3 Things To Know If You Want To Catch Redfish In The Surf
Redfish are running the beaches!
And they are A LOT closer than you think…
So in this new video, you’ll learn:
- The beach structure you need to find
- What baits work best for redfish in the surf
- The two best rigs for catching redfish from the beach
- And more
Check it out!
How To Catch Redfish In The Surf [VIDEO]
Finding Beach Structure & Where To Cast
When you arrive at the beach, you’ll need to identify structure.
Click here to see the Reading The Beach Lesson.
Try to find the troughs and sandbars as you walk the beach and look for the closest structure with enough water for fish to cruise.
Redfish can be in really shallow water and very close to shore!
They’ll be cruising the troughs chasing baitfish and on top of sandbars feeding.
Make sure you have baits out in different places so you have the best chance to find their feeding zone.
I’d have bait on the backside of the shore break, in the first trough, at the edges of sandbars, and on top of the sandbar.
Best Bait & Rigs For Redfish In The Surf
Always bring a variety of bait to determine what redfish are feeding on that day.
Fresh shrimp, crab knuckles, Fishbites, and mullet or cutbait are all fantastic baits for redfish.
There are several rigs to use in the surf too.
A double dropper rig with a sputnik sinker will help you identify where in the water column they are feeding (higher or lower).
And a fish finder rig will keep your baits on the bottom and are great for live baitfish and cut bait.
Use a lighter weight for finger mullet and heavier pyramid weight when the larger mullet start to run!
Best Artificial Lures For Redfish In The Surf
Catching redfish on artificial lures is a ton of fun in the surf.
But make sure you have clean water and calm conditions so you can sight cast for them!
Cast parallel to the beach and retrieve the lure in front of the redfish as they cruise the shore.
A gold or silver spoon creates great flash.
And a Slam Shady on a jig head will get the job done no matter where you are!
The conditions and where the fish are feeding in the water column will help you determine how heavy of a spoon or jig head to use.
Pro tip: Use waves to your advantage when reeling in fish. Gain line when redfish are in the incoming waves to land them faster!
Here are the links for some of the tackle mentioned:
Here’s my setup for big redfish off the beach:
Redfish are much closer than you may think!
You don’t need to cast a country mile for these quality fish and during the late summer months, they’re pretty easy to catch!
You’ll just need to know where to find them, what baits to use, and the best rigs that help you search their feeding zones.
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