Bonefish on the Brain – Redfish Expert

Well… I’ve been redfishing in Louisiana now and since I caught five reds I now feel like I can grossly and unfairly make sweeping generalizations about redfish based on 3 hours of fishing.

  • Redfsih will let you take at least 4 casts on them before they get bothered, maybe 10 or 15.
  • The weather in the marshes is always nice, sunny, about 65.
  • Sheephead never eat.
  • Only redfish under 10 pounds eat. The big fish never do.
  • No black drum over 7 pounds ever eats.
  • The longest cast you’ll ever need to make is 35′.
  • You’ll never need to run more than 15 minutes from the dock.
  • There will never be any other fly anglers while you are out fishing.
  • Redfish are highly enjoyable.

Sure… there will be some who will say “Um, you know, you can’t make such broad statements based on three hours of fishing on a single day.”

To them, I say “We are in a post-fact world. It doesn’t matter if it is true, it matters only that I feel this to be true right now, for at least as long as it takes me to write this.”

Now… let’s see who doesn’t get sarcasm.

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  1. Bravo on your thorough and insightful explanation of fly fishing for Redfish. I know know EVERYTHING there is to know about it.

  2. Eat at Penny’s.

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