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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 […]
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 […]