Stalking Red Drum

Along the U.S. Gulf coast they are called redfish, but on the eastern seaboard they’re typically referred to as red drum or channel bass or even spottails. No matter: their behavior is the same and they provide great sport for sight-casting fly fishers. “By going slowly along a tidal creek, anglers find redfish before they are spooked. Sometimes the back of the fish is out of the water, sometimes the tail, and sometimes the fish brushes against grass stems to give away its presence.” On North Carolina’s
Here’s ESPN’s summary on the species.

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