Published Oct 21. 2021 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Oct 22. 2021

Redfish all day long!

I was able to make another trip down to Corpus to fish for some redfish and finally hooked into a few. This trip I was able to land 4 redfish and hooked 5. This really was the best trip ive ever had catching redfish in the gulf since Ive started my channel. This was site fishing for tailing reds in ankle deep water. And best of all, the new fly I created just for them worked great! It really was amazing to see my own fly creation working so well.

So redfish pull very hard. In fact one almost ripped the rod out of my hand when I set the hook. Another ran fast towards me and I tripped trying to run backwards to keep tension on the line. But even with my blunders, I was still able to bring 3 reds in, and one was over 20" which was legal to keep. Now, I don't always keep fish, but I do occasionally keep fish from the saltwater. Especially redfish and speckled trout. They taste great and I know the fish weren't farmed. We only kept one fish, and max would have kept 2, one for my buddy and one for me. My family ate that fish the night I got back home, and therefor nothing went to waste. I am not about filling a freezer, thats what the grocery store is for, but there is something about catching and eating fish that somehow makes it taste even better! Its fresh, and I can filet it to where there is no meat left. Therefor less waste than store bought.

The mosquitoes were terrible though this trip, and even with all the bug repellent sprayed on us, we got swarmed. I had over 50 bites on my body after the first days fishing. The other thing to worry about down here, especially wade fishing is stingray. And sharks as well. Bull sharks are notorious for attacking humans, and stingrays will get you with their barb if you step on them. So you have to do what is called the stingray shuffle, and also have to keep looking out for sharks, even in shallow water. Big bull sharks have been known to come through the canals and even flats sometimes. There are also alligators that make their way down here from the rivers that dump into the ocean. So if you ever make it down to the gulf to fish for redfish like me and Johnny, then make sure you stay safe and be careful. Last thing you want is for a trip to be ruined by a stingray barb or getting West Nile virus from too many mosquito bites.

For me however all these risks are worth such an amazing experience fishing for redfish. I am very happy to finally land one of these on camera for you all, and hope to continue this luck on future trips to the gulf.

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