S14:E6 - “Everglades Snook And Reds” (2019)
Captains Tom Rowland & Rich Tudor head to the fertile grounds of the Everglades to target game fish.
S14:E11 - “Paddleboard Everglades” (2019)
Captains Tom & Rich try something new by using paddleboards in the Everglades to sneak up on Snook.
S14:E10 - “Yellowjacks Of Home” (2019)
Tom & Rich don't have to travel far for yellowjack & other desirable fish in the Middle Florida Keys
S14:E9 - “Blacktips By Spin And Fly” (2019)
Tom Rowland & Rich Tudor set out for a fish that always entertains: the acrobatic Blacktip Shark.
S14:E8 - “Snappers In The Mangroves” (2019)
Tom Rowland & Rich Tudor get back to the basics with a day of Snapper fishing around Florida Bay.
S14:E7 - “Ballyhoo Sprays” (2019)
Captain Tom Rowland and Captain Rich Tudor spend some time on the reefs in the Middle Florida Keys.
Fishing on the flats is can be a challenge to get those skittish fish that face significant fishing pressure and boat traffic. Rich and I will frequently stake out and try two or three times before we can get their attention. Fish like this we refer to as suffering from “lockjaw” as they will refuse to eat.
When Rich and I fish for easily spooked fish we like to get to a strategic location and then stake out there and cast for a bit before moving another 20-30 yards and repeating the process. In this case we use our Power-Poles to stop the boat while we wait for the fish to come within casting range. In some cases we will make enough blind casts to cover a stretch of shoreline or a bottom feature - like an oyster bar, sand hole or other structure.
Can I use quality bass fishing equipment to fish for red fish?
Most bass tackle will work just fine for redfish. Alot of redfish situations are found in brackish water, rather than full salt, however there are certainly many situations where you will be fishing in pure saltwater. I had the opportunity to fish with the guys on Sweetwater TV recently and they had all freshwater tackle. It worked well for us, but there are a few things that you will want to watch out for: