Learn to read the current to catch more deep redfish

On our trip with Capt. Bill Lake, we had time to set up and receive instruction while we waited for the tide to actually slow down a little.

There obviously was a sweet spot where the bite was best.

“The strength of the current is the determining factor of whether you’re going to catch fish or not,” Lake explained. “You’re going to catch these fish right when the current slows down and stops. When the current slows down and it comes to a crawl and it’s about ready to switch, you’re going to smash them.

“When it actually gets to a standstill, you probably won’t catch any. We’re there everyday, so we try to time it to when the tide switches.”

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John Flores was enticed in 1984 to leave his western digs in New Mexico for the Sportsman’s Paradise by his wife Christine. Never looking back, the author spends much of his free time writing about and photographing the state’s natural resources.

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