As summer turns to fall, bull reds, which are oversized red drum (or redfish) leave our bays and head for the Gulf.
They use deep channels to get there, making jetties at the exits of those passes prime fishing spots. You’ll also find success fishing for reds from piers and in the surf. For catch-and-release tips, watch the short video Cap’n Spud: Red Drum Line.
The bag limit for red drum is 3 and size limit is 20″-28″. Bull reds are longer than 28″, and license holders are allowed 1 per year but it must be tagged. You can purchase a bonus tag to take 1 more bull red per year. See the Outdoor Annual for all red drum tag requirements.
Join us at Sea Center Texas for the Bull Red Run-A-Palooza on Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. until noon. We’re also offering a free online class, Fishing for Bull Reds, on 10/10 – register today and get your spot.
We’ve focused on conserving and managing red drum for many years, and today you can find them in any Texas bay. Find out how this species declined and recovered in the video H-E-B | Our Texas, Our Future Films: Redfish Revival.
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