Who said big redfish leave the flats during winter, much less the bays?  Fish like this have been bunched up and active lately, hitting everything from tails to Corkies to topwaters.

Here's Dirk Tengg with one of a dozen or more reds he struggled with this day. The water temp was between 48 and 52 degrees, but the sun came out and brought these fish up shallow.

Good stuff, and they were anything but lethargic. Mean I tell 'ya...