Record Sized Redfish Caught on Pin Fish Rig

The Island King and I were bait fishing at the Duck Pond by our house and I caught what I do believe is a record breaking Redfish.

Guinness wasn’t there to document the event but I have never seen or heard of anyone catching a redfish this size on a hook.

I caught a baby!

We did a quick measure and he came in at about 5 inches long.

It’s not uncommon to catch redfish babies in nets but I had no idea you could actually catch one on a baited hook.

He was just a wee bit undersized – 13 inches to be exact – so we unhooked him and tossed him back.

I hope he lives a happy life in the Duck Pond and then ends up back on my hook when he’s grown a foot or so.