How To Sight Fish For Snook, Trout, & Redfish Like A Pro


Sight fishing for snook, trout, and redfish is one of my favorite ways to fish.

But it can be frustrating if you don’t know what to look for, when to sight fish, and what lures to bring.

So in this video, you’ll learn:

  • The best lures for sight fishing (and which ones to avoid)
  • How to sight fish for each species
  • The optimal spots and conditions for sight fishing
  • And much more

If you are new to sight fishing or just want to improve your sight fishing game, this is for you!

Check it out below!

Best Sight Fishing Tactics [VIDEO]

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We reviewed a ton of information so here’s a timestamped table of contents:

  • 1:25 – When and why to sight fish
  • 2:16 – The one thing you need to sight fish
  • 2:48 – What is sight fishing?
  • 5:31 – Topography: what is it and why it’s important
  • 7:07 – On a grass flat, this is the go-to bait when sight fishing
  • 7:41 – How to work a jerk bait in this situation
  • 8:32 – In areas that are more grass dense, use this lure
  • 9:31 – Here’s how to make the fish think they need your bait
  • 10:37 – These are the best areas to sight fish
  • 12:14 – Make sure you are using this kind of presentation
  • 13:47 – How the Power Prawn is a game-changer for your fishing success
  • 14:26 – Where else should I use my shrimp lures?
  • 16:18 – Sight fishing tips for the marsh
  • 18:39 – What is considered a marsh and what are you looking for?
  • 21:15 – Best tides to sight fish the marsh
  • 22:38 – Using paddletails for sight fishing
  • 23:43 – Take these two colors of paddletails with you every time
  • 26:51 – The versatility of this bait is phenomenal
  • 29:02 – Spooky fish want to attack this lure
  • 32:42 – Here are the 3 lures you must have when sight fishing
  • 33:39 – This is one of the hardest places to sight fish but so worth it!
  • 35:50 – Use this lure for picky fish
  • 36:34 – Here are some tips for enhancing your lures when sight fishing
  • 40:10 – How fish and baitfish change color depending on the environment
  • 41:36 – A wildcard lure to use over sand flats
  • 44:08 – Sight fishing for trout tactics
  • 46:01 – Sight fishing for redfish tactics
  • 47:14 – Sight fishing for snook tactics
  • 52:42 – Best conditions for sight fishing

Here are the best lures to use when sight fishing:

Here are the best hooks to use with these lures when sight fishing:


sight fishing snook

Regardless of where you live, you can apply these sight fishing tactics to catch more fish.

You just need to find the right conditions, be there at the right times, and bring the right lures.

Have any questions about sight fishing?

Let me know down in the comments!

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Al Schellhorn
3 months ago

So much information in this podcast. Well done. Thank you.

Justin Ritchey
3 months ago
Reply to  Al Schellhorn

Happy to share, Al! Always a lot to cover on this Topic.

Bill Milam
3 months ago

Great seminar guys! I am really looking forward to getting into sight fishing and the information you shared will really help.

Justin Ritchey
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill Milam

It’s incredibly rewarding, Bill. Good luck to you! Keep us posted anytime you have questions.

Ralph Ramsey
3 months ago

Great job guys

Brandon Hodges
3 months ago

This was super useful to listen to! I think I’ll start throwing the jerk shad a little more now. One lure company that is absolutely deadly and tailored to sightfishing is Buggs Fishing lures… specifically the curl-tail redfish jig and the click bait shrimp bugg.

Salt Strong definitely needs to try these out/ review them.

2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

They are down here…and they catch fish.

Tammi Morrisette
3 months ago

Congrats on your $2 win, Wyatt! ;oD


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