Redfish are good to eat. People fantasize about its fishing, so proper fishing techniques would help them to catch one for themselves. The Redfish or the Red Drum (referred to as by the South Carolina Department) is one of the most sought after game fish in the south. Some people believe that it got its name redfish because of the copper color of its scales. Using the right technique will prove fruitful and you will end up having an exotic bite by the end of the day. Some of the techniques to be kept in mind are listed below.
During fishing make sure that the fish does not catch your eye. If the fish spots you then it will turn away and then you might end up spoiling your fishing fun by not catching any fish. You should stay at a distance and place the fishing rod at an angle with the bait so that fish is unable to mark your presence. By doing this, the fish will automatically swim towards the bait and will be stuck on the hook. Pier fishing can also be used as there you stay on the distance at a ridge and it is easy to angle the fish.
Redfish are strong and aggressive fighters and you can’t fool them easily by putting any bait. Cut mullets are the most likable baits used for catching a redfish. It will prove more successful if you manage to get fresh mullets and cut them up. Frozen mullets should not be preferred as they might turn mushy when put in water and there is a fear of them falling in the water. You can also use porgies, croakers, and pinfish as bait for redfish.
Right Hook, Rod, Reel, and Other Factors
Redfish are not normal fishes and thus proper types of equipment should be used for their fishing. You can cash an inshore redfish with a 7’6’’ medium to a medium-heavy rod with a fast action tip and 10 lb braid with a 20 lb leader can handle everything from a 15’’ trout to a 45’’ redfish will prove useful to catch redfish offshore. A 4 to 8-inch mullet works for catching an inshore redfish. A 3/0 to 6/0 circle hook works well for most inshore redfish. Other factors to consider are that you might prefer fishing redfish in the morning as it the day time they tend to funnel back into deeper waters because of the sunlight.
With the right procedure, you will end up having a fine supper by the end of the day. So just focus on the tactics while fishing and you will not be disappointed in the end. Make sure you have all the right essentials when you go for the fishing date and understand the basics about roping the best fishes. When you have not planned your fishing time with all of these and fail to catch fishes the first few times since you did not use the right tactics, it might get frustrating and your enthusiasm to have some red fishes will get to you. So, stay planned.