Redfish - Live Bait Tactics for Pressured Fish

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Instructor: William Toney

Capt. William Toney offers tips for catching red fish in pressured Florida fishing spots. He teaches how to catch red drum fish with live bait, using artificial lures, dead, and live baits. Toney has experience targeting reds with artificial lures and dead baits, and shares his techniques for triggering bites on tough days. By learning from the best, you can become more productive and smarter in fishing pressured red drum.

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If you're keen on learning how to catch redfish or red drum fish that receive significant pressure, don't miss out on this In The Spread video with Capt. William Toney.

    If you fish an area with many anglers and spot plenty of reds but can't get bites, the solution is simple: use bait. For action-packed fishing, live bait gives you the edge you need. Dive into this video to uncover secrets that will help you catch more of these game fish. Discover effective baits, rigging techniques, key fishing strategies, and much more.

Capt. Toney's Expertise

Capt. Toney is a master of redfish. As a Florida inshore fishing guide, he spends a significant portion of the year targeting redfish in the waters of Homosassa. With a wealth of tricks up his sleeve, William is eager to share his knowledge. Accelerate your learning and leave the frustration behind. Remember, just because the redfish in your area face a lot of pressure doesn't mean they won't bite. Stay ahead of the game.

Bait and Tackle Insights

When selecting your bait and tackle, consider your fishing location and the potential to encounter other formidable inshore game fish like snook and tarpon. William provides a detailed look at:

  • His preferred rods and reels
  • Line choices and reasons
  • Leader selections based on fishing structures

Interestingly, the discussion on bait covers not just the redfish bait but also the bait used to catch that bait. That's right – no live wells or cast nets here. Catch your bait fresh, right next to the boat. Learn about the tackle needed for this and watch as Capt. Toney demonstrates bait modification and hooking techniques for optimal results.

Fishing Techniques

Whether you choose to drift or anchor near the mangrove shoreline to target redfish, it's crucial to know how to position your vessel. This video covers:

  • Techniques to avoid spooking fish
  • Tips on bait presentation without alarming the fish

All these strategies and more await you in this In The Spread video. Watch and learn.

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Louise Eastty 01.28.2020


Captain William Toney

Captain William Toney, a Florida native, is a fourth-generation fishing guide known for his expertise in Mangrove Snapper and other fish species. He is a licensed and insured guide, a Homosassa Guide's Association member, and hosts 'In The Spread', an online fishing instruction platform. Toney's expertise in redfish, tides, and bait presentation is unparalleled, and he shares his knowledge on seasonal fish migration patterns and tidal flows. His dedication to passing on his knowledge to younger generations is invaluable.

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