Sight Fishing For Bull Redfish [Florida vs. Louisiana]
There aren’t many things in life that will make grown men squeal with joy like little boys…
But sight fishing bull redfish super close to the boat is one of those things!
I’ve had some great days catching redfish in my life, but this was definitely the best one in terms of the sheer number of big fish caught with short casts while sight fishing.
And while fishing in Louisiana, I noticed a lot of similarities in the fact that the fish were in the same types of spots, and they were striking the same types of lures.
But I noticed one very big difference between redfish in Louisiana vs. Florida that’s very important to consider if you’ll be sight fishing for them.
Check out the video below to see what the difference is.
Sight Fishing Louisiana vs. Florida Redfish [VIDEO]
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What a crazy day on the water!
Once we discovered that one trick we were getting strikes left and right!
If you haven’t been to Louisiana to catch these bull reds, I highly recommend making a trip over there!
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Although the casting methods were different, the gear, spots, and strategies to catch these redfish were the same.
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Luke, other than leading reds in Florida, have you found any other key considerations to counter how spooky they are? That seems to be my biggest challenge. Just got some weighted twistlock hooks, to get off the splashier jigs … but I’m definitely curious if there are other aspects I might be forgetting.
Yes, there are a lot of factors to consider such as casting distance, hull slap, and sun positioning just to name a few of the top drivers.
Dang!….awesome videos and fishing….Congrats!! Looks like we need a Saltstrong meetup in LA 🙂
Nice video! Where do we get a shirt like the one Joe is wearing??
We unfortunately do not have those in stock. But we’re hopeful to team up with an apparel group who can get those back in production sometime soon.
Measuring girth and length formula, the best gentle way of getting an accurate weight on a fish? What are some other ways you would recommend to weigh a fish, if it is going to be released? On another note. Wow! I can’t believe how forgiving the fish are in Louisiana!
Yes, the Louisiana redfish are very forgiving. For big fish that are to be released, I only recommend taking quick length and girth measurements (unless someone wants to carry along a scale with a cradle harness). If a measuring tape isn’t there to get the girth, just an overall length and a picture of the fish will be enough to support a weight that’s close enough for bragging rights:)
Love the videos! What a great trip. Super excited that I’m heading that way in 2 weeks.
Glad to see that you enjoyed this video! We hope you have a blast on your upcoming trip!
Wow…….here’s hoping climate change sends some of those big mamas down our way.
Thanks for the video. I am headed to fish Louisiana in a couple of months and having a head start will make it that much better.
Have fun on your fishing trip to Louisiana!
Really love your contributions, Luke.
Thanks for the kind words Roger!
That is like the perfect fishing trip! You guys did great! I live in Florida and work out of Louisiana, so now I’m gonna have to fish here! I gotta ask. How did you like the falcon rods that CA uses? Haven’t heard much about them
Yes, it was the perfect fishing trip. The rods I used when fishing with him certainly got the job done that trip, but they didn’t bump any of the ones I reported on in the overall cross-brand review article (https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tip/fishing-rod-review-insiders/) in terms of overall value (performance to cost ratio) nor overall performance.
How about South Carolina vs. Florida? Any insight (no pun intended) on any difference between the two?
I love the pun:) I unfortunately can’t give any personal insight into the difference in sight fishing in FL vs. SC because I have not yet fished SC waters before. But I hope to change that before this time next year.