Schools of Redfish have been spotted in numerous locations off the Dixie, Levy and Citrus County coasts.
September and October are the best months to go for that Trophy Redfish in Florida’s Big Bend region.
Huge schools of “breed stock” Redfish run inshore up the creeks and rivers near Steinhatchee, Horseshoe, Suwannee, Cedar Key, Waccasassa, Yankeetown and Crystal River to lay their eggs this time of year, then it’s’ back to the deep water. These aren’t the typical 12-24 inch fish we’re all used to catching, but huge full grown adults, up to 52 lbs.!
Although these schooling Red’s are sometimes very picky about eating, they will bite. It’s kind of overwhelming when you see 30 huge Reds swimming in formation past your boat, but a sight to see, never the less.
Best bet is to have a fresh Mullet handy, and fishing gear big enough to handle a 30 pound Red Fish (30 lb. test minimum). It’s hard to target these schools, but most of the time you will see them while moving from one place to another. My advise is to be prepared.