I have done my fair share of reading over the years about the lifecycles of reds but there is something that I have never really seen anything written about. I know that reds move out of the coastal waters and into the oceans once they reach sexual maturity but when does this happen? Do the inshore reds make a mass movement over a short period of time or does each individual fish leave on its own? If I had to guess I would assume that fish that are ready to leave inshore waters do so when the bull reds are in the inlets during the summer months and move offshore with the schools after the mullet run is over. If anyone can point me in the direction of a source with this information or has some personal insight I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
"The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad." "Go Big or Go Home!"
19"-23" Redfish are perfect for grilling. They taste much better than the larger fish and are much less likely to have worms.
The best way we've found to grill them is to fillet the fish with the scales on and put them on the grill scales down. You don't have to flip them...just keep the fillets moist while you are cooking them.
The meat will flake right off the skin with a fork.
PioneerLouie Pioneer Venture 175, Johnson 90 Summerville, SC
One of my favorite sentences from Dr Wenner's report "It is rare event for an angler to catch a trophy red drum larger than 15 pounds inside the estuary." It feels wonderful to catch one of those blessings.