These fish are common all year and are great for sight-fishing. They feed in water so shallow that their tails wave in the air like flags! What a sight!
Fishing for Redfish in the Florida Keys is mainly done in shallow water. The flats and shorelines from Key Largo to Flamingo in the Everglades and beyond to Cape Sable are ideal for holding small bait fish and crustaceans that Redfish feed on.
When looking for food, these beautiful copper colored fish can be seen making wakes in the water. A Redfish’s mouth is positioned down so it normally feeds on the bottom.
When actively feeding, you can spot their tails sticking out of the water (called tailing). Casting to tailing fish is one of the most exciting ways to catch a Redfish. When they see your offering, whether it be a live shrimp, soft plastic bait, or a fly, they will attack it with a vengeance.
Fighting a Redfish is like going toe to toe with a heavyweight boxer. They will slug it out with you all the way to the boat.