The simplest method to catch redfish involves putting chunks of cut bait such as mullet, pinfish, or ladyfish on a hook and letting it sit still on the bottom. At the opposite end of the spectrum is casting a plastic shrimp or fly to an individual fish in 18″ of water.
What is the best bait for Indian River?
Shrimp and small bait fish are perfect baits. Soft plastic jerkbaits and topwaters work well, too. There are many areas to wade; the key is finding an area that isn’t too soft to move around in. Search for bait and a hard sandy bottom.
What is the best month to catch redfish?
The summer is a great time to fish. To catch big bull redfish, late summer and early fall is best. Late summer and early fall is when bull redfish show up to deeper locations like jetties, wrecks, and bridges. It can be a great time to catch some fish for bragging rights.
Is it safe to eat fish from the Indian River?
Fish in the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon in Martin County contain the blue-green algae toxin microcystin, but in levels low enough they’re safe to eat — occasionally and in moderate amounts.
Are there alligators in the Indian River?
The Indian River is not actually a river at all.
You get a mix of salt and fresh-water birds and wildlife in the lagoon. Dolphins, pelicans and manta rays stay in the saltier water, and manatees, alligators and otters stay mostly in the fresh water.
What color lures do redfish like?
In clear water, I prefer a color with a clear body like Shrimp Po Body, while in stained water, a bait with a darker body color like Rootbeer/Chartreuse is a good choice. In the muddiest water, the Glow/Chartreuse color seems to show up best. Finally, wherever you go, redfish like the color gold.
Where do redfish like to feed?
Redfish will feed throughout the water column but prefer to hang near the bottom.