Play the ‘slots’ during redfish tournament

A redfish tournament is a game of fractions of an inch. A "perfect pincher" slid over a redfish tail can make the difference in ensuring a big red doesn't break the slot.

For the uninitiated, redfish tournaments might seem the same as any other rodeo, where the heaviest fish wins. The difference is the introduction of the slot-sized fish; meaning only a certain length fish will do.

Most redfish tournaments weigh-in the two heaviest live redfish under 27 inches. Tito’s Vodka Redfish Series anglers weigh-in three live fish; two under 28 inches and one under 27 inches.

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John Manion is an LSU graduate and has been writing about the Louisiana outdoors since 2009. He grew-up hunting and fishing the marshes of South Louisiana and lives in Slidell with his wife Betsy and their two girls. He can be reached at