Mr. Redfish, if the winds are calm you better find somewhere to hide. We finally had a couple of days with light winds. Yesterday the water was as slick as a baby’s behind, thus we could spot schools of Redfish pushing water as far away as the naked eye could see. The best part is this time of year you don’t have to be a pin point caster to hook up. We caught too many fish to have an accurate count and if you were looking for groceries you were out of luck because most of the fish were way over the slot. We landed fish of 31″ and 33″ to finish the day. The bait of choice was a 1/4 ounce jig head rigged with a 3″ Gulp Shrimp. Now until the water gets too cold in January and February the schooling fish are eager to eat even though they get moving when you get near with the boat.
As for the jumbo’s we fished an area in the sound we call Red’ville a couple of days ago with no success. The Bull Red’s are now found just offshore on the wrecks and reefs or sandbars where you see feeding birds.
In the low country now we have a bad fishing deli ma, fish the inshore flats for slot up to 33″ Reds or run just offshore and battle some bonified whoppers up to 47″. Both can be sight fished and and will put a sever kink in your rod.