Fish the High Tide

High tides give redfish many more places to hide, especially in the backwater inlets, creeks and on the flats.  Redfish will usually move out of the cuts and channels and into the mangroves, along the docks and up onto the flats and marshes.  Most anglers will fish a couple of hours before the high tide.  As the waters rise, redfish move into these shallow water areas to feed aggressively.  Moving water is key, so try to get to your fishing spot as the water is moving in.  Once the tide becomes slack, you can expect the bite to slow down.  As the tide starts moving back out again, the water will still be high and you can expect to find redfish feeding actively again in the same places.