Wind, wind, and more wind! The last month on the Space Coast has been relentless with easterly winds from 10-20mph each and every day, which has made things quite tough — not to mention, super low water levels. But, even with all the odds stacked against us, the redfish bite has been very good!

Low water levels generally stack fish up in good numbers and confine them to certain areas. This typically occurs near drop offs, and structures like docks and holes in the mangroves with 1.5 to 2 feet of water, and this week has been no exception. Bull redfish have been showing up on drop offs on the edge of sandbars throughout the entire region and good numbers of slot fish have been in close proximity. A large piece of cut mullet has definitely been the go to for the bulls or even a live pinfish or finger mullet on a 6/0 circle hook.

Anglers can find good numbers of slot size fish cruising shallow along super shallow mangrove shorelines. With the low water, it’s important to get a long cast ahead of these fish as they are super spooky! An 8ft rod, 3000 size series reel and 10lb braid will get you the distance needed to approach these fish, smaller baits like live shrimp and gulp on a light jighead make for quiet presentations and definitely get the job done! Hopefully some much needed rain is in the future and maybe Mother Nature will even turn the fan off as summer approaches.