I’ve never fished a bucktail jig before, but I ran into a subscriber who hand ties them and was generous enough to gift me two of his beautiful bucktail jigs. The question is, will they put fish in the boat? I think you’ll truly enjoy this episode as I answer that question.

Oh, and that eye in the sky is the DJI Mini 3 Pro drone. You’ll see what I mean.

The Backstory

First of all, thank you Jesse Berguson (@oakley_the_farrier_dog) for gifting me these two lures!

I filmed this video utilizing a new drone. I have retired my DJI Mavic Mini and am now using the DJI Mini 3 PRO. You’ll notice now that I’m using a feature called active track to create a third camera in my multicam suite. That means you’ll be seeing a third view for most of my footage and catches! This drone also has a much better sensor with 10-bit color. What that means is that I should be able to color match it in post processing with my other cameras. It’s a work in progress, but this is the first video where I utilize it. Please let me know what you think.

The filming for this video took place over two days. The first day I caught the redfish and the second day I caught the two snook and the speckled trout.

As you can see in the video, the speckled trout was very smart. It thumped the line and then swam toward the kayak as it tried to swallow the bait. Unfortunately, I was reeling at the time and didn’t, “feel the fish.” When I did, I set the hook and it was too late. What you don’t see on the video is my efforts to try to remove the hook without damaging the fish. Unfortunately the tip of the hook was in his gut and the only way I could get it out was to rip his gut. Thus you see me keeping that beautiful fish. He was absolutely a perfect specimen that I wanted to return to his home.

Thanks for watching and reading!

Tight lines,

~Kayak Fishing Addict


My name is Ron. I’m “Kayak Fishing Addict” on YouTube! I was bit by the kayak fishing bug and I’ve been addicted ever since. This is my blog where I discuss everything about my kayak fishing adventures, including the backstory. I’ll share what fishing lures I use, the types of fish I catch like redfish, speckled trout, and flounder, how I film, and what I encountered in the marsh. You’ll get all of my kayak fishing catches, tips, and tricks that you can use to put more fish in the boat!

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  • Hey Ron,

    I am going to be over that way next week, Camping with family at Tomoka State Park and I want to kayak the marsh at High Bridge. I met you there one time a year or so back, there at the kayak launch, My son and I were coming back in as you were going out. Anyway, my brother is going to come over and go with me a couple days and he has never caught many fish and never a RED so I hope to get him on some. I was wondering what it’s like over there right now and if you have any suggestions or advice? Thank you sir in advance and maybe I’ll see you over there…


    • Hi David. I hope you enjoy your trip! No real tips other than what I mention in the videos….try 2 hours before and after high tide, and shoot for higher tidal coefficients if possible. Other than that have fun! It’s been hot here lately and it’s been rainy this week. That usually results in muddy but high water so perhaps the darker lures will work best. Tight lines.


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