Russell Snyder was the SECOND CERTIFIED WINNER of the 2023 Texas Ford Dealer’s Red Tag Redfish Division. He recently drove off with a 2023 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab connected to a Haynie 23’ Bigfoot with a Mercury 150 L Pro XS Optimax and Coastline Trailer.
Tag Color: Red
Date: Monday, June 5
Caught: Pirates Cove, Galveston, TX
Here’s his STAR Story:
On June 5th, Russell Snyder became the second angler to catch a red-tagged redfish.
He set out in his kayak that evening to fish for some redfish. Fishing at night is a great option, especially with the summer heat starting to kick in. There are fewer anglers around at night, so it gives you an advantage.
While in Pirates Cove, Galveston, Russell fished the underwater green lights hoping to catch some reds and trout. After catching two reds and a trout, he cast his line into the green light water and felt a thump he will never forget. He had caught a red-tagged redfish! If you’ve never fished for reds in a kayak, they are incredibly strong and will pull you around in the water. They make for a great fight! Russell knew he had just won a brand-new 2023 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab connected to a Haynie 23’ Bigfoot with a Mercury 150 L Pro XS Optimax and Coastline Trailer.