Texas's Lighthouse Lakes Redfish

June 22, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

One of the unique aspects of Texas redfish flats is that they often wadeable, and kayaks enable anglers to get deep into no-motor zones and the network of shallow lakes that dot much of the coast. As Mike Leggett notes in the Austin American-Statesman, Lighthouse Lakes is one of the most popular, and its value to anglers has only increased since in 2006 Texas made it illegal to destroy seagrasses in the Redfish Bay area. “We will paddle close to six miles during the day, which turns into a quiet, peaceful sojourn over redfish, close to roseate spoonbills and great blue herons and around scattered oyster beds that serve as feeding platforms for the schools of reds that cruise the area.”