How To Catch An Inshore Slam (When The Weather Blows)


You can’t change the weather but you can change how you fish in certain types of weather.

This year has been a tough one with all of the wind and storms.

But you can still make it happen on the water!

If you want to hear about the types of places we fish on super windy (and rainy) days to catch inshore slams (redfish, snook, trout, and flounder), then definitely listen in.

You’ll learn:

  • Types of areas we typically fish on tough days
  • How to fish on a super windy day
  • The best lures to catch inshore slams
  • Retrieval tips
  • And much more.

Check it out below!

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Timestamped Table Of Contents:

  • 0:20 – Slam Shady strikes again
  • 1:19 – What areas to fish when it’s windy and rainy
  • 1:59 – Mullet, mangroves, and oyster beds
  • 2:08 – Weedless hooks will save your lure: Owner Weighted TwistLock Hooks
  • 3:40 – Why we started flats fishing
  • 5:40 – Pro tip for changing up your retrieve
  • 6:20 – Catch more fish than mangroves
  • 7:04 – This underwater footage shows how trout strike
  • 8:35 – New colors of Slam Shady?
  • 10:29 – Doubled Up
  • 10:48 – When the wind is cranking, choose your spot wisely
  • 13:20 – New exclusive perks to come for our Insider Community
  • 17:08 – Wade fishing spots (where to go when you’re on vacation)
  • 21:14 –  The juice is loose
  • 21:56 – The 3 B’s (Birds, bait, and boils)
  • 23:54 – Coves and docks
  • 25:12 – Pick up trash; it’s good karma
  • 27:02 – Casting into the wind
  • 29:46 – New boating courses coming soon
  • 37:54 – We got our slam on the Shady!

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You can’t always pick your day to go fishing.

Sometimes you just have to go when you can go, even in tough weather.

We’ve proven once again that you don’t need perfect conditions to catch an inshore slam!

Do you think 2021 might be the windiest start to a year, EVER?

Let me know down in the comments!

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Dan Deins
1 year ago

Hey Luke and Joe! If you’re looking for suggestions. I would love to see some offshore kayak fishing. Trolling for kings or vertical jigging. You guys should also look into getting the slam shady 2.0 in the 5in size. Thanks!

Gustavo Serrano
1 year ago

Does Cody ever get to Fish? LOL

Luke Simonds
1 year ago

Every once in a while:)

Blair Minnix
1 year ago

Also regarding the boating tips, one issue I had starting out (figured it out now) was how to properly get a boat on plane. I struggled with that for a bit as I was just plowing water continuously lol. I think that would help a ton a people out and don’t think it’s talked about enough.

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Blair Minnix

Thanks for making time to leave the helpful suggestion.

Jacob Webber
1 year ago

Luke you mentioned charging into the wind instead of repositioning on say a point, my question is, when the wind is kicking like that and you have a t-top or even a tower like you have on your boat you have to turn the power up greatly on the trolling motor. Is the wind churning up the water going to mask the noise of the trolling motor? Do you think the trolling motor could still scare the fish in that situation?

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Jacob Webber

The trolling motor is always a potential culprit in spooking fish. But most of all, the waves hitting a boat will be spooking fish which is why I try to never position myself to fish which requires that I have to push into wind-chop unless I absolutely have to.

Jacob Webber
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Okay! Didnt think about the wind chop causing hull slap, thank you!

Blair Minnix
1 year ago

I’m guilty of using that Smart Fishing Tides heavily. Lots and lots of clicks! Lol


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