1 Simple Tip To Get More Strikes With The Slam Shady Paddletail


Two people…

Same boat…

Same lure…

You might expect them to catch the same number of fish, right?

Well, in this video I was outfishing Joe (who said we weren’t counting) by a pretty good bit.

All I was doing was one simple thing differently than he was, and in this video, I’ll show you what that was.


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When most people aren’t catching fish, they want to switch to a new lure.

What I’ve found really effective (and time-saving) is instead of switching lures, just switch how you’re retrieving your lure.

On this trip, Joe was giving his lure a pop.

He wasn’t catching many fish because a cold front had recently come through, the current was slow, and the fish were lethargic.

I was outfishing him because instead of giving my lure a pop, I was letting it sink down to the bottom where the fish were hanging.

Because they were lethargic, less action on the lure helped me catch more fish.


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If you’re not catching fish, instead of switching your lure, try switching up how you retrieve it.

You can change speeds, add an extra twitch, or let it just sink to the bottom more, depending on if the fish are aggressive or lethargic.

Have any questions about how to retrieve lures to catch more fish?

Let me know in the comments below!

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Tyler Garell
1 year ago

Anything I can do to avoid puffers? I’m in the Indian River area fishing the flats and it seems like every other cast if my retrieve is slightly slower puffers bite soft plastics in half.

Gary Rankel
1 year ago

C’mon, Joe…..you haven’t been paying enough attention to Luke’s training sessions.


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