Redfish on the Sandbar

Redfish on the Sandbar

Redfish feed around sandbars, but they are not often on the bar itself. More likely you’ll find reds cruising the outside edge on the ebb, or along the inside edge during the first two hours of the flood. In both cases this puts them in prime feeding territory.

A couple of day ago, my friend Dave, down Florida way, sent me this picture of a nice redfish he caught. He saw it sitting up on a sandbar. So he pitched it a crab fly on his Scott Meridian 8wt. Bingo hookup. I asked Dave why he felt redfish sometimes sit up on the bar. Dave feels the sandbar’s shallow water provide a safe place to hangout, offering shelter from predators such as sharks.  Sounds reasonable.

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