How You Can Use Smart Fishing Spots To Catch Fish In New Areas


Note: This blog post showing how to catch fish in new areas was originally posted on July 9, 2022, but we’re sharing it with you again so you know more about the capabilities of the Smart Fishing Spots platform. Oh, and be sure to check out all of the HELPFUL comments below this article!

How do other anglers luck out and catch fish in new areas?

Smart Fishing Spots is our new web-based platform that has everything you need all in one app to effectively plan your fishing trips and catch more fish.

A brand new feature we just updated to the platform will make finding fish in new areas even easier.

You do not want to miss out on this!!

Catch Fish In New Areas [VIDEO]

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For those of you that aren’t familiar with me yet, my name is Pat Ogletree and I am the Traveling Fishing Coach here at Salt Strong.

I travel all around the country and publish fishing reports to provide anglers with insight into the spots they fish and to also showcase the effectiveness of Salt Strong lures.

I have already fished in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, and I now am working my way up the East Coast.

Usually, my approach is to visit an area, fish it, and then explain my thought process throughout the trip.

The ONE challenge I run into when fishing in a new area is actually finding the right spots.

Trends are critical in picking the right fishing spots.

Satellite imagery only provides so much information and without going out and fishing to pick up on trends, you are choosing spots blindly.

Smart Fishing Spots allows you to do all of this ahead of time.

How To Access Smart Spots

Smart Fishing Spots is the overall platform itself.

If you click on the small “Gear” icon in the bottom corner of Smart Fishing Spots, a menu will pop up.

Click on the first icon to the right labeled “Layers” and that will bring up a further menu.

Next, click on “Smart Spots” at the top of the menu.

Then, Smart Spots will scan the area you are in and after a few seconds, a bunch of pre-loaded fishing spots will appear.

These pre-registered spots were programmed by our Fishing Coaches with the help of local guides.

The spots that are selected are areas that hold feeding fish during the right conditions.

Moreover, the spots themselves are static and don’t move.

However, the quality of each spot changes with outside weather conditions and tides.

Seasonal trends, tide flow and direction, wind direction and speed, among a host of other features are all factors that go into rating each spot.

This is not the typical spot map that you open up to just reveal the fishing spot and that’s it.

The quality of fishing spots in Smart Fishing Spots changes with the conditions and is color-coded using the key.

Using the toggle bar at the bottom of Smart Fishing Spots, you can move backward or forward in time to see the quality of each fishing spot change with the conditions.

You can look exactly where you want to fish and know what the conditions will be at the exact time you will be fishing!

There are thousands of spots already uploaded to Smart Spots with more coming each day.

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tool predicts where to find feeding fish

No need to rely on spot maps and satellite imagery to find the best fishing spots.

Smart Spots combines the lessons we teach here at Salt Strong with the ultimate all-in-one fishing app.

The feedback from our Insider Members using Smart Fishing Spots is INCREDIBLE!

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What are you waiting for?!?!

You simply can’t pass this up.

Do you have any more questions about how you can catch fish in new areas?

Let us know what you think of the new Smart Spots feature down in the comments!

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A Rollins
10 months ago

I’m sorry, I’ve got to take this in another direction.
Anglers should be aware that many places open to fishing have been hidden away from the public eye (satellite images) to protect birds, turtles, and other wildlife. It’s a controversial measure for many fishermen that know about it. Removing images from a public source at the federal government’s behest is treading on First Amendment Rights. There’s a process in place to protect American Rights without cutting corners.
Whether a person like to conform to such powers or not. We must conclude that our fishing rights are being attacked on many fronts. Fishing has become illegal in more and more public places.
Did you know that public beaches are next on their agenda? And I’m not talking about fishing methods that may endanger beachgoers. This is a move to start a trend of bans on fishing on public beaches.
Is SaltStrong willing to do more than dabble in events such as the devastating red tides and the decimation of the Indian River Lagoon?
Is SaltStrong ready to take a stand to protect the rights of fishermen and call out the propaganda, the lies that hurt all anglers?
How much does SaltStrong care? Is it willing to get to the truth of matters that strongly affect fishermen?

10 months ago

Is this availbe for those who fish from shore only

Steven Free
1 year ago

Sounds almost 2 good to be true but I trust your judgement and not to get off the subject pat but I do have a question regarding the spot dissection you did for me on faver dykes state park police creek area I have been having trouble lately finding the right tide table for this area believe it or not in the brochure at the ranger station at the park the rangers say to use the tide for julington creek which I found very odd considering it’s about 50 miles north of that area in fact I live only 10 miles away from julington creek and about 40 from fever dykes state park if any tide to me would be the best it would be for bings landing with is in the matanzas river just on the other side of favor dykes there are small creeks that flow into the matanzas via faver dykes and my new fish finder has a tide locator on it but wjlhen I tried using it it said there were no stations available so I asked Google and it came up with the state road a1a bridge in st Augustin and when I viewed it to me this one does seem accurate because this past sat me and my girlfriend went fishing there using the bings landing tide and it was completely off it said the morning high that day was 710am and if it was it obviously would of been perfect but at 710am the oysters were showing and the weeds looked to be about at least a 2 foot drop in water levels but the a1a tide said the morning high was at 444am and to me that made more sence because that meant that at 710am the tide would of been going out for about at least 2.5 hours and I know from past times fishing it the tide drops fast there anyways wanted to know what tide you would of used if fishing that area?🤔

al ewert
1 year ago

I just looked and will try here in my area of GA

Mike Rock
1 year ago

Excellent report Pat

Bill Mullin
1 year ago

Can the app be adapted to use on inland fresh water bass fishing?

Jackie Jones
1 year ago

Hello all. I am trying to access the “Smart Fishing App” from my android and I don’t see the gear icon you mentioned in the instructions. I probably overlooked it but may I have a little more help finding it.

Thanks Guys

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Jackie Jones

Here’s a direct link to the Smart Fishing Spots platform:

William (Bill) Krenek
1 year ago

In Texas around Rockport smart fishing spots flash on and off. Is this my phone’s problem or is this normal Also oyster reef

Richard Lyons
1 year ago

Thanks pat, that was great information. I’m not able to fish for the next 3 weeks, however I am checking the trends in my area everyday watching the spots move. I’m thinking in 3 weeks I should be able to have a wonderful week of fishing

Pam Walter
1 year ago

I love Salt Strong and have learned so much from all the videos. I want to fish often and we do go out with a Guide regularly but cost makes it tough to do as much as I want to fish. I know it is a big ask but maybe add Spots accessible on foot. I live in New Bern, NC. Quite a few SS members here.


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