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Redfish are one of the favorite inshore targets from the Carolinas to the Florida Gulf Coast, Louisiana, and to the Rio Grand at South Padre Island, Texas. Reds like very shallow water until they reach about ten pounds, then they migrate to close-in offshore areas. It is while they are in their shallow water phase that they are most attractive to fly fishers. Sight fishing is the rule. Redfish like to muck around for prey, often with their backs sticking out of the water. The flies below take Redfish.