Awesome report John--congrats on the Severn red!! I am a fish and wildlife biologist and I am so psyched about the number of reds showing up this year. In another year this age cohort (2011) would be a scream to catch on ultralight gear.
My fishing bud got three of them on a trip to the Severn this week on gulps and one was in the 15 inch range which is a bit larger than most that have been reported. He and I have done very well on gulp baits and we are stocking up for fall redfish blitzes on the Severn!
There are a lot of gulp varieties that you do not find often on tackle store shelves; you can order from Berkley, see: