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Captains corner: Willing redfish hitting artificial lures

What's hot: Aggressive redfish are hammering artificial lures in the shallows.

Tackle and techniques: Use medium-heavy spinning outfits as many fish are more than 30 inches and require extra power in the rod. Add a 2 1/2-foot length of fluorocarbon leader and a 1/8- to 1/4-ounce jighead with a 3-inch plastic paddletail. Use a weedless jighead in areas of thick turtle grass.

The fish will most likely be in depths of a foot to two with a mix of grass and sand bottom. On the highest tides, search close to the shoreline. On the lowest tides the fish will be in the troughs. Make long casts and work the lure steady to slow, keeping it just above the bottom.

Neil Taylor charters kayak fishing trips and can be reached at strike or (727) 692-6345.

Captains corner: Willing redfish hitting artificial lures 10/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 6, 2011 6:45pm]
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