Fishing for Redfish in the Winter

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Redfish will still be found inshore during the winter months.  The bite may slow down at times as cold fronts move through your area, but redfish still need to eat and they will feed throughout the winter.  Most of the better spots to fish during the winter will be in the tidal creeks and rivers.  During a high tide, redfish will spread out on the flats, along the shorelines, around mangroves and other types of cover.  A low tide will send redfish into the cuts and channels.  Some redfish will use these channels as their underwater highways to navigate out of the creeks because of the low water.  Because the water is warmer in these tidal creeks, some fish will stay in these cuts and channels and wait until the next incoming tide to move around.  Finding fish in these areas is kind of like looking for fish in potholes and it can be almost impossible to get back to some of these spots with your flats boats.  A good kayak may help, but most anglers end up having to anchor their boats, so they can get out and wade to some of the best fishing spots.