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The couple days before I had caught one Redfish in the slot size, and I hooked up to one undersized, and so did Johnny. However today was on fire! The reds were stirring like crazy! They were large, and willing to eat my flies. Fly fishing for reds is usually difficult, but it seemed easy today. Plus, I caught the largest red Ive ever caught on the fly rod, the biggest was pushing 27". Unfortunately Johnny didnt get one today, but I had 3 in the slot size, so I gave him one of mine before I left back home. Redfish is one of my favorite eating fish in the gulf where I fish, well 2nd to flounder. And I already ate one of them. Used blackening seasoning and it was amazing! Just watch out for the worms, because the larger sized reds will get worms in them. I did find one worm in my filet, but it was cooked through quite well so im not too worried about it. These worms actually dont harm humans from what im told.
Another day, and a couple more reds! After years of heading down to corpus with horrible luck, finally I think I have figured out these reds. The last 3 trips Ive caught redfish, and this trip was one of the best Ive ever had. The weather was horrible, with rain, heavy wind, and the cold made me wish I was at home by a fire. However, all of that was worth it because the redfish were on fire! Now I went down, and fished 3 separate days. This video is on the first two days fishing. I fished alone the first day, and was able to fish with Johnny for a few hours on the 2nd day. The wind was very bad though on the 2nd day, which made it difficult to land any reds. However Johnny was able to get one the 2nd day, but it was just shy of the slot size. I got a 17-18" the first day, however I also was able to get a slot sized red that was 24". In Texas, the redfish have to be between 20-28" to keep. And you can keep up to 3 per day. This spot that we stumbled across a few months back is one of the best redfish spots ive ever fished! Its a flats area, that takes a while to walk to. In fact its about a 2 mile walk, though tall grass and mud. But the walk is worth it! The reds are everywhere, and generally you can see them chasing bait in the water. They are actively feeding in this area so they readily take flies if presented properly. The best part of it, is that the walk deters other fisherman from coming to that spot, and therefor we have the whole flats area to ourselves. I have never seen anyone back there, or even seen foot prints (except for hogs, deer and crane). Pristine fishing, that I am very happy we found.