Two 26 inch redfish — The top was caught in a canal and the bottom was caught in the river.

For the last few weeks the water quality has been extremely bad. This hasn’t stopped the bite, though. Small finger mullet have been very easy to get in the canals around Satellite, and are great bait. Pilchards are definitely easier for smaller fish to get, but those finger mullet get the job done. Redfish have been the main eating fish, but trout, tarpon, and snook have also been in the mix. All of the tarpon in the canals were very big (for canal tarpon), and most of the redfish were slot. Trout and snook sizes were varying. Hopefully the weather will be better next week so I can go on the hunt for something a little bigger.