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]
- Slam Shady 2.0
- Corky Suspending Lure (Paul Brown Fat Boy Pro)
- Moonwalker Topwater Lure
- Owner Weighted Twistlock Hook
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!
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