Can You Guess How Many Spots This Rare Leopard Redfish Has? Find Out Now.

Ever caught a leopard redfish before?

Chances are good that most us of haven’t.

Well, this week Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. of Golden Meadow, Louisiana had the catch of his life!

A very rare “Leopard Redfish.”

As you can imagine, an inshore fishing captain in Louisiana like Capt. Eddie has caught a ton of redfish in his life.

But never anything like this.

In fact, he had this to say in his recent interview to the Louisiana Sportsman:

“When I set the hook on him, he jumped about halfway out the water and I almost threw up because I was so excited,” said Berthelot, who operates Spots and Specks Charters. “I’ve been waiting for a good redfish mount forever, and when I set the hook I knew it was a mount — that’s how much of his body came out the water.”

After landing the leopard red and taking it in for taxidermy, they took the time to count all of the spots.

  • 342 on one side
  • 328 on the other side
  • For a combined spot count of 670 redfish spots!

Enough to win any redfish spot tournament in the country!

Awesome catch!

Notes from the captain:

  1. The fish was caught using live cocahoe minnow on a Kahle hook under a popping cork.
  2. He was fishing in less than 3 feet of water
  3. The temp was around 40 degrees
  4. The leopard red came in at 28.5 inches long
  5. Estimated 9 pounds

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Tom
Tom
3 years ago

I could never keep a fish like that

Mark
Mark
3 years ago

I’m all for keeping redfish for food and an awesome mount. But I can’t help feel this fish is special enough to let go to propagate more like it. I know many if not most trophy fish are photographed, let go, and mount made synthetically from the photos. Such a unique creature to kill. Loved the chance to view it. Thanks, Mark

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