Fishing For Redfish In Texas
The redfish, also known in some parts as red drum, became important commercially in the mid-twentieth century, particularly off the South East coast of the united states, where the species is found in relative abundance. The quality of their meat and their magnificent appearance also makes the redfish particularly appealing to anglers, and they are well known for the good fight they put up and continue to be a particular favorite among fishermen.
As the name suggests, the redfish is best known for its brightly colored appearance, typically ranging anywhere from orange to scarlet or flame red. Redfish have very think scales and a dot on their tail that makes them identifiable. Their fin structure and mouth location on the bottom of their heads are also signs its a redfish.
The majority of adult redfish off the Texas coast are anywhere between fifteen and twenty eight inches in length, though the occasional larger fish does exist.
Redfish are known as a inshore fish, with a wide range from tailing in the mud to being caught offshore they are very hardy. They prefer structure, so the aim is to fish near underwater structure such as shelves and ledges. Redfish typically inhabit cool water, though are known to venture into shallower waters in particularly cold winter months. Known fishing spots for redfish include the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
The diet of the redfish consists mainly of invertebrates and small fish, and as a result can be caught using almost any bait. Popular choices include cut bait, shrimp, shad, mullet, crabs and pearch. Artificial baits and lures can also be used, as too can flies. A medium action rod coupled with a fifteen to twenty pound test line is more than adequate for landing the majority of redfish.
Once hooked, redfish are renowned for their fighting strength, making them an ideal target for young and experienced anglers as well as seasoned veterans looking to land a trophy redfish. Due to their abundance, popularity and ease of fishing, redfish are typically a targeted fish for chartered trips. One charter we recommend is Ingleside Fishing Charter they are the #1 fishing guide in Aransas Pass TX as well as being a very popular Rockport TX Fishing Guide. You can read reviews about their service on google Fishing Guide Aransas Pass Reviews.
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