The Bull Redfish Run

While redfish remain in the shallow bays for the first three years of their lives, each year as weather starts to transition from hot summer to cooler fall temperatures, a migration of the breeding stock starts to push the largest 3 to 4 year old redfish out to the Gulf of Mexico for spawning season and to live out the rest of their adult lives. 

During the fall run, fisherman can be seen lined up on every deep channel that runs from the bays toward the Gulf and on all of the jetties that line the exit of these passes.  Armed with large surf type reels, more “bull” reds or very large reds are caught during this migration than any other time of the year.  To protect the fishery, the State of Texas has wisely put severe limits on the number of reds over 28 inches that each angler can take home each year.