The Ultimate Redfish Locations Quiz

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The Ultimate Redfish Locations Quiz
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How easy is it to locate redfish? Very! Redfish are an abundant fish and very popular for sport and hobby anglers. Take this quiz on redfish locations and learn where to find them.
What is the best season for redfish fishing along the Atlantic Coast?
the winter
any season
The entire year is ideal for redfish fishing along the Atlantic Coast.
the fall

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Which of these are redfish: rat reds, bull reds, red drum?
only rat reds
bull reds and red drum
all of them
They are all redfish.

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What do redfish have on the base of their tails?
a large black spot
Redfish have a large black --not red! -- spot on the base of their tails.
a large red spot
a large black stripe

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How old are redfish when they are considered mature?
2-3 years old
They are in their third year, or between two and three years old.
3-4 years old
4-5 years old

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Generally, redfish live in:
both saltwater and freshwater
freshwater
saltwater
They generally live in saltwater, although they can live in freshwater, too.

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What do these have in common vis-à-vis redfish fishing: Hatteras Island, False Point and Ocracoke Island?
They are great locations in the spring time.
They are all great fishing locations for redfish in the spring.
They have annual redfish fishing events.
Their redfish population doubles every year.

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During the month of April, where do redfish wintering in North Carolina head to?
Laguna Beach
Myrtle Beach
Virginia Beach
They head to Virginia Beach.

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What makes North Carolina's Outer Banks unique?
There is no need to go out in a boat to fish; you can do it all from the shore.
You can catch some of the biggest redfish trophies there.
You can catch some of the biggest redfish trophies there between April and May.
The largest variety of redfish congregate there.

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What happens to Florida's redfish populations as the seasons change?
They die off.
They move around.
As the seasons change in Florida, the redfish move around to different locations.
They reproduce at different rates.

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For some unknown reason, Florida's Waccasassa Bay no longer has redfish. True or false?
TRUE
It never had any redfish.
FALSE
This is false. In fact, Waccasassa Bay is a prime Florida location for redfish anglers.

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Why do redfish feed at creek mouths and near oyster beds?
because they find tasty minnows there
because they are feeding on baitfish being pulled out by the tide
They do so because they are feeding on baitfish being pulled out by the tide.
because the waters are purer there

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In the summer months, redfish swim in:
shallow waters
deeper waters
They swim in deeper waters during the summer.
distinct schools

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How big are the redfish along the Georgia Coast?
24-27 inches (60-68 centimeters) long
27-30 inches (68-76 centimeters) long
They are 27-30 inches (68-76 centimeters) long.
30-35 inches (76-88 centimeters) long

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Around Georgia's Barrier Islands, what sort of redfish inhabit the shoals?
bull redfish
Bull redfish inhabit the barrier island shoals.
rat redfish
red drum

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Despite their size, redfish:
scare easily
Despite their size, redfish scare easily, so you should turn off the trolling motor if you go out fishing in a boat.
are harmless
are relatively lightweight

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What happens at Cedar Key and St. Augustine inlet basins during the fall?
Redfish change their color to a smoky gray.
Large numbers of red drum are produced there.
Big bull reds are produced there.
At these locations, big bull reds are produced during the fall.

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Redfish sometimes inhabit very shallow waters. What can you see then?
their jumping out of the water
their tail fins
You can see their tail fins when they inhabit very shallow waters.
their shimmery scales

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What do redfish feed on?
sea anemone
plankton
baitfish and crustaceans
They feed on baitfish and crustaceans, especially at coves and jetties.

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What are young reds called?
red 'uns
puppy drums
Young reds are called puppy drums.
baby reds

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Biloxi's Back Bay area is great for what sort of fishing?
fly fishing
Back Bay is great for fly fishing.
spear fishing
trawler fishing

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