Spring Slams: Where, When, & How To Catch Inshore Slams This Spring


It’s springtime, baby!

Topwater action, overslot redfish, trout, and snook… it doesn’t get any better than this!

And if you want to catch more inshore slams this spring, then you don’t want to miss this episode.

We’ve got several of our fishing coaches on here to share their best tips on finding the fish during this spring transition period.

You’ll learn:

  • Where to catch overslot trout, snook, and redfish
  • What the best times and tides are to catch fish in the spring
  • The best lures for spring slams (and how to rig and use them to catch more fish)
  • The biggest mistakes anglers make that are holding them back
  • And much more

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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from my conversation with the Salt Strong Fishing Coaches about spring fishing:

1:32 – What the best lure profile to use in spring is

2:40 – Where Wyatt finds most of his springtime fish

4:07 – How regional bait hatches affect what lures to use in the spring

5:40 – Why fishing in the springtime is easier than in the winter

8:11 – Where to find fish in springtime

10:18 – Why casting is so important

12:17 – Where to wade and kayak fish in Texas in the spring

16:54 – Where to fish in north Florida and Georgia in the spring

18:16 – Best tides and times of day to fish in the spring

24:18 – What lures to use in the spring

34:07 – How to retrieve lures in the spring

37:30 – Where to find live bait

40:46 – If you could only use one lure for the next 30 days, what would it be?

46:30 – Biggest springtime fishing mistakes


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I don’t know about you, but I’m fired up for springtime fishing!

What’s your favorite fish to target in the spring?

Have any questions about how to catch fish this spring?

Let me know down in the comments.

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Ed Librick
1 year ago

Hey guys y’all put out great information for fishing the transition and I will be using this information on my next fishing trip. I especially liked learning where to look for holding fish and what Wyatt said about fishing various depths in the water column, something I fail to do when I am out. Great Job tonight to all.

Rick Daniel
1 year ago

Question for Austin since you’re in my region,
Do you ever chum for bait and if so what do you target?

Austin Moon
1 year ago
Reply to  Rick Daniel

Thanks for the comment Rick!! I actually have not chummed for bait inshore in Jacksonville. Typically I just locate the schools of bait (whatever is running) and throw the net!! Offshore I have found success chumming big time! I plan on experimenting with this inshore in the future to see how it does though!!

Richard Fiorentino
1 year ago

I want to ask you 4 guys – Isn’t ANYBODY clean shaven anymore? LOL

Luke Simonds
1 year ago


Chuck Phillippi
1 year ago

Great podcast as always!! Towards the end Joe mentioned a progressive “app” for the insiders?

Luke Simonds
1 year ago

Here’s a link to see how to add a Salt Strong progressive web app icon to your phone’s home scree: https://www.saltstrong.com/installing-salt-strong/

Chuck Phillippi
1 year ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Thanks brother

Kurt Weller
1 year ago

Hey guys, looking for info re: the Panhandle region, specifically Panama City Beach and surrounding bays like West Bay. I have tremendous success in these areas in late spring and Summer early b4 the heat is on, but like you said, winter to spring transition is tricky. I am taking the wife out Sat morning and heading to that area and hope to find something on the flats.

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Kurt Weller

Hope you two have a blast out on the water on Saturday!

George Layton
1 year ago

Fantastic transition time information, thanks fellas !!! Salt Strong is the answer !!!!

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  George Layton

Thanks George!

Skylar Pieper
1 year ago

Hey! Who is the coach for South Carolina area? Also, what is the advantage of switching out the treble hook for the other hook on the super spook?

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Skylar Pieper

Wyatt has the most experience fishing the Carolina waterways, but we all can be of help to you plus we have a lot of great members in SC who are helpful too. Make sure to post your questions in the Community platform so you can get a lot of great feedback: https://community.saltstrong.com/

Trent Morrow
1 year ago
Reply to  Skylar Pieper

4 less hooks to dig out of your fingers, survivability of the released fish and I’ve seen no real difference in hook ups.

1 year ago

Hey I live in ft Myers and fish the 10,000 island. Just started down here and just bought a fishing pontoon everything looks good for fishing what am I looking for ? Birds and bait ? What if I can’t locate them inshore ? Going out today like to contribute

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Kevin

Yes, look for birds and bait. When in doubt, fish the island points that have some good current flow and there will likely be predators there.

Randal Jones
1 year ago

OMG guys you said it so well. Just prior to listening to this PodCast I posted my catch today which is 100% attributed to exactly what you have said and just repeated. “Fishing the points” What you have coached does truly encompass a lot of things but when you put it all together you get results. From the lines that perform the best for casting and durability, then the best or recommended leader and then the correct knots to tie, then telling me where to fish, and why and what to throw and even from what direction. Heck, all I do is follow your instructions and I am having the time of my life! Todays fish hit 18lbs! On my last trip I got one that (and was also posted) was 15. This stuff is life-changing if you love to fish. Truly PRICELESS and I for one THANK YOU so dang much. Keep up the good work. JonesZ

Luke Simonds
1 year ago
Reply to  Randal Jones

Thanks so much for the kind words Randal!


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