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Captain's Corner: Look for redfish on oyster bars at high tide

What's hot: Redfish have been frequenting secluded oyster bars at high tide. Snook and an occasional trout have also joined in, setting up an easy one-stop shot at catching an inshore slam. They are eating crabs, shrimp and an abundance of small pinfish. All of these make great live bait. In addition, reds seldom turn down a fresh piece of cut pinfish, thread fin, mullet or ladyfish placed on the bottom.

Technique: Use tightly packed schools of mullet as an indicator where to set up. The redfish will move on and off a shallow flat to follow the mullet. On periods of extreme low tides, scout for areas holding concentrations of wading birds. Return to these spots on higher water and look for mullet to give away the location of the redfish.

Brent Gaskill runs Summer Vacation Charters out of the St. Petersburg area and can be reached at or (727)510-1009.

Captain's Corner: Look for redfish on oyster bars at high tide 09/10/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:28pm]
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