This Is How To Locate Redfish On High Tide Around Grass Flats
Are you itching to fish but the tide is high and you aren’t sure where the fish will aggressively hunt bait?
The best areas to reel in slot redfish on high tide are in the grass flats or areas with a big tidal shift.
The tall grass and sloping banks allow redfish to pile up and find bait in the mud.
Check out these tips on how to successfully target redfish at high tide!
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Even though there will be more water, the fish can be predictable in the areas they set up in.
Fishing The Grass Line
A productive area to fish is a steep bank below a line of taller grass where there is good current nearby connecting to a larger body of water.
This can be near a main creek system or intercoastal waterway.
The best time to fish these areas is when the water just starts to creep into the grass.
There’s just enough water for the baitfish and crustaceans to get into the grass and find somewhere to hide but not enough water for the redfish to swim in there and feed.
During this time, the redfish are hugging very close to the banks cruising up and down picking off small baitfish.
This is also one of the best times in the tide cycle to fish hard and cover water up and down the banks.
The fish are aggressive and hunting bait along the edges of the grass.
An important key to keep in mind is looking for high probability zones on the bank.
Whether that be a small grass point on edges of small coves or anything that breaks the linear shoreline.
Fishing In The Grass
When more water starts to come in, don’t be afraid to cast a few feet into the grass with a weedless jerk shad or spoon.
Many times these fish are several feet or more into the grass.
By slowly pulling it through the grass you will get the attention of a redfish and they will strike the lure.
Fishing The Tidal Flats
These are areas that are dry during most of the tide cycle.
When there is enough water for the redfish to get into these areas, they are in a race against time to eat as much as they possibly can before the water empties back out and the tide changes.
The flats are also plentiful with crabs and shrimp among other baitfish that are trying to escape from predators.
If you have a small craft or skiff you can get onto these flats for a short time and do some fishing.
This will often have good sight fishing opportunities as well where you will be able to see pushes and wakes from redfish.
And who doesn’t want to see that??
Fishing on high tide can be productive as the fish are hungry and active in the tidal flats and areas with tall grass.
The redfish will hug the shoreline in search of baitfish or crustaceans to feed on.
And breaks in the shoreline can indicate where a fish might be patrolling for food.
Casting out into the grass for redfish will also give you the best chance at catching a slot redfish during high tide.
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