How To Catch Redfish With Spoons (Best Retrieve, Conditions, & Colors)
When it comes to choosing lures to target redfish, you have a ton of options out there.
But one of the most effective, simple, and time-tested redfish lures is the weedless spoon.
However, even though it’s such a classic and proven lure, many people still don’t know how to properly use it.
So in this video, you’ll learn:
- The most effective way to retrieve spoons
- When to use these lures (and when NOT to use them)
- The best color spoons to use
- And much more
Check it out below!
Using Spoons To Target Redfish [VIDEO]
Spoons have been used for years and years to target redfish and they are a staple lure for inshore fishing.
Keep reading to see how you can use them to catch reds, too.
How To Correctly Retrieve A Spoon
You’d be surprised at how many people don’t know how to retrieve a spoon to get the most out of this type of lure.
The best retrieval method for a spoon is a constant retrieve with bumps and pauses mixed in that create a flutter action as it drops.
You’ll want to use this retrieve because it creates the best movement through the water to attract redfish.
Best Conditions To Use A Spoon For Redfish
Typically, I’m using a spoon on a day when it’s overcast, windy, or the water is dirty.
A spoon moves through the water with a ton of action, vibration, and flash.
So, this is especially effective when predators are having a hard time finding bait.
But it’s not the greatest to use in clear conditions because it can be overkill and actually spook fish.
When there is a ton of baitfish around, this is also a great option because this will stand out from the baitfish and the flash helps predators stay keyed in on it.
Best Spoons To Use For Redfish
Here are my favorite weedless spoons:
There are some differences between these two spoons with how you want to rig them.
The Johnson Silver Minnow has a fixed eye swivel so you’ll want to use a loop knot for this lure.
This will allow it to effectively flutter and work down during your retrieve when you are making those pauses.
But the Aqua Dream Spoon does have a swivel that is connected so you can use a snug knot on this spoon to have a strong connection to your leader.
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With so many lure options to choose from, you’ll have to decide what’s going to work best for the conditions you are fishing in.
A weedless spoon is a great choice when it’s a nasty, windy day and when you see a ton of baitfish!
Have you tried using these two spoons to catch redfish?
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