Angler Darrel Gilbert recently landed the redfish of his dreams. While fishing with Capt. Mike Frenette of Redfish Lodge of Louisianna, Gilbert landed and released a monster redfish measuring 53.5 inches with a girth of 31 inches. The bull red was estimated at 65lbs which exceeds the Louisianna state record of 61lbs. The current IGFA all tackle record for redfish is a monster 94lbs 2oz caught out of North Carolina.
Gilbert was fishing the shoreline in the South Pass out of Venice, LA. He was using a pumpkin and chartreuse Strike King redfish magic glass minnow tied to a 3/8 oz jighead and positoned about 2.5 inches above a popping cork.
The Venice area holds lots of monster redfish. I have personally fished with Capt. Keith Kennedy of Born to Fish Charters and highly recommend his services. Who knows, maybe you can top Darrel's record catch as they are swimming in the waters around Venice!