Where spinfishing by sight for reds what is the average distance of shots?
I think this is more of a location based question. I can't speak for other states but, Spring through Fall in SC, I leave the boat behind and wade the grass flats on flood tides to find tailers. I've hooked them from sub 10' to 50' away. For me, it's more of a matter of moving quietly, or not at all.Where spinfishing by sight for reds what is the average distance of shots?
Funny as I used to fish these all the time but most for blind casting around mullet schools when I kayak fished. I pretty much stopped using them when I bought my skiff. I saw one laying around my shop a couple of weeks ago and thought, I miss those things.Agree it depends on location, plus water clarity. In Florida the fish are much more spooky than the Louisiana marsh, for example. Also depends on solunar feeding windows. Have had fish eat on the longest cast I could make and again nearly off the rod tip on quick shots. A quiet approach and reacting before they can spot you is the key.
Skitter Walks, Spooks, light jigs and flukes all work, but my Go-to red lure on spin is a 3/8-ounce weedless single hook Aqua Dream or the original Capt. Mike's spoon. www.aquadreamliving.com The willow blade design makes less of a splash on entry and the weed guard sheds most crap in the water. In the colder months I often scale down to the 1/4-oz. size to match the bait. I do modify the rig by adding a 35-pound test stainless ball bearing swivel to reduce line twist.