How To Catch More Redfish, Snook, & Grouper With Just ONE Lure

Sometimes fishing with artificial lures can be overwhelming…

Should you use a soft plastic or a hard plastic?

Which one?

Which color?

Which size?

If you’re not getting bites immediately, it can be tempting to blame it on the lure and switch lures right away.

Then the next thing you know, you’ve been on the water for two hours, and have spent half of that time tying on new lures!

But here’s the truth:

You can catch tons of fish with artificial lures, but you:

  1. Need to be in the right spot
  2. Need to learn how to work the lure correctly

I recently moved to a new area where I had fished only once or twice in my life, and I prioritized the need to cover water to find some good feeding zones ahead of trying to worry about selecting the perfect lure for every spot that I fished.

This way, I was forced to keep my attention on what matters most… finding the fish!

Want to see how I did?

Watch the video below to see what kind of spots I was fishing in and the lure I was using.

Plus at the end, I’ll share an excellent tip (with video evidence) on how to work a lure to get more strikes.


(P.S. You can get the lure I was using here.)

How To Catch More Fish With Just 1 Lure [VIDEO]

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Simplifying your tackle is one of the best ways to catch more fish.

Pick one or two lures that are proven to work, and then focus on finding feeding fish and learning how to work the lures correctly.

If you want to get the lure I was using, you can get the Slam Shady from our shop here.

Equipment Details

Here’s a quick list of the equipment that I was using during this trip in case interested:

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2 years ago

Hey Luke you should fish with a smaller dog such as a Chi.That way if he does’nt behave you can threaten to use him for bait!

Joseph Encinas
4 years ago

Where in central Florida is the best place to fish off the pier and actually catch something what good advice can anyone give me bc I dont catch nothing on the skyway bridge

Robert Bigelow
4 years ago

Otis cracks me up how the moment he hears the winding of the line when you hook a fish he jumps to attention and has the most intent look on his face lol. great video as always Luke.

Barry Wood
4 years ago

Do you ever keep your fish? I eat what I catch as long as they are slot.

Manuel estrada
4 years ago

Hi. How long is the ande mono leader joined in line?


Steven Free
4 years ago

Huh never thought South fl had murkey water!? But now you know what i deal with on an everytime out fishing basis i was hesitant to order some of those paddletails but i did anyways but for me i always liked being able to catch fish on more then one lure it makes me more versitle plus to me its fun to be able to fool fish on some other lure you know nothing about but thats me anyways great video i also am surprised you have been using a 20lb leader thats what i use all the time and with my new nasci 3000 shimano spin reels I can cast a country mile with it and i still love my invisi line flourocarbon by Berkley never has failed me yet in fact when extremely rare if I do break line it’s my power pro that usually breaks before my leader does and my knots always hold up as well I like the improved Albright for the leader to flouro and the Palomar for the lure but again what works for one or some doesn’t always work for all great vid and again thanks for all you do????

Joe Files
4 years ago

Understood you to say that the z man trout eye jig you were using had 3/0 hook. Ones i see in your store have 2/0????????

Chuck Shaw
4 years ago

Hi Luke! Tried out my new Slam Shady lures yesterday. WOW, I could not believe it. I didn’t expect too much since it was just a “6” on the strike score app, and I didn’t get started till about 8:30am. However, I started catching on a regular basis the whole rest of the day! Out produced my Gulps hands down!! On top of that, it doesn’t look any the worse for wear! Simply amazing! Well done working with Z-man to putting put this lure together!!! I do have a few quick questions though….. 1) Does it “dry out” like the Gulps do when not left in their scent juice”? (it didn’t look like there was any “juice” in the Shady’s package, but I noticed the package said it needs to be stored in its own package or in a container made by Z-man. Would it hurt it to put it in with my Gulps? If it does need to be put into a Z-man container, it would be great if you had a link to where to buy the special containers handy with the info on the lure itself, since I am sold on how effective they are. 2) I initially tried to put my Slam Shady on an Owner weighted hook with the twisted wire screw, but the screw would not thread itself on? Since you had yours on a jig head, I put mine on a yellow/orange jig head and it mounted up fine and stayed on. Since my collection of jig-heads is getting low, what was the jig-head you were using and what was its weight? 3) I was fishing in the grass on a flat part of the time and my jig-head collected a lot of grass. Do you know of a suitable weed-less jig-head that would work for the Shady?

Michael Steindl
4 years ago

Luke, I’ve noticed how effortlessly you unhook your catch each time. I always have a hard time with the barb. Any tips?

Art Heiter
4 years ago

Luke’s dog commands for Otis:

1. Sit – Sit
2. Lay Down – Lay Down
3. There We Are – ‘Fish On’
4. Got Um – ‘Fish On’
… and you wonder why Otis gets excited (Hahaha)


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