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Science Name: Sciaenops ocellatus
Other Names: Red Drum, channel bass, bull red, rat red
Ideal Temp: 70 to 90
World Record: 94 lbs. 2 oz, NC
Environment: inshore, coastal
Techniques: light tackle, surf fishing, fly tackle

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troutman | Posted: March 15, 2009

twin tail from bass pro white with red head red jighead cast and real slowly pop of ground then let sink pop of ground let sink that is for dock fihing. on a boat cast a finger mullet with a 3 ounce wieght in the pass wait fo tide to come in it will bring the redfish

frank  | Posted: March 2, 2008

Use an live atlantic croaker off the jettys. an you'll tear em up!!

Charles C | Posted: September 23, 2006

I have never found a better bait than Fresh Dead Crab, OMG if there is a Red around you will find him, ASAP

JonnyC | Posted: May 7, 2006

In the Okaloosa Sound (Fort Walton Beach, FL)... Use trolling motor to creep down the north side of the channel hitting dock after dock after dock. Start between 5:30 and 7am, using 12-15 lb test and about 24-36" of room bewteen the hook and weight. Flip the live shrimp underneath the longest extended part of the dock and HOLD ON! Be careful, though... These reds are smart and will wrap the line around the pylons to break free...

Markus | Posted: April 13, 2005

If you can get to a jetty try it. It not only holds lots of other fish, but also some reds and bull reds.

Mark | Posted: September 12, 2004

Red fish are the most fun to catch and fight. I fish for them year round. Great food

Johnny Rodriguez Jr. | Posted: May 12, 2004

At the bay, there are white sand spots. Using a hogie with a neon tail, cast into the spots over and over until you get a hit. You'll be sure to load up in a matter of minutes!

richie | Posted: April 18, 2004

In the grassie marsh look for shallow water pockets that go up into the grass. Cast a gold or silver spoon by the opening, if you see movement cast again in the same spot, it is likely that will get a red fish. | Posted: October 13, 2003

With a #2 hook and a small mullet, hooked in the back and the tail cut off, Reds will keep you busy all morning. On the grassy flats of the Indian River in Brevard County, Florida. It will amaze you on what power these beautiful fish have. So far the biggest I've caught was a 42". | Posted: June 20, 2002

I have caught this fish in Hilton Head, SC on shrimp and cut up squid. Pretty good fight.