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February 7, 2024

Catching Redfish On Crankbaits

Crankbaits are my favorite lure for catching redfish when the fish get a little finicky. Yes crankbaits. These highly versatile lures can allow anglers seeking redfish a level of precision crucial to catching spooky fish and […]
January 10, 2024

Tips For January Specks, Reds & Flounder

January is the beginning of Texas’ cold weather. Sure, we get a few chilly days in November and December but if we are going to have any truly cold weather it will likely be in January […]
January 9, 2024

Try Coastal Rivers For Winter Reds

Over the past five winters, my primary destination for coastal fishing has been the Sabine River, although this wasn’t always my first choice. Often, relentless winds and a demanding schedule have compelled me to fish whenever […]
December 10, 2023

Reds on Jigs: The Finer Points

Have you ever had one of those days where one guy on the boat seems to catch all the fish, while everyone else struggles to get a bite? Well, of course you have. And if you’re […]
October 24, 2023

Redfish Revival: How Texans Saved the Redfish

Redfish nearly disappeared from our state’s coast, but now, they’re thriving, and Texas is known as the redfish state. Why? 14 anglers in Houston got together to save them and leave an incredible impact on our […]
September 14, 2023

Mini-Reds: Grab Your Ultralight Gear!

Many anglers get caught up in the game of trophy hunting. And sure, catching monsters is fun! But, so is catching numbers. And if you want to catch redfish after redfish (tip: this is a great […]
August 24, 2023

GOING COASTAL by Kelly Groce

Mother Lagoon in Full Bloom LISTEN: (4 Min, 15 Sec)   SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER are by far my favorite months out of the year, especially for fishing. It’s as if Mother Lagoon and her wildlife have been […]
July 26, 2023

The Is Why Texas Has a Strong Redfish Fishery

The Texas red drum, commonly known as redfish or simply “red,” has a storied history unique within the annals of fisheries management and coastal advocacy. Today’s anglers enjoy a vibrant and sustainable fishery made possible by […]
July 4, 2023

5 Tips for Catching Redfish on Soft Plastics

Many anglers – myself included – absolutely love catching redfish on light tackle and soft plastics. When a red hits a soft plastic jig it often slams it like a freight train, jigs are effective in […]
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 […]