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Redfish

The Redfish

The Red Drum (Redfish), Sciaenops ocellatus

Usually bronze or reddish with white underside, but sometimes quite pale all over. Prominent ringed spot or several spots at base of tail fin; occasionally, without the spot. Silhouette is similar to black drum and colors can sometimes be confusing in very large fish, but the redfish has no chin barbels and the black drum never has the tail spot.

SIZE

Caught from less than a pound to 10 or 12 pounds; 30-pounders are not rare, and the potential in Florida is about 60. World record 94 pounds, 2 ounces; Florida record 52 pounds, 5 ounces.


FOOD VALUE:


edfish up to around 10 pounds rank among the favorite fish of most anglers. Red portions of flesh do not have objectionable taste when fresh. Large Redfish are protected at this writing, and not the best of fare anyway.

GAME QUALITIES

Fine gamester. Strength, stamina and fairly long, bullish runs are its trademarks.

TACKLE AND BAITS




All kinds of casting tackle, including fly, are successfully used on Redfish of all sizes. Surf rods and light-to-medium saltwater outfits are good for beach, bridge, pier and offshore fishing. Redfish are ravenous feeders that will take live baitfish, crabs and shrimp, and also dead or cut baits from the same sources. Live shrimp and minnows make the very best baits for shallow coastal fishing; live Pinfish, small Mullet or similar baitfish for angling in deeper water. Most productive artificials are weedless spoons, plastic-tail jigs and topwater plugs, but many swimming plugs also work. Large streamers and poppers do the job for fly fishermen.

FISHING SYSTEMS

Still Fishing; Drifting; Casting.


OTHER NAMES

Rat Red (small specimen) Bull Red (large) Channel Bass Drum 

RANGE

All Florida coasts.

HABITAT

Most popular fishing areas are along shell bars and rocky or grassy shorelines and on shallow flats, where they are usually fished by sight. Reds also forage in the surf of outside beaches nearly everywhere on the Gulf Coast and along the upper half of the East Coast, especially in the fall. Adults move offshore to spawn and are sometimes encountered in open water in large schools.They roam into coastal rivers and creeks at any time of year, and in winter swarm into them, seeking warmer water.

Lanark Redfish

FS forum member Spanky Dunlap with a nice size redfish that he caught in the Lanark area.

Rainy Day Redfish

Forum member Lemaymiami put his client on this awesome red, despite rainy conditions!

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Nice little red fish caught by FL forum member FLChance92.

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Another pic posted by forum member FLChance92 of a sweet little redfish.

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FL forum member FLChance92 with a good looking redfish caught on a last minute fishing trip.

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FS forum member Capt Mike Bartlett catching that redfish on a fly!

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Good size redfish caught by FS forum member Lemaymiami.

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Another pic caught by forum member Lemaymiami.

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Another redfish caught by forum member Lemaymiami.

Pretty Redfish

Female angler with a beautiful redfish.

East Central Red

Nice Red caught in East Central Florida with captain Mike Mann.

Ten Thousand Islands Red

Young angler displaying a beautiful redfish caught in the Ten Thousand Islands.

Chad's Red

Forum member Tfoucher got into a mess of redfish, snook and trout with some buddy's in Tampa Bay. Bait of choice was pilchards.

Breaking In the New Boat

Forum member Morocco_madness broke in his new boat right, with a limit of keeper redfish!

LA Red

Forum member Scott Crown and sons took a trip to Louisiana for some big redfish, and it paid off.

Afternoon Red

Forum member Scott Crown displaying a beautiful redfish caught on a topwater plug.

Sebastian Slam

Dane Yelencsics displays a snook, redfish and nice tarpon caught in Sebastian inlet at night.

Anna Maria Island Red

Meghann Hunt caught this nice redfish while kayak fishing around Anna Maria Island.

Tampa Bay Red

Forum member Tfoucher with a nice winter time redfish caught in Tampa Bay.

Northeast Bull

Forum member Morocco_madness put his client on a stud redfish on a chunk of blue crab.

Tampa Bay Double

Forum member matt822 and friend shows off a nice redfish double caught in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Red

Chris and son Aiden show off a nice Tampa Bay redfish caught on a pinfish.

First Redfish

Forum member duckmanJR put his good friend on his first redfish recently in the Indian River, along with snook and tarpon.

East Wall Red

Forum member Ryanlee shows off a nice redfish sight fished in Pine Island Sound.

Homosassa Red

Forum member floridafan's son shows off a nice redfish caught in Homosassa on a Gulp Shrimp.

Big Bend Bruiser

Forum member Scott Crown shows off a nice sight fished redfish caught on a fluke.

Birthday Red

Forum member rkotinsky with a nice birthday red caught in sanibel.

Treasure Coast Red

Forum member SLW Urocane got into some nice redfish in northern Fort Pierce, using mullet.

Mosquito Lagoon Red

Forum member flightcontroller recently got into some nice redfish while drifting the flats of Mosquito Lagoon.

Mosquito Lagoon Red

Happy angler shows off an over-slot redfish caught on a shrimp in Mosquito Lagoon.

Fort Pierce Red

Forum member summer daze with a healthy redfish caught on a vudu shrimp.

North Brevard Red

Forum member IRJ with a nice redfish caught while wade fishing.

Sight Fished Red

Forum member Boattronics and friends got into some nice redfish in jacksonville like this one.

Choko Double

Two angler shows off a nice redfish double caught in chokoloskee.

Jetty Red

Forum member Zay with a northeast jetty red caught on shrimp.

Sebastian Bull

Sean Strahlo with a night time sebastian bruiser.

Vero Beach Red

forum member SS Canoe got into the redfish pretty thick on the Vero Beach flats.

Northeast Bull

Forum member Morocco_madness put his clients on a huge 55 inch redfish in Jacksonville.

Erin's Red

Erin Hodge caught this keeper red with a live shrimp, north of the Vilano bridge in St. Augustine.

38 Inch Red

Dale Stephens with a 38 inch red on a gulp jerk shad.

Canoe Red

Forum member ReelLefty with a soid IRL redfish.

Bull Red

Kristen Agnew of Power Pole with a bull red!

Sight Fishing Reds

Forum member Boattronics and friend Rod sight fished some nice redfish in the creeks of Jacksonville recently, throwing artificial.

Finger Mullet Red

Forum member Reel Teal caught this 29 inch redfish on a finger mullet in the Indian River.

Bull from the Yak

Mark Dunnam with a 43 inch redfish caught on a cut bait.

Big Bend Redfish

Forum member Swampthing07 wife Kayla shows off a nice redfish caught in the big bend region.

St. Augustine Red

Chance Radford caught this redfish in St. Augustine.

Ali's Red

Ali Severson shows off a nice redfish she pulled out of the mangroves.

First of Many

Jackson Salisbury shows off his first redfish. Caught on cut mullet in Mosquito Lagoon.

Creek Crawlin' Red

Forum member Billy and friend Duane got deep into the Big Bend creeks to find nice redfish willing to eat soft plastics.

Personal Best for Mom

Forum member StandOutI2 and family got after some nice reds, including moms personal best at 27 inches.

Double Reds

Forum member Captain Michael Savedow put his clients on some beautiful overslot reds!

Red Face

Forum member Spongking proves that the northeast redfish like shrimp!

Fishing with the Girls

Forum member Redbonz and his granddaughter and niece show off a nice redfish caught in Wacassassa.

Northeast Red

Forum member Morocco_madness has been tearing up the redfish lately in the Northeast region.

Biggest Red

Forum member creekgeek put his oldest daughter on her biggest red!

Yankeetown Red

Forum member StandOutI2 and friend crushed the redfish in trout recently in Yankeetown.

Tampa Bay Double

Forum member Tailn_reds with a handful of redfish!

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Forum member C Dog and son had a nice day on the Mosquito Lagoon recently.

Sarasota Redfish

Bob Mynatt with a nice Sarasota Bay redfish.

Ozello Red

Forum member Flat Nuts and daughter got into some redfish in Ozello on a recent trip.

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Stephanie Mas catches her first redfish in St. Augustine with her uncle, they released this 33 inch red

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Jaden caught this 32\" red the first weekend in May at Fernandina Beach on a quarter blue crab

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Kimberly catches this nice 30\" redfish in Freeport from the shore

South Shore Red

Forum member SouthShoreSlayer and fiance got into some nice Tampa Bay redfish recently, winning the tournament they were fishing.

Waccasassa Red

Forum member Redbonz put his good buddy out and put him on the redfish, 23 of them to be exact.

Buckman Redfish

Forum member REDROB with a nice redfish he caught on a crab.

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Forum member PaulBoat's son with a red caught in Mosquito Lagoon.

Flamingo Redfish

Forum member urbanamazon found a nice red while poling around Whitewater Bay on a topwater plug.

Islamorada Redfish

Forum member syxx has been having great inshore success. Here's a beautiful Islamorada redfish.

Bridge Redfish

Big bull reds like to hunker down around the bridges and passes in the northeast region.

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Another picture of a nice little redfish caught by FS forum member KayakMacGyver in St. Marks.

Redfish for a tourney

Redfish caught by forum member Badfish while fishing with his son.

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A very nice redfish caught by forum member huntentails while on a father son fishing trip on Father's Day.

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Forum member huntentails with a nice redfish while fishing with his dad on Father's Day.

Redfish for Both

Another picture posted by forum member GatorInPISound with his friend holding two sweet reds.

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Forum member GatorInPISound with a decent redfish in Tarpon Bay.

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Another picture of forum member TidesRight holding a nice red while fishing in Flamingo!

Redfish on Fly

Forum member TidesRight got his friend a redfish off of a fly rod.

Flamingo Reds

Forum member TidesRights put his buddies on this sweet double hook up in Flamingo.

North Florida Redfish

Florida Sportsman Forum Member backwaterpalmcoast holds up a Redfish that he caught while fishing his local waters of Jacksonville.

Overslot Redfish

Florida Sportsman Forum Member D.R.R.P. pulled in this over slot redfish while fishing a local tournament in Jacksonville. This big guy was caught in 4 inches of water and with an artificial lure.

Homosassa Fishing Tournament

Florida Sportsman Forum Member Dveres95 of Shallow Minded fishing team caught this 30-inch redfish (not legal for weigh in) while fishing Mason Creek in his local CCBA tournament in their hometown in Homosassa.

Flamingle with Redfish

Florida Sportsman Forum Member Bonesmuggler whips in this nice Redfish with a fly rod in Flamingo Island.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman Forum Member whatzsnooking caught this nice Redfish while fishing in Flamingo Island.

Pine Island Redfish

Forum member GatorInPISound caught this and many other nice redfish in Pine Island on pinfish.

Red in the grass

Redfish searching the grass beds for food.

Redfish tail

Pictured captured of a redfish tailing through the grass beds.

Kent's Bull Red

Kent Hughes of Stuart, Fl caught this over slot redfish while fishing the Indian River just outside Merritt Island.

Reel Time redfish

Reel time anglers catching real time redfish.

Spot Remover Catching Spots

Florida Sportsman forum member spotremover caught this nice red on a topwater plug in Saint Marks.

Redzilla of the New Year

Florida Sportsman member SaltyRoots caught this monster redfish inside the Sebastian Inlet. The fish was referred to as \"redzilla\" after it put up a 25 minute fight where it finally came boatside for a snapshot.

Reel Time Florida Sportsman

Yet another redfish caught while filming Real Time Florida Sportsman. Tune in to Fox Sun Sports to see more great catches and fishing adventures!

Florida Sportsman in the making

Ryan Sandoval, age 5, holds up a baby redfish that he caught while fishing in Apalachicola Bay off Sand Beach dock while fishing with his father. Keep up the good work Ryan!

32 inch Redfish

Big redfish caught on a live bait!

Andrew's Redfish

Andrew caught this nice Redfish photographed by his girlfriend Katelyn Carr while fishing the Jacksonville beach area using live shrimp.

Jonathans Reds

Forum member JonathanBoston got into some nice slot reds that wanted to come home for dinner!

Big Bend redfish

Forum member Scott Crown and son caught this good red along with many others on artificials.

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Forum member Morocco madness caught these nice Redfish in pre-coldfront conditions.

Pass Redfish

Forum member 85okhai caught this stud Redfish fishing a pass in the panhandle on a live bait.

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Forum member Angler Systems caught this beautiful red in shallow water on a sebile stick shad.

Tom and Lou's Redfish

Tom and Lou pulled these two upper slot reds off a dock in the Indian River.

Denises Red!

Denise Galpin caught this beautiful 27 inch Redfish near blackwater river in the 10,000 islands.

Tampa Bay Redfish

Brad and Noah Schaeffer With an awesome Tampa Bay Redfish on a gulp shrimp

Maddox's Red

Nine year old Maddox Jaskiewicz caught this nice Redfish, his first ever, using live shrimp while nightfishing from a canal dock in Apollo Beach, FL.

Girls redfish

Breanna and Chloe Blessing caught this awesome 26 inch Redfish in Boca Grande.

Gradys Big Red

Grady Wood caught this 40 inch red

Jacks Redfish

Jack Grunewald, age 5. Hometown is Leesburg, FL. This redfish, 22 inches, was caught at Homasassa on the west coast. He caught and reeled this in by himself

Tournament Redfish

This brute of a Red was caught in a Steinhatchee fishing tournament

Redfish Double Header

Natalie Estes, in the bay in Panama City, FL on Memorial Day weekend 2013. I caught the red on the right at about 1:30pm with a topwater Heddon Super Spook Jr. lure (walking the dog) After landing that fish, I cast back out and caught the PERFECT 27\" red (left) within minutes of landing the other!

April's Redfish

April Walsh with a 26\" Redfish just out of Hernando Beach, Florida on 06/01/13

Flamingo Fishing

FS Member USNavy_Angler and his friends had quite the successful trip to Flamingo Island

Flamingo Fishing

FS Member USNavy_Angler and his friends had quite the successful trip to Flamingo Island

Flamingo Fishing

FS Member USNavy_Angler and his friends had quite the successful trip to Flamingo Island

Night Redfish

Natalie Estes, in the bay in Panama City, FL on Memorial Day weekend 2013 at night in the bay by the Dupont Bridge in Panama City. I was using a yellow jighead with a piece of squid and landed this monster redfish. Fought for about 15 minutes on a Wright & McGill rod and reel.

Haulover Canal Redfish

I caught this 43\" Redfish in Haulover Canal out of my Jackson Kayak on 5/24/2013 using live blue crab.

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FS Member Nick caught this red fishing the flats

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FS Member Nick caught this red fishing the flats

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FS Member Nick caught this red fishing the flats

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FS Member Nick caught this red fishing the flats

Red and Trout!

Good day of inshore fishing with a red and a trout!

Back- to- Back Red and trout

Floyd Williams, Wildwood, Fl. 26 inch redfish and 17 inch trout caught in Lemon Bay, Englewood, Fl. Both caught with a baby torpedo on back to back cast.

Carly's Multi Spot Red

Carly Rodriguez and her first multiple spot Red. Fish was caught on a pinfish in Pine Island Sound during a father and daughter outing

Megan's Slot Red

Megan Bears's slot red in Jacksonville, FL

Terence's Redfish

Terence said \"I caught this redfish in Ft. Desoto in the evening with the tide going out on the flats just off the shore.\"

Marco Island Reds

Joey Cucco, has become a fanatical Florida fisherman. He is 17 years old. On a recent trip to Marco Island, he caught the larger of the two Redfish in the photo and held up his Uncle Den's Redfish with three spots. Both were caught on Scaled Sardines.

Gold Get's Em'

Terence Harris caught this redfish in Ft. Desoto in the evening, on an outgoing tide, from his kayak while tossing a gold spoon.

St. Aug Redfish

Jessica caught this redfish in Saint Augustine, Florida.

Mosquito Lagoon Red by Yak

Nick LaBadie caught this stud redfish while kayak fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon.

Haulover Red

Redfish caught on live crab at Haulover Canal by Trey Dyer.

Gary's Redfish

Gary Chaplin and his father-in-law Rick Osteen caught this 47-inch redfish out of Sebastian Inlet while fishing with Capt. Ryan Dean.

Gary's Red

Gary Chaplin caught this 47-inch, 42 pound redfish while fishing with his Father-in-law at Sebastian Inlet. Gary Added \" Went out on a fishing charter on the 20th of February. First time i had been fishing on a boat. We was taken out on a triton boat with Capt Ryan Dean (Final Point Bait and Tackle) at Sebastion Inlet Fl, at around 2pm in the afternoon. I hooked into a big fish around 6.30pm just near the bridge at the inlet. Took 20 mins to get the fish in the boat, using a Penn rod and reel, 40lb mono line with a 60lb leader, we was using live bait. Capt Ryan Dean measured and weighed the redfish and it came in at 47inches long and 42lbs!\"

Reese Van Gemert's First Redfish

4 year old Reese Van Gemert with this Redfish caught in Estero Bay happens to be his first fish caught, reeled, landed, and held all on his own.

Kristi's Red

Kristi caught this red near Gander Bridge in Tampa, FL

Moster redfish released

Moster redfish released

Indian River Reds

Joey Lascelles caught this stud red, among others, while fishing the Indian River Lagoon.

Pine Island Red

Mark Sanford and his son (pictured here)

Nice IRL Red

Erin Spenst caught two reds out of the Indian River Lagoon within a hour of each other using live mullet.

IRL Red

Connor MacDonald got this 33 inch red on October 20th in the Indian River Lagoon, while working a gold spoon.

Redfish Ringer

Greg Kesler caught this 26 inch redfish using cut bait. When he got it in, it had a blue rubber ring around its neck.

Jacksonville Red

Ryan Berndt with a 50 inch redfish caught on a crab in the St. Johns River.

Jacksonville Red

Shayna Berndt (with her Dad) and a 42 inch redfish caught on a crab in the St Johns River

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First Red

Taylor's first redfish, can you tell by the big smile?

Early Morning Reds

Early morning redfish caught off of an island in Homosassa by angler Josh Howland.

Joey's First Red

Joey Green, 3, caught this redfish, his very first, while fishing with his father in Pineland, Fl.

Devil's Elbow Red

Ron De Vasto from Winter Park, FL Caught this 23.5 inch Red caught around the flats of the Devil's Elbow.

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Tampa Bay Red

Mike Centanni of Lakeland, FL with an upper Tampa Bay redfish caught on artificial.

Ft. Myers Redfish

Richard Blankenhorn caught this redfish in Ft. Myers Beach in Estero Bay on live shrimp.

Hold it Higher!

Mackenzie and Hank Wirick double team a big bull red!

Indian River Lagoon Red

This 39 inch redfish was caught by Jordan on the Indian River Lagoon on a piece of pinfish cut bait.

Tampa Bay Reds

Uyen Tran with two slot reds in Tampa Bay

Running of the Bulls

Lauren Gair and a nice 40 inch bull redfish.

Coby Redfish

Coby Pawlowski caught this redfish near Matlacha.

Captain Redfish

Capt. Ashley Mckune, of Titusville, was fishing the back waters in Bokeelia and hooked a beauty redfish.

Tamps Bay Red

12 year old Chloe West with a nice Tampa Bay redfish.

Cedar Key Red

Maddox Ludovici, 6, caught his first redfish in Cedar Key.

Redfish Rocket

Bob Knorr caught this 29-inch redfish in the Salt River area of Crystal River.

Redfish Rainbow

This redfish caught while wading came out to play when a rainbow appeared in the sky. Correlation?

Boca Ciega Bay Red

Dyionna Dierks landing a slot size redfish using live shrimp on Boca Ciega Bay.

Boca Ciega Bay Red

Dan Smith in full retirement mode landing another redfish using live shrimp on Boca Ciega Bay.

Night Redfishing

Jose Fernandez landed this monster redfish at Sebastian on a night trip.

Cockroach Bay Redfish

Steven Roman caught this 21.5\" redfish out of Cockroach Bay in south Hillsborough County.

Donnie Short's Kayak Red

Donnie Short caught this 31\" Red fishing the intercoastal water way. Great Fish Donnie

Redfish Winner

Brittney Johnson's redfish was caught during the 3rd Flight of the Charlotte Harbor Flatsmasters Redfish Series where her team walked away with 1st prize of $4,000!

Julie's First Redfish

Julie Perkin's first redfish! Caught in Pine Island.

Family Redfish

Jason Nippert and his family caught this redfish during a day trip inshore together.

Plenty of Redfish to Go Around

During a family fishing trip, Jason Nippert and his family caught multiple redfish inshore.

Desoto Redfish

Jamie caught this 27\" redfish at Fort Desoto in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Redfish on a Dock

Payton Stover caught her first redfish with Capt. Criag Korczynski off a dock in Jupiter.

Redfish on a Boston Whaler

Joe McDaniel caught this redfish inshore on his Boston Whaler.

Tampa Bay Redfish

Reid Jordan, age 9, caught four redfish this size in upper Tampa Bay on a field trip with his grandfather. This 31.5\" redfish was one inch shorter than the biggest one he caught.

Boca Grande Redfish

Matt Fierce from Washington DC caught this 32 inch redfish in Boca Grande with Captain Shannon Hoeckel.

Deep Sea Redfish

13 year old, Shawn Joens, caught this redfish that was 22 inches long. He was deep sea fishing in Lanark Village, FL. He was using fresh Pilchard as bait.

First Time Redfish

Mississippi native, Babsie Buchanan caught this redfish on her first salt water fishing trip off Anna Maria Island.

Yak Red

Kris Wrightson caught this 30 inch redfish while kayaking.

Tampa Redfish

Brian Mcclymont caught this 31\" redfish in Tampa Bay while kayaking.

Tournament Redfish

Tanner Heintz, age 19, caught this 33\" red during the Crosthwait tournament May 19, 2012. This was Tanner's first year in the adult division and his team placed 5th.

Big Bend Redfish

TJ Bylenok caught a nice redfish using a jighead with a molting gulp.

Sunset Redfish

Right before the sun sets, the redfish bite heats up.

My Brother and his Fish

Huge Redfish

Massive Bull Red caught at night

Ten Thousand Islands Redfish

The Ten Thousand Islands region holds some redfish, and Florida Sportsman member pjstevko knows where to find them.

Indian Outlaw Redfish

Florida Sportsman member Indian Outlaw shows off a bull red caught in the Ten Thousand Islands.

Sarasota Redfish

Nice Red caught off Sarasota

James's Redfish

James with a nice back country red!

Chassahowitzka Redfish

Nice 3-Spot Red caught with what looks to be another on the way

Indian River Red

Early morning redfish on the Indian River.

Big Mayport Red

Matt's 44' redfish caught in St. John's River

Catwalk Redfish

Amy Lynn's 40\" redfish caught off the South Catwalk in Sebastian.

Bull Redfish

UCF student Austin Laufer and his fraternity brothers fishing at Mosquito Lagoon.

Mr. Mystery

Mr. Mystery and his redfish during a colorful sunset.

Andi's First Redfish

Andi O'Neil with her very first redfish! Fishing in Palma Sola Bay.

Redfish on the Rocks

Catching Reds like this is clearly worth walking on the rocks

Spotted Seatrout and Redfish

Photo Opportunity Redfish

Great red

Redfish Smile

Tommy Thompson of the Big Bend region proudly displays a backwater redfish.

Suwannee Redfish

Suwanne River redfish caught by this father son duo

Bay Redfish

Tami caught this impressive redfish.

Sherry's Redfish

Sherry landed this red fishing with her family

Golden Red

Nothing Wrong with this picture, a nice red on a perfectly calm day

Homosassa Redfish

Nice Hommosassa Redfish

Grass Flats Redfish

Nice grass flats redfish

Flounder and Reds

Not a bad way to round out the day

Kim's Redfish

Mandy's Redfish

She caught this Redfish off the mouth of the Suwannee River in the Big Bend Region. The fish was caught on light tackle with a shrimp off a grassy point at high tide.

Ray's Redfish

Sara's Redfish

Ashley's Redfish

Giant Redfish

Winter Redfish

Suwannee Red

Redfish Duo

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Arron caught this nice redfish while fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon.

Panama City Redfish

Redfish Release

Indian River Lagoon Redfish

Jeff McDonald caught this 36\" redfish with a medium light tackle in the Indian River Lagoon.

Oak Hill Redfish

Danny Holmes 23 inch redfish caught in the flats between Oak Hill and Eldora.

Mr. Redfish

Nice Redfish!

Florida Sportsman member skinnywtrfdman caught this red in the east central region.

Topwater Red

Florida Sportsman member bigchocolatelab caught this redfish on topwater in the northeast region.

Redfish, Gold Spoon

Casey Murphy caught this 19lb redfish in 18 inches of water with a gold spoon fishing in Pine Island Sound, Florida. This is his largest redfish to date.

Cheri's Redfish

Cheri Coyner's redfish caught in Estero Bay, Fl.

Panama City Beach Redfish

FS Member linda caught this redfish off PCB.

Pensacola Trout and Reds

FS Member Pensacola Fishing posted this bountiful mixed bag of fish caught near Shoreline Park.

Pier Redfish

FS Member doubletreble caught this huge redfish in NW Florida.

Keaton Beach Redfish

FS Member ranaman caught this redfish off Keaton Beach.

St. George Red

FS Member Pate55 caught this big redfish in the St. George Island surf.

Rock Harbor Redfish

FS Member SIGN4U posted this nice redfish caught by his wife out of Rock Harbor.

St. George Redfish

FS Member landlubber caught this redfish off St. George.

St. George Red

FS Member esapronetti posted this redfish photo from St. George Island.

St. Augustine Jetty Red

FS Member Jboat caught this redfish on the St. Augustine Jetties.

Oyster Bed Red

FS Member nitroskiff caught this redfish on an inshore oyster bed.

Yankeetown Redfish

FS Member BoostdF350 caught this redfish near Yankeetown.

Waccasassa Red

FS Member G8trbait shows off a nice Waccasassa red.

Big Bend Red

FS Member ghostrider8 posted this redfish photo from the Big Bend coast.

Dunellon Redfish

FS Member dreamkatcher posted this redfish photo from out of Dunellon.

Dunellon Redfish

FS Member dreamkatcher posted this redfish photo from out of Dunellon.

Homosassa Red

FS Member jaeforceone posted this redfish photo from Homosassa.

Homosassa Redfish

FS Member jaeforceone posted this redfish photo from Homosassa.

Homosassa Redfish

FS Member ctfoucher posted this photo of his mother with a Homosassa redfish.

Fort Desoto Redfish

FS Member RawDaws posted this kayak redfish catch from near Fort Desoto.

Tampa Bay Sunset Redfish

FS Member secretspot shows off a sunset redfish caught in upper Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Sunset Redfish

FS Member secretspot posted this sunset redfish caught in upper Tampa Bay.

Sebastian Inlet Red

FS Member Net 30 caught this big red in Sebastian Inlet.

Banana River Redfish

FS Member angler18 caught this redfish in the Banana River.

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

FS Member jumboshrimp caught this Mosquito Lagoon redfish.

Indian River Lagoon Red

FS Member flkayakangler landed this big red in the Indian River Lagoon.

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Yankeetown Redfish

FS Member Kids Ate My Bait posted this redfish photo from Yankeetown

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

Member phantom1 caught this redfish in the Mosquito Lagoon.

Redfish Doubleheader

FS Member Bigchocolatelab posted this redfish doubleheader from Jacksonville.

Spotted Redfish

Southside Redfish

FS Member arunram caught this hefty redfish from near Southside.

Banana River Red

FS Member fshnfvr caught this red in the Banana River.

Palm Coast Mixed Bag

FS Member mudbuggy shows off a nice trout, redfish, flounder mixed bag from near Palm coast.

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish

10000 Islands Red

FS Member Rizangler posted this redfish photo from the 10000 Islands.

Tomoka River Redfish

FS Member flip-flop caught these trout and redfish in the Tomoka River Basin.

A Calm Day Fishin'

Redfish this big cool off anglers on a hot summer day.

Estero Bat Redfish

FS Member dtobias posted this redfish from Estero Bay.

SRQ Bay Doubleheader

FS Member Angler Systems posted this redfish doubleheader from SRQ Bay.

Nice Redfish

FS Member SaLtWaTeR_SLaUgHt3R caught this redfish.

Backbit Redfish

FS Member PBR caught this redfish in the backbit.

Sarasota Redfish

FS Member saltfishr posted this Sarasota Bay redfish.

Pice Island Redfish

FS Member GatorInPISound caught this Pine Island redfish.

First Redfish

FS Member flatsjunkie88 posted this photo of his friend Ryan with his first redfish, in Cockroach Bay.

Sarasota Bay Redfish

FS Member Flat_Top posted this hefty redfish from Sarasota Bay

Snake Bight Redfish

Florida Sportsman member JoeBC caught this redfish in the Snake Bight Channel, near Flamingo.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member SouthFloridaAngler posted this redfish caught off Flamingo.

Middle Bank Redfish

Florida Sportsman member Rizangler posted this redfish caught in the Middle Bank are near Flamingo.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member Reporte de Pesca posted this redfish off Flamingo.

Flamingo Redfishin'

Florida Sportsman member paint it black posted this Flamingo redfish.

Midday Redfish

Redfish bite all day long, though live shrimp may be a necessary bait during the midday.

Sarasota Bay Redfish

FS Member Flat_Top caught this big redfish on Sarasota Bay.

Pine Island Sound Redfish

FS Member Capt. Gregg McKee posted this Pine Island Sound redfish.

Pine Island Sound Redfish

FS Member Capt. Gregg McKee posted this Pine Island Sound redfish.

Flamingo Redfishin'

Florida Sportsman member John from Rhode Island shows off a nice Flamingo redfish.

Pine Island Sound Redfish

FS Member Capt. Gregg McKee posted this Pine Island Sound redfish.

First Redfish

Tyler Moyher with his girlfriend and her first ever redfish, she was using a live shrimp on a 1/4oz jighead while fishing in North Fort Pierce.

Islamorada Redfish

FS Member syxx posted this redfish, caught out of Islamorada.

Chokoloskee Red

FS Member Dj Dan Decibel caught his first redfish on fly, off Chokoloskee.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member paint it black posted this Flamingo redfish.

Flamingo Redfish Duo

Florida Sportsman member Linesider41 posted this Flamingo redfish duo.

Huge Redfish

Angie Morrison sent in this picture of a 43 inch redfish. What a monster!

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member paint it black posted this Flamingo redfish.

Ryan's Redfish

Ryan Albert admires this St. Lucie Inlet redfish prior to release, caught while fishing a shrimp-tipped jig on an outgoing tide.

Jacksonville Bull Red

This impressive bull red was caught by Lauren Gott while she was fishing in Jacksonville.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member lemaymiami posted this redfish caught out of Flamingo.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member lemaymiami posted this redfish caught out of Flamingo.

Flamingo Red

For Miami anglers, heading to Flamingo is a top choice to target redfish.

Chokoloskee Redfish

FS Member Dj Dan Decibel posted this redfish catch from the Choko area.

Suwanee Redfish

This Suwanee angler landed a slot redfish in a mud bottom creek.

Flamingo Redfish

FS member COBRA caught this redfish near Flamingo.

Redfish for Dad

Cody Amerson submitted this photo for his dad, here holding up a 25 inch redfish caught early in the morning on the Indian River.

Everglades Redfish

FS Member CaptainRapps posted this redfish photo from Everglades National Park.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member Reporte de Pesca posted this redfish off Flamingo.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member HialeahAngler caught this redfish out of Flamingo.

Flamingo Redfish

Florida Sportsman member Reporte de Pesca posted this redfish off Flamingo.

RedFly Tournement

A 24-inch redfish caught on Tampa Bay during a RedFly tournament hosted by Flint Creek Outfitters in Riverview.

St. Marks Redfish

FS Member tpasurf caught this redfish in the St. Marks Marsh.

First Catch

November 3, 2011. Sophia Pitcher, 3 years old, caught her first fish off Dana Shores dock in Tampa while fishing with her dad. The fish was a 15\" Redfish. (released)

Whitewater Bay Redfish

Mike Bonner caught this redfish in Whitewater Bay, near Flamingo.

Indian River Red

November 8, 2011. Ed Kromer with his first redfish, caught while kayak fishing in the Indian River Lagoon.

Mitchell's Redfish

Mitchell Frank's redfish caught on Mosquito Lagoon.

Little Red

December 5, 2011. Peter Palermo, almost 2, with his first red fish. Caught (with a little help from dad) near Culbearth Isles.

Jacksonville Reds

November 1, 2011. William Brown and his son Michael Brown caught these reds in the shallows of Clapboard Creek in Jacksonville.

Pine Island Reds

November 9, 2011. Lynn Fleming Ivanek and her sister Keriann Fleming show off their redfish from a trip to Pine Island in October.

A Redfish Sunset

November 18, 2011. Amanda Krampert was catching redfish, trout, jacks, and ladyfish all while fishing in the Indian River during this spectacular sunset.

Redfish

St. Marks Redfish

FS Member plankton2 caught this redfish around St. Marks.

Flamingo Redfishin'

Florida Sportsman member Brad Feller caught this redfish near Flamingo.

Flamingo Redfishin'

Florida Sportsman member Mitch Feller caught this redfish near Flamingo.

Jared with Flamingo Red

Florida Sportsman member lemaymiami posted this redfish caught by his 14-year old son Jared, near Flamingo.

Osprey Redfish

Carter & Carson Aguila, ages 5 and 7, caught this redfish behind their home in Little Sarasota Bay.

Pine Island Redfish

Redfish

Cedar Key Redfish

Aucilla River Redfish

FS Member Jolly Man caught this stringer of redfish on the Aucilla River.

Clearwater Redfish

October 31, 2011. Ray Vann, of Lakeland, caught this redfish in Clearwater while fishing with his grandsons, Seth and Tristan.

Backyard Redfish

Bouncin' for Bulls

Redfish while Trolling

Hill Smith, 12, of Cartersville, Georgia, caught this 27-inch redfish while trolling a Stretch 25 at the Mid-Bay Bridge in Choctawhatchee Bay.

Redfish

Crystal River Redfish

Cape Coral Redfish

Devyn's Redfish

Devyn Kelly's first Redfish. It was 30 ' and a real hog€¦She caught it in little Sarasota Bay under a dock in about 10 feet of water on a live shrimp

Redfish

Tori the 'Redfish Princess'

Redfish

Angelique and Emily caught 15 fish in less than two hours! All were released.

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Great Redfish

Redfish

Monster Red

Ryan caught this great redfish in Sebastian Inlet

Bigred6

12 miles offshore St. Marks, FL

Emily's Redfish

Redfish

Big Bull Red

This big bull red was captured fishing inside of Haulover.

Redfish

Team Effort

Chris Johnson's Red

Jack's Redfish

First Redfish

Henry Andrade with his 9 year old son holding up his first redfish. Caught while fishing in the Saint Lucie River.

Ralph's Redfish

Kevin's Redfish

Scott's Redfish

Charlotte Harbor Redfish

Amanda's Redfish

Amanda caught this 32 inch redfish with cut mullet off milemarker 4 in Homosassa

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Donna's Redfish

What A Day

Amanda's Redfish

Winter Redfish

Everglades Redfish

FS Member CaptainRapps posted this redfish double from Everglades National Park.

Geary's Redfish

Happy Red

Angling for Redfish

Bob Sanders and a fellow angler friend caught a redfish in the west central region.

Redfish

Redfish

Matlacha Pass Redfish

A.J. Sansone caught this redfish in Matlacha Pass.

Golden Redfish

First Redfish

Gabe Gomez-Nieto catching his first redfish using cut ladyfish on Boca Ciega Bay.

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