How To Catch Tons Of Trout On A Tough Day (Without Live Bait)


Have you ever had one of those days where you go to your favorite fishing spot, just to find someone already there?

Then you go to your next spot, and the fish just aren’t biting?

This podcast video trip was one of those days at first, but we changed strategies and turned a slow day into a lot of fish catching…

Even when using an underwater camera to film the strikes.

So what did we do?

We shifted out game plan over to a “max quantity” focus vs. the “max quality” that we had originally planned.

And we quickly turned a day with a slow bite into catching tons of speckled trout and ladyfish, plus ran into some other unexpected guests.

Best of all, Luke had an underwater camera on his line and got some amazing footage.

underwater lure footage

In this live podcast episode, you’ll learn:

  • What to do when all of your spots are taken
  • An easy way to get lots of action (great for taking friends and family out)
  • The truth about fluoro vs mono
  • How to work your lures (and which lures to use) to catch tons of trout
  • And much more!

I definitely recommend watching the video version of this podcast below, but you can also listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

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underwater speckled trout

What an awesome trip!

For a day that started with us getting shut out from all of our spots, I’d say it ended up pretty good!

To see some of the underwater footage from this trip (including the shark!), check out this post here.

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alan trahern
1 year ago

More discourse on actual fishing and less so on dingleberries ,please.

Jerry Dexter
1 year ago

I wish you would tell us, what length of rod or brand, also what line your using, leader


1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry Dexter

I was using a 7’6″ St. Croix Pursuit rod with a 4000 Shimano Stradic Ci4 spooled with 20 lb braid and a 20 lb mono leader.

And Joe was using a 7’6″ TFO Pro with a 3000 Daiwa Fuego LT reel spooled with 10 lb braid and 20 lb mono leader.

Russ Dettman
1 year ago

Love this format!!
You mentioned resuming your line test experiments. So…
I’d like to know what happens to my line strength after I’m forced to break off a lure on a rock.
Should I cut off 10′ of the remaining line before re-rigging? 20′? Or just what is visibly frayed?
I’ve got to believe that all of the strands in the braid are stretched and some weakening is possible.

1 year ago
Reply to  Russ Dettman

Thanks for posting the nice comment Russ!

As for the line question, I’m not aware of any issues that arise when a line gets a heavy tension load. The only line I cut away after a forced breakoff is anything that got frayed by rubbing up against the structure.

Robert Bigelow
1 year ago

Dude that was so cool. The underwater footage is awesome! I also like these types of podcast way better with more of a fishing oriented approach more than the ones that are interviewing someone in the fishing industry. But… Really they’re all great and I commend you guys on all your hard work in putting out all the great content. Thanks guys!

1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Bigelow

Thanks so much for making time to leave the nice comment Robert!

Jerry Dexter
1 year ago

I really like the live podcast, Thanks Guys


1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry Dexter

Thanks Jerry!

David Dysart
1 year ago

Those hybrid sunshine bass in the bypass canal are cross between the striper and white bass and they are a BLAST to catch (AND EAT)… they get as big as the stripers and fight like them too… lots of fun for sure… I take my twin troller out and chase them around off the boat launch on the 301.. can’t remember the name of the boat ramp but it is public.. it’s where the regatta barn is… 5hp limit on the boats here.. anyway great video guys…

1 year ago
Reply to  David Dysart

Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment David!

Joe Whiteside
1 year ago

Gotta say the Mono VS Fluorocarbon is interesting stuff. When I get into the Spanish this time of year I make the switch to Mono. Like Joe fishing “tailess”, a feeding frenzy is going to happen regardless! Thanks for the distraction…

1 year ago
Reply to  Joe Whiteside

Thanks so much for making time to leave the nice comment Joe!

Roman Dudus
1 year ago

Those cameras are awesome. I have two of them. One I used for bottom fishing and the other is mounted to my hat. You can learn alot from them. First, fluke and sea bass hate them and try to eat it. Second, if you put too big of a piece of bait on the hook, they will nibble it off.

1 year ago
Reply to  Roman Dudus

So cool that you’re filming the underwater action too… it sure is getting addicting for me.

Randy Burr
1 year ago

What brand under water camera do you use?

1 year ago
Reply to  Randy Burr

It’s the Water Wolf camera

Chris Stanard
1 year ago

Thanks for the underwater vids, so cool!

Do you use the Slam Shady 2.0 exclusively? It would be interesting to compare 1.0 vs. 2.0, scented vs. unscented.

1 year ago
Reply to  Chris Stanard

Thanks Chris. I have been testing out various lures, but I always have a 2.0 on to use as a control for the testing. I’ll be doing some scent tests in the near future.


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