Tailing Redfish - May through October
Tailing Redfish are without question, one of my favorite sight fishing targets in the Carolinas. So much so, that I named my guide service after them. May through September, Redfish will consistently tail on the Spartina Grass flats on the extreme high tides around full and new moons. Some years they may start as early as April and last until October. The moon's gravitational pull causes large tide swings, flooding water up onto what is normally dry land, flooding out the homes of the tiny Fiddler Crabs. For those couple hours that the grass flats are flooded, Redfish will push into 5-15" of water in search of these tasty crabs. When they find one, they will go nose down and kick their tail above the water surface. And then you have a target that can be seen from a hundred yards away. Do you have what it takes to sneak within casting distance and gently place a fly six inches in front of his face without spooking him?