As promised....a new thread...re: red fish!

ghostghost Junior MemberPosts: 12 Junior Member
Most of us use shrimp/crab patterns for red fish (red drum, puppy drum, etc.) but reds also eat fish. So, the questions is: how do we know when a fish pattern is a better choice than a shrimp/crab pattern?

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  • MurrayKemp22MurrayKemp22 Junior Member Posts: 1 Junior Member
  • FrankTFrankT Junior Member Posts: 4 Junior Member
    Trinidad & Tobago!? I've been there. Friends retired and moved to Tobago. Small world!
  • Buttonwood BobButtonwood Bob Junior Member Posts: 25 Junior Member
    Hungry fish eat almost anything, even ugly flies that don't look like anything. If you find them around oysters, that's what they're eating. If shrimp are in the tide nearby, they are eating those. Reds in the grass are burrowing for crustations on the bottom, and picking off flying bugs when they get a chance. If they aren't hungry, which is seldom, a spoon fly will catch their attention and likely remind them to have a snack. Is a spoon fly a fish pattern?
    BB

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