Kayak Fishing for Bull Redfish

Kayak Fishing for Bull Redfish | Navarre Kayak Fishing

Kayak Fishing for Bull Redfish is an awesome way to spend time on the water.

Fortunately, the Emerald Coast is loaded with Redfish of every size.

If you’re looking to target slot Redfish, check out Kayak Fishing for Redfish.

Did you know?

Red Drum (AKA Redfish) can live more more than 40 years and grow an average of 6″ per year for the first four years of their lives.

Males become sexually mature very early in life but the females often fail to reach sexual maturity until they are six years old and nearly 37″.

The Florida state record is 52 lbs 5 oz and was caught near Cocoa, FL in 1996.

How to catch them?

There are a number of ways to catch Bull Redfish.

If you’re in Northwest, Florida the easiest way to catch them is at night.

Bridge Fishing

Bridges like Three Mile Bridge (Pensacola, FL) have lights and fill with fish at night.

The most important part of fishing these large bodies of water is tidal movement.

It’s important to have a swift incoming or outgoing tide.  We prefer the tide to be outgoing!

The moving water pushes baitfish around and makes it easy for the Bull Redfish to feed.

On some nights the Redfish will be on top and you can sight cast them with a variety of lures.

These fish aren’t all that picky and just about any lure will do the trick if they are actively feeding.

Some nights the water is rough and dirty.  Sight casting may not be an option but the fish are still present.

The bridges have an abundance of White Trout around them and they can be caught on a variety of small jigs.

Catch one, hook it to a Carolina Rig, and send it to the bottom.

This method will allow you to catch Redfish, Red Snapper, Sharks, and a variety of other species.

Shallow Water

Our favorite way of targeting Bull Redfish involves very little water and tons of excitement.

We prefer to throw topwater lures across shallow flats as the sunrises.

Redfish are very aggressive and are forced to bring the top part of their body out of the water as they eat the lure.

This tends to cause huge explosions on the surface.

After the fish is hooked up they run across the flat and bait flees in every direction.

After the sun comes up we transition into throwing soft plastics.

We prefer to use a naturally colored 3″ soft plastic and pair it with a 5/16th ounce jig head.

We drift across shallow flats looking for large Redfish.

Once you see the fish, a quick and accurate cast is all it takes.

If the fish is hungry the jig won’t ever reach the bottom.

Shallow water Redfish can be a bit spooky and it’s important that you take the time to use six feet of Fluorocarbon.

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