How To Master A New Inshore Area (Even A New State)

By: Joseph Simonds on November 1, 2019
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It’s every man’s dream…

Quit your job…

Sell everything you have…

Move to the beach…

Become a fishing guide…

Sounds like the life, right?

Well, today’s podcast guest actually did it!

Capt. Jay Withers quit his job schlepping jewelry in snowy Ohio to move down to the Port Charlotte area to become a fishing guide.

And, oh, by the way, he’d never really fished that area before!

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So how did he do it?

How do you move to a completely brand new area and become a successful fishing guide in just a few months?

And not only has he been successful at becoming a fishing guide, he even has his own show now!

It’s called GuideLines and it’s all about what guides do on their days off (hint: more fishing).

In this episode he shares:

  • How he learned how to master the Port Charlotte area
  • The trends he noticed that helped him catch more fish (he found it has a lot to do with the type of bottom)
  • Why being a good guide isn’t just about the fish you catch
  • Fall fishing tips, including his favorite types of spots
  • Topwater tips that nobody talks about
  • Tarpon tips
  • And much more!

You can listen to this episode by clicking the play button below, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

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How To Master A New Inshore Area [PODCAST]

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I love hearing inspiring stories about people risking it all to live out their dreams.

How about you?

Can you see yourself risking it all to live out your dreams?

I hope Capt. Jay’s story was encouraging for you, and I hope you learned a thing or two about fishing!

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Have any questions for Jay or about inshore fishing?

Let us know in the comments below!

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