December 6, 2019

Best Tackle For The Redfish Jubilee

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.


What's 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:

Sturdy Spinning Rod

  • 7' to 7'6" in length
  • made from graphite
  • medium to medium-heavy power
  • moderate fast or fast action
  • Daiwa's Aird-X Spinning Rod is a good choice

Good Spinning Reel

  • 3000-4500 in size
  • smooth drag
  • Daiwa Crossfire is a good example

Strong Fishing Line

  • No fluorocarbon! It's unnecessary and expensive.
  • braided fishing line
  • 20lb-30lb test
  • 20lb Test PowerPro braided line is a good choice

Simple Terminal Tackle

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.

Jighead Sizes

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.

What's the best bait for the Redfish Jubilee?

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.

  • Knowledge Bomb

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.

Captain Devin

About the Author

Devin is a veteran of the Iraq War and former fishing guide. He founded Louisiana Fishing Blog in 2012 to share his ideas as a charter captain and still writes in it today. Since then he's created a fishing university — LAFB Elite — where he teaches inshore anglers how to safely navigate Louisiana's coast and catch more fish.

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