Don't go to the best redfish trip of your life without the right tackle to catch 'em up! Here's a full breakdown of the best tackle for the Redfish Jubilee.
It's a good question!
While the requirements of a fishing trip of this sort are pretty straightforward, you certainly don't want to risk messing up one of the best redfish-catching memories of your life.
If it's not already obvious, you want something that's a good fit for casting dead shrimp on the bottom, but sturdy enough to handle the power of a redfish.
While spinning or casting tackle works, here is a good spinning setup:
Any 3/8oz jighead with a 3/0 short shank hook works just fine, but if you want to use a Carolina Rig or Drop Shot, then you can use that, too.
You want a jighead that is tough and won't break or straighten out.
There are many jigheads available that match these needs because they are designed specifically for redfish!
Strike King's Redfish Magic Flats Jighead is a good choice.
It's really hard to beat dead shrimp, but if you cannot acquire any – or just don't feel like messing with it – then Gulp Shrimp are an excellent substitute because they are basically an artificial live bait.
At the end of the day, you just need something with really strong scent to trigger a bite.
Gulp Shrimp can shred fairly easily and don't last but for a couple fish.
Use this trick to make them last longer and get more bang for your buck.
Is there a specific rod, reel or bait you prefer? Share with us in the comments below.
Devin is the founder of Louisiana Fishing Blog and enjoys exploring new fishing spots on Louisiana's coast. He prefers using artificial lures and casting tackle, but won't hesitate to break out a popping cork when the time is right.
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