Want to catch the very biggest redfish in the areas you fish?
Then fish with live croaker. Big live croaker.
I have caught 26 inch redfish on 10-inch live croaker and caught 35 pound redfish on 14 inch croaker. I have never seen anything work on big reds whether you are seeking the upper end of the slot limit or catch and release fishing for bull reds. Croaker work best when fished under a Carolina rig and hooked through the mouth.