When it comes to learning about catching tailing redfish, few things are more beneficial than time on the water. But if you want a sure way to increase your chances of landing that finicky tailing redfish, your best bet is by watching 3-time IFA Kayak Tour Champion and tailer fishing fanatic, Ty Nelson, as he talks about techniques for casting to tailing redfish.
Be sure to AVOID making the mistake that most new anglers make when it comes to sight fishing for tailing redfish. Use the fish’s tail to your advantage. What does that mean? Well let’s think about it logically…How does a fish eat? Using its mouth, not its tail. That means anglers should NOT be aiming for the fish’s tail.
Instead, anglers should use the tail to their advantage by using it as an indicator of where the fish’s head is pointing. If the point of the tail is facing at you, then it’s a safe bet that the head it facing the other direction. If the tail is pointing away from you, then it’s likely the fish is aiming towards you. Think opposites!
Sometimes redfish will be eating in a frenzy and you will find that they flip flop around like a politician on an important political issue. In this case, you have to use your best judgment and try to anticipate which direction the fish will turn next. With a little practice, any angler can become proficient at sight fishing for tailing redfish from any vessel.
Hopefully these tips help with your efforts to catch more tailing redfish!
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