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Ph.D.'s for Redfish

August 24, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

It used to be that only Florida Keys bonefish pursued post-graduate educations. With the rise in fishing pressure along Florida’s Gulf coast, redfish have become the new doctors of selective eating, according to this Sarasota Herald-Tribune writer: “Head for exotic destinations such as the Bahamas, Venezuela, Mexico, Belize or Christmas Island, and even the most inexperienced fly fisher can become a seasoned bonefish pro. For our money, redfish are tougher than bonefish when it comes to shallow water sight-fishing with flies or artificial lures. Redfish can make bonefish look downright easy.”