By Capt. Gus Cane
A variety of baits—live or dead—will entice redfish, which have a keen sense of smell. But artificial enthusiasts can get in on the fun, too. These three lures consistently put red drum in the boat:
The Go-To lure for guides and tournament anglers is the venerable weedless spoon. Designed to flutter like a scuttling crab or wounded baitfish, a spoon is an effective search bait to locate the fish since it can be fan-cast in all directions to cover a lot of water. Find one redfish and others are usually in the vicinity. Spoons should be retrieved at a slower pace to impart the most action and to cover the lower part of the water column. The twisting action does tend to twist the line, so adding a ball-bearing swivel to the lure itself or the leader will help eliminate problems. Gold is the top color choice, although don’t discount silver or chartreuse patterns for clearer water or pink in tannin-stained areas.
Capt. Mack Farr Striper Guide at Lake Lanier Shares Details about his Tidewater Boat
Fisherman earning a living on the water know what features to consider when you are buying a boat.
For over 35 years, Capt. Mack Farr has been guiding fishing trips on Lake Lanier for landlocked stripers and bass. Guiding and fishing 200 days plus on Lake Lanier on his Tidewater 2410 Bay Max, Capt. Mack knows what works and what doesn’t in order to consistently put customers on the best bite effectively, efficiently, and comfortably.
When you are considering a boat for your fishing lifestyle, understanding the reasons guides and pro anglers like Capt. Mack Farr selects a specific manufacturer, and the model is a solid resource of information for consideration. After all, he makes his living fishing, plus typically, spends more days on the water than the average angler.
Capt. Mack has been a big fan of Tidewater Boats for some time. He can be seen traversing and fishing all over Lake Lanier on his Tidewater 2410 Carolina Bay. “ I have been fishing with other manufacturers boats for several years, but when I had the chance to really examine the benefits, quality, and fishability of the Tidewater 2410, I knew this was a perfect boat that meets virtually every need to put clients on fish “ states Capt. Mack. Spending a few hours with Capt. Mack chasing a deep winter striper bite, we had the opportunity to discuss his reasons why he loves his Tidewater 2410 Bay Max.
Running out, Capt. Mack discussed the great performance of his Tidewater 2410 Bay Max. “I love this boat, and it’s performance on the water,” stated Capt. Mack. “It handles the roughest of water, weather and provides a safe and dry ride. Plus, powered with the Yamaha 300 H.P outboard, the combination of the well-designed hull and power is awesome. Right now, we are making excellent time to our first spot, and I know we have plenty more speed if needed. This boat is so well designed, it easily glides through the water, is very stable, provides a very safe and dry ride for all of my customers too.”