Orvis’s Chrissy Penn shows off a South Carolina redfish caught from the spartina grass. Photo by Tyler Atkins
A species known as much for its light flavor as for its sporting qualities, the redfish (Sciaenops ocellatus) is the only species in its genus, which sets it apart from the other fish commonly known as “drums.” The combination of the redfish’s love for shallow-water flats and its willingness to pounce on almost any food-like morsel it see makes the species a. . .
Capt. David Edens of Fly Cast Charters caught this 33.5-inch, 12-pound beauty off the Georgia coast. The fish was tagged, to help researchers studying the local population, and then released back into the marsh. Photo by Capt. David Edens