SPRING REDFISH: Best Spots, Lures, Times Of Day, & More


It’s redfish time!

If you want to catch more redfish this spring, then you’re going to love this video.

Tony and I are breaking down everything you need to know about catching redfish right now, including:

  • What our favorite lures are for redfish — and how to catch fish on them
  • An interesting little tidbit about redfish with blue tails
  • Where redfish (including slot and overslot reds) are feeding right now
  • And much more

Check out the video below!

Spring Redfish Tactics [VIDEO]

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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from my conversation with Tony about catching spring redfish:

0:22 – Where Tony is finding redfish right now (and how they’re different from trout and snook)

1:43 – Where I’m finding redfish in Texas

2:29 – Catching redfish on topwater lures

4:45 – Tony’s favorite spring redfish lures

5:42 – Where Tony’s finding redfish right now

10:06 – What you’ve got to get right if you want to catch fish with artificials

12:25 – What size lures to use right now

14:50 – If Tony had to choose one lure right now, what he would throw…

20:11 – How the wind affects where you’re fishing

25:22 – Targeting redfish in deep vs. shallow water

28:30 – Why blue-tinged redfish are more aggressive

31:21 – A quick note on where to find big redfish


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I don’t know about you, but I’m fired up and ready to go catch some redfish right now!

Remember, target them in shallow water near structure (bonus points if there’s deep water or a point close by), use small baitfish or shrimp lures, and target wind-blown shorelines when it’s warm out.

And speaking of lures, here are some of our favorites that we mentioned in this video:

Have any questions about catching redfish in the spring?

Let us know down in the comments.

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A Rollins
1 year ago

Tony, Do you know what happen to the grass in your area? Florida needs to do more to protect its water. Right now, it’s ignorant what they’re dumping into Tampa Bay.

A Rollins
1 year ago
Reply to  A Rollins

Never mind… The same old problems blamed again. Fertilizer, septic tank and road run off. Where’s is the protections for water sheds in Florida? The State of Maine does an excellent job of protecting the quality of ground, pond, river, stream, lake and ocean waters. The only problem is the water bottling companies buying up all of the ground water from crooked politicians.

Last edited 1 year ago by Andrew Rollins
robert brombach
1 year ago

great report guys! Toni i fished mosquitolaggoon and the banana river a bunch when i lived there.sorry to hear the shape that area is in now!The grass in that area 8yrs ago was unreal! I moved 4;5 yrs ago from indian river county when that area just started
to fall apart.Wyatt can’t wait to go to Corpus to visit my daughter and look you up for places to fish! watch closely now where your going and the success your having! Keep those reports coming,I’ll be back there in the summer i hope!

Vincent C Ruggiero
1 year ago

Tony, you are The Red Master. Salt Strong needs to make a Cape for you: not S for Superman, but maybe SS!! Let’s GO, Joe, Get ON This!! 🤣

Corey Fussell
1 year ago

I’m fishing the west coast of Florida and we are still having cooler mornings 50, 60 degrees. For fishing at daylight, would you all say target trout first thing and then goto the red fish and snook after it warms up? say a couple or hours after it starts to warm up??

1 year ago

Tony, your insights are unreal. I’ve been catching fish in areas as you described that I’ve been able to pattern over countless hours, but you gave some insights as to WHY those fish are there and that really helps connect the dots.

Tony Acevedo
1 year ago
Reply to  Brian

Thank you for the awesome feedback Brian!

Jean Long-Thomason
1 year ago

Love that blue tail breaking the water. Thanks for all the great info.

1 year ago

Guys, Great job being detail oriented in discussion of Red Fish techniques. If you could, please display the lures and paddle tails that you’re describing. Again, great content.

Gary Brady
1 year ago

Great topic, thanks guys. Reds are the hardest to find and catch for me.

Charles Hartmann
1 year ago

I don’t care how good the fishing is.
You will NEVER find me in a place called Mosquito Lagoon!

1 year ago

Great information as always, one question I have is what rod and reel setup are either of you using? Is 3000 size reel, say with 10lb braid big enough?

1 year ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

Ok, sounds good.


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