How To Troll The Flats (For Redfish, Snook & Trout)
By: Tony Acevedo on October 15, 2019
Have you ever been trolling for redfish before?
Ever trolled on a grass flat?
How about out of a kayak?
If not, you’re going to love this!
Trolling can be an effective way to catch fish on the flats, especially if you’re on the move a lot, because you can’t catch fish if you don’t have your lure in the water!
But if you want to maximize your chances of catching fish while trolling the flats, there are six tips to keep in mind.
Want to know what those tips are?
Watch the video below.
6 Tips For Trolling The Flats [VIDEO]
If you want to try trolling the flats, make sure to keep these six tips in mind:
1. Troll perpendicular to the wind.
When you’re paddling or motoring, you’ll be spooking fish as you pass over them.
These fish will dart off to the sides, which is where you want your lure to be, and by traveling perpendicular to the wind, the wind can act as an outrigger and keep your lure off to the side.
2. Angle your rod holder out away from the kayak or boat.
This is another tactic that will help keep your lure off to the sides, as opposed to directly behind your boat.
3. Put your rod on the side opposite the wind is blowing.
This tip will also help keep your lure off to the side.
4. Don’t just paddle steadily forward.
Slowing down, stopping, and starting up again are all ways that switch up the lure’s movement and encourage a fish to strike it.
It’s kinda like working the lure with your rod.
5. Use the right lures.
Here are several lures that I suggest trolling with:
6. Rig them weedless.
Of course, when you’re trolling, you’re going to be passing through a lot of water and floating grass or debris.
Rigging your baits weedless will help keep your lure debris-free and attractive to fish.
Trolling the flats is a fun way to catch fish, especially if you’re on the move a lot traveling from spot to spot.
Have you tried trolling the flats before?
What did you think?
Have any questions about trolling the flats?
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