Reds are usually reddish with white underside, but they can sometimes
be quite pale. They are easily identified by the black spot on the
base of the tail fin. Most run from a pound to 10 or 12 pounds but
20-30 pounds is not rare. The world record is 94 pounds, 2 ounces.
Redfish are great fighters and can sometimes take close to an hour
to reel in. Reds are not picky with bait, live baitfish, shrimp,
crabs and even cut bait. Weedless spoons, plugs and jigs also do
the job. You can usually find reds along jetties and grassy shorelines
but surf fishing is productive as well.