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Catching Redfish

Redfish can be caught with a variety of tackle and baits. The tackle depends on what size fish you are targeting. For most inshore fish a light or medium rod is usually good with a reel to match. I like to use Penn 3500 Spinfishers with 20lb braided line. The rig itself can be done a variety of ways. I will go over a few here.
The simplest rig is using just a 1/4 to 3/8 oz jighead. I usually tie a 20lb leader to the braid using a double uni knot. One reason is cause of all the structure that the fish like to hang in and around. It is easier on the hands handling the leader. The baits can be just about anything, we have used live or dead shrimp, mullet, live mudminnows. Blue crabs are really a good choice.
Another rig I like to use is what is called a Carolina rig. All this is instead of tying the leader directly to the braid I put an 1/4 to 1 oz egg sinker on the braid then tie a barrel swivel and tie your leader to the swivel. For this rig I like to use circle hooks in the 2/0 to 5/0 size.

GULP

Here is a tip to get more distance out of a Berkley Gulp Shrimp. In the picture the 4″ shrimp is rigged two different ways using a weedless hook.  By cutting the tail off and rigging backwards when you cast you will find that you can throw your bait a lot farther. This works especially… Continue Reading