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March 22, 2023

The 94-Pound Redfish and Black/Red Drum Hybrids

What’s the biggest redfish you have ever caught? Most likely it’s under the Texas state record which is just shy of 60 pounds. Have you ever heard of a 94 pound plus redfish? What about a […]
January 10, 2023

Drag A Shrimp For Reds

There’s a reason why one of the most common fishing accessories sold in coastal communities is a flow-through bait bucket. Sure, you can hold baitfish in these containers, but shrimp remain the most popular option. Why? […]
December 28, 2022

Are Major Change Coming to Louisiana Redfish Limits?

Louisiana is considering reducing redfish limits. Yes, you read that right. After decades of very liberal bag and size limits, Louisiana is considering a change due to recent stock surveys. The following is directly from the […]
December 13, 2022

Redfish in the Rain

It’s rainy and foggy, light levels are low, and you’re having trouble getting those redfish on the end of your line? While there’s no such thing as 100-percent predictability in the world of fishing, as a […]
November 30, 2022

Learn The Redfish “Cone Of Vision”

The late outdoor writerEd Holder caught more redfish on topwaters than most have caught in total. In fact, he only used topwaters to catch them. He refused spoons, plastics, etc and he caught reds all the […]
December 29, 2021

Lessons From The 2021 CCA STAR Tournament

As the Assistant Director of Texas STAR, I get questions all the time about catching tagged redfish. We always give the advice of fishing popular spots, easy to access areas and places where they have been […]
November 4, 2021

Could A New Redfish War Emerge?

Did you know for the last 20 years there has been a contingent of commercial anglers wanting to make the redfish a commercially harvested species again? To look at where the future of redfish is heading, […]
September 14, 2021

Incredible Facts About Redfish

Ever wonder where redfish move during both their immature and mature cycles? Ever wonder how old they get? Read on… For the first three years of their lives red drum live in the bays or in […]
September 7, 2021

Tips for Catching Redfish on Soft Plastics

Few fishing endeavors are more fun than tying into redfish on light tackle and soft plastics, and this is an incredibly effective way to target this species. Apply these simple tips, to give your catch rate […]
July 29, 2021

The Wild Life Of The Redfish

The red drum is a fish of many names. Most anglers in Texas and Louisiana call it “redfish”, but some call it “channel bass” in parts of Florida. I thought it would be fun this weekend […]