Wade Fishing A Redfish Frenzy [On-The-Water Report]

What should you look for when targeting redfish this time of the year?

As temperatures drop, fish become lethargic and unmotivated to chase down bait.

So how do you induce strikes?

Check out this On-The-Water report to learn more!!

Wade Fishing A Redfish Frenzy

If you can, you want to position yourself near shelves and ledges that run along the shoreline that are surrounded by deeper holes and pockets.

The redfish will sit in these deep holes against the shoreline or the ledges on the flats and wait for bait to swim by them.

You want to fan cast as you move to find the fish and see where they are biting.

Usually, when redfish are schooled up in deep pockets, they get aggressive and competitive for food.

Areas close to shorelines with deep cuts and pockets are ideal fishing spots this time of year.

As the day progresses and the sun rises, the water heats up more and the redfish will move into the shallows to feed.

They will sit in the deeper pockets to stay warm and comfortable until they feel safe feeding in the warm shallows during the day.

Be sure to consistently fan cast to locate the best feeding zone.

Try your best to stay in tune with the way fish are hitting lures and where they strike lures.

This can give you a better indication of the feeding patterns and the fish will behave as the day goes on.

Why Choose To Wade For Redfish?

You could use a trolling motor to patrol up and down a shoreline.

However, if you want to get the most out of a shoreline, wading is the way to go.

You can approach fish much quieter and stealthier.

Also, the redfish are lethargic and stationary which makes them more aware of their surroundings.

During other times of the year, redfish are slowly patroling or hunkered down in a pothole waiting to ambush prey.

These fish will hear your trolling motor coming and spook off.

Wading lets you get up close and personal to big schools of redfish.

Yes, you can cover areas faster with a trolling motor on a vessel, but you won’t get the most out of a shoreline along with possibly scaring off schools of fish.

Wade Fishing A Redfish Frenzy [VIDEO]

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Wading for redfish has certain advantages you simply cannot have while fishing on a boat.

A boat may be able to reach places you can’t on foot, but it is not nearly as stealthy or efficient as wade fishing.

Be sure to cover deep and shallow water as you try to find the redfish and key in on their behavior that particular day!

Do you have any more questions on finding redfish this time of the year?

Let me know down in the comments!

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Robert Smith
1 year ago

Nice video Wyatt,
Great Video/report and Solid reds.

Rick Daniel
1 year ago

Nice video Wyatt,
I miss the illustrations that you used to do in your Carolinas fishing were you would have drawn a line on the sandbars, the drop-offs and so on. Would be beneficial in understanding what you were seeing and targeting. Thank you.

Charlie Barnes
1 year ago

Did you use the corkys at all..I missed them in the video. Good action and fish. Any video of the bait caster and corkys?

David Ulgenalp
1 year ago

I’m looking for flights to Corpus after this video! Baffin Bay is one of my favorite places in the world to fish. Great job as usual Wyatt.

Tammi Morrisette
1 year ago

I’m curious as to why you were using a top water with the sun already up? Nice reds, son!!

Richard Thompson
1 year ago

Great job Wyatt , when that fish went between your legs it made think it’s a good reason to use single hooks in stead of trebles. Keep these post coming

Michael Kucich
1 year ago

Awesome reds. Where in sneads ferry , nc would a place be similar to where you fished today?? Thanks. Awesome video

Michael Kucich
1 year ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

Thanks Wyatt

Pat Ogletree
1 year ago

Awesome job as usual Wyatt!

Stan Mitchell
1 year ago

Awesome video Wyatt thank you sir.

Stephen Gomez
1 year ago

Great video, Wyatt. Could you please share with us where you were exactly? Thanks.

Ralph Ramsey
1 year ago
Reply to  Wyatt Parcel

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