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I have no idea what dead sticking is.

Dear Captain"I have no idea what dead sticking is."

Dead Sticking is the #1 way to fish for redfish. You take a nice sized chunk of fresh cut bait like ladyfish, mullet, pinfish or threadfin. Place it on a hook with no weight and toss it out and just let it sit. This is especially good around schools of mullet.

Dead Stick

If the tide is moving strong or the water is too deep to get the bait down, you can use a split shot or a jig head to weight the cut bait. Dead sticking is great for tailing redfish. It is also works to help draw redfish out from deep inside the mangroves, where you cannot reach them with a cast.

A 1/0 circle hook is the most common hook to use for dead sticking.  And a Fishfinder rig the best way to rig the bait. You do not have to move them much.

To learn more about using Fishfinder rigs for deadsticking, check out this article we wrote a few years ago.

Captain David M. Rieumont



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