Saturday, June 6, 2015

Summer Pine Island Redfish

If you can pull yourself away from chasing the tarpon for a few hours, June can serve up some of the best redfish action of the year.  The low tides aren't all that low right now which doesn't lend itself to good tailing conditions.  Fortunately, the wind likes to get dead calm for several hours in the morning through late afternoon.  Whenever that happens here on Pine Island, our shallows can erupt with tailing redfish.  If the low tide happens just after sunrise or before sunset, that's an even better situation.  Topwater lures are still my favorite in these conditions and the big Badonk-a-Donk in the photo above drew a ferocious strike from this legal size red the other night.