Texas Wade Fishing For Redfish & Trout Before A Major Front

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I hit the water with Insider Member Wes Hall to go wade fishing for redfish and trout before a major front swept through Texas.

The name of the game was targeting trout and redfish with Soft Dines and Corkys.

Check out all the action in the video below!!

Wade Fishing For Redfish & Trout Before A Front [VIDEO]

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Wading For Redfish & Trout

Right off the bat, the Soft Dines and Corkys immediately showed out and pulled in a few trout.

The slow-sinking, soft-bodied twitch baits are excellent when targeting wintertime speckled trout.

Later on, we found ourselves in an ideal position with the current moving the water right over a depth change in front of us stacked with hungry trout.

The water was moving out following a high tide from our right to left so we threw our lures towards our right and worked the baits with the current.

Anything the fish would want to ambush and eat would sweep through in the current right to their mouths.

As the Corky and Soft Dines twitch and drop down, the trout strikes will follow.

Typically, the bigger fish will hang out in the shallows to try and find larger meals like big mullet.

After catching mainly smaller fish, we decided to head over to a similar spot close to a shoreline with a depth change to find bigger fish.

Odds are you won’t find larger trout near small schoolie trout because they can be cannibalistic and eat the smaller fish.

So if you catch a bunch of small trout in quick succession, chances are that’s all that’ll be in the area.

A bit later on, I had to get off the water for a meeting but I was able to get back out afterward.

The sun was up a bit higher and our objective was to do some trolling and have our eyes peeled to make adjustments as needed.

A little later I spotted some redfish tails in the mud so Wes and I hopped out to wade and get a bit closer.

Then, out of nowhere, appears a GIANT school of feeding redfish.

I thought I lost sight of them until my drag started SCREAMING!

Redfish & Trout Winter Presentations

After this trip, it became clearer that redfish prefer to strike the smaller presentations during wintertime like paddletails or shrimp presentations.

The shallow marshes are a bit more protected in the winter.

Trout, rather, are dialed in on big baitfish so they can slowly digest them over a few days and hunker down through winter.

Conclusion

This was a LONG trip but it was filled with nonstop action!!

That redfish was in a TEXTBOOK Texas winter fishing spot.

Be sure to look for similar areas with depth changes that the current is able to sweep over.

Do you have additional questions about this trip or any of the gear I used?

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Finding The Fish Help

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Terry McLaughlin
1 year ago

Great report Wyatt. Just watched it again as there is a ton of great info Thanks Wyatt and Wes

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