Redfish

Within the bays and sounds that surround Charlotte harbor, redfish have evolved to become one of the most abundant gamefish on our flats. They grow relatively quick and after the first year they're over a foot long. They're primarily a bottom feeder and will readily eat a shrimp pattern but also seem to really like the Puglisi baitfish patterns as well. In addition to being abundant, they're also a good year round bite. They tolerate the cold and tend to hang out under the mangroves during the heat of Summer. In October, spawning season, the big bull reds come in from offshore and school up on the flats making for some good fly fishing.