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Laguna Madre Reds… #14515221 10/25/22 03:55 PM
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I am red fishing at Laguna Madre for the next few days. Been struggling. I can see them, usually solo or two or three, but no big schools, I can’t get them to take my bait, using various colors soft plastic shrimp tails on 1/8 oz jig head, hogies, a&m baits, gold spoon etc.. They will swim up to the baits or flee it.
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Re: Laguna Madre Reds… [Re: burner42] #14515281 10/25/22 04:52 PM
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The main choices are just keep trying or get a cast net and try a mullet. They won’t swim away from a mullet.

Re: Laguna Madre Reds… [Re: burner42] #14515423 10/25/22 07:00 PM
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They are VERY VERY SPOOKY down there. They were eating the snot out of this color 2 weekends ago down there. Also caught 4 trout over 25" on it.

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Re: Laguna Madre Reds… [Re: Osbornfishing] #14515491 10/25/22 07:44 PM
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Thanks, hate to resort to cut bait, but I’ll try it! Thanks


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Re: Laguna Madre Reds… [Re: ChanceHuiet] #14515492 10/25/22 07:45 PM
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Thanks! I have a similar color bait I’ll try!


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Re: Laguna Madre Reds… [Re: burner42] #14515614 10/25/22 09:40 PM
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Sight fishing is the next level up. If you can see them, pretty good chance they can see you back.

Lure choice completely depends on the amount of gunk in the water. If it's pretty clean, they'll chase a sand eel 20 feet to hit it. If you're on the sand, use that. Sand pockets in grass get a hogie super minnow. Really gunky gets the weedless spoon called up.

Change up your jig head weight, if you're using 1/8, change to 1/16, if you were using a 3/4 oz spoon, try a 1/2 oz, I add red bucktails to all my spoons, it keeps them up in the top of the water better, and makes a little softer entry.

Try speeding up your retrieve, too slow gives them time to think about it, something zipping by can draw a hard reaction bite. Make sure you're casting out ahead of them far enough, never coming up from behind them.

Once you start to get a feel for getting them to work, it's hard to want to fish any other way.

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Re: Laguna Madre Reds… [Re: burner42] #14515824 10/26/22 12:22 AM
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Gulp can help if they are sniffing it. Also back off and blind cast them.


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Re: Laguna Madre Reds… [Re: Pat Goff] #14516071 10/26/22 05:09 AM
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Thanks for the info! Very helpful! I actually caught 2 good reds today on a super minnow pumpkin/chart.


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Re: Laguna Madre Reds… [Re: burner42] #14516707 10/26/22 08:43 PM
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you might try throwing frozen sardines. put the hook through the head and cut off the tail. They love those things

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