How To Find & Fish Redfish Highways Using Cut Mullet


Have you cruised down the redfish highway?

This is probably one of the best ways to consistently catch redfish (even for newbies).

In this episode, Peter shares how he finds redfish highways, how to fish these proven highways, and why cut mullet is the best overall bait to use.

So if you want a bunch of those slot reds, this is a must-hear episode.

Check it out!

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Here’s a timestamped table of contents:

  • 1:25 – How to fight a redfish that’s tangled
  • 4:09 – The perfect size of redfish in the highway
  • 4:54 – Water quality, algae blooms, and tough fishing
  • 5:58 – How to find the redfish higway
  • 7:22 – Redfish think about 2 things: food and protection
  • 8:07 – Redfish are running from this and chasing this
  • 9:06 – Here’s how to make sure your bait stays on the highway
  • 10:03 – Fish every part of the boat like this
  • 11:32 – The perfect rod holder for cutbait fishing
  • 12:11 – Peter’s setup for the redfish highway
  • 12:46 – This bait works better than fresh bait
  • 13:26 – Cutbait trick to keep your boat clean
  • 14:01 – How to prep your cutbait for the redfish highway
  • 14:29 – Tip for hooking your cutbait
  • 15:07 – If you catch one you’re catching more and here’s why
  • 17:16 – How to position your boat on the highway to not spook fish
  • 19:58 – Fishing with Trident Terry
  • 20:57 – Crab > Mullet?
  • 22:03 – Always have someone on duty
  • 23:48 – Teaser of Peter Deeks new course
  • 27:21 – Joe gets a nice redfish at the last minute!

If you’d like to catch redfish on the highway (and so much more), book a trip with Capt Peter Deeks here.


how to find the redfish highway

If you want a tried and true way to catch lots of redfish, then you’ve got to find the redfish highway.

And if you’re using cut mullet, you’ll get hooked up with a redfish pretty quickly.

Have any questions about how to find or fish the highway?

Let me know down in the comments!

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J Johnson
2 years ago

What about water depth? How deep does the water need to be along the shore for those redfish?

Patrick Cotter
2 years ago

Would the redfish also have a highway in brackish waterways?
I live in the Pamlico/Tar in NC.

Chuck Daymude
2 years ago

100% artificial here so can’t see this being anything I’d go for. Have to adjust to conditions and factor in the artificial element which isn’t easy particularly when there is such an abundance of bait but that’s the challenge. Soaking bait isn’t much of a challenge but does in all truth produce fish.

2 years ago

Great video – can you share the details of that cutting board? Thanks

Tom Mclane
2 years ago
Reply to  Floyd

I have an interest in the cutting board as well

Jeff Hansen
2 years ago

Great info. I’m a bass fisher mostly so it almost killed me when he said you might have to wait an hour for a bite😎. I’d be throwing plastics and keeping an eye on the cut bait rod!

Jim Floyd - Salt stronger
2 years ago

Great Video on Redfish highway

richard frank
2 years ago

Great podcast, thanks for all the valuable info.

Tommy D.
2 years ago

This video is so educational. I’ll be trying it my next trip out. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
What is the name of Peter Deeks course that y’all discussed at the end of this video?

James Rogers
2 years ago

I fish the middle Chesapeake Bay Area, we don’t have mullet. We do have an abundance of blue crab and pogies, live spot is a go to for rockfish also soft crab. I have found several redfish highways, but catching reds on artificial is hit or miss. Which bait would you guys recommend in place of cut mullet. Thanks


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