How To Fish Points To Catch More Redfish, Trout, & Snook


Points, like the one pictured above, are some of the best spots to fish year round, but especially during summertime.

Here’s why:

  • There is lots of current (which provides cooler water and acts like a conveyor belt at a sushi restaurant bringing predator fish easy meals)
  • There is lots of bait available
  • There are plenty of ambush spots

But if you really want to be successful at fishing points, it’s more than just knowing that they hold feeding fish… you also have to know how to fish them.

In this video, you’ll learn how to do just that, as well as:

  • How to find the best points
  • How to position your bait or lure to catch more fish
  • How to quickly tell if a point is holding feeding fish
  • And much more

We’ve got a lot of fish-catching footage in this video (it’s not just theory!), so I know you’re going to love it.

Check it out below.

How To Fish Points [VIDEO]

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Here are three tips to catch fish around points:

Tip #1: Go with the flow

Fish are looking upcurrent for an easy meal to drift by, so cast your lure or bait upcurrent, and then retrieve it or let it drift down with the current so the fish will be sure to see it coming from the direction where they expect their food to be coming from.

Tip #2: Don’t doubt the drop-offs

Usually the current flowing around points causes a depth change.

These drop-offs are great spots to catch fish, so be sure to fish more than just the shoreline.

And there are usually two types of drop-offs around points: gradual and steep.

Both are great for catching fish, but if you’re fishing a steep drop-off, I recommend employing tip #3.

Tip #3: Use the “3 Cast Pass” rule

When working a point, especially one with steep drop-offs, you want to quickly find out if feeding fish are in the area.

To do that, I use the “3 Cast Pass” rule.

I’ll make three casts, one to the left of the point, one right at the point, and one to the right of the point to see if there are fish around.

If I don’t get any strikes on any of the casts, I’ll move on to the next point.

Sure, I might catch a few fish if I stayed longer, but it’s smarter to spend your time looking for the places where fish are feeding aggressively than to spend it trying to pluck a fish out of a dead zone.

Plus, fish (especially trout) will usually stack up on one section of the point, so this rule lets me quickly find where that section is.

Now, if I’m fishing points with more gradual slopes, these are harder to narrow down where the fish are, so I’ll generally give those points 5-10 casts so I can accurately feel out each section of the slope.


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Because of the current, bait, and structure around points, these are some of the best places to catch fish.

Be sure to fish all sections of the point, and retrieve your lure with the current so that it appears natural.

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Joseph Young
2 years ago

Thanks for another great video!

Ferdinand Alsina
2 years ago

Another great video. I really like how you use visuals so we don’t have to to try to figure out where in the video you are talking about. You are showing us right there on the spot what it looks like from your perspective, which many times we can’t see it clearly from a video as you do in person. So all the visuals line, circles, arrows are very helpful.

When you do the three cast, are you doing them with the current or against the current or does it matter? Thanks

Last edited 2 years ago by Ferdinand Alsina
Ed Goodmen
2 years ago

Applied what learned from this video and on second cast landed a 16-1/2” trout. Then in the next 10 minutes picked off 3 more. Thank you.

Tina Roberts
2 years ago

Great points Wyatt. No pun intended! Really good tips with great graphics to illustrate strategy. I always take something away from your videos. Thank you

Thomas Campbell
2 years ago

Great video brother!

George Arndt
2 years ago

Very good video Wyatt! Really like the 3 pass rule! What size (weight) jig do you use when the current is really ripping e.g., 3 to 4 knots when fishing the “deep” drop offs? Said another way, what’s the max weight you would ever use?

Kevin Rickett
2 years ago

Excellent video Wyatt! Thanks!

Matt Price
2 years ago

Man, i could of used this video 2 days ago when I took the only 2 hours I could for see for the week with work and weather to get on the water. Choose 5 points and spent way to long fishing them that I only got to 3 of them. shoulda used the 5-10 cast pass as they were gradual drop offs

Victor Gatell Jr
2 years ago

Great video! Thank you

Gary Hartge
2 years ago

Hey Wyatt, good stuff. Question, at 2:57 when you are talking about the 3 cast pass you demonstrate in your image left, middle, and right of the point to search for fish. In your example I am assuming current is flowing from the top of the image to the bottom of the image so you are retrieving with the current? One of the first things I learned from Salt Strong….don’t retrieve against the current. Thanks


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