Redfish (Red Drum, Bull Red)

A widely sought-after recreational fish, the redfish can vary from an iridescent coppery black to a reddish copper tone. It is most identifiable by the black spot located near the tail fin.

  • Average Size: 4 to 5 pounds
  • Habitat: Redfish are adaptable to varying levels of salinity and may be found from fresh water zones out to 50 feet offshore. They prey on crab, shrimp and smaller fish and can be found from soft mud bottoms feeding on submerged vegetation to oyster bottoms and near oil rig platforms.
  • Limits: Recreational fishermen in Louisiana may take up to 5 redfish a day measuring 16-27 inches total max length. Only one redfish over 27 inches may be harvested a day.