How To Catch Loads Of Fish On Vacation Without A Boat


Taking a vacation this summer and still want to catch fish (even if you can’t bring a boat or kayak)?

Fishing in a new place can be tough, especially when you have limited time in an area.

But there are tactics you can use to catch fish no matter what part of the coast you are visiting.

So listen in as the Salt Strong team shares some of their best tricks and tips for getting tight lines on vacation!

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Here’s a timestamped table of contents:

  • 1:46 – I’m going on vacation, how do I prepare to go fishing?
  • 4:06 – Fish like a local (and reach out to the Insider Community)
  • 4:51 – This should be your first stop on vacation
  • 5:22 – Using the bait finder app when traveling
  • 7:12 – Pre-trip planning and knowing what questions to ask
  • 8:06 – Bridge fishing on vacation like a pro
  • 9:55 – Almost impossible to NOT catch fish if you do this
  • 11:33 – Wyatt’s interview video and how he fishes around bridges
  • 14:01 – Using satellite maps to see how current flows
  • 15:27 – One thing you must know if you are fishing on a beach
  • 17:04 – Quick rundown of beach structure
  • 20:58 – What tides to hit the beach (scouting and fishing)
  • 23:37 – Each beach will have its own unique structure, here’s why
  • 24:09 – This is structure that never moves
  • 27:09 – Two things to look for when picking a spot to fish on vacation
  • 30:05 – If you only have 3 lures on vacation, take these!
  • 32:03 – Wade fishing on vacation
  • 34:22 – Joe’s lobster spots (Can you keep a secret?)
  • 35:18 – Lures for the beach, shrimp, and Fishbites
  • 37:44 – The one app that has everything you need (Check out the fishing app here)
  • 40:32 – One of the most invaluable things we can offer for you to catch more fish
  • 43:16 – Slam Shady International
  • 44:50 – Wyatt’s interview video (Proof that the club really works)
  • 47:05 – Here’s how to get your questions answered first


vacation fishing tips

With things getting back to semi-normal, more vacations are being planned this year.

And if you want to try and get tight lines on vacation, you’ll need to have a solid plan so you don’t waste a lot of time.

Research, ask the right questions, use maps and apps, and bring the right gear.

Safe travels and tight lines!

Are you going on vacation this summer?

Plan to do some fishing while you’re there?

Let me know down in the comments!

And if you know someone who is planning to vacation but still wants to fish there, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

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Tom Annunziata
1 year ago

I really liked Courtney’s beach vid. I went down to the beach a low tide and could see all the troughs and points
I think this will improve my surf casting days

Courtney Woznek
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Annunziata

That’s so good to hear, Tom! I’m happy that you enjoyed it!

Jack Dickerson
1 year ago

Question for the team from the Galveston area. What makes the water turn green along the beaches in Galveston?

Wyatt Parcel
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Dickerson

Hey Jack! It’s highly dependent on wind direction and tide along the beach. Low winds, incoming tides, and long periods of time without storms will contribute to cleaner, greener water. Heavy outgoing tides, strong onshore winds, and freshwater dump outs (typically after storms) will contribute to dirtier, browner water.

stuart a pickens
1 year ago

I find myself in Saint Louis for the summer and missing my boats and dock in PGI. Bought a rod and reel and went to the lake behind my son’s house here in town. Quiet, flatwater, small lake. I pulled out a Z-Man paddle tail on a weighted and caught around fifteen bass from he shore in a couple of hours. Thank you for all of your guidance and confidence that you have given me. I do, in fact, catch more fish now.

Courtney Woznek
1 year ago

That’s so awesome, Stuart!! Appreciate the support and we’re thrilled you are loving Salt Strong!

David Holmes
1 year ago

Kudos to Courtney on a fantastic video on reading the beach. I learned more in her short video than in all the other programs I have watched over the years. Thank you, Courtney and keep the good videos coming

Courtney Woznek
1 year ago
Reply to  David Holmes

Thanks so much, David! Appreciate you big time!

Rod Rice
1 year ago

Great podcast and discussion, I’ll be putting all this good info to use in 3 weeks… can’t wait.

Courtney Woznek
1 year ago
Reply to  Rod Rice

Awesome Rod! Safe travels & tight lines!

John Hourigan
1 year ago

As usual, great information! My wife and I are setting up a trip to Perdido Key for this coming Memorial Day Weekend with my grown kids and grandkids. FISHING AND GOLF ARE HEAVY ON THE RADAR!!!!!! I’m searching Google Maps but is anyone familiar with the area that could steer me to some easily accessible (and maybe some not so easily accessible spots if I can sneak out) productive spots to wet a line?
Thank you in advance and again, GREAT JOB SALT STRONG CREW.

Courtney Woznek
1 year ago
Reply to  John Hourigan

Hi John! Thanks for tuning in! I’d check out Johnson Beach for sure. Tight lines and safe travels!

Andrew McKeown
1 year ago

Often times when I am on vacation, we are at a beach. My main setup is geared toward inshore. I often need to use it for beach fishing. Is there a big difference in getting a beach rig specific to when I do beach fishing? At what point is it work investing in both?

Andy Benedict
1 year ago
Reply to  Andrew McKeown

Good question Andrew! Of course you can use your inshore setup to fish off the beach BUT the most effective surf gear is quite different than inshore. For example, a lot surf fishing is done on the bottom thus you need a significant amount of weight (2-6 ounces) to hold it there due to current/winds etc. Most inshore rods are not built/rated to cast that amount of weight. Also, a huge advantage of a surf rod is the casting ability in regards to distance. The longer the rod, the farther you can cast (also the more difficult to cast). I suggest a 9-12 ft rod. A 10 ft rod is a great place to start. In addition, reels used on a surf rod are typically much beefier than your typical inshore set up. Basically, if you find yourself doing a lot of beach fishing, I’d definitely recommend investing in some gear. Hope this helps!

1 year ago

First of all, Thanks to Joe and company in this POD cast for your info and advise. On these discussions take the topic two steps further and add pics, videos, drone footage, etc. to give more content and info to convey on the topic, especially at the 22:46 mark, when Cortney showed the picture of the beach runoff example and Justin was intrigued by what she showed for her example. It will grab more attention and understanding on this subject matter. Visual aides go a very long way. 🙂 Thanks again.

William Boswell
1 year ago

Is this podcast a regular Tuesday thing? Are topics announced beforehand to any extent?

robert lindsey
1 year ago

hey courtney great podcast. Where in Jax are the better beaches for numbers and quality of runouts?

Courtney Woznek
1 year ago
Reply to  robert lindsey

Hi Robert! It changes so often here but right now the beaches in this area with great structure are South Jacksonville Beach to Ponte Vedra and Little Talbot Island. Tight Lines, my friend! Let me know if you need anything else


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