Redfish can be caught from the surf, although, it is much more common to target redfish in the bays, on the flats or back in the creeks. If you are planning on fishing for redfish in the surf, there are some things you can do to increase your chances of catching some fish. Tidal changes provide better fishing and most anglers would agree that an incoming tide is better than an outgoing tide for surf fishing. Low light conditions combined with a tidal change will also help to improve the fishing. The cuts and troughs usually hold most of the fish along the surf and this is definitely the case for redfish. Live baits, cut baits and artificial lures will all work for redfish along the surf.