An epic day of sight fishing redfish as seen from the sky.Enter your text here...
The Best Redfish Video
In Louisiana we have the best sight fishing for redfish in the world.
Combine that with awesome aerial footage and you have a dynamite combination.
Great Fishing Conditions
The planets aligned to provide us with the best sight fishing opportunity possible.
The first pond we pulled into had hungry redfish circling the boat like sharks.
I made a couple casts just as Ben hooked up with a nice one, but somehow found the discipline to put the rod down and pick up a camera. It was one of the hardest things I had to do in my life. Ha ha ha!
Best Spots to Sight Fish Redfish
Ben is a very experienced angler who knows all the best spots to fish in the right conditions. As you can see here, the water is clean, it was flowing, and there was plenty of baitfish, to include crab and mullet, for redfish to feast on.
You can also see aquatic grass in the video, mostly hydrilla, which is a type of cover that redfish love.
The water in "redfish ponds" (any kind of pond that looks like the one in the video) is so clean because the grass actively filters the water.
Of course, this grass doesn't do well in full-strength salt water, so the water was brackish but on the fresh side. This is why it is not uncommon to catch bass and reds side-by-side.
We were not using spinning tackle or a popping cork, obviously.
We were fishing with Netbait Baby Paca Craw lures on Flashy Swimmer swim hooks. All on baitcasting tackle.
Sometimes darker colors work better, but we used white because it could be seen better on the video for your viewing enjoyment.
The Baby Paca Craws do better in the grass-laden environment. That and redfish LOVE eating them! It probably has something to do with their awesome action. Take a look below and notice the spinner on the Flashy Swimmer.