Redfish on the Shrimp hatch

11.3.2014

During my travels in LA and Texas I was fortunate enough to run across a once a year shrimp hatch. This is when the marshes comes alive in October. The shrimp are hatching and getting ready to head offshore with the tides and the reds, trout and flounder gorge on them until it is over.

If you open a fish the belly will be full of shrimp. If you look for the birds in the morning you will see them diving on pods of shrimp getting spooked up by trout in the middle of the bay.

I like to see this happens near the grass lines as many times the backs of the redfish would come out of water as the shrimp tries to jump out of the way.

I was fortunate enough to hook up with a fishing buddy in Galveston Clint Barghi to help me capture some images. He poled me close the shore line as I snapped away with the DSLR. It is the first time I’ve seen this an I do believe I got some decent images.

I know where I will be during the fall season next year.

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