Texas Redfish vs Florida Redfish vs Carolina Redfish [Everything Redfish]

This episode is all about everything REDFISH.

We’re talking about Texas, Florida, and Carolina (North and South).

There are lots of similarities and differences which we discuss and talk in-depth about in this episode.

Listen to our panel of Redfish Experts speak on catching redfish in different states across the southeast!

Find out more in the episode below!!

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Here is a timestamped version of this episode:

  • 1:20 – Everything Redfish
  • 2:45 – Texas Redfish
  • 5:10 – Finding the fish in Texas
  • 6:00 – Ultimate Redfish Cheat Sheet (PDF)
  • 6:40 – Redfish Behaviors & Attitudes
  • 11:10 – Identifying High Percentage Zones
  • 13:40 – Traveling Fishing Coach Pat Ogletree
  • 14:10 – Marsh Systems/Creek Redfish
  • 16:10 – Everyday Variables
  • 19:15 – Favorite Types Of Redfish Spots (By Habitat)
  • 19:45 – Carolinas
  • 24:05 – Georgia
  • 26:10 – Smart Fishing Spots App
  • 26:40 – Oyster Bar Map Layer
  • 29:10 – Smart Spots (Fishing Hotspot Indicator Tool)
  • 32:35 – Live Bait vs Artificial Lures
  • 36:55 – Live Bait in different states
  • 40:05 – Artificial Lure Advantages
  • 43:05 – Becoming a better angler
  • 46:10 – Important Mastery Courses
  • 47:20 – Ultimate Inshore Tackle Bundle
  • 48:50 – What’s the BEST state to target redfish?


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Redfish behave slightly differently in each state but at the end of the day they’re redfish and they need to eat!

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Do you still have any lingering questions on everything redfish across the southeast?

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Bert Massengale
1 year ago

Nice thanks

David Hime
1 year ago

Great stuff! Now… all I have to do is think like a redfish!

Glenn Colomes
1 year ago

Luke- “Texas” has more,ok Wyatt- “Texas has the best redfishery out there” apparently you have not fished Louisiana for redfish much. Texas is a great state no doubt! Not much content for Louisiana, maybe we should join LAFB instead

Harold Blackmore
1 year ago

What about SE North Carolina? I fish Shallotte River, Lockwood Folly River and Little River Jetties.

Wyatt Parcel
1 year ago

Hey Hal! I used to fish over there a ton when I lived in Wrightsville!

What questions do you have?

Jonathon Carter
1 year ago

Louisiana takes the cake on redfish, both slots and bulls and it’s not even close…. With the only exception being those extremely heavy bulls on the East coast. I really appreciated everyone’s perspective on this one.

Mike Marz
1 year ago

Little to no mention of Louisiana on any of these pod casts. Every time I’ve fished LA the fishing has been incredible. Texas and Florida both offer great fishing and would never turn down an opportunity to wet a line in either place but LA is off the charts. Why no discussion?

Ralph Ramsey
1 year ago

Texas Bias; Lived here and fished here for 66 years; Guided bay fishing in Goose Island/Rockport area in 80’s; Recently had the pleasure of meeting the GREAT Texas Salt Strong Coach- White Claw;. Shared breakfast and his future life plans. Salt Strong and Texas is blessed with Wyatt Parcell. Of Course- Everything is Bigger in Texas!!

Wyatt Parcel
1 year ago
Reply to  Ralph Ramsey

Haha, thanks for chiming in with a TEXAS STRONG vote, Ralph!!! Glad to have had ya down, and can’t wait to see you again soon!

David Juzwick
1 year ago

Do you guys have any sort of timeline on when the oyster Maps layer will be added for North Carolina

Pat Ogletree
1 year ago
Reply to  David Juzwick

We are waiting for the place where we get that information to update and when they do, we’ll add it in.

Joseph Davis
1 year ago

Great info and format. Is there any regional difference in redfish coloration? It seems like the reds in my part of north Fl are darker colored compared to the ones I see you catch out in TX or the Ga/Carolina coastlines. Is it geographic or does their coloration just depend on other factors like diet, habitat type, time of year,etc?

Pat Ogletree
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph Davis

I find that it has to do with the water that they’re are in and the diet they consume. The Tannic waters of the gulf coast and NE Florida up through Georgia has some of the darkest reds I have ever seen. I’m in North Florida now and caught one yesterday that was as orange as a koi fish, absolutely beautiful. But the water was super dark. On the other hand in clear water and even ocean dwellers seem to have a silvery color to them. I think it might be natures way of camouflage. I’ve seen this with snook, trout and bass, the darker the water the darker the fish.

Emilio Jimenez
1 year ago

Hello guys. I’m new so I’m still learning. Wyatt spoke about the abundance of fish in Texas. Did you mean south of Corpus Christy? I don’t see that abundance in Galveston. I’m probably missing something, but It seems difficult to find fish in Galveston. Am I correct?

Emilio Jimenez
1 year ago
Reply to  Emilio Jimenez

Hello: any help?

Emilio Jimenez
1 year ago
Reply to  Emilio Jimenez

Where is the correct place to ask questions?

Emilio Jimenez
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

Thank you so much! I’m still learning. Although I’m understanding a lot more, It’s not all there yet. Thanks again!

Wyatt Parcel
1 year ago
Reply to  Emilio Jimenez

Hey Emilio! I have fished over in Galveston several times and have had pretty good success with redfish there as well! Where abouts are you fishing and what are you fishing out of?

The shore opportunities are a bit limited, but in a kayak, or a boat, Galveston has some incredible marshes for redfishing!

Pat Ogletree
1 year ago
Reply to  Emilio Jimenez

There’s a ton of fish all over Texas! But there’s also a ton of water to cover. Once you figure out the seasonal trends, finding them will be a lot easier!


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