Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (August 26, 2019)

By: Joseph Simonds on August 23, 2019
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It’s newsletter time!

HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and supported the CAST for Kids event in Rockport, TX over the weekend.

It was a blast seeing kids who usually aren’t able to get out on the water get out there and have some fun!

And I hope you were able to get out on the water this weekend wherever you are as well!

We’ve got a great newsletter here for you with some redfish tips, mackerel tips, and a hot debate about technology and fishing.

But before we get into the newsletter, here’s a big shoutout to Ryan Farley, who caught that beautiful red featured above.

Ryan had an awesome day with some big reds in Tampa Bay caught on cut bait and live bait.

Now, onto the newsletter!

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Congrats to Travis Schmahl for the Strong Angler of the Week Award!

Travis has been crushing it lately with lots of big redfish and snook.

And not only has been wrangling in these +30″ reds and snook, but he’s also been helping put other Salt Strong Insiders on them, too.

His area in Southwest Florida has been getting tons of rain and he’s been fishing the end of the outgoing or the beginning of the incoming tide with the most luck.

And he’s mostly been throwing Wyze Guyz paddletails around the mangroves for these beasts.

Welcome New Insider Members!

Here’s to recognizing and thanking our new Insider Members for the end of July and the beginning of August!

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Roy Dirkmaat from Cape Coral, FL
Thomas Waldrop from Bradenton, FL
Christopher Andersen from Navarre, FL
Erick Carter from Naples, FL
Kenneth Osteen from High springs, FL
Jack Grieser from Naples, FL
Frederick Cristi from JACKSONVILLE, Florida
Evan Gawel from Fort Myers, FL
Joe Boston from Orange Park, FL
Lee Rivenbark from Hampstead, NC
Graham Byrd from Dunn, NC
Tony Paramore from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Steven Alois from Plainview , NY
Heather Gordon from HOUMA, LA
Chris Perna from Fort myers, FL
Clayton Adams from Spring Branch, TX
Kevin Frutiger from Watkinsville , GA
Vincent Perino from Carol Stream , IL
Paul Kolacia from Homosassa , FL
Justin Williams from Lakeland, FL
Kieth Holt from Panama City, FL
Mark Fodor from Palm Harbor, FL
Ryan York from Marshville, NC
Kolbe Curtice from Sugar Land, TX
Matthew Falcon from Pawleys Island , SC
Howard Wolfe from Port charlotte, FL
Jason Carr from Beaumont , TX
Aaron Barnes from Lake Worth, FL
Gunnar Haugland from Loddefjord, Bergen
Michael Ditty from Milton, PA
Horst Schneider from Santa Marinella, Santa Marinella
Rey Cruz from San Antonio, TX
David Mcbeain from Cape Coral, FL
Mike Fellows from Alachua, FL
Chris Green from Miami, FL
Doug Hutwagner from Dallas, GA
Sawyer O’bradovic from Hanover, PA
Jack Lewis from North Chesterfield , VA
Shane Phelps from Youngsville, NC
Jonathan Hopko from HOUSTON, TX
Buddy Benedict from Nashville, TN
Jordan Rigdon from Monticello, FL
Jeff Flores from Bay City, TX
Kyle Henry from Shirleysburg, PA
Harold Fernald from Barrington, NH
Ben Koehler from Marion, TX
TOMMIE YOUNG from Brandon, FL
John Perry from MILTON, FL
Ken Thayer from Rockingham, NC
Douglas Myrick from Port Charlotte, FL
Logan Williams from New Canaan, CT
Kent Ackart from Kissimmee, FL
Lon Dusing from Port Charlotte, FL
John Tepedino from Port St. Lucie, FL
Mark Adams from Houston, TX
Albert Pulido from Alice, TX
Peter Eilenberg from Hampton Bays, NY
Ryan Van Tricht from CARMICHAEL, CA
Edward Siemer from Lake Mary , FL
Yuksan Chung from Sneads Ferry, NC
Mike Lentz from Port Orange, FL
Robert Haley from Fairhope, AL
Ryan Cassidy from Merrick , NY
Josh Newton from Freeport, FL
Jason Hopkins from Punta gorda, FL
Greg Cruse from Richmond, TX
Trey Harris from Pearl, MS
Sean Paschal from Gulf Breeze, FL
Robert Baker from Panama City , FL
Jhirley Fonte from Miami, FL
Zach Anderson from Winter springs, FL
Shawn Spooner from Saint Johns, FL
Trigg Mitchell from Lexington , KY
Frederick Cristi from Jacksonville, FL
Brandon Carrasco from San Juan, TX
Trevor Stribling from Houston, TX
Shane Thomas from Bryceville, FL
Heath Martin from St. Augustine , FL
Rodney Sims from Isle of Palms , SC
Corey Cabral from Naples, FL
Diep Nguyen from Miramar, FL
Clayton Gilchriest from Gulf breeze, FL
Jason McNeal from Brentwood, TN
Jeremy Barros from Oviedo, FL
John Wade from Ridgeville , SC
Robert Hudak from Linden, NC
Niclas Ljungqvist from Asa, Asa
Jonathan Dingman from Hobe Sound, FL
Christopher Leathers from Lehigh acres , FL
Beniah Wilson from Middleburg, FL
Karl Lewis from ARCADIA , FL
Seth Higgins from Winston-Salem , NC
Eduardo Lugo from Arcadia, FL
Paul Verdecchia from Dothan , AL
Richmond Ivens from Belle Chasse, LA
Ryan Jacobsen from Jacksonville , FL
Ryan Jacobsen from ,
Ryan Jaconbsen from ,
Hilario Jimenez from Texas city, TX
Tim Thomas from Saint Johns, FL
Brian Vargecko from NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL
Christopher Fagan from West Melbourne, FL
Trevor Hersey from St. Augustine , FL
Zachary Stevenson from Daphne, AL
Kip Kelley from Kansas City, KS
Keith Jackson from Largo, FL
Steven Carsey from Somerville, TX
Thomas Asby from Tequesta, FL
Scott Lariviere from Cape coral, FL
Tommaso Meregalli from New Smyrna Beach, FL
Benny Boyd from Cocoa, FL
Jim Brown from Cooper City , FL
Bob Bob carney from St John, st john
Wesley Thompson from Marathon, FL
Carl Bimbo from Rockledge , FL
Gary Eaton from Odessa, FL
Jacob Folk from Deer park, TX
Cody Hile from Punta Gorda , FL
Jamie Ulm from Sneads Ferry , NC
Ronald Craig from Gulf breeze, FL
Michael Williams from SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
Ryan Leger from Baton Rouge , LA
Edward Hertzog from Havertown, PA
Travis Taylor from Green Cove Springs , FL
Steve Pennington from Saint Cloud, FL
Jason Rocha from Harvey, LA
John Mitchell from Bradenton, FL
Hayward Simmons from Fairfax, SC
Brian Cunningham from Houston, TX
David Morrisette from Spring Branch, TX
Harvey Jordan from Citrus Springs, FL
Scott Doenitz from Fort Myers, FL
Richard Fridge from BRANDON, FL
Al Lynch from Sun City Center, FL
Ayden Paxton from Crestview, FL
Levi Butts from Ruskin, FL
Matthew Mills from Sykesville, MD
Will Chaplin from Green Pond , SC
James Bartoli from West milford, NJ
Kyle Traeger from Pinellas Park, FL
David Richards from Melbourne, FL
Denny Le from ,
Matt Florentino from ,
Casey Shedd from SANTA ANA, California
Tim McClinton from Mount Pleasant, SC
Donte Stukes from Bolton, NC
Peter Yannetta from Charleston, SC
Michael Brent from Cumming, GA
Kip Wilcoxson from Cheyenne, WY
Royce Pyssen from San Angelo, TX
Briceson Lanphar from Lake wales, FL
Robert Rhodes from Portland, TX
Jonathan Farr from Navarre, FL
Guy Garner from Winston, GA
Darrin Hedt from Needville, TX
Tim Carmichael from Fort Lauderdale , FL
Ralph Angulo from Dublin, GA
Mike Pimental from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Bob Bauer from Deer Park, NY
John Provo from Gulf breeze, FL
Sean Henrichs from Cedarville, MI
Thomas Mitchell from Manahawkin , NJ
Brent Stephens from Prattville, AL
Ernie Dickens from Navarre, FL
Bill Kinard from Asheville , NC
Clifford Clayton from Saint Cloud, FL
Larry Maron from St Pete Beach, FL
Christopher Ellermann from Houston, TX
Kyle Traeger from Pinellas Park, FL
Melvin Stewart from Newport, NC
Fred Gatchell from St. Augustine, FL
Ryan Tarver from Lake Charles , LA
Donald Faulkner from Oldsmar , FL
Russell Coleman from Blythewood, SC
Robert Voelk from Harvard, MA
Daniel Sreckovic from Las Vegas, NV
Vernon Henry from Houston, TX
Ryan Sause from St Cloud, FL
Daniel Caballero from Miami, FL
LIAM BURKE from Rockport, TX
William Huff from Jacksonville, FL
Gordon Lewis from Corpus Christi, TX
Edward Wills from Cape Coral, FL
Jerry O`Brien from Hardwick , NJ
Daniel Caballero from Miami, FL
Todd Stuart from Flint, TX
Bo Barton from Groveland, FL
Coleman Parks from Lexington, SC
Jeremy Norrick from Baton Rouge, LA
Chad Luikart from Moss point, MS
Larry Skinner from Grand Prairie, TX
Randy Haskins from Aransas Pass, TX
Kyle Wimberly from Rockport, Texas
Joseph Roush from Slidell, LA
Frank Bickerstaff from Columbus, GA
Michael Jenkins from Rosenberg, TX
James Hammond from Sneads Ferry , NC
Scott Hatfield from Rockport, TX
William Chambers from Homewood, AL
Kyle Carter from Albany, GA
Gregory Busby from Satellite Beach, FL
Archie Conn from HERNANDO, FL
Jason Hase from Port Lavaca, TX
Mikeal Dennard from Fayetteville , GA
Jonathan Lizotte from Palm Coast, FL
Nigel Sloan from Jacksonville , FL
Romie Kerr from Corpus Christi, TX
Brian Hoffstetter from Saint cloud, FL
Kerry Danson from Tarpon Springs, FL
Donna Benfield from Naples, FL
David Sandblom from Sarasota , FL
Peter Yannetta from Charleston, SC
Eugene Philactos from Port charlotte, FL
Mark Gallant from Palm Coast, FL
Jeff Wickley from San Antonio , TX
Ken McDonough from Port Charlotte , FL
Don Copeland from Jupiter, FL
Christopher Seward from BILOXI, MS
Yves Martin from Clearwater, FL
Jamie Kraft from St. Augustine, FL
Tim Crosby from Hattiesburg, MS
Christopher Bushman from Marathon , FL
Stephen Copeland from Southport, NC
James Goetten from Crystal River, FL
William Hill from Friendswood, TX
Ryan Zold from BLUFFTON, SC
Cade Monte from Broussard, LA
Clarence Stephens from Dickinson, TX
Les Sink from Winter Springs, FL
Randy Ethridge from Live Oak, FL
Matthew Boucher from Ocala, FL
Thomas Russell from Daniel Island, SC
Tyler Muller from Lake worth, FL
James Ganung from Palm Coast , FL
Benjamin Black from Palmetto city, FL
John Moore from Lighthouse Point, FL
Howard Hashida from El Campo, TX
Tommy Rittenhouse from Fayetteville , NC
Shane Mitchell from Tampa, FL
William Johnson from Waynesvill ga , GA
Matthew Frost from Spring Lake , NC
Ronald Green from Luling , LA
Colton McCormick from Christmas, FL
Pedro Carrillo from Seminole, FL
Jamie Wallace from Winston , GA
Josh Baker from Tampa, FL
Fernie Todd Taylor from Washington , NC
John Kirk from Carthage , NC
Armistead Ellis from Port Orange, FL
Allan Bednar from Largo, FL
Jason Schultz from Brenham, TX
Logan Boulware from Pomaria, SC
Tom Bowden from Nitro, WV
Micheal White from Clearwater, FL
Mary Lamberton from GreenCoveSprings, FL
Bill Marino from Cape Coral, FL
Howard Hathcock from Bay Minette , AL
Willet Boggs from Titusville, FL
John Durrence from Ludowici , GA
Mark Wallace from Virginia Beach, SC
Dan Giuliante from West Islip, NY
Randy Underwood from Panama City Beach, FL
Vince Foley from HOUSTON, TX
Todd Steiner from Bradenton , FL
Zacc Smith from Palm Bay , FL
Dean Ribble from Clearwater, FL
Nathan Brown from San Antonio, TX
David Smith from Estill, SC
Matthew Tillman from Oviedo, FL


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Thomas Ross

I don’t have one, but totally don’t get imaging on side scan sonar. Would be interested in a bottom machine tutorial. Thanks for considering.

Barrett Smith

New to salt water and using live bait, i’ve Seen shows where they throw pinfish and pinchers for chum… my question is, do they stun or injure the bait before throwing them or just throw them right out of the livewell?


Brian Hoffstetter

They generally give them a little squeeze to slightly injure or disorientate.


It depends on what you want to accomplish with the chum bait. I’ve been off shore near floating debris, the unharmed chum bait would swim from the boat to the flotsam then back to the boat traveling between the two hiding places over the open water. In turn attracting predators. But, near shore I’d stun the bait, it works better.