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Try for big redfish during winter

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By Jeffrey Weeks, Fishing Correspondent

Inshore fishermen had to make the transition to bitter cold weather quickly this year, and the only fish that really responded well were the redfish. Despite the way winter roared in, the backwater redfish bite never slowed and continues to flourish.

Redfish 24-30 inches are back in the shallows and schooled up thick. Fishing guides and other anglers are using cut mullet or Gulp lures to get them to bite. Lures must be fished extremely slowly to get redfish to hit, and the scented baits can’t be beat. If all else fails, cut mullet or cut shrimp will take the red drum.


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