What is the best time to fish for redfish?
The best time of day to catch redfish is in the morning before the sun heats up the shallows and in the afternoon off in deeper water features like jetties, wrecks, and bridges. Redfish funnel back into deeper water in the afternoon because it is both cooler and holds more bait than the shallows.
How do you catch a redfish in Louisiana marsh?
You can go either way on the bait, live or lure. Redfish love crabs, shrimp, and small fish, so artificial lures that mimic fish or shrimp, like those made by Down South Lures, are ideal when combined with weights or spoons. In shallow waters, where you’ll find the best early morning action, use topwater lures.
How deep do you fish for redfish?
You can catch redfish from just about any water depth from 6 inches in the back country shallows to more than 100 feet deep when you are fishing the offshore reefs, wrecks and oil rigs.
How do you target redfish?
Best Lures For Redfish
- Shallow Water (3 ft or less) Soft plastic jerk baits on light hooks. Suspending hard plastic lures. Weedless spoons. Topwater plugs.
- Deeper Water (over 3 ft) Soft plastic baits on Weighted Jig Heads. Swim Baits. Diving Crank Baits. Bucktail Jigs.
What is the best time of year to catch redfish in Louisiana?
There is no closed season for redfish in Louisiana so they are open to harvest year-round. The best time of year to catch big redfish in Louisiana is in the fall while spring will produce more fish.
Where are the redfish biting in Louisiana?
Best Locations in Louisiana for Redfish
- Lake Charles.
- Grand Isle.
- Lake Pontchartrain.
- Vermilion Bay.
Do you need a leader for redfish?
Having a good leader line with strong knots is absolutely essential for inshore anglers who want to land big snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, etc.