Inshore Fishing and RedfishInshore fishing is great for catching redfish. Redfish are also known as red drum, bull red or simply red. Redfish to grow throughout their life; the world record redfish is 94 lbs. A 20 to 30 lb fish is not uncommon to catch off the Alabama Coast. These fish are fast growing and reach approximately 11 inches and one pound in their first year, 17-22 inches and 3 ½ pounds the second year, and 22-24 inches and 6-8 pounds in the third. For the first three years they mainly live in bays or in the surf zone near passes.
Try this great redfish recipe: Cajun Blackened Redfish.
Recipe makes 4 servings
1/4 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cups Italian-style salad dressing
4 (4 ounce) fillets redfish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter on low heat; cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the cayenne pepper, black pepper, lemon pepper, garlic powder and salt. Set aside.
- Dip the filets into the melted butter, then coat with the seasoning mixture.
- In a large skillet over high heat, sear fish on each side for 2 minutes or until slightly charred.
- Place in a 11x7 inch baking dish and pour the Italian dressing onto each filet. Cover baking dish and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes or until flaky and tender.