How To Sight Fish For Redfish In Murky Water
What are the best strategies to go sight fishing for redfish in murky water?
Where should you aim your casts and how do you identify the school of fish?
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Sight Fishing For Redfish
Schools of redfish will typically hug close to structure at low tide like oyster bars or other underwater structures.
You want to aim your casts around the school or in front of the school of fish and avoid casting directly in the middle of the school.
By casting at the school, your line and lure will easily spook off the fish and the school will swim away.
Small shrimp or minnow presentations create natural appeal to the schools of redfish.
What To Look For
By the time you have seen a redfish, odds are they have already seen you too.
Don’t give up if you happen to spook off a redfish.
It is winter and during this time of year, the redfish will spook off but will not travel very far.
A lot of times you can wait one out and trigger strikes with just a bit of patience.
If you happen to scare a school of fish, pay attention to the direction they swim in.
Then, you can slowly begin to creep up to where they went.
Utilize systematic fan casts across an entire area to inspect whether or not the redfish are there.
Most notably, after the fish have calmed down after getting spooked, there will be signs of mudding and tailing.
Many times, if you cast where the mud is pluming up and the fish are digging around for a meal, you can trigger strikes.
Sight Fishing For Redfish [VIDEO]
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Sight fishing can be extremely fun but it also presents its own set of obstacles and challenges.
Be sure to remain optimistic and stealthy when looking for and casting at schools of redfish.
Don’t give up on a fish just because they spooked off!
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