Redfish are known by a variety of names: spot tail, puppy drum, channel bass and bull red. When you go fishing for them, there are a number of tips that will help you succeed. Take a few minutes before you load your bait and take this quiz to learn more about redfish fishing techniques.
Why are redfish called by this name?
because they are scarlet red
because of their copper-colored bodies
because they originate from the Red Sea
Where on their bodies do redfish have black spots?
on their fins
near their eyes
just before their tail fin
Why are redfish regarded as tropical saltwater fish regardless of their habitat?
because of their jaw structure
because of the shape of their fins
because of the length of their bodies
The heavier the redfish, the more _____ its flesh.
strong tasting and coarse
translucent and smooth
flaky and dense
How much can a trophy fish weigh?
up to 70 pounds (31 kilograms)
up to 80 pounds (36 kilograms)
up to 90 pounds (40 kilograms)
It is said that redfish can live up to 45 or 50 years. Is this true?
No, they live way beyond that, till about 60 years.
No, they don't live anywhere near that long.
Yes, they can definitely live this long.
When fishing for redfish, it's important to know what they eat. What is their favorite food?
sardines or baby trout
finger mullet, shrimp or crab
lobster or crayfish
What accounts for the redfish's rapid growth?
its high rates of food consumption
the size of the waters it inhabits
its unusual fertility cycle
Where can you get mantis shrimp?
from any large supermarket
from commercial shrimp trawlers
from online shrimp dealers
Why shouldn't you use cut bait when diving birds are around?
because it will frighten them away
because they'll go for the fish you're trying to catch
because the fish will stay hiding in the reeds
If you use a lure to catch redfish, what crucial component is needed?
a longer fishing rod
a tiny bell
What is the advantage of wading over using a boat when fishing?
Wading means that you really feel the fishing experience with your body.
Most fish gather close to the shore, where you wade, rather than out where your boat is.
Wading is less obtrusive.
During what months do schools of redfish congregate outside Mississippi's barrier islands?
March and April
August and September
October and November
How do they spread the word around when a school is spotted?
by means of CB radio
by means of texting
by means of VHF radio
Where is the Redfish Bay State Scientific Area?
in Texas, USA
in the Caribbean
in the Bermuda Triangle
If you are trolling for redfish, you'll need:
some dry tackle
some heavy-duty tackle
some soft tackle
Which of these would make a good artificial lure?
both of the above
What is the name given to redfish weighing less than 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms)?
Along the Atlantic coast, what influences the redfish's behavior?