We have been doing a lot of redfishing lately. Typically, springtime for us means TROUT, TROUT, TROUT. Between the low salinity and the occasional windy outings, the redfish have been saving the day for us.
Almost all of the areas we have been fishing have been in 2 feet of water. I was out a couple of days ago working a marshy shoreline. I was throwing a Boat Monkey popping cork with 2 feet of leader and a 1/0 khale hook with live bait. We were catching redfish, and staying busy. Capt Matt and Capt Kenny were a couple hundred yards away. They were fishing the same shore line, in the same water depth. They were both out fishing my boat 3 to 1.
It took a few minutes, but I realized they were both on the bottom. I didn’t think it would’ve made that much of a difference, but boy did it. We switched 2 of our rods to bottom rigs and whammy, we were slinging reds over the side.
We still kept a rod or two rigged on the corks, but on this particular day, the bottom was the top producer.
The lesson learned here, was don’t be afraid to mix things up. Be sure to cover ALL of the water column. Sometimes it can be in a just of foot of water that makes all the difference.