Blog

July 9th, 2020

How To Make Soft Plastic Jerk Shads Last Longer (Simple Rigging Tip)

If I had to pick one single lure to go out and catch redfish, trout, and snook, it would be a jerk shad. With a twitch-twitch-pause retrieve, they resemble fleeing shrimp or an injured baitfish and these predators can’t resist them. However, one downside about soft plastic lures is that they don’t last as long

Click to continue →

July 9th, 2020

Cut Bait Q&A: How To Catch Fewer Catfish, How To Rig Cut Bait, & More

Are you catching too many catfish when you use cut bait? Or are you missing too many hook sets? If you are, you’re going to love this video. A few weeks ago we published a video about the best ways to cut up baitfish to use as cut bait. We got a lot of great

Click to continue →

July 9th, 2020

How To Catch Flounder In The Summer (Best Spots, Lures, & More)

It’s flounder time! In this video, we’ve got Capt. Jud Brock of EasternAngling.com breaking down everything you need to know about catching summertime flounder. He’s covering: Where to find flounder in the summer (both inshore and nearshore) The best lures to catch them with The top mistakes people make when targeting flounder And much more This

Click to continue →

July 8th, 2020

How To Catch Big Redfish, Trout, & Snook In Clear, Shallow Water

Some of the biggest fish I catch are in clear, shallow water. They’re in this skinny water hunting for an unassuming school of baitfish or foraging for crustaceans, so they’re usually looking to eat. However, because the water is so clear and shallow, they’re on high alert, so they’re easily spooked off. In this video,

Click to continue →

July 8th, 2020

Bucktail Jigs vs. Flair Hawk Jigs: What’s The Difference?

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a bucktail jig and a flair hawk jig is? They look really similar in that both of them usually have a painted lead head, and both of them have flowy fibers coming off of that head and around the hook, but there are some key differences between

Click to continue →

July 7th, 2020

How To Find 90% Of All Feeding Fish In Your Area (90/10 Fishing Rule)

Why is it that most saltwater anglers struggle to get a nibble, much less catch a fish, when fishing a new spot for the first time? If you’re a serious angler who wants to become more consistent at finding new honey holes (faster than ever before), then you’ve got to see this 90/10 fishing rule

Click to continue →

July 7th, 2020

2 Reasons To Use Mono Backing With Braided Line

Braided line has a ton of benefits, including increased casting distance, thinner diameter, it’s stronger than mono of the same test, and it allows you to feel every nibble and twitch of your bait or lure. However, here’s one drawback to using braid: it’s complicated to put on a spinning reel. If you use normal

Click to continue →

July 6th, 2020

How Fast To Retrieve Topwater Lures (To Catch More Fish)

If you’re not catching fish on topwater, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in a bad spot, or that you’re using a lure that doesn’t work. It could just mean that you’re retrieving your lure at the wrong speed. Sometimes the fish are looking for a bait that’s darting across the surface quickly, while other times

Click to continue →

July 5th, 2020

You Only Have 1,976 Sundays Left In Life… How Do You Use Them?

If you only had $1,976 to your name, would you waste it? Of course not! You’d savor every last dollar, right? If you’re anything like me you’d be incredibly safe with how you spent every last buck! Well did you know that if you’re currently 40 years old, you only have 1,976 Sundays left in

Click to continue →

July 3rd, 2020

Strong Angler Of the Week: Bryan Ray

“I’ve never seen someone catch a fish and not have a smile on their face.” This is what the Strong Angler of the Week award is all about — sharing fishing with others and making memories on the water with your loved ones. Today I’ve got Bryan Ray, this week’s winner, who’s been getting out

Click to continue →

July 3rd, 2020

How To Spool A Spinning Reel With Braid While Saving Money And Time [VIDEO]

Want to find out how to properly spool your spinning reel with braided line while saving money and avoiding wind knots?

Then check out this ultimate spooling post out.

Click to continue →

July 3rd, 2020

Where & When To Catch Inshore Flounder (No Matter Where You Live)

Have you heard of the 90-10 rule? It states that 90% of the fish are going to be in 10% of the water. It’s true for all fish, but especially flounder. If you’re using an attractive search bait, like a paddletail or topwater lure, a redfish or trout might come chase it down when they

Click to continue →

July 2nd, 2020

This Antique Squid Fishing Lure Has An Incredible Story

A lot of you guys have asked me what that old wooden lure is in the background of my videos… I’m glad you asked — it’s got an incredible story. Obviously it doesn’t look like a normal fishing lure (besides the fact that it’s wooden and handmade) — it’s got two rows of several barbless hooks

Click to continue →

July 2nd, 2020

The Miracle Snook: Broke Off, Attacked By A Shark, Then Swam To Boat!

This was insane!! Have you ever caught the same fish twice? I recently did, but I still can’t get over how it happened! Here’s the quick backstory… Luke and I were down in the Everglades fishing for monster snook with two of our Insider members, Marcos and Luana (if you haven’t listened to the podcast

Click to continue →

July 2nd, 2020

The Ideal Rod Length For Kayak Fishing (Based On Your Fishing Style)

Thinking about getting a new rod for your kayak fishing adventures? One of the most important aspects is the rod length. The rod length is important with any type of fishing, but it’s especially important with kayak fishing because, unlike a boat, there’s limited room on a kayak. If you’re sitting down and fishing, the

Click to continue →

July 2nd, 2020

Rudow’s Top Fishing Mistakes (That Most Anglers Make)

If you want to know the top mistakes that most anglers make (even the most experienced ones) then you’ve got to hear this. Today on the podcast, I’ve got FishTalk Magazine’s Lenny Rudow. Lenny has been fishing for a long time and he kicks off this episode with a great story about how his son

Click to continue →

July 1st, 2020

PowerPro Super Slick V2 vs. PowerPro Original [Casting Distance Comparison]

Does more expensive always mean better performance? Maybe, maybe not… At Salt Strong, one of our goals is to help you get the best equipment for your money. PowerPro recently came out with Super Slick 8 V2, an 8-strand braid that is supposed to be the “smoothest, toughest, and longest casting PowerPro yet.” We’ve been

Click to continue →

June 30th, 2020

How To Rig Shrimp For Inshore Mangrove Snapper

Want to catch more mangrove snapper? These are delicious, aggressive fish that can be caught close to, or even from shore. In this video, I wanted to do a little grocery shopping, so I stopped near a jetty do some snapper fishing. I tried rigging them a different way than I usually do here, and

Click to continue →

June 30th, 2020

Why 14,000+ Anglers Have Joined This Online Fishing Club…

“If you don’t put fish in the boat, and you’re a fisherman, there’s something wrong with that…” Growing up, Luke and I were so inconsistent at fishing. Sometimes we would have amazing days where we would catch inshore slams, or dozens or redfish or snook. We thought we had it all figured out. But then,

Click to continue →

June 30th, 2020

What To Do If The Fish Aren’t Biting (Before Changing Your Lure)

Tarpon were hitting bait all around me in this creek. There were lots of baitfish and birds, and I had caught a tarpon a little bit earlier, so I knew this was a good spot, but I kept casting without getting so much as a bump. But then, a manatee swam by, distracted me, and

Click to continue →

June 30th, 2020

Fishing Tides: Everything You Need To Know (Best Tide, Reading Charts…)

Have you ever planned a fishing trip, just to get out on the water and find that the water is doing the total opposite of what the tide chart said it would be doing? Maybe the tide chart said the tide was coming in all morning, but you get out there and it’s actually going

Click to continue →

June 29th, 2020

How To Catch Menhaden (Great Baits For Redfish, Grouper & More)

Menhaden make great baits for all sorts of fish… You can fish them dead on the bottom in deep water for cobia, grouper, and snapper, or you can fish them live in shallow water for redfish, trout, and snook. In this video, we’ve got Capt. Jud Brock of EasternAngling.com taking us behind the scenes with him

Click to continue →

June 29th, 2020

How To Save Money On Braided Fishing Line (And Make It Last Longer)

Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to buy more braided line, but instead made the line you already have last longer? There’s an easy way to do that! In this video, I’m going to show you how to flip your braid so that it’s like new, and so that you can double its

Click to continue →

June 28th, 2020

How To Quickly Disarm Your Haters!

Does it feel like nothing is safe from haters these days? I mean, you can’t post anything on social media without someone disagreeing or getting riled up! I’ve seen more online fights, disagreements, and hatred this year than at any other time in my life. Heck, we’re posting fishing tips and even those somehow attract

Click to continue →