Would it be possible to provide details of rod and reels used in each video. Regards
For the reel I am using a 3000 size Shimano Stradic Ci4+ with 10lb braid and 20lb flouro leader
The rod is a Black Pelican Custom Rod 7’6 Fast Action 1/4 – 1 3/4oz lure wight (They call it “The Weapon Jr.”
Here is a review I recently did on the rod:
Great music your drag was playing! A while back I saw an article about setting your drag. It may have been in one of the line test videos. Could you please send me a link to it. Thanks again for all the great info.
Thanks Robert. Just the one I was thinking of.
Could be used as a great ring tone for your phone! Haha.
Here is a link to a video we made on setting your drag:
Awesome vid man! Now witch method do you prefer? I have gone completely away from real bait and only use artificials now. Haven’t gotten a bull red with artificial Yet, but I’m trying
Thanks Thomas! I always prefer artificial over dead or live bait. There will be times though that real food will beat out the plastics.
Love to hear that reel screaming. Great tip, they keep me learning and trying new proven tactics. Great Job, Tony.
Thank you for the great feedback Travis!