Starting around May, when you begin to see shrimpers trawling offshore, and continuing through summer and into October or November, Low Country redfish will push into the Spartina grass with the rising tide. High tides here typically range from 4½ to seven feet, and every few weeks when the spring tides arrive, highs over six feet flood hard-bottom grass flats, which hold huge populations of one of redfish’s favorite foods — fiddler crabs. Redfish push onto these flats and spread out to hunt, and local anglers follow. Redfish can be seen exposing their tails and backs at various times, but the summer is when the true tailing action occurs. Between the exposed tips of bright green grass, copper tails subtly slice the surface or clumsily wave in the air, splashing as the fish struggle to pin a crab to the bottom or suck one out of its burrow.