Best Fishing Tips Of The Week: Salt Strong Newsletter (May 12, 2019)

By: Joseph Simonds on May 10, 2019
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Happy Mother’s Day!

A HUGE thank you to all of the mothers out there, without whom none of us would be here.

We appreciate you!

We had an awesome week here at Salt Strong, catching fish and sharing helpful tips, but the coolest thing was…

We finally introduced Strike Score!

What’s Strike Score, you ask?

Strike Score will literally tell you when the best days are to go fishing.

If a day has a Strike Score of 10, you need to call work asap, tell them you’re sick and get out on the water.

If a day has a Strike Score of 1, then tell the wife it’s a good day to catch up on chores around the house.

[Note: Strike Score is only available for Insiders. To unlock Strike Score and our exclusive tips, check out our Insider Club here.]

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And when the Strike Score tells you to get out on the water, below are some tips to help you catch fish!

First, we’ve got the Insider tips, then the public tips, then the Salt Strong Podcast, and then some conservation tips.


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Want to unlock these exclusive Insider tips? Check out our Insider Club here.


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What was your favorite tip this past week?

Have any specific questions you want us to answer?

Let us know in the comments below!

P.S. want to unlock the Strike Score and exclusive tips? Check out our Insider Club here.

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Here’s what you’ll receive today:

  • Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing where the inshore fish are feeding all year long
  • Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in certain areas
  • Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else
  • Everything you need to start catching fish more consistently (regardless if you fish out of a boat, kayak, or land).

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Kyle A
1 year ago

How about a “cold open” type of series. I, for one, would like to take a salt strong fishing/video crew out of Suwannee on a never fished this before trip in my boat for only the experience!!. I think for many of us these types of episodes are the most informative once we have the basics down.
Primarily to see how you guys do it cold. From planning to fish in the boat. Adapting as you go.
Thanks for all your great work and I love the new forecaster..

James Carter
1 year ago

How do I open Strike Score feature.

Charles Morris
1 year ago

Have you done any research to see if the minn Kota with ipilot noise when you adjust the direction scares fish.

I fish in a strong tidal current area around Fernandina Beach and often wonder if the extra noise from adjusting the motor direction impacts redfish behavior.

I note that in all your videos you use the simpler models

James R. Collins, D.V.M.
James R. Collins, D.V.M.
1 year ago

The large section of the shrimp body and head is referred to as the carapace. Shrimp have no internal skeleton like us.
car·a·pace (kăr′ə-pās′) A hard chitinous outer covering, the portion of the exoskeleton covering the head and thorax of a crustacean.
The dark structures seen through the hard covering are the internal organs, heart, stomach, and intestines and should be avoided or the shrimp will immediately die. Shrimp, like fish, have gills but no lungs. The rostrum (term for nose or beak) which extends back to form a ridge over the carapace. Hook the shrimp immediately under that rostrumridge with the smallest wire hook to fit your needs and the shrimp will hopefully have a short life – not because of your improper hook attachment but rather because of that trout, flounder, etc. attempting to have, rather than being, dinner.

Sam Hightower
1 year ago

Question. I assume quite a few of us own boats, are looking at buying boats/kayaks, etc. I currently own a 50 Hatteras Convertible but it’s for sale and I’m looking to go back to skinny water fishing which is my favorite. I have memories of fishing for trout , red drum and flounder with my father (who died when I was 17) and my grandfather (who passed away when I was 19.) I’m now close to retirement and I’m going back to my roots – trout, drum, flounder. You have several guides now contributing to the site. Will you ever do a boat review, based on the guides input, for boats to evaluate on all the pro’s and con’s including cost for this type of fishing?