When redfish become a little picky, crankbaits are my go-to trap for catching them.
These incredibly adaptable lures have the remarkable ability to cover vast areas of water quickly and give anglers looking for redfish the level of accuracy necessary to catch creepy fish. Because of these qualities, crankbaits are now a staple in my salt tackle box and are frequently used to catch redfish.
The programs between the sea and the Gulf are a great choice for great reds on crankbaits.
Big seeds of baitfish that kind of load up will be visible if you run this place on your degree finder. It is typically menhaden, though it can occasionally become mullet. These large reds, which frequently dismiss below the fish, may be drawn in by both.
Crankbaits used for deep diving are essential because they can halt up to 20 feet of water. Fishermen may use teasing wires that are moved moderately through the baitfish schools or cast smaller crankbaits.
Drifting is an option if you do n’t want to troll for these fish. While tossing the diving crankbaits, cut some marker lighthouses around the baitfish schools and fall over them. Pay close attention to the degree at which you are being struck and marked. These colors typically stay in a small, fixed area and may not stray far from it.
Red on crankbaits can also be caught using seaside river systems.
These reds typically supply along riprap, docks, and drop-offs while roaming in little “wolf packs.” Wearing polarized shades and keeping an eye out for reds pushing wakes or simply sitting around important pieces of cover are important because they wo n’t always feed aggressively on the surface.
I use the Super Pogy High Pitch for sub-surface providing schools. It can be caught by ripping through the water or letting it drop over structures and reeling it immediately to the surface. It imitates the red’s main prey species.
In these creek areas, there is usually coastal marsh that empties into the rivers and is divided by substantial man-made canals. As waves dump from the swamp to the lagoons, reds use these canals as journey lanes and consider it simple to feed.
On cheerful tides, focus on the areas where these canals dump into a bay or bare large marsh ponds. The menhaden, shellfish, and crabs emerging from the lake are completely hammered by reds, which congregate in the deepest crevices. Tidal movement creates potholes where you have neighboring canals or the advantage of a pond, and they usually range from 3 to 6 feet deep. They are like magnets for colors and can be as shallow as six feet or as heavy as two ft.
These are excellent locations to fish square-billed crankbaits, which are ideal for deep water and can include a lot of water, two characteristics that are essential in these types of communities. Put them out, then reel them back in as quickly as you can. Most are made to “walk” as quickly and effectively as possible.
Anglers may keep in mind that the term” cone of vision,” which was first used by late outdoor writer/redfish expert Ed Holder, best describes the characteristics of colors. The most probable strikes may be found in front of the dark and possibly simply off to the side because reds can discover about 180 degrees. Precision casting is crucial if you can see the reds because they often turn around to attack something they can just notice.
For best outcomes, throw just in front of them or right behind them and clip history.
Also on spinning gear, anglers you fish crankbaits on almost any type of medium-weight rod, though that is not advised.
But Rick Clunn, my all-time fish hero and the 4th Bassmaster Classic champion, taught me the real secret.
When hunting with crankbaits, extremely delicate shafts will actually work against you. When fishing with a very sensitive ( graphite/composite ) rod, you will set the hook before the fish actually has the lure because fish will actually “push” their lure as they pursue it, according to Clunn.
When Clunn gave me this details, he was referring to guitar, but I soon applied the idea to redfish, and it was successful.
Clunn worked with Wright & McGill to develop the S-Glass Collection of rods, which combine traditional composite technology with contemporary flare.
From the Missisippi River near Venice, Louisiana, I use these rods for my crankbait activity, and they have proven to be very effective. to the boundary between Texas and Louisiana’s Sabine Jetties. There are many molded crankbait rod available today, and they can significantly improve the hunt for redfish.
Redfish are not stupid fish that can strike anyone. Crankbaits are essential for southern anglers because anyone who has actually pursued them for any length of time knows how difficult they can be.
They enable a level of precision hunting that is not possible with any other pull, and this difference is significant for bull redfish.
Mr. Chester Moore