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pacific yellowfin tuna tips
March 20th, 2019

Pacific Coast Yellowfin Tuna Tips

It’s tuna time! I was talking with reader Zach Zorn the other day about catching yellowfin tuna in the Pacific. He’s been having some amazing days out there (we’re talking 40 fish days with video to prove it), plus he’s contributed to almost $3.7 million in tournament winnings over the last three years, so we

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billion oyster project
March 19th, 2019

The Billion Oyster Project: The Quest For 1 Billion Oysters

It’s podcast time! We’ve gone back and looked at some of our best episodes in the past and noticed a trend: you guys really like hearing and learning about conservation. So this week we’re bringing you more conservation! We’ve got Mike and Liz from the Billion Oyster Project on the show. They’re on an outstanding

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redfish fly fishing fly
March 18th, 2019

How To Tie The Salt Strong Redfish Fly (With Joe Sherer)

It’s fly fishing time! If you like catching redfish and like tieing your own ties, you’ll definitely want to check this out. We hung out with Insider Member and former Orvis Instructor, Joe Sherer, the other day where he taught us how to tie his favorite redfish fly, which he has named the “Salt Strong Redfish

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catch spanish mackerel
March 15th, 2019

The Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (Mar 17, 2019)

The weekly newsletter is here! I hope you’ve been enjoying this beautiful spring weather and were able to get on some fish this weekend. Spring break is coming (or already here) for the kiddos so now is the perfect time for some family bonding out on the water! In case you need to quickly brush up

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boomerang line cutting tool
March 15th, 2019

Boomerang Line Cutting Tool Review: Top 3 Pros and Cons

It’s gear review time! Need a compact tool to quickly and easily cut line? The Boomerang Line Cutting Tool may be your best bet. Check out this video where we break down the top three pros and cons of this tool. By the way, we are not sponsored or endorsed by Boomerang, so you can

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mothership trip trout
March 14th, 2019

The Secret To Fishing Remote Areas Nobody Else Can Reach [Mothership Trip]

Dead low tide is one of my favorite times to fish. Why? Because it consolidates the fish into smaller areas. When there’s only a foot of water on a flat, you know that most fish are going to be hanging out in the deeper potholes or creeks. But there’s a catch. When there’s only a

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catch spanish mackerel
March 13th, 2019

How To Catch Spanish Mackerel (Plus Free PDF Catch Card)

It’s Spanish Mackerel time! Insider member, Daniel Flinn, is back with another excellent how-to article and PDF catch card. You might recognize Daniel Flinn from some of his other articles here: How To Catch Sheepshead (Plus PDF Cheat Sheet & Catch Card) How To Catch Black Drum (Plus PDF Cheat Sheet & Catch Card) How

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baitcasting vs spinning gear
March 12th, 2019

The Best Type Of Rod & Reel For Inshore Fishing [Baitcasting Vs. Spinning Gear]

Trying to decide between baitcasting and spinning gear? Like many of you, I was originally a bass fisherman before I got into saltwater fishing. Naturally, I used a baitcasting reel when I started saltwater fishing, but I really struggled. Eventually, I gave in and switched to spinning gear and I started catching more fish! Want

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topwater snook
March 12th, 2019

Topwater Fishing With Topwater Trev (45 Inch Snook, Favorite Tides & More)

It’s podcast time! A couple of weeks ago I asked who you want us to have on the podcast next and Topwater Trev kept coming up… So what did we do? We brought on Topwater Trev! This dude has come a long way in a short amount of time. He started fishing in Florida only

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essential wade fishing gear
March 11th, 2019

11 Things You Need For A Successful Wade Fishing Trip (That All Fit Into A Small Pack)

Wader Dave is back! Wade fishing is one of the most effective ways to catch fish and who better to drop some wade fishing knowledge on us than the legendary Wader Dave. He has over 40 years of wade fishing experience from Texas to Massachusetts, spends 200+ days on the water each year, and for

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z-man lures on owner twistlock hooks
March 8th, 2019

The Secret To Rigging Z-Man Lures On Owner TwistLock Hooks

It’s Z-Man lure time! Having trouble rigging your super-stretchy Z-Man lures on the Owner TwistLock hooks? For a while, I was having difficulty getting them and keeping them on there, until I figured out the secret. Not only does it make the lure secure on the hook, but it’s quick, too! Check out the video

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inshore flounder
March 8th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips (Salt Strong Newsletter March 10, 2019)

It’s newsletter time! From catching flounder and black drum, to knot how-to’s and product reviews, we had an awesome week at Salt Strong. And to make sure you don’t miss any of these helpful tips, here’s the weekly newsletter! First, you’ll see the SUPER-Community tips, then the public tips, and then the Fish Strong Podcast.

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kaku kahuna reviews
March 7th, 2019

Kaku Kahuna Paddleboard Review [Top 3 Pros & Cons]

Looking to get a new paddleboard? Check out this video where I break down the top three pros and cons of the Kaku Kahuna. And since we’re not affiliated with Kaku, you can be sure that this is a completely unbiased review. In the video, I mention a previous video we shot about paddleboard fishing

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flounder landshark outdoors
March 6th, 2019

Why This Fishing YouTuber Ditched Medical School To Fish

It’s podcast time! A lot of you have asked me to get this guy on the podcast for some time and we finally made it happen! This week I got to talk to Viktor Hluben from Landshark Outdoors, where he talks about everything from ditching medical school to do YouTube full time, to the biggest mistakes

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wire to leader knot albright special
March 5th, 2019

The Best Wire To Leader Knot: Albright Special (With The Secret Hollywood Twist)

It’s knot time! If you’re targeting toothy fish like mackerel, sharks or barracuda, you’re going to need a wire leader. Sure, you could use a swivel to connect your mono or fluorocarbon leader to the wire leader, but that extra hardware might tip off the fish that there’s something not quite right, and result in

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March 4th, 2019

How To Catch Flounder (Plus Free PDF Catch Card)

It’s flounder time! One of our SUPER-Community members, Daniel Flinn, has written some great articles about catching sheepshead and black drum, and he’s back for more with an incredible article about how to catch flounder. This is perfect timing, too, as springtime is when flounder head back inshore from their offshore migration homes. You’ll learn:

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backcountry snook fishing
March 1st, 2019

Best Fishing Tips (Salt Strong Newsletter March 3, 2019)

Happy March! I hope you were able to get out on the water this week and enjoy the beautiful weather as winter transitions into spring (and fish start to follow their spring trends). So you don’t miss out on anything, here are the best tips we published from this past week (including backcountry snook, Gulp

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February 28th, 2019

GULP Juice: Does It Work With Non-GULP Fishing Lures?

It’s Berkley Gulp time again! The other day I posted a video giving you tips on how to save money with Gulp products. I got a ton of good feedback and questions from that video, including this one: Does putting non-Gulp lures, such as DOA’s, Zoom, or Z-Man’s in the Gulp juice make them more

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winter fishing for snook
February 27th, 2019

4 Tips To Catch An Inshore Slam After A Cold Front [Double Slam Trip]

For years, I thought that fishing simply wasn’t good when the water got cold. Come November or December I’d put my rods up and look forward to late March and early April. But I was wrong. I was missing out on what actually might be the easiest time to catch a slam. Check out the

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vintage fishing picture
February 27th, 2019

The BIG Misconception To Mastering Fishing (That Hurts Most Fishermen)…

Sick of getting skunked? Check out this conversation where Luke and I talk about the biggest misconception when it comes to mastering fishing. Plus, we talk about what it actually takes (and how it’s possible for you) to master it. You can watch the video below, listen to the audio version by pressing the play

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rod for artificial lure
February 26th, 2019

Choosing The Best Fishing Rod For Each Lure (With Capt. C.A. Richardson)

If you want to get the best distance and accuracy when casting artificials, you have to have the right rod for your lure. How do you know if you have the right rod? Check out this tip from Capt. C.A. Richardson below. Choosing The Best Rod For Each Lure [VIDEO] What did you think? Have

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wintertime bass
February 26th, 2019

These 3 Lures Can Entice Even The Laziest Bass To Strike In The Winter

It’s bass time! A lot of us grew up bass fishing (Luke and I included) and love going back to our roots. Winter can be tough for bass fishing, but it’s possible to go out and get some lunkers. I talked with Ethan, one of our readers, and he put together this article on how

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backcountry snook fishing
February 25th, 2019

5 Keys To Catching Snook From Shore This Winter

It’s snook time! Wintertime can be one of the best times to target snook, and we brought in one of our Insider members, Mark Blythe, to talk about the trends behind how he’s been catching tons of snook, juvenile tarpon, trout, and redfish this winter in the backcountry. The coolest thing is, he’s doing this

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four spot redfish
February 22nd, 2019

Best Fishing Tips (Salt Strong Newsletter Feb 24, 2019)

Happy Sunday! It’s been an amazing week, from catching black drum to getting the perfect fish pic, and I want to make sure you don’t miss a beat. Check out the best Insider reports, public tips, and podcast episodes from this week below: Insider Reports [EXCLUSIVE] Spot Dissection: Where to Fish on the Flats Based

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