7 Reasons Why You’re Not Catching Redfish [How To Find Redfish]

Are you struggling to catch more redfish?

Why are you not catching as many redfish as you think you should?

If you are making the mistakes mentioned below, then you could be missing out on fish!

How should you correct these mistakes to catch more redfish?

We talk about the 7 factors that dictate if you will catch redfish and help you correct any errors!

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We covered a lot in this episode, so here is a timestamped version:

  • 0:52 – Transition from freshwater fishing to saltwater fishing
  • 3:01 – 90/10 Rule in freshwater vs. saltwater
  • 4:43 – #1: The 90/10 Rule depending on the season
  • 5:10 – Early winter fishing trip in Tampa Bay
  • 7:07 – #2: Staying up to date on trends
  • 7:54 – #3: Common mistake YOU may be making
  • 9:13 – Importance of current trends and spots
  • 13:14 – #4: Lures, baits, & presentations
  • 17:07 – Weight and depth coverage
  • 22:10 – #5: Finding fish and positioning
  • 23:16 – Anchoring
  • 25:32 – #6: Fishing areas without food sources and structure
  • 30:24 – #7 Fishing a “bad” tide
  • 34:20 – The 7 reasons why you are not catching more redfish
  • 36:08 – Fishing is a never-ending process of learning

7 Reasons Why You’re Not Catching Redfish [VIDEO]

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Conclusion

Finding and catching redfish is not simple and there is no exact recipe to follow when targeting this species of fish.

Redfish behavior can be predicted based on the season as well as staying up to date on the current feeding trends.

Be sure to stay up to date on trends and avoid making these mistakes to catch more redfish and maximize your time out on the water!

Do you have any more questions on how to catch more redfish?

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Adam Bailey
2 years ago

Traded the van for it, straight up. 😀

Last edited 2 years ago by Adam Bailey
Allen Lynch
2 years ago

Hey, Guys — I really enjoyed the discussion and am learning Lots from Y’all . I do have one particular suggestion/ bone of contention concerning the term “Structure”. As previous Bass guys, you may have heard or read about the “Father of Structure Fishing”, Buck Perry from Hickory, N.C. Purely from a terminology standpoint, Mr. Perry stated that “Structure” refers to the bottom of the body of water (lake, inshore flat, offshore) that the fisherman is on, whereas “Cover” refers to objects (trees, rocks, docks , etc.) located on or near the “Structure”. Picky, I know, but the Originator/Father of “Structure fishing” designated the terminology— Not Me. Don’t Hate Me !!!

Mario Relvini
2 years ago

That was a great podcast guys! Sometimes we have a tendency to forget the essentials to catching fish especially when the seasons change. That was great refresher on finding fish.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Mario Relvini

Thanks for making time to post the nice comment Mario!

Jeffrey Blythe
2 years ago

caught 23 reds last friday all on slam shady!!!!!!!!!!!!! new river north carolina

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeffrey Blythe

Great work Jeff!

Rick Daniel
2 years ago

Hello Joe/Luke,
It seems in several videos I’ve always heard a lot about presentation. Up here in Jacksonville with the water so murky does the presentation still matter as much? The fish is not as likely to see the bait, but may be more likely to respond to vibration or smell. Wanted to get clarification on what I should be focusing on with presentation. Thank you!

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick Daniel

Presentation always matters. For murky water, it’s smart to use lures with scent and some vibration to help them hone in on the lure. But even if the fish can’t see it very well, it’s essential for the lure to have a good motion to attract fish and to get them to commit to eating the lure.

Rick Daniel
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Appreciate the clarification and now understand how that applies to my application. Thank you.

FRANK MESSINA
2 years ago

Thank You Great video

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  FRANK MESSINA

Thanks Frank!

Richard Pasquarello
2 years ago

Where is the cheat sheet for catching Red Fish on this page here where your 41 min video is?

Gerald Dexter
2 years ago

Thanks Guys, That will help!

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Gerald Dexter

Thanks for making time to post the nice comment Jerry!

Lee
2 years ago

It’s the same as bass fishing if you grew up river bass fishing. Bass move continually from depth and structure. Most of that movement is temperature related. Fish are cold blooded, they move where it’s comfortable.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Lee

Thanks for posting the helpful comment Lee!

Angelo Durso
2 years ago

that was a very enjoyable discussion gentlemen. you touched upon a number of excellent points. if I had to focus on just one thing you discussed to improve my Redfish count, I’d say it is integrating current trends better into my gameplan. I can see how that has made for some sub-optimal or unproductive fishing days when I am forced to make adjustments while on the water that could have been avoided had I planned accordingly. I love the lure & depth cheatsheets — I actually had them laminated and keep them closely for reference and it’s really simplified things for me. Anyway, thanks again for this comprehensive discussion.

Luke Simonds
2 years ago
Reply to  Angelo Durso

Thanks so much for making time to post the nice comment Angelo!

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