Have seen many folks doing well in the creeks at LOW tide. Is LOW the best time for REDS? Or was that just that day? I've always fished them at high tide in surf, sound AND creeks. What's the consensus??
I have caught a few more and larger reds at low tide in the surf. I guess they hang in deeper water "just off the bar" waiting for whatever is caught in the backwash. Don't quote me on this, a marine biologist I am not, just my experience. I usually catch a pin or spot and re-rig on a wire setup that I make with a single circle hook. I would like to hear of other experiences and rigging, bait, etc.
Hi all. Long time lurker. Fished huntington beach state park yesterday. Wife caught a 38" long red drum an hour before low tide. Rigged live mullet on a two drop bottom rig. Hooked the nose and ran a liter back to the tail as someone else had mentioned. We were fishing the blues but my wife had a great 7 minutes reeling that big boy in.
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