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"Tailing Redfish"


Fishing can be very addictive and I'm sure many of you will agree. Sightfishing ( seeing your quary before your cast ) is probably the most addictive of all the types of fishing. When you see a fish in less than a foot of water, your casting usually suffers since your knees are shaking from the excitement created by such a challenge.

Redfish are a great sightfishing target. They like to swim with their backs out of the water, and in the lower stages of the tide, their tails stick above the surface moving from side to side like a flag, giving you the ultimate target. Tailing Redfish are found around flats and estuaries, they feed on crustaceans and small bait fish seeking refuge on the grass flats.

From August to November, schools of Reds can be found on the flats creating wakes as they "PUSH " the water on the higher tides. These Reds are usually larger than the resident Reds that live in the estuary year around.

During the winter months Reds love the below normal tides , they can be in inches of water giving you a good chance to spot them. This fish are usually between 6 to 8 pounds and fight very hard due to the cooler water.

Sanibel Redfish

So if you are up to the challenge, then take your pick of live bait, artificial lures, or fly, and plunge into the experience of a lifetime. It will be unforgettable, and you will become addicted with a sport that has a stadium like no other. The peace and solitude of the flats have no equal, It is in a category of it's own. So having to experience this wonder on a daily basis, I consider myself a very blessed man.

Tight Lines,
Capt. Rey Rodriguez

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