Posted on Mar 16th, 2013
Now that there are boats designed to run in extremely shallow water, redfish anglers have devised a new fishing technique. By running their boat around the edge of a shallow water area where redfish are located, the redfish can be spooked from the shoreline and herded in a into a relative small area. Then, a lure cast into the midst of the group, can often catch a redfish or several.
Herding redfish has been prohibited for years, mainly for airboats and jet-drives but recent changes in the Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) regulations now extends to “any vessel” using “any means” to “harry, herd or drive” fish “for the purpose of taking or attempting to take fish”.
Herding redfish usually leads to confrontations between traditional anglers fishing in a quiet area when a herder moves in and spooks the redfish.