Catch Redfish On The Hibiscus By The Bay Shoreline In the Afternoon
I JUST COULDNT TAKE IT ANY LONGER! 🙂
For 3 days a school of redfish had been working the shoreline in front of our condo. I was watching them them from our balcony at Hibiscus By The Bay. Everyday from 2:30 pm to about 4 pm they were feeding and tailing right in front of the condo and it was cool to just watch them. So when they showed up again today I just couldn’t take it any longer. I went down and got my rod out of the garage, baited up with a Strike King Redfish Magic Zulu on a Capt. Joes Edje Hook that I got from Sunjammers and headed for the shore.
The redfish were working just off the shoreline and when I first waded out I couldn’t see them and I spooked some of them. I guess they were afraid of my white legs. 😉 I decided to wade out a little further so the fish would be working between me and the shoreline. The first redfish I saw was feeding along the shoreline and I cast perfectly about 3 ft in front of him. Let it sit… and watched him as I gave it a little twitch. He saw it and man he zoomed for it and picked it up. Hook set! I was hooked up! Whoo hoo!
It was so cool to see him just slam it in about 1.5 feet of water. Seeing that never will get old and this is in front of the Hibiscus condo where I live! He took off, drag screaming, he turned and came back at me. I was reeling like a mad man but I couldn’t keep up. He turned again and pow! Broke off. I slap the rode tip against the water and let out an arrrhhh. 🙁 The fluro leader must have got under a gill plate. That was it.
I regrouped, re-tied the same rig and I wade back out to try again. Maybe I didn’t spook them all of them out of the area. I called my neighbor Bill to see if he was home. Maybe he could could tell me where they were from his 8th floor condo. He wasn’t home. 🙁 Things settled down and there it was, another redfish working between me and the shoreline. I am standing in about 2 feet of water and the redfish is in about foot of water tailing and feeding. He circles back toward me about 25 feet away and I cast again about 4 ft. in front of him. Just right… watch… then twitch, twitch… he sees it, ZOOM he has it! Hook set! And the drag is screaming! I let out a whoop!
I am confident in the hook set so as the fight lightens up, I call my wife Vivian so she can come down and take a picture. 😉
I caught one more. All were released alive and swimin’. 😉
Pretty cool to be able to catch redfish on the Hibiscus By The Bay shoreline where we live!
What do you think about that!? 🙂
Light winds, calm waters and good fishin’!