The redfish bite is on in Southwest Florida!

September 21, 2020 6:40 pm By:

Let’s get out and get you into one of these bruisers!

Crystal from Chicago with a big redfish she caught on a live pilchard
Crystal and Chris from Chicago started the day hot with a redfish and snook double for the honeymoon shot on their first cast!

As September has rolled on in, the fishing has really heated up and multiple big redfish can be caught on each trip! The Naples, Estero, Pine Island, the 10,000 islands, and Everglades City waters are all producing great fish on multiple choices of bait.

Snook season is also well underway, and the mangrove snapper bite has also heated up. If you want to catch big fish, and like to eat your catch, now is the time.

It is possible to catch multiple big redfish on each trip right now!

We use several methods to catch the redfish. Hooking a pilchard or pinfish suspended under a popping cork is a time honored method. A popping cork keeps the bait suspended just above the bottom, where the fish can find it easily. The shape of the cork also allows it to be jerked occasionally, which creates a pop or gurgle that attracts a lazy fish over to see what made the sound.

The redfish bite has been so strong, Captain Tim had to get in on the action!

We also use live pinfish and pilchards with no float. This allows the freelined bait to swim freely. Live bait can also be skip casted up underneath the mangroves where the fish are always lurking.

Captain Tim with another big redfish caught on a live pinfish

Gotta love that backcountry copper gold of a fat redfish

Give me a call and let’s talk about the redfishing, snook or tarpon and let’s and put a trip together! 239-821-9375.

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