Redfish - Year Round
Our State Fish may go by many names, Redfish, Red Drum, Puppy Drum, Bull Drum, Channel Bass, etc….but one thing is for sure, it’s one of the most sough after saltwater fish in the state. Redfish are available year round in North Carolina. In the spring these fish spread out through the marsh, where they will spend the summer in search of crabs, shrimp and baitfish. They can be found working the shallow bays and creeks, searching the mud bottoms and oyster reefs for an easy meal. During these warm months, they will readily take a topwater plug or fly. In the fall, they feed hard on bait as it schools up to migrate to warmer waters. During the winter, the Reds will school together by the hundreds and congregate in areas that hold higher water temps to help keep them warm through those cold months. In the winter, algae dies off, turning the water crystal clear and making for excellent sight fishing. We prefer to fish for Redfish strictly by sight-fishing for them in shallow water. Sometimes we can actually see the fish, and sometimes we are casting to wakes, pushes and muds. Contact us and we can discuss the best dates and times for sight fishing for Reds.