Heavy Weight Redfish

Pine Island Sound, FL

June 16th, 2023

What a spectacular redfish bite we’ve had the last few weeks. We are catching high numbers and large sizes giving us some crazy good fights and some huge smiles from customers. We are catching these reds mostly in deeper quick-flowing waters with pinfish under a one-ounce sinker to keep the bait from getting flushed out with the current. 4/0 circle hooks have been our best bet and heavier leaders around 40 lb in most cases. Our bait is smaller right now and very susceptible to dying quickly in the well with warmer water, therefore I’ve had to cut back on quantity and focus on quality bait, throwing back some of our smaller white bait and loading up on pinfish. The pinfish will last longer in the livewell and will allow for longer time on the hooks. Snook and trout have also been good on these warmer days fishing beaches, passes and grass flats.

1 Goliath Grouper

1 Snook

1 Redfish

1 Sea Trout

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Call Now Button