Sight fishing

December forecast

Sight fishing season is here so grab your polarized glasses a casting platform or stepladder and start looking for schooling reds on your favorite flat. Go ahead and sleep in as sight fishing doesn't get good till late morning, if wind is not a factor keep the sun to your back and when a school is located approach with stealth. Using a push pole or trolling motor on a low setting will get you within casting distance, when close enough to the school look for the lead fish or pick off the reds located on the outside of the school.
Fly fisherman tighten lines with small shrimp or crab patterns stripped slowly across a warming redfish's peripheral vision.