The Redfish Guys
The Redfish Guys
The Redfish Guys
The Redfish Guys
The Redfish Guys
The Redfish Guys

The Redfish Guys

Team Padrick & Smith

The Redfish Guys, Lee Padrick and Dwayne Smith, after a tournament win.

Lee Padrick and Dwayne Smith share a lifelong passion for fishing the shallow waters of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast.

Lee and Dwayne are accomplished light tackle fishermen who enjoy sharing their experience and knowledge of the Crystal Coast with anglers of all skill levels. They’ve spent countless hours studying the saltwater flats to scout desired game fish, and have gained a greater understanding of the fish habitat and their predatory habits.

They are active, enthusiastic tournament competitors who support catch-and-release fishing, and are committed to preservation and conservation of coastal resources. Their passion for and approach to shallow water angling is infectious and contagious.

Fishing Report

August 12, 2018

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Dwayne and I fished the Hook and Bones Redfish Open in Swansboro yesterday. Getting our name on that trophy has eluded us for the past 6 years, so we were determined to fish as hard as we could.

For the too long/didn't read folks, we came in 11th place and brought back a big bag of not so much.

Been traveling recently, so not much time to prefish. We decided just to power fish a lot of historically good areas and just put fish in the boat. Goal was to catch and cull at least 1 fish at every spot.

We caught ~20 fish, but most were in the 4-5 lb range, except for one beautiful 28"er. But the bigger fish we were catching 3 weeks ago had moved. Brought back around 11 lbs, but our biggest fish wasn't doing well, we nursed him all the way across Bogue Sound, and when we pulled up to the weigh in, Dwayne took him immediately to the table for weight and measurement, so we could hopefully revive him, but he was DOA.

Took the half pound deduction and ended up with 10.45 lbs and 11th place. So we can try again next year to get our name on that trophy.

Thanks to Hook and Bones, John Moore, Town of Swansboro, Danny Sbrocco, and all the volunteers that make this annual event a great experience for the anglers!

We want to thank Tsunami Rods and Reels, Fins Superbraids, Brazda Marine, PointClickFish, Salt Life Optics, Hook and Bones, and Power Pole. - Lee
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