My old roommate had never fished inshore before, but after watching so many episodes of (insert fishing show name here) he wanted to go catch a redfish. So with that being the goal, we set set off to mark a species off his list. We didn’t have to search too long before we saw reds blasting bait on a sandbar. These fish weren’t just eating, they were in a full blown frenzy! All you could see were bronze colored backs, 4 inches out of the water, and small mullet running for their lives. One properly placed Berkley Gulp Shrimp on a jig sealed the deal. Luckily I had another friend on the boat who was equally interested in our goal, and allowed me to get hooked up as well.
I love to sight fish for redfish on the Banana River. Here’s a picture of my clients from Alabama with a pair of decent red drum. As the weather cools off here in central Florida the redfishing should continue to heat up.
Here’s one of my charters Tony with a nice Banana River redfish he had to muscle out of the mangroves.
Some days everything just works out on the Banana River. Slick calm conditions, great anglers and chewing fish. We found a nice school of redfish and Henry and John took full advantage of the good fishing. Between the two of them they caught 9 redfish in an hour. I consider that good fishing and it’s always rewarding to get some great kids and their grandfather out on the water. MAKING MEMORIES.
Here’s a series of pictures from their charter.