Kayak Fishing Ultimate Resource

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 20:00

Red October

Written by Aaron Rubel
Rate this item
(13 votes)
Angler: Landon Rubel, with Chuck Fisk Angler: Landon Rubel, with Chuck Fisk Aaron Rubel

Fall colors peak along the Gulf Coast in October. The color red, that is. After enduring a long and muggy summer, the angler is rewarded with great opportunities to find redfish as fall sets in.

An effective way for the adult fly angler and child to enjoy a day on the water together was introduced to me by good friend, Chuck Fisk. We brought both fly rods and conventional fishing gear to the beach. Chuck and I started the day by wading in the shallows and catching ladyfish on Clouser Minnow flies. The ladyfish went into the cooler. Later, they were transformed into cut bait and drifted just beyond the surf on conventional rods to entice bull redfish. Bull redfish are adults of the species that have grown on average above 26” and made their way out of the marshes into the larger bays and open waters of the Gulf.

Ladyfish Blog

Ladyfish on the fly

The technique of combining fly fishing and conventional tackle proved successful as Landon caught a tremendous redfish on the coast of Mobile Bay. We also had the opportunity to teach him that although we sacrificed one species of fish, releasing another is important to the preservation of future generations of game fish.

Release Blog

Gulf Coast Council Conservation Director of the International Fly Fishing Federation, Chuck Fisk, demonstrates proper release of a redfish.
Photographer: Aaron Rubel

 

Do you want to seek more secluded water in search of redfish? Close encounters with big reds are possible in backwaters by use of kayaks specifically designed for fishing. The low-profile construction enables opportunities for sight fishing and short casts. The kayak also serves as cushion to the tension of line between angler and the strength of redfish.

Redfish in Marsh

Angler: IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Champion, Benton Parrott, with a nice Mobile Bay area redfish Photographer: Aaron Rubel

 

Whether you enjoy the breezy beach or tranquil marsh, “Red October” is the time to reach the water for one of the Gulf Coast's favorite species.

Redfish on Fly blog

A Mobile Bay area marsh redfish on the fly
Angler and Photographer: Aaron Rubel

 

Tight Lines,
IcastInaYak
www.icastinayak.com/
www.facebook.com/ICastInaYak

Read 6021 times Last modified on Monday, 26 January 2015 08:51

Comments  

 
# Irish Fly 2013-10-16 00:29
Cool pics - looks like fun!
 
 
# IcastInaYak 2013-10-18 22:03
Thanks Irish Fly!
 

Please login to post a comment.

Get the YakAngler Newsletter!

Keep tabs on all the latest from YakAngler.

Latest From The Forum

    • sailor144's Avatar
    • Plastic Protection.
    • 303 is good, but expensive. Starbrite makes a kayak surface protect product that is less expensive and just as good, IMO.
    • 4 hours 2 minutes ago
    • Funky tub's Avatar
    • Side imaging or Bigger screen
    • I am looking at getting a Depth finder for xmas for my Old Town PDL. Wanting to know how well side imaging works on a kayaks and if you have it do you...
    • 20 hours 7 minutes ago
    • Funky tub's Avatar
    • New Yaker in North Fort Worth
    • Hello I'm new to the kayak fishing but been fishing for a long time from banks and friends bass boats. Did a lot of research on Kayaks and saw a lot...
    • 20 hours 55 minutes ago
    • perchjerker's Avatar
    • Line Twist Thoughts, Questions
    • A ball bearing swivel turns smoother and faster. Many lures can cause line twist. Inline spinners are one of the worse. fishing a plastic worm that is...
    • 1 day 15 hours ago
    • smj190's Avatar
    • Yak related insurance coverage?
    • I’ve talked to my insurance agent about this. If it’s on, attached to, or in your vehicle, it’s covered by auto policy. If it’s in your...
    • 1 day 16 hours ago

More Topics »