5 Steps To Find The Fish In Your Area (90/10 Fishing Rule)


Skunked again…

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 webinar (video down towards the bottom with 3 new case studies).

If you’re wondering what “The 90/10 Fishing Rule” is, here it is in one sentence:

90% of ALL FEEDING FISH can be found in just 10% of the water in any given time and place.

The best news is that it can all be done in just 10 minutes per trip (once you have the Smart Fishing Spot System – that we’ll give you risk-free in the video below).

I’ve got to admit, when I first heard this while reading an old Frank Sergeant fishing book many years ago, I was skeptical.

But over the years of fishing, running the fastest growing fishing club in America, seeing countless fishing reports, and even flying up drones to test out this theory, I am confident that this 90/10 rule holds true.

Here’s a quick quote from one of my favorite fishing books (from Paul Johnson who spent years scuba diving to study fish):

“In any given body of water in which I have dived, less than 10 percent of the underwater acreage has held 90 percent of the game fish population. All too often the fisherman has absolutely no clue that he cruised by some of the finest fishing areas he could imagine in his wildest dreams…”

~ Paul D. Johnson, “The Scientific Angler”

The 90/10 Rule (5 Simple Steps)

The great news is that the 90/10 rule is simple.

The entire purpose is to eliminate the dead zones so you can focus on the feeding zones.

The best news is that we help anglers MASTER this 90/10 fishing rule in 10 minutes or less each week.

Here are the steps (along with a quick example that we go over in the video below):

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The 90/10 Fishing Rule (3 CASE STUDIES)

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Benjamin Gilyard
10 months ago

How do I f do download the app for smart fishing spots

Luke Simonds
10 months ago

There is not need to download anything for it. To access Smart Fishing Spots, just go to the main Insider Dashboard and click/tap on the 3rd box labeled accordingly. Please be sure to click/tap on the round Info icon at the top right corner of the box to see a top overview on how it all works. Here’s a link to the main Insider Club dashboard: https://dashboard.saltstrong.com/

Kenneth Miller
2 years ago

Hey guys, great video. Very helpful. Where can I find the strike spots?
I am an insider and can’t find it.

Bradley Heath
2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

Hey Joe or other Saltstrong staff … I’ve looked for the “strike spots” feature and followed the instructions Joe gave above but cannot find??? Any help is appreciated. Thanks …… Brad

2 years ago

Nice, can’t wait to explore salt water

Mark Ethridge
2 years ago

Great video! I learn something new every time this gets reviewed.

Anthony Henry
2 years ago

Will this help the anglers that don’t have a boat?

Rob S
2 years ago

So the 90/10 rule is now 99/1 rule (.10 X .10) or maybe the new name is “90-10 Smarts”. Joe, is this the product of your what’s coming in 2022 video about pinpointing exact location of fish and real time maps?

Rob S
2 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

Thanks, Joe. That’s got to be a mammoth undertaking. Probably want to manage expectations as it may be a work in progress for months, or possibly years to come. Your team will learn valuable insights by doing a deep dive associated with designing your system. Think big, and outside the box. Best!

danny isla
2 years ago

This is great info, but I like to fish from my dock…not search for the 10% areas.
What can I do to improve my chances?
Water at my dock is relatively shallow. varies from 1ft to 3ft depth.
I’m in Boca Ciega Bay, St. Petersburg, Florida

Howard Bladen
2 years ago

Excellent! However, I fish the Chesapeake Bay around Annapolis and the water is not clear to see structure. Any recommendations? I concentrate on tides and contours.

Randall Phelps
2 years ago
Reply to  Howard Bladen

Look for contour anomalies.

3 years ago

Great info Where do I get these maps? I am in Texas. Thx

Nicholas George
3 years ago

I always run into the trap of finding a spot in an online map and then not sticking with it and get to the point i’m not finding ANY spots online. What tips do you guys have for me to choose a spot and stick with it? For instance, I fish out of Steinhatchee a lot and there are a ton of creeks and spots that look productive, but I just find myself thinking EVERYTHING looks good and never actually find a spot…..what are your thoughts?

Jon Fortune
2 years ago

I used to do the exact same thing. I made myself go to my spots no matter what! But on the way to my spots if I see an area with activity I definitely stop and fish it.


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