Blog

July 19th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 21, 2019)

Happy Sunday! Were you able to get out on the water this weekend? What did you catch? Our Insider Members have been killing it out there, including Marcos Baldo with that massive snook above! Although the most productive fishing has been early in the morning to beat the heat, Marcos pulled this big girl out

Click to continue →

July 19th, 2019

How To Retrieve A Weedless Spoon To Get More Strikes [Case Study]

Here’s the good news: My dad and I went out fishing recently and a ton of redfish were brought to the boat. Here’s the bad news (for me): Most of them were caught by my dad! He totally outfished me, but thanks to the video, I know what he did that I wasn’t doing. Want

Click to continue →

July 19th, 2019

Inshore Saltwater Fishing Pro Tactics (Training #2)

Welcome back to this inshore fishing mini-series! In this episode, we’re talking all about how to catch fish. Of course, this assumes you’re in an area where fish are feeding, so if you haven’t checked out Training #1 about finding the best fishing spots, go listen to that here. But if you’re in the right

Click to continue →

July 18th, 2019

Catch & Release Tactics (So You Can Catch More Trophy Fish)

Think back to the biggest fish you ever caught… Maybe it was a bull red… Or a 20-pound grouper… Or a 40-inch snook… Remember the bend in the rod? And how hard she pulled? And how you couldn’t believe it when you finally got her to the boat? Now, how would you like to do

Click to continue →

July 17th, 2019

How To Anchor A Boat (Without Making These Mistakes)

When you’re dropping down the anchor, a lot can go wrong… Your hand or leg could get stuck in the rope and you could get pulled overboard… You could drop the anchor on your deck and be in for an expensive repair job… You could not tie the anchor on your boat correctly and lose

Click to continue →

July 16th, 2019

If The Speckled Trout Aren’t Biting, Try This Sneaky Trick

Topwater lures are for working across the surface… Soft plastics are for bouncing off the bottom… And suspending twitchbaits are for working just below the surface… But sometimes, using a lure the way it’s intended to be used just isn’t bringing fish in the boat. So what do you do? You switch it up! Watch

Click to continue →

July 16th, 2019

How To Find More Inshore Fishing Spots (Training #1)

It’s podcast time! Last month we had 600 new members join our Insider Club (so if you haven’t joined, you’re missing out!) and they’ve been asking a ton of excellent questions. Questions like: How do you find good fishing spots when the weather is totally opposite of what you were expecting? How do you read

Click to continue →

July 15th, 2019

3 Tips To Catching Snook In The Summer (From The Beach)

It’s summertime and you know what that means… Snook are out on the beaches! This can be one of the best times to catch snook, especially without a boat. But there are some key things to keep in mind while targeting snook from the beach if you want to have a successful day of catching.

Click to continue →

July 12th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 14, 2019)

It’s newsletter time! Imagine you’re on the beach, you’re breathing in the salty ocean air, listening to the birds and waves play their happy tunes, and you hear something else… Is that…? Can it be…? It is! Your drag is screaming as your personal best tarpon hightails it to towards the Bahamas. However, you land

Click to continue →

July 12th, 2019

The Functional Alcoholic Test (Results From My Alcohol Challenge)

Are you a functional alcoholic? Perhaps even a high-functioning alcoholic (for those of us who prefer to be the best at everything we do)… It’s ok if you are. I am, was, were, and still constantly struggle with how much alcohol I drink. Two things that seem to get me in the most trouble with

Click to continue →

July 11th, 2019

100 Reasons To Replace Your Treble Hooks (Graphic)

If you don’t like blood, you’re definitely not going to like this article. (If this is you, click over here and read happy things like when the best day to go fishing is.) But if you think you can stomach it, below are 100 reasons why you should switch the treble hooks on your hard

Click to continue →

July 10th, 2019

3 Tips To Deal With Dolphins While Fishing (And How To Use Them To Your Advantage)

To the non-angler, dolphins are cute, funny, and entertaining. Tons of people even pay money to go on trips in hopes of seeing these beautiful marine mammals put on an acrobatic show. But us fishermen, we’re complete opposites. There’s nothing worse than seeing dolphins at your favorite honey hole. While people are spending their hard-earned

Click to continue →

July 9th, 2019

How To Catch More Redfish, Snook, & Grouper With Just ONE Lure

Sometimes fishing with artificial lures can be overwhelming… Should you use a soft plastic or a hard plastic? Which one? Which color? Which size? If you’re not getting bites immediately, it can be tempting to blame it on the lure and switch lures right away. Then the next thing you know, you’ve been on the

Click to continue →

July 9th, 2019

Inshore Fishing With Toddlers “Hooked On Family”

It’s easy to look at a problem and think, “Well, that’s just the way it is, I can’t do anything about it…” That’s what most people do… But some problems are too important to have a helpless attitude about. For example, the fact that kids are addicted to their devices, and playing outside less. A

Click to continue →

July 8th, 2019

RCI Optics Independent Review [Top 3 Pros & Cons]

It’s sunglasses review time! Sunglasses are some of the most important tools to have with you on the water because they keep your eyes safe AND help you see fish. I recently dropped my pair of RCI Optics in the water, but I like them so much that I actually went to the store and

Click to continue →

July 5th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (July 7, 2019)

Happy July! I hope you had a great Independence Day as we celebrated our freedom and remembered those who’ve allowed us this incredible opportunity. A few weeks ago in a podcast with Sid Dobrin, he talked about how fishing is a privilege, not a right. Many other countries don’t have the luxury of fishing for

Click to continue →

July 5th, 2019

This Is How You Get Your Wife To Love Fishing As Much As You

The only thing better than spending a day on the water… Is spending a day on the water with loved ones. But the truth is, there’s a good chance that you like fishing more than your wife or girlfriend. It can be frustrating at times, but here’s the good news: Women are the fastest growing

Click to continue →

July 4th, 2019

Before You Go Saltwater Fishing, WATCH THIS…

Imagine you’ve been planning a fishing trip all week… It’s finally Saturday, the weather and tides are perfect, and you’ve been hearing that people have been catching loads of redfish and trout in your area. You wake up super early to get out there before the sun rises and joyously motor out to a new

Click to continue →

July 3rd, 2019

How To Get Your Wife To Love Fishing As Much As You Do

Have you ever been in this scenario? It’s Friday night and you’re planning out your weekend. You check the forecast for Saturday morning and the winds are calm, the tides are just right, and even better… The Strike Score is a 9.5! It’s the perfect day to go fishing. But while you’re checking the Strike

Click to continue →

July 2nd, 2019

The Best Overall Fishing Hook (That Works For All The Top Inshore Lures)

It’s rigging time! Have you ever been confused or unsure of what size hook to use with your soft plastic lures? If so, don’t worry, you’re not alone… We receive a ton of questions about how to rig different kinds of soft plastic lures, and which size hooks to use, and how to rig each

Click to continue →

July 2nd, 2019

The Father & Son Redfish Team (The Whole World Is Talking About)

Have you seen these guys on Instagram yet? This father and son duo are taking the fishing world by storm and are two of the most exciting anglers out there. A few weeks ago we asked who you want us to have on the podcast and Team Shallowtails kept coming up, so here they are!

Click to continue →

June 28th, 2019

Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (June 30, 2019)

Happy Sunday! Did you have a good week? Were you able to get out and catch some fish? If yes, that’s awesome! But if not, no worries! Keep on reading for some tips to help you catch some this week. But before we get into the newsletter, there’s one thing… If you ask most pro

Click to continue →

June 28th, 2019

Snook And Pinfish Heaven (What An Experience)!

Mullet were flying past my face… I was just a few inches from getting barbed by a catfish… And at the last second, I narrowly dodged a stingray encounter. Luke and I were out with the FWC gathering data on our fisheries, which is what drives their rules and regulations. And it wasn’t just surveying

Click to continue →

June 27th, 2019

The Best Parks In Florida To Go Fishing

No matter where you live in Florida, you’re never really more than an hour and a half from the water. Unless it’s rush hour. Then you’re an hour and a half from your local grocery store. But still, Florida is the fishing capital of the world, and for good reason. In the morning you can catch

Click to continue →