How To Avoid Getting Skunked While Fishing…


It’s always kind of awkward coming home from a fishing trip and admitting you got skunked.

Whether you’re admitting it to your spouse, friends, or coworkers…what do you say?

“Eh, the barometric pressure was off…fish just weren’t biting.”

“I talked to some guys at the boat ramp…nobody else caught fish today.”

“Strike Score was just a 6.5… gotta be over 7 to catch fish.”

If this is you, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Growing up, Luke and I were in the same boat (frequently).

We thought people who consistently caught fish just had it in their DNA.

But that’s not the case at all.

In this podcast, Luke and I are going to talk about how to not get skunked while fishing.

Whether you want to impress your friends visiting from out of town, want to show your kids a good time on the water, or just want to tight lines yourself, this podcast is for you.

We’ll talk about:

  • How to find the best fishing spots (and what they all have in common)
  • The best bait to use when you just want some action (perfect for kids and adults)
  • We’ll settle the shrimp on a popping cork vs. freelining vs. split shot debate
  • How to ensure kids have a good time on the water
  • And, Luke reveals the last time he got skunked (this might surprise you)


How To Avoid Getting Skunked [PODCAST]

How To Avoid The Skunk [VIDEO]

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What Makes A Good Fishing Spot

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The most important question when it comes to catching fish is, “Are there feeding fish in the area?”

If there are no fish in the area, then you won’t catch any.

It’s as simple as that.

That being said, here are some key factors that indicate there are likely to be fish there:

  • Birds
  • Bait
  • Current
  • Structure

How Luke Stepped Up His Fishing Game

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As Luke mentions on the podcast, the single most important factor that allowed him to step up his fishing game was his network.

When he was fishing a series of tournaments on the east coast a few years ago, he had a couple of buddies who were weekend warriors like himself.

They were fishing against full-time guides and decided to band together and help each other out.

Since they all had regular jobs, they couldn’t always pre-fish the tournaments, so one person would go out, and then share what he found with the others.

This network is what really allowed Luke to step up his fishing game.

Derek Engle, one of Florida’s best tournament anglers, also said the same thing.

His network is what has allowed him to win tournaments all over the state.

If you want your own fishing network, join over 7,000 other helpful fishermen in our Insider Club.

You’ll get the best spots in your area, plus real-time reports of what’s happening on the water right now.

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Think you can take these tips and go out and not get skunked?

Remember, good spots have these four things:

  • Birds
  • Bait
  • Current
  • Structure

If you want to see what your #1 skunk factor is, take the quiz by clicking here.

And if you want your own network of helpful anglers to step up your fishing game, join our Insider club by clicking here.

P.S. Have any questions about not getting skunked? Let us know in the comments below!

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Thomas Campbell
3 years ago

Love these podcast! I like how you made the point that fishing the bottom is where most of the fish feed. It’s such a little obvious tip that most people including myself need to pay more attention too. I watched a peter deeks tip where he said freelining shrimp or adding a little split shot to keep shrimp down is all you need and I got on some specs like that. Tight lines y’all


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