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Jul 15, 2019

Redfish Fishing | Know the Winds and Tide | Capt. William Toney

Finding fishing spots and turning them into routes are a daily ritual with me as a full time inshore guide. Every trip I have planned in my head the direction and spots that I intend to fish but sometimes weather, wind or another angler already at that location can make me reevaluate the situation and move on to another route. Some anglers rely on they're GPS and tracks but by having a game plan in your head it's easy to deviate just a little to catch more fish. One of my most common deviations is wind ( the other is another angler on the spot ). I always have routes for any wind direction especially when targeting redfish. Some points or spots may be impossible to cast to in certain wind directions so I will go to my routes that are for spots with a particular wind direction to be more successful. Again this is just food for thought to help you become a better angler.


On the inshore side there are plenty of redfish around on the incoming high tide. Most reds are on the small side but with some keepers mixed in. Try using shrimp or pinfish on the outside points and keys but plan to move on if the spot has not produce in about 15 minutes. A catfish is a sure sign to move on. The rocks from six feet out are producing some great eating mangrove snapper. During the period of slack tide on the high tide phase is the best bite. Live shrimp free lined with a 2/0 Owner hook will get the bite. High incoming tide will be in the afternoon this weekend.


-Capt. William Toney

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